Governance & Policies

Perth Montessori is a privately run, independent school operated by Perth Montessori School Inc., a not-for-profit association incorporated in Western Australia and registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (registration details).

School Board

The governing body of Perth Montessori School Inc. is the School Board. It is accountable for effective governance, strategic planning, financial management and the oversight of statutory compliance, policy development and risk management.

Under the terms of its constitution, the School Board is comprised of both directly elected Directors and Board-appointed Directors who bring additional skills and experience that the Board may require from time to time. All Directors are volunteers and at any time there are a minimum of four (4) and maximum of seven (7) Directors on the Board. The Principal is automatically a member of the Board and makes up one of that number.

Board Directors draw on their diverse skills and experience, as well as input from external consultants and the Principal, to ensure the school operates smoothly, is financially viable and provides the highest quality of education and care for all its students. The Board also has several Committees that allow others with expertise and passion to support the school and provide advice, guidance and assistance to the Board.

The School also has a separate and independent charitable organisation called the Montessori Children's Centre Foundation Inc. through which the Parents & Friends Committee conducts its fund raising activities.


Perth Montessori has a full suite of policies covering, among other things, all aspects of student care. You can find the key policies below. Should you wish to review particular policies that are not listed, please contact reception for further information.

Our Key Policies


As per the Associations Incorporation Act (2015), all not-for-profit associations must have a constitution that outlines the structure, roles and responsibilities of the governing body.

Download the current Perth Montessori School Inc. Constitution.

Annual Report

Download the Annual Review, for the 2021 financial year.

Current Board Members

Kate Daniels


David Davies

Deputy Chair

Karina Navarro


Veronica Smith

Director (Independent)

Sally Alderton

Principal & Ex-Officio Board Director

Board Administrative Contact

Nina Thethy

Finance Manager & Board's Secretary