School Council

Our School Council has the responsibility of managing the School on behalf of The Anglican Schools Commission Inc. in accordance with the School Constitution and Policies established by the ASC. The School Council facilitates the planning, management, and development of the School and is responsible for the implementation of the School's Strategic Plan and Master Plan.  These two planning documents combine to provide our vision for the future, and the detailed development plans for our buildings and grounds.

The Council is made up of representatives of the Anglican Schools Commission, a representative of the Archbishop, representatives from the Diocesan Council, the local community, and the PCACS parent community.

Mr Jeremy Ludlow
Chair of Council

Mr Jeremy Ludlow has been a member of the Council since 2007, and was elected as Chair of Council in December 2016.  He is one of the two Diocesan Council representatives on the Council.

Mr Ludlow was born in Collie and raised in Perth.  He was educated at Christ Church Grammar School and the University of Western Australia, from which he graduated with degrees in Jurisprudence, Arts and Law.  He has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Management at the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Since 2011, Mr Ludlow has been a Special Counsel in what is now the Perth office of national law firm HWL Ebsworth, where his practice focuses on commercial litigation. Previously he was, amongst other things, a barrister at the independent bar and a partner of another national law firm.

In his spare time, Mr Ludlow likes to travel and help spread knowledge around the world.  He is a member of the Travelers' Century Club, a US-based organisation for people who have traveled in 100 countries or more, and is a volunteer editor of, and photographer for, Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia.  

Mr Philip Goldsworthy 
Director, Mission and Planning - ASC; Executive Officer
Deputy Chair of Council, and Chair of Buildings & Grounds Committee 

Mr Philip Goldsworthy commenced with the ASC in July 2010 and is the Director, Mission and Planning.  He oversees the ASC's Religious Studies Curriculum and is also involved in planning for new ASC Schools.  He has been the Executive Officer of the Western Australian Anglican Schools Association (WAASA) since February 2012.  During Terms 2-4 of 2012, he was the Interim Principal of Swan Valley Anglican Community School.

Mr Goldworthy's teaching career includes ten years at a government high school in Geelong; five years teaching Geography, History and as a Boarding House Master at The Geelong College - both in Victoria; nine years at Newcastle Grammar as Director of Studies, and then eleven years as the Foundation Principal of Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College in Newcastle - both in New South Wales.

Mr Goldsworthy holds a Master of Education from Melbourne University and a Master of Ministry from Charles Sturt University.  He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.  He and his wife worship at St George's Cathedral.

Mrs Kathryn Buhlmann  

Mrs Kathryn Buhlmann was born in South Africa, where she studied and qualified as a Cost Accountant and Early Childhood Teacher. She lived in Botswana for 5 years, where she taught music in a variety of schools, and, for a short time, had the privilege of running a local Pre-School.

Mrs Buhlmann emigrated to Australia, together with her family, in 2006.  She currently works at South Coastal Women's Health as a Senior Bookkeeper, as well as teaching piano in a private capacity at St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School.

Mrs Buhlmann is actively involved in St Brendan's Anglican Church, Warnbro, where she assists with the music, and teaches Sunday School.

Ms Elizabeth Guilbert 
Member of Council

Ms Elizabeth Guilbert had a career as a law clerk until 1979, when she enrolled at Nedlands College of Advanced Education, completing a Diploma of Teaching in 1981. Over the course of the next 15 years, Ms Guilbert completed a Bachelor of Education degree at Edith Cowan University in 1984, and a Masters degree in Educational Administration at Curtin University in 1995.

Ms Guilbert worked for the Education Department of Western Australia, first as a teacher and then as Head of Department at Mt Barker Senior High School, and Narrogin Senior High School.

In 1991, Ms Guilbert was appointed to the then Secondary Education Authority as a Curriculum and Moderation Officer, and in 1993 was promoted to the position of Deputy Principal at Central Midlands Senior High School, then at Lockridge Senior High School.  In 2000, she was promoted to the position of Principal of Bullsbrook District High School, where she remained until her retirement in 2007.  During that period, Ms Guilbert served for part of a year as the Acting District Director of Bunbury Education District, where she was responsible for the performance of schools and staff at 36 schools in the District.

Ms Guilbert is a lifelong Anglican, serving as a Synod representative, Parish Council member, Council Treasurer and Lay Assistant.  She has for some years been a member of St Mary Magdalene Parish in Heathridge.

Ms Guilbert has two grandsons who attend PCACS, and is a strong supporter of the School and its ethos.

Ms Jan McNamara
Member of Council

Ms Jan McNamara grew up and was educated in Perth.  Prior to her retirement, most of her working career was spent as a Payroll Officer with a range of large companies.

Ms McNamara's passion is children and youth ministries, many of which she has been involved with for more than 50 years at a parish, diocesan and national level.  She is a former Diocesan Chair of GFS-An Anglican Ministry, a position she held for nine years following a similar amount of time spent as its Vice Chair.  She served on the GFS National executive for 15 years, three of those as National Chair (1994-1997).

Ms McNamara worships at St Brendan's Anglican Church, Warnbro, and is a member of its Parish Council.  She is a former President of St Brendan's Mothers' Union, and is the current Vice President and Ladies Captain of the Safety Bay Tennis Club. 

Mrs Sharon Rowse
Member of Council

Originally from the UK, Sharon has over 20 years’ senior management experience in private, government and mutual organisations.

For the last 5 years, Sharon has worked as an Executive Manager at RAC and prior to that she worked in the local government sector for over a decade, most recently as the Director of Governance and Strategy at the City of Kwinana.

Sharon lives locally in Wellard and her 2 children attend PCACS, with her son in the high school and daughter in the junior school.  As well as being the P&F Committee representative on Council, Sharon enjoys taking an active role in the school community.