ACE is managed by our Board, who are elected from amongst members. The purpose of the Board is to achieve the Association’s objectives as defined in the Constitution, and to undertake a stewardship role that is necessary for the proper governance and management of the Association.
Specifically, the role of the Board is to:
- Represent the members of the Association.
- Assess and approve applications for membership and affiliate membership with the Association
- Provide a point of contact between the operations of the College and the Association.
- Develop and implement governing policies.
- Ensure that such policies are written at a strategic level and reflect the core values and principles of the Association.
- Appoint, and ensure the performance of, the CEO.
- Control staff selection, primarily through policy that prescribes: staff advertising, selection criteria, selection panel, the presence of Ministers on the selection panel as appropriate, staff appointment, staff induction.
- Oversee curriculum.
- Act as guardians of the Association’s vision, primarily through the education of members on the Association’s Foundational Principles, its Scriptural basis, and a clearly articulate Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan.
- That the Association is a contributor to the cause of Christian education, primarily through involvement in CEN.
Chris and his wife have three children, two of whom are attending Rehoboth. They are members of Willetton Christian Church, and Chris operates, and is involved in running, a number of businesses owned by his immediate family. He also manages his own consulting business. Chris previously served as Treasurer and Secretary prior to being elected Chairman.
Frank van der Kooy
Frank is a past student, having graduated from Rehoboth in 1989. He participated in the Development Campaign in 2012 to help raise funds for the College’s building program. Frank is a lawyer who works for a public utility, and joined the Board in 2014.
Paul and his wife have two children, one of whom has recently graduated, while the other is currently enrolled at Rehoboth. Both he and his wife are past Rehoboth students, and the family attend the Christian Reformed Church of Perth. Paul is National Business Development Manager at Toll Energy, and as a Board member he has served in a variety of capacities.
Jason earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (with Honours) and followed that with a Masters in Applied Psychology (Organisational), before becoming a registered psychologist in 2005. He and his wife have three children, the oldest of which is currently attending Rehoboth. The family are members of Willetton Christian Church. After several years of professional experience, Jason founded People Diagnostix in 2013. He is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society and serves on the Marketing and Communication Committee for the Sleep Health Foundation of Australia. Jason was elected to the Board in 2014.
Ben van der Kooy
BOARD MEMBER, CHAIR – BUILDING TASK GROUP
Ben is a former student of Rehoboth (Years 1 through to 10) who has attended St Matthew’s Church in Shenton Park for 13 years, serving in the music and Kids’ Church ministries for most of that time. He is married to Kylie and has four children, two of whom are enrolled at the Kenwick campus. Ben is a plumber who has run his own businesses for 23 years.
We offer two tiers of membership:
The purpose of becoming a Member is to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to Rehoboth and to Christian education.
Members have voting rights at Association meetings and are also eligible to become Board members. This provides parents with the primary means by which they are able to influence the nature of education at Rehoboth.
Membership is open to any person over the age of 18 interested in furthering the objectives of the Association. Candidates for full Membership will be required to declare their agreement with these objectives and a willingness to support Christian education as a life-long commitment, and families enrolling students will be required to meet our enrolment criteria.
An annual Membership fee is applicable, which helps to offset costs associated with running General Meetings, Board meetings, Board training, administrative costs, and other activities of the Association.
Whilst we strongly encourage families to prayerfully consider becoming full Members and assisting us in the mission of providing an outstanding Christian education, parents also have the choice of applying for Affiliate Membership. Families opting for this tier are still required to meet our enrolment criteria, but will not hold voting rights at Association meetings and are not eligible to serve on the Board. There is also no fee for Affiliate membership.
What do I do now?
Membership at either the Full or Affiliate level is a prerequisite for any families wishing to enrol their children at Rehoboth. Should you wish to become a Member without enrolling children, you will need to complete a Parent/Guardian Application, available below. For all enquiries regarding ACE membership and enrolments, including submission of your application, please contact the Business Office.