The College is an Incorporated not-for-profit Association governed by the College Board, which is responsible to the Minister for Education for the educational achievements of its students.
The Board’s key responsibilities include:
• Strategic Planning
• Legal Policy
• Appointing the Principal
• Convening of Sub-Task Teams
Members of the Board are appointed by the Eldership of Rockingham Baptist Church.
Mr Grant BothaChairperson
Mr Grant Botha is an experienced and qualified Finance Professional (CPA), Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA), Financial Analyst (CFI), MBA, and Forestry Science professional (BSc.) with 20+ years of experience in the resources and other industries working for industry leaders such as New Forests, BHP Mount Gibson Iron Ore, Mondi Forests and the AFI. His working experience and knowledge come from working in Australia, Malaysia, Laos, and South Africa.
Mr Ashbee RobinsonDeputy Chairperson
Mr Ashbee Robinson B.App Sc. (Physio), Grad Di S. Physio, Grad Cert Pub. Sect. Mgt (Flinders) was the inaugural Maranatha Christian College Board Chairman (1985-1990). As a long-term RBC Board Member and Chair, Ashbee has had oversight of the change from Maranatha Christian College to South Coast Baptist College and is a keen observer to the development and progress of the College.
Mrs Christine VelebirBoard Member
Pastor Christine Velebir BA (Theol), MA (Pastoral Ministry), Post Grad. Cert. (Business), Cert IV TAE, has 15+ years of experience in Management and Leadership roles both within the Church and Vocational Education and Training environments. As previous CEO of Mount Pleasant Baptist Community College she was successful in gaining RTO status for the College and has experience in the areas of compliance, policy and procedure and OHS. Currently the Executive pastor at Rockingham Baptist Church, Christine has a passion to see every person, no matter what age, strive towards achieving their full God given potential.
Mr Francois Du PlessisBoard Member
Mr Francois du Plessis has over 30 years international experience in Business Management, Consulting, Maintenance, Facilities Maintenance and Project Management. In addition, he has vast experience as a Company Director for Corporate Governance, Finance and Insurance.
Mrs Jeanette CurrinBoard Member
Mrs Jenny Currin joined the College Board to offer Human Resources expertise. Jenny has over 16 years’ experience working in the independent education sector. In Jenny’s capacity as Human Resources Manager, she led and managed all functions with the Human Resources/Payroll Department. In addition, Jenny was part of the Business Enterprise Team, responsible for driving the College’s Strategic Plan. Jenny and her husband, Neil, are active members of Rockingham Baptist Church.
Dr Susanna ConradieBoard Member
Dr Susanna Conradie is the dedicated Dean of Education and coordinator of the Master of Education (Coursework) and Graduate Certificate of Education programs at Sheridan Institute of Higher Education. With an unwavering commitment to educational advancement, she is currently spearheading the development of a pioneering Master of Teaching (Secondary) program. Known for her influential role, Dr Conradie frequently engages with esteemed heads of education sectors, deans of education, school leaders, and teachers. She fervently advocates for evidence-based approaches and research-informed strategies that empower students to optimize their learning and unlock their full potential. A registered member of TRBWA, she also brings valuable experience from serving on an Independent School Board.
Mrs Janine ConradieBoard Member
Mrs Janine Conradie is a highly experienced professional in the fields of risk and compliance, as well as business management. She has proven her expertise in various roles with a career spanning over a decade in independent schools. From 2012 to 2015, she excelled as a Business Manager, showcasing her skills in corporate finance, strategic planning, and business operations. Since 2015, Mrs Conradie has focused on risk and compliance, demonstrating her proficiency in enterprise risk management, policy development and review, and K-12 school compliance. Her qualifications include an Honours B Compt in Accounting from the University of South Africa in 1991, a Diploma in Tertiary Education from the same university in 1993, and a Chartered Accountant certification in South Africa since 1999. With her educational leadership and comprehensive skill set, Mrs Conradie brings invaluable expertise to the board.
Mrs Dawn ClementsPrincipal
Mrs Dawn Clements is an accomplished educational leader with an impressive history of success in various leadership roles. She has held the position of Principal at quality institutions such as St Andrew's Grammar, Lake Joondalup Baptist College. and Presbyterian Ladies' College Melbourne. With a Masters in Educational Leadership, a Diploma in Education and a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in English Literature and History, she has extensive experience in strategic vision, master capital works, financial planning, school improvement, and curriculum and learning. Mrs Clements is a student-focused leader who values quality teaching, professional development, and teamwork. She believes in nurturing the well-being of staff and students to ensure good outcomes and is committed to providing young people with the opportunities to reach their potential and make a positive contribution.