College Board

The College Board is effective and members present a true cross section of the community and provide appropriate knowledge and experience to guide the College in its endeavours.

The College Board comprises a number of members including parents, former students, teachers and community and business leaders, who each have expertise, qualification or experience appropriate to the needs of the College.

Board Members

m-wirtz-picture-website.png Mr Mark Wirtz - Chair 2020

Mark is a parent of three children - one currently attending John Forrest Secondary College and two who have graduated from JFSC and are studying full-time at university. He is a passionate advocate for public schools and the contribution they make to our young people and communities. Mark thinks JFSC is a great school and sees his role as Board Chair to support and work alongside the JFSC principal and staff and to represent the broader school community's views in  policy review and development.

With a life-long interest in all things education and learning, Mark was himself a school principal and project manager with the Department of Education for 20 years prior to his more recent and current roles as a Training, Learning  and Development Manager for companies operating in and servicing the Resources Industry,

  • Dr Karen Read - 2021 to current.
  • Ms Lisa Baker, MLA - 2012 to current.
  • Mr Robert Bayliss - 2011 to current.
  • Ms Amanda Vale - 2017 to current.
  • Ms Kathy Lawson - 2018 to current.
  • Mr Theo Anton - 2020
  • Mr Richard Bath - 2020
  • Mrs Camille Grubba - 2020
  • Dr Demelza Ireland - 2020
  • Mrs Linda Lawrance - 2020
  • Ms Maya Peranovic - 2020
  • Ms Nicola Sorrell - 2020
  • Mr Chase Hoy - 2021
  • Ms Gwyneth Chai - 2021

Meeting Dates

The College Board meets on a Tuesday at 5pm in the College Library (Bendigo Room) on the following dates:

9 March 2021 25 May 2021 24 August 2021 16 November 2021
Annual Public Meeting