Canning Vale College Board

The Canning Vale College Board establishes a vision for the college that reflects the aspirations and needs of the community. The board can have an important influence on the direction of the school, with members bringing ideas and lending their expertise to strategic planning and community partnerships. Professional skills in areas such as management, finance, procurement, marketing and cultural knowledge support the principal and strengthen the school’s capacity to meet the needs of its students.

Elected members include parents, staff, students and members of the community. 

David Goode

College Board Chairman
J,P, B.Bus (Acct & Man) Dip Fin Ser.
Councillor City of Gosnells

Elected Chair in 2016 after being invited to join the Board as the Councillor respresentative from City of Gosnells. I am proud to join the Board as I have a strong interest in education. In particular, two of my daughters spent time at Canning Vale College from its inception in 2004 and my wife is a former teacher. My goal is to assist in ensuring Canning Vale College has the best reputation possible and delivers outstanding education to all those who attend.

From a personal point of view, I am a self-employed business man who owns and operates his own finance broking business which helps people obtain loans for all types of purposes. This along with being a Justice of Pease sitting on the Courts of Traffic and Violence Restraining Orders and a City of Gosnells Councillor keeps me very busy. I have a strong interest in sports and was pleased to be part of the original committee that established Canning Vale Junior Football Club.

Paul Bottcher

Canning Vale College Principal

We welcome Paul as Principal for Canning Vale College in 2018. 

"I have over 37 years of experience in both public and private education, prioritising high quality public education three years into my teaching career. I was the inaugural Associate Principal at Byford Secondary College for 3 years, and prior to this the Deputy Principal at Safety Bay and Mirrabooka SHS for 7 years. I have extensive experience as a school administrator in the areas of senior schooling, vocational education, student services and school development, and more recently as a Principal of Hamilton Senior High School. My experience in a range of country and metropolitan schools including the Pilbara and Goldfields has seen me gain a wealth of experience. This has been in a variety of areas including Aboriginal education, culturally and linguistically diverse students and their communities as well as extensive Student Services experience.

I believe all students have the potential to become leaders, active citizens and positive contributors to 21st century society. I hold the belief that schools have the capacity to provide differentiated curriculum that meets the needs and aspirations of all students, ensuring success for all. I believe in creating vibrant, successful secondary schools where every student matters and receives the help and support they require to achieve their lifelong goals, ensuring that a culture of success exists."

Deb Oorjitham

Canning Vale College Staff

Manager of Corporate Services for the last three years, I have held numerous other positions at CVC since 2004. 

Jackie D'Sylva

Canning Vale College Staff

HASS Teacher and 2018 Year 12 Coordinator.

Andrew McLean

Parent Representative
BA(Hons), GradCertPubAdmin(Curtin), AFATEM

Andrew McLean, is currently the School Business Manager within the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts within the Faculty of Humanities at Curtin University. He is also a member of Curtin University Council having been elected by the full-time professional/general staff for a three year term commencing on June 2016. Andrew commenced at Curtin University in 1993 and has since held various positions at the university in student administration, project management (Prince 2 Practitioner), strategic planning, research administration, learning and teaching, governance and area management. He is committed to excellence in tertiary education management as an Associate Fellow of the Australasian Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM).

He is both a passionate education activist and disability advocate for his son and others with a disability. Together with his family he has successfully advocated for policy change and has on occasion met with Prime Ministers, Premiers, Ministers and Senior Public Sector Managers.

Andrew was previously Chair of the IPS School Boards at both Canning Vale Education Support Centre and Canning Vale Primary School. He currently has two children attending CVC.

Joseph Carriera

Parent Representative

I am currently General Manager and Shareholder for Beaver Tree Services and Beaver Traffic Management. I have previously held management positions with DVG Group, Super Group, Fleet Lease. 

I hold an MBA from UWA, Cert IV in O,H&S, Cert IV Training and have completed training as a Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic and Arborist.

My son currently attends CVC and my daughter, who left in 2016 is now studying at university. 

Khushwinder Arak

Parent Representative

I am an electrical engineer with more than 20 years experience working in various countries. I am a member of Engineers Australia and have lived in Australia for over 10 years.

i have two children studying at CVC, currently in Year 8 and Year 11. I joined the school board to share my experiences and provide positive input.

Rajan Tamilalgan Natarajan

Parent Representative

I am an engineer with over 24 years of working experience. I consider education as a journey that should never stop. I completed my Bachelors Degree in Engineering in 1991 and completed a Masters Degree in 2005. I am currently undertaking a Ph.D. at Curtin University.

I became a parent representative as I am confident that I can understand the role of educators, parents and students. I currently have one child attending CVC. 

Russell Lawrence

Community Member

General Manager of Willow Pond Reception Centre, a family owned venue in Canning Vale. I also run Budokan Academy, a martial Arts academy.  

Justin Melling

Student Councillor: Head Boy

Munashe Faneti

Student Councillor: Head Girl

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