Our School Community - School Advisory Council

The Catholic School Advisory Council provides the opportunity for members of the school and parish community to support the mission of Catholic education in the school. Working with the Principal and the Parish Priest, the members of the Council and its committees provide guidance and support to the wider school community.

The Catholic School Advisory Council has an advisory role; it has no mirror in secular society. The policies of the school are always set within the mission of Catholic education. In areas where it has an advisory role in the development and monitoring of school policy, the Council operates within the policies and procedures determined by the CSO.

The School Advisory Council has responsibility to advise in the following areas.

  • The development of the Catholic identity, ethos and mission of the school.
  • The pastoral care strategies in the school community.
  • Promotion of the school in the local community.
  • Preparation and monitoring of the annual budget.
  • Ensuring compliance with the ACNC Regulations by school associations and committees such as the P&F.
  • Development of local strategic plans (finance, buildings, resources) and contributing to diocesan educational strategic planning.
  • Facilitation of school community responses in conjunction with Catholic system leadership by the NCEC, CEC, BCCS and CSO in engaging with governments on school funding and other relevant issues.
  • The preparation and publication to the parish and school community of an Annual School Advisory Council Report.
  • Supporting opportunities for parent engagement in student learning.
  • The provision of opportunities for parents for social, community and parish interaction and for parents to form supportive networks.
  • Other matters as requested by the Principal or Parish Priest.

 

2018 Council Members: 

Chairperson - Andrew Curry 

Secretary - Pilar Argente

Parent Member - Christopher Kelly

Parent Member - Kylie Rice 

Parent Member - Ambrose Hallman

Parent Member - Frances Cowley

Staff Member - Belinda Burton

Staff Member - Liane Smith

Ex-Officio Member - Fr Frances Afu

Ex-Officio Member - Alanna McRae

Co-opted Member - Liz O'Hara