We acknowledge the Yawuru people,
the traditional owners and custodians of the land
on which we work and learn together.

Broome SHS


School Board Members

Mathew Burt

, Principal

Mathew has been working in public education in Western Australia for 20 Years. He brings experiences from a variety of contexts including leadership roles at Warnbro Community High School and Rossmoyne Senior High School, as well as a variety of portfolios and acting Principal-ships at Atwell College, Como Secondary College and Fremantle College. Mathew is committed to education in Broome with vested interest having a wife teaching English and a son and daughter at Broome Senior High School. As the leader of Broome Senior High School Mathew understands the school’s role in the community and the importance of the cluster, as with strong schools we build a strong community.

Leanne Wells

, Manager Corporate Services

Joe Edgar

, Cultural Advisor - Yawuru

Joe is an experienced and highly enthusiastic community services leader/professional, with over thirty years of diverse experience across the community sectors as a senior cultural advisor and operational manager, community liaison, integrity committee member, board member of various NGO and long-serving leader and member of registered native title body corporates. Joe is a strong, strategic and transformational leader, with a versatile and optimistic style, who thrives on the opportunity to drive innovation and excellence.

Halina Kolatowicz

, Staff Representative

Olivia Wearing

, Staff Representative

Tiann Cox

, Student Representative

Jeffrey White

, Parent Representative

Jeffrey has lived in the Kimberley for 23 years and is the general manager at Kullarri Building Pty Ltd, which is a Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation business. He has two school-aged children of which one is now attending Broome Senior High School. With a strong interest in contributing to the local community, and after completing a three-year term on the Cable Beach Primary School Board, Jeffrey is keen to now contribute to the Broome Senior High School board. Jeffrey is a keen golfer and also enjoys cycling in his spare time.

Ashley Eastwood

, Parent Representative

Ashley started visiting the Kimberley in 1987 and fell in Iove with the people, the rich culture and magnificent landscapes. Her family moved to Broome permanently in 2008. She has a daughter in Year 11 at Broome Senior High School and a son in year 9. Ashley is passionate about public education and contributing to the educational and life outcomes for Kimberley kids. She believes that having a high performing school that offers our children every opportunity to excel in life whilst also fostering care and respect for others can only enrich our families, our community and our future generations.
Professionally Ashley has worked in the public health system for more than 30 years and has 20 years’ experience in middle and senior management and is also a small business owner. She is active in the community supporting a number of not-for-profit organisations and has been a board member at Broome Primary School and president of its P&C  For the past 2 years, she has also held a position on the board of Broome Senior High School.

Stephen Wicks

, Parent Representative (Chairperson)

Stephen is a Broome resident of 19 years, currently has one child at Broome Senior High School, with his eldest finishing Yr 12 in 2019 he is keen to contribute to the school in any way possible. He works in the construction industry as a project manager for a local builder, where they actively promote the training and development of aspiring tradespeople, through apprenticeships and work placements.
Stephen is also a small business owner with his wife in a Physiotherapy Clinic.
In his spare time, Stephen enjoys sports and focuses on his fitness through distance running, cycling and golf.
He also sits on the committee for the local Golf Club, which has provided him with the necessary insight into the proceedings of boards and committees.

Jacqui Mackay

, Parent Representative

I have lived in Broome for over 8 years, and all of my children have attended or still are attending Broome Senior High School. My first year in Broome, 2013, was Broome Senior High School’s first year as an Independent Public School. I was fortunate enough to be selected as School Board Chair that year and it was exciting to be a part of the changes and growth of our school. My two oldest children have graduated and are now both in University in Perth. My younger two boys are currently in years 10 and 12. My working life as a paramedic in Broome has provided me with a sound knowledge of many community needs. I have always been committed to my children’s education, either on the Parent’s and Friends committees or School Boards. I believe that being involved with the school is a great way to contribute to not only the education of my children but to those within the community of Broome.

Derek Monks

, Parent Representative

Derek has lived in Broome for six years and in The Kimberley for 12. He has one child in year 9 at Broome Senior High School and another set to enrol in Year 7 in 2022. For the past three years, Derek has been a member of the Roebuck Primary School Board.

Derek has extensive experience working in Commonwealth, State and Local governments and has also worked in community and environmental education. Derek recognises the importance of good governance and taking a strategic approach to implementation and sustaining outcomes. He also has a strong interest in student access and inclusion.

Elisabeth Lucke

, Community Representative

For over 35 years Elisabeth has worked in the advertising and media industries, in agencies, and as a consultant. In 1992 she moved to Broome, where she held the role of Kimberley Regional Manager for GWN7 for 19 years. She has been involved in the delivery of major cultural and community events, as well as dealing with businesses, government and community entities across the region. A Kimberley Development Commission scholarship enabled her to complete the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ course several years ago. Elisabeth is parent to two children, both of whom are happily attending Broome Senior High School. She also serves on the Board of the Broome Chamber of Commerce & Industry, is a Justice of the Peace and is also involved in the strategic growth and delivery of the annual Careers Expo.

Douglas D'Antoine

, Community Representative