Meet Our Staff: Reece Jones
This term we welcome new Facilities & Grounds Manager, Reece Jones.
Tell us a little about your background?
My working career began by completing an apprenticeship in Horticulture – Landscape Gardening. This qualification has led me to work for local government and private enterprises as well as working for two years in the UK whilst travelling. More recently I have completed a Diploma in Building and Construction whilst managing a large construction project at my most recent workplace, Newman College. I was born in Perth, I’m married with four kids, three boys and a girl. So, we typically run a very busy household!
What attracted you to the role at Santa Maria?
Santa Maria has a wonderful reputation for being one of the top private schools in WA, so when I saw the role advertised, I saw an opportunity to further my career. Along with the wonderful location, views, and facilities, the offer was too good to refuse. Once I had stepped foot on the campus it became obvious from the vibe that this would be a great place to work.
What are you looking forward to in your new role?
I’m looking forward to being a new leader for the Grounds and Maintenance team, sharing my knowledge and learning the ways here at Santa Maria. I’m excited to have input into the future planning of the buildings and grounds.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I have recently retired from a long cricket career; however, I still enjoy coaching my kids’ junior cricket teams. I am a passionate West Coast Eagles supporter and enjoy attending their home games. When we finally get time away from the kids my wife and I enjoy travelling down south sampling local wines, cheese and produce.