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Board Welcome

The board would like to officially welcome you and your family to Hensman Street Elementary, and thank you for choosing us for what in many cases will be your child’s first experience in a school environment.  Underpinned by STEAM learning subjects, we strive to create a dynamic yet age appropriate learning environment filled with fun and inspiration that will set your child on a path of lifelong learning. 

Our board is made up of volunteers from a range of industries – most of whom joined because their children were attending Hensman Street, but all of whom are on the board because they share a passion for creating an exceptional early childhood learning environment.

We trust that you and your family enjoy your time at Hensman Street, and please don’t hesitate to get involved along the way wherever you can.

current Board Members


Mark Stewart


Nooshy Safari



Tanya Steers

Tanya assumed the role of Principal at Hensman Street in 2020 after a decade of dedicated service at HSE. With a strong background in science and a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education, she is passionate about advancing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education in early childhood. Tanya also currently holds the position of Chairperson for Early Childhood Australia's WA State Committee and is actively pursuing her Masters of Education.

Deputy principal

Christy-Lee Antonas

Christy-Lee is an accomplished early childhood educator with over two decades of experience. Her profound passion lies in nature pedagogy, STEM education, and forging strong connections with young learners. She views the world through a lens of curiosity and awe for the natural environment and is dedicated to bringing the outdoors into the classroom to inspire both children and educators alike. Christy-Lee places great importance on trust and meaningful relationships, creating a secure and nurturing space where children are valued, heard, and empowered to express themselves. Currently serving as Deputy Principal, her extensive teaching experience continues to enrich early childhood education.


Natalie Muirhead

Natalie is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years in public practice, having experience in insolvency, accounting, tax, SMSF and audit. She is a registered tax agent, and now primarily works with small and medium businesses, start-ups and SMSF. 


Amanda Hunter

Amanda is an experienced leader with a diverse background in construction management, entrepreneurship and coaching. Holding a Masters in Construction Management, Business degrees and certifications in Holistic Health Coaching, Life Coaching and Neurolinguistics Programming, Amanda brings a unique combination of project management expertise and people-focused skills to the table. Her passion for personal growth and lifelong learning drives her commitment to making a positive impact in all areas of life.

General Board Member

Melissa Trengove

General Board Member

Andrew Renwick

General Board Member

Craig Chetty

Craig Chetty is a Co-founder & CEO of Student Edge, an online community and membership organisation for young people, with more than one million members, and Youth Insight – Australia’s premier youth-focused research agency. 


Student Edge was initially founded by Craig and three of his classmates when they were studying in Western Australia. Student Edge is now attracting members from all over the world—with its vision to empower young people to make more informed choices (across financial management, job readiness and career & life decisions).


Complementing this passion is his belief in the transformative power of entrepreneurship, as an enabler to solve real world problems, in a sustainable manner. Craig is also a Board Member of Hope Communities (an NGO tackling social challenges in regional/remote areas) and Mentor at We are Emersyn (Female Entrepreneurship Program) and Strength Heroes (Program teaching young people resilience through Art). 

General Board Member

Brendon Foley

General Board Member

Madeleine Dobson

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