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.
Pastor Steve GalambosiChairperson
Pastor Stephen Galambosi has been a pastor of Rockingham Baptist Church for 15 years. In that time he has had leadership, governance and supervisor responsibilities within the scope of the church, the Baptist Union of WA, Vose Seminary, and the Rockingham Ministers Fellowship. Stephen is currently a board member of Tabor Bible College.
Mrs Penny TrimbleBoard Member
Mrs Penny Trimble worked for 7 years at the Ministry of Defence as a Systems Analyst converting manual accounts to computerised systems. She has been involved in Christian Schooling for 29 years and was employed as Business Manager at SCBC for nineteen years. She has served on several Boards in the community as well as the College. She served on the AISWA Capital Grant Committee for three years and was on the State Committee for Christian Schools Australia for 15 years.
Mrs Michelle HorneBoard Member
Mrs Michelle Horne BA(Ed), Post Grad dip (Christian Education), has 16 years teaching experience and 5 years as Children's Ministry Co-ordinator at Thornlie Church of Christ. She has had a long association with South Coast Baptist College (20+ years) as a teacher, parent and now, board member. All three of her children attend SCBC.
Mr Matthew RobinsonBoard Member
Mr Matthew Robinson (B Com) (CA) has gained his experience in the financial sector since graduating from Curtin University in 1997. He has worked as a public practice accountant and corporate accountant for various national and international organisations. Matthew’s current role is with RSM Bird Cameron as a business advisor. Having spent three years mentoring young people with addictions at Christian rehabilitation centre, Teen Challenge (2007 – 2010), Matthew is committed to Christian service. His son currently attends SCBC. Matthew also serves on the Board of the Peel Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Mr Des MitchellPrincipal
Mr Des Mitchell (Principal: Ex Officio Board Member M.Ed.Man. (UWA), B.Ed., DipTeach) has 25 years of experience in Education, 24 years in leadership roles and 13 years as a Principal. He loves seeing young people thrive and is personally committed to life-long learning. In addition to undergraduate tertiary qualifications in Education, Mr Mitchell received a scholarship from UWA, completing a Master of Education Management. He has more recently received academic awards from both Notre Dame University and Murdoch University. He has experience as a Senior Lecturer in Education (Murdoch University) and developed a Vocational College focusing on music. He has served on several boards, and is currently on the board of 98.5 SonshineFM. Mr Mitchell commenced as Principal of South Coast Baptist College in Term 4, 2010.
Mr Terry HicksBoard Member
Mr Terry Hicks has had 28 years in middle and senior management positions and was National Continuity Manager in Centrelink. He has many years Board experience and was the Business Manager of Baptist Churches of WA.
Mrs Sheila WillmentBoard Member
Mrs Sheila Willment BPrim (Ed) has 20 years Early Childhood and Primary teaching experience, including 5 years in leadership and mentoring roles. She received her teacher’s qualification in South Africa and has subsequently taught in England and now in Australia. Sheila’s current role is with Mandurah Baptist College as a teacher and as the Early Childhood Team Leader. Sheila has served in Children’s Ministry through most of her Christian life and is passionate about excellence in Early Childhood Education and about the role of Christian educators in fulfilling the Great Commission.