Management Committee


Suzy Urbaniak


Sharing with our students the love of the Earth, the importance of it and of resources which sustain our lives – by reading rocks, we understand how our Earth evolved and use the evidence to protect us into the future.  


In #therealclassroom students tune into the Earth, their curiosity is ignited and lifelong learning begins.  Awaken the scientist in kids, move them onto deeper thinking and learning in contextually-set, authentic, relevant and meaningful environments and they will apply this knowledge and skills turning situations into solutions:  Hands-on Science, Hands-on Engineering – this is real STEM Learning. 

Sara Sulway

Specialist Advisory

As a geologist, and mum of two, I recognise the amazing value CoRE offers, equipping our kids with skills and knowledge that no other school-based program does, and providing the mining industry with a valuable pipeline for the workforce of the future.   

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Lee-an Lu

Marketing and Media

'Graduating from the Lighthouse School – Kent Street Senior High School in 2017, CoRE has sky-rocketed my interpersonal skills and knowledge of the industry - an experience I highly endorse to other W.A students'.


Ewelina Marek

Events & Alumni Manager

"I believe that education should go beyond the classroom, and focus on students' engagement and the change they can make in the real world for a better future."


Dani Tamati

Marketing and Media Manager

"First conversations, at an early age on STEAM careers other than ‘the norm’ is critical in keeping our future workforce at forefront of changing times and adaptability. 

Kids exposed to CoRE have positive experiences and memories to cherish, and expand upon when they ultimately choose a career in STEAM.'


Jett Colletti

IT Manager

"With technology being the foundation of our future, it is necessary for students to learn and lead with it."

Owen Burchell

Financial and Grants 

With experience that extends from exploration to production, Owen is a passionate advocate for STEM education, Owen believes that CoRE is tailored to developing leaders for the current and future challenges of the resources sector. Owen views CoRE as an integral medium for the promotion of STEM skills, ensuring that a greater range of students are exposed to critical thinking and technical problem solving.