Parents' and Friends' Association

Every St Hilda’s parent is a member of the Parents' and Friends' Association, whose aim is to involve parents in social functions for friendship, fun and fundraising. A Committee is elected at an Extraordinary General Meeting in November each year.

President: Nivirithi Naidoo

Nivirithi’s daughters will be in Year 7 and Year 12 in 2020. Nivirithi has been class representative for Year 10 (2018), Year 6 and 11 (2019) as well as Vice president of the Junior School P&F. These opportunities have allowed her to work very closely with the parents, teachers and students of St Hildas and build stronger relationships with the wider community when hosting events. Niv has also learnt a lot from being part of a very strong and striving P&F committee, that has promoted integration, community awareness and fundraising events, to form a larger and wider community network. 

Vice President (Junior School): Sivabalan Vasudavan

Siva has a daughter Stella Year 1 in 2020, and another daughter will be commencing in Junior Kindergarten. Siva has previously served in the role as Secretary on the P&F, and is excited to continue his involvement within the St Hilda’s blossoming community. 

Vice President (Senior School): Jodi Church

Jodi Church graduated from St Hilda’s in 2001 and her daughter will be in Year 7 in 2020 and is excited to be part of her daughter's St Hilda’s journey. Jodi has already found it to be a great experience interacting with other families by being part of the P&F since 2017, as well as a class representative in 2018 and 2019 a co-opted committee member of the Old Scholars Association at the school.


Treasurer: En Khong

En Khong is a Chartered Accountant with two daughters in the Junior School. Hannah, an aspiring STEAM-gineer, is in Year 3 in 2020 and Hope, a budding Minkey player, is in Year 1 2020. His vision for the P&F is to help working parents better engage with the school and to build a community to support parents in guiding their girls through their formative years in school. The girls build lifelong relationships throughout their journey here at St Hilda’s and En would love to provide the same opportunity for the parents to do the same.

Secretary: Faye Christison

Faye has served on the P&F since 2018 and has a daughter in Year 12 in 2020. Faye’s daughters also spent some of their time at St Hilda’s as boarders.

General Committee:

Steven Guarino

Steven has a daughter in Year 7 in 2020 and has been an active member of the St Hilda’s community since 2017 and is proud to be part of its continued growth.

Linda Thorburn

Linda is the director of a Perth-based boutique education consultancy. She has one girl in Year 10 in 2020 who has been at the school since Pre-Primary. Having previously enjoyed the role of Year Group Representative, she is keen to take on a more active role working with a team to provide new experiences and build engagement within the school community. Linda is excited to support the school through this period of change and growth and looks forward to working towards achieving the goals of the P&F.

David Fleming

David is an experienced corporate transaction lawyer currently engaged in management consultancy and executive performance coaching and mentoring. Prior to relocating to Perth, David practised law for over 30 years with premier international law firm Baker & McKenzie in Australia, England and Hong Kong. He also held senior management positions with Baker & McKenzie having served as Managing Partner for Hong Kong/ Vietnam/China and Head of Asia Pacific Mergers and Acquisitions. David and his wife, Emma Hanrahan, have three daughters in Years 7, 9 and 11. David joined the P&F in November 2018 and is committed to supporting St Hilda’s continued growth and improvement as a leadings girls’ school. He is also keen to foster strong bonds and effective communication between the school staff and St Hilda’s parents.

Caroline Ranti

Caroline is a mother of three, with a degree in Finance and Marketing, runs an F&B business, organises and decors weddings, loves art, music and travel. Originally from Indonesia, Caroline lived in Singapore for 3 years before settling. Caroline has two daughters in the school in Year 9 and Year 1. Being 10 years apart motivates her to be more involved in the school. 

Ian Lynass

Ian is looking forward to bringing a wealth of both personal and professional experience to the committee and assist the P& F to move forward.   He has a daughter in Year 6.

Garry Hillier

Garry has been contributing to the P&F and school community since 2017 and has a daughter in year 6.

Anthea Cooke

Anthea together with her husband Tim manage their family farm in Beverley where they live. They have two children attending boarding school at St Hilda’s, Abbey in Year 11 and Ella in Year 9 and their son has just completed Year 12 at Hale. Anthea joined the P&F in 2019 and is looking forward to continuing to be an active member of the St Hilda’s Community. She is a voice for boarders on the P&F and wants to promote their profile and ensure their integration within the wider school community. 

Katya Lakshmi Narayan 

Katya has two daughters in Year 7 and 9.  She has been a class parent representative four times. She loves the school and would love to dedicate and commit more of her time, skills and knowledge to St Hilda’s through the P&F.

Jody Tansby

Jody is an Allergist and Clinical Immunologist working in private practice and at Fiona Stanley Hospital and a busy mother of 5. Her eldest daughter attended St Hilda’s from Year 7 – Year 9 and her middle daughter is currently in Year 3. In 2018, Jody was a Year 1 parent representative in 2019 a Year 9 parent representative. Jody joined the P&F committee because it is an exciting time at St Hilda’s and she wants to contribute to the school community and culture. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Busi Oyewopo 

Busi has two girls in Years 9 and 10 and is bringing her skills to the committee in the hopes to make a huge difference to new parents joining a new community.




All parents are encouraged to attend Committee meetings as well as Auxiliary and other parent support group meetings.  All meeting dates are listed in the weekly newsletters and the School web calendar. Our parent volunteer network contributes their time each year mostly organised through the P & F Association and other support groups. This is a valuable resource and reflects the strong and sustained sense of community at St Hilda's.

You can nominate to become a Committee Member, or contact the Parents & Friends Association for more information on how to get involved. Latest documents relating to the P & F Association can be viewed via the Parent Portal.

Click here to register your interest in helping out the Parents' and Friends' Association in 2020