Schools Council

 

Schools Council

Role of the Parramatta Diocesan Catholic Schools Council

The purpose of the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Schools Council (the Council) is to provide advice to the Bishop of Parramatta on defined strategic matters of Mission, Learning and Enterprise for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP).


Core Functions of the PDCSC

The Council provides advice to the Bishop on:

  • Catholic mission and identity of CEDP schools
  • provisioning of Catholic schooling in the Diocese and growing enrolments
  • contemporary and relevant learning frameworks
  • financial performance, financial provisioning and management processes
  • enterprise risk management
  • performance and accountability of schools and the system.

Members: Parramatta Diocesan Catholic Schools Council
Ex Officio Bishop Vincent Long
Ex Officio Rev Chris de Souza
Episcopal Vicar for Education and Formation
Ex Officio Gregory B Whitby
Executive Director
Peter Webster Principal
The Catholic Learning Community of John XXIII, Stanhope Gardens
Judy Anderson Associate Professor Mathematics Education, University of Sydney
Geoff Officer Chief of Operations and Finance
Diocese of Parramatta
Louise O'Donnell Principal
St Monica’s Primary School North Parramatta
Lynn McKinnon President
Parent Representative Council
Lara Thom Chief Marketing Officer
Guzman y Gomez
Professor Marea Nicholson Associate Vice Chancellor
Australian Catholic University
Fr Walter Fogarty Parish Priest
Sacred Heart Parish


Committees

There are three committees to assist the council:


Learning Committee

The Learning subcommittee provides advice to the CEDP Council on matters pertaining to:

  • contemporary and relevant learning frameworks
  • provisioning schooling for learning
  • learning partnerships with business, community and tertiary sector
  • CEDP staff professional learning and leadership development
  • performance and accountability

Members
Louise O'Donnell Principal, St Monica’s Primary School North Parramatta
Committee Chair
Mrs Sue Walsh Director Learning, CEDP
(Executive Officer)
Michele Simons Dean, School of Education, Western Sydney University
Kerry Sheehan Inspector, Science, NESA
Cheryl Merryweather Principal, Gilroy Catholic College, Castle Hill
John Laffan Principal, St Michael’s Primary, Blacktown South
Mary Creenaune Head Student Services, CEDP
Fr Ian McGinnitty Parish Priest, Christ the King Parish North Rocks
Geoff Morris Dean of Business, University of Notre Dame
Jenny Lewis Leadership Architect: System and School Leadership, Jenny Lewis and Associates

Enterprise Committee

The Enterprise sub-committee's terms of reference are to provide advice to the Council on matters pertaining to:

  • financial performance, financial provisioning and management processes
  • provisioning schooling as it pertains to physical and financial resourcing
  • strategic resourcing, including financial, human resources and service provision
  • enterprise risk management.
Members
Chair: Peter Webster
Principal, The Catholic Learning Community of John XXIII, Stanhope Gardens
Executive Officer: Mark Holyoake
Director Enterprise, CEDP
Bill d'Apice Partner, Makinson d’Apice
Luke Healy Account Director, Cisco
Fiona Young Architect, Hayball Architects
Sean Pasco Partner, Advisory, BDO
Tony Jose Financial Director, Diocese of Parramatta
Raju Varanasi Chief Information Officer, CEDP
Fr Peter Blayney Parish Priest, St Patrick’s Parish, Guildford


Mission subcommittee

The Mission subcommittee provides advice to the Council on matters pertaining to:

  • Catholic mission and identity in CEDP schools
  • provisioning schooling as it pertains to the Catholic mission
  • the Religious Education curriculum
  • formation programs and initiatives
  • performance and accountability requirements.
Members
Fr Walter Fogarty Parish Priest, Sacred Heart Parish (Chair)
Gary Borg Director Mission, CEDP (Executive Officer)
Brother David Hall Dean La Salle Academy, Director, LaSalle Academy for Religious Education and Faith Formation, Australian Catholic University
Tim Hardy Head Leading and Learning, CEDP
Priscilla Pickering Parent Representative Council
Pascale Joseph Assistant Principal, Bethany Catholic Primary School
Greg Elliott Principal, Caroline Chisholm Catholic College, Glenmore Park
Yvette Baird Principal, Holy Family Granville
Fr Brendan Murphy Parish Priest, Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, St Marys

 

 

 
   
  
 

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