Executive Team

The Executive Team at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School includes the Principal, Deputy Principal, Business Manager, Senior Chaplain, Associate Principal for each Sub-School and the Deans of Students. 

They work collectively to ensure the delivery of a quality teaching and learning experience for our students.  

School Principal

Mr Benjamin Lomas

Benjamin Lomas is the Principal of Peter Moyes Anglican Community School. Prior to this, he was Deputy Principal at John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School. He has also held the positions of Interim Principal (2017), Assistant Principal Middle School (2012 – 2016) and House Coordinator (2008 – 2011) at John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School. Benjamin has worked in Department of Education Schools and spent a year in Vancouver, Canada as an exchange teacher. Benjamin has taught Science, Mathematics, Humanities and Health & Physical Education and has obtained a Masters of Educational Leadership from the University of Western Australia. Benjamin is married to Sarah and his interests include travel, music, reading and several sports including Australian Rules football (West Coast Eagles), cricket and golf.

Deputy Principal

Mr Roger McNamara

Roger McNamara brings nearly 25 years of teaching and leadership experience to this position. He joined us in 2020 from The Hutchins School in Tasmania, where he served as Head of Senior School (Years 9-12) for five years and prior to that as Head of House and Head of Department (Health and Physical Education). Roger has completed his Masters of Educational Leadership from the University of Tasmania and a Certificate in Educational Management and Leadership from Harvard. He led a number of key strategic initiatives at The Hutchins School and has brought to our School extensive experience in both pastoral and academic domains.  He is a highly motivated and creative individual who is focused on continual school and student improvement and the promotion of each student’s holistic development. Roger is married to Alexandra and has three daughters. His interests include watching sport and keeping fit, eating out and exploring his new home state.

Business Manager

Mr Alan Wright

Alan Wright is a qualified Certified Practicing Accountant and Fellow of the Chartered Secretaries and Administrators with a strong background in governance reporting. He has previously worked in the Health Care sector as Chief Financial Officer and previous experience in the School context as a Business Manager at St Stephens School. The expertise and enthusiasm Alan brings to our School ensures the school will look to the future with certainty, continuing to strengthen its financial position and maintaining a high standard of resources and facilities for our School Community. 

Associate Principal Primary

Mr Roderick Wood

Roderick Wood is the Associate Principal of the Primary School at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Principal St Stephen’s School. He has held positions of Interim Primary Principal at his previous school prior to commencing at Peter Moyes. He has taught in both Department of Education schools including remote Indigenous country postings and in Independent Schools. Roderick has specialised in Gifted Education and has obtained his Master of Educational Leadership from the University of Western Australia. He received a national award for Quality Schooling Excellence in School Improvement and Outstanding National Achievement in 2006 presented in Canberra and the ACHPER WA Healthy Active Lifestyle Awards in 1999. Currently Roderick serves on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority’s (SCSA) Curriculum and Assessment Committee, is an executive member of the Independent Primary Schools Heads Association (IPSHA) and is the sole Western Australian Independent Schools representative of the National Advisory Council of the Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA). Roderick is married to Lisa and has 3 adult children. His interests include Primary Education, water sports, hockey, golf, reading, adventure travel and is a member of the West Coast Eagles Football club.

AP - Teaching & Learning

Mrs Natalie Shaw

Natalie Shaw is the Associate Principal - Teaching & Learning (Secondary School) at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School. Prior to this, she was Deputy Associate Principal Senior School of Peter Moyes Anglican Community School. She has also held the positions of Head of Department at Guildford Grammar School (2005 – 2011), Head of Year Coordinator (1993 – 2000) and Acting Deputy Principal (1998) at Greenwood Senior High School. Natalie has worked in metropolitan and regional schools for the  Department of Education where she predominantly taught in the Humanities and Social Sciences, specialising in Geography. She has obtained a Masters of Educational Leadership from the University of Western Australia and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Natalie is married and has two adult children. Her interests include travel (especially to the outback) and long-distance walking expeditions, reading, gardening and sewing, as well as her family.

Dean of Students (Primary)

Ms Kellie Shimmings

Kellie has completed her Bachelor of Education through University of Western Sydney. She is an energetic and dynamic teacher who positively engages with her students to achieve personal excellence. Kellie prides herself on meeting the challenge of understanding each individual student so they can be the best version of themselves. As Dean of Students (Primary), Kellie oversees the pastoral care and wellbeing of our young students and Primary Staff. She adopts a proactive approach to building positive staff relationships and encouraging a growth mindset which enables staff to provide the best outcomes for students. Kellie is a dedicated educator who has a wonderful rapport with the students and is committed to her role. Her background in competitive sport and a teaching career spanning 20 years at Schools makes her the ideal Pastoral Care leader for the Primary School.

Dean of Students (Secondary)

Ms Alison Grey

Alison Grey is the Dean of Students (Secondary) at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School. Previously she has held the positions of Deputy Associate Principal – Middle School (2012 – 2018) and Acting Associate Principal – Middle School (2018-2019). She previously taught at St Stephen’s School in both Duncraig and Carramar after moving from the UK in 2005. Prior to this she taught Humanities and English both in Scotland and Zimbabwe. Alison holds a Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and is currently studying for a Masters in Education specialising in Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing. Her interests include running, reading, travelling and watching movies. 

School Council

Peter Moyes Anglican Community School was established by the Anglican Schools Commission (ASC) and therefore works within the broad parameters set by the Commission for the planning and establishment of a School. The School is governed locally by a Council comprising a maximum of twelve representatives, including those appointed from the Anglican Church, the ASC, the Parents and Friends’ Association and the Alumni Association. It is the aim of Council to include members with a diverse range of skills, experiences, and attributes.

About the School Council

The Council is the governing body for the School. It is the forum for achieving objectives, making sound economic decisions, as well as ensuring good compliance and appropriate risk management measures of the school. The Principal is responsible for the operations of the School, and reports to the School Council on a monthly basis. The Business Manager is the Secretary of the School Council and attends all Council meetings.    

The Council is responsible for the planning, establishment, and overall management of the School, and plays a key role in the development of the School’s Master and Strategic Plan, as well as overseeing their implementation. The Master Plan is developed in conjunction with the Council, ASC, staff, parents, and students of the School. The Strategic Plan is developed in conjunction with the Council and the Executive Team of the School. The Council is also the advisor to the Anglican Schools Commission on the governance of the School.   

The School was established as a low fee Anglican School. The School operates on a budget developed by the Council and approved by the ASC each year. Whilst the Council has the responsibility for overseeing the School’s budget, the ASC retains the power of approval for the School’s annual operating budget and major capital expenditure.


Qualifications of the School Council:

Ms Diane van de Velde, Chair

Mrs Elly Sullivan, Treasurer

Mr Leighton Henley 

Rev Peter Hotchkin

Ex Officio Members

Mr Benjamin Lomas, Principal 

Mr Alan Wright, Business Manager

Honorary Members

Mr John Filippone

Dr Michelle Ellis

If you wish to get in touch with the School Council, please email chair@pmacs.wa.edu.au

The Anglican Schools Commission

Our School is a proud member of the Anglican Schools Commission system of schools. The Anglican Schools Commission was established in 1985, by the Perth Diocesan Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia, to provide Anglican families and others with ready access to affordable Christian education in the Anglican tradition.

The Anglican Schools Commission Inc. oversees the operation of 15 Anglican Schools across Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. The schools offer outstanding teaching and learning in a caring, Christian environment.

Each school is a unique community with its own individual strengths and specialist programs, however each school shares the common values from the ASC of faith, excellence, justice, respect, integrity and diversity. 

The Schools of the Anglican Schools Commission are:

WA Schools

NSW & VIC Schools