Simone Knox
2024 School Board Candidate

Simone Knox

I am a parent of two gorgeous children who attend Maylands Peninsula Primary School (Year Two and Pre-Primary) and have been part of the school community for more than three years, since my eldest started at Kindy.

We have had a wonderful experience at the school and feel very connected to the teachers, students, fellow parents, staff members and volunteers who make up this welcoming and inclusive community.

I am seeking to join the Board to help MPPS continue to thrive as an Independent Public School and achieve against its business plan, ultimately helping to deliver good learning outcomes for all students and a school that remains strongly connected to its community.

I'm deeply committed to ensuring the school has the resources it requires to enable all students to succeed, both on an educational and social level. I am passionate about children's health and well-being and will shortly commence in a new role as Media Manager for Telethon Kids Institute, which I am extremely excited about.

Professionally, I am a former journalist with 18 years of experience in communications and media. I have previously held roles as a broadcast journalist for Seven News, a broadcast news producer for the BBC in London, and a Media Advisor for several former WA Government Ministers.

I hope to compliment the Board's existing skill set through my experience - first and foremost as a MPPS parent - but additionally through my professional strengths in corporate communications, stakeholder relations, community engagement and government relations, ultimately ensuring the Board continues to adhere to good governance and accountability.

When not at work or school, my family and I love riding and walking along the river with our dog, exploring the local parks and playgrounds, and experiencing one of the many cafes and restaurants the Maylands precinct has to offer.

I hope you will consider my application.

Simone Knox