Council

Federation Council is made up of up to 14 parents from affiliated Catholic School Parent communities who dedicate their talents and time on a voluntary basis. Council is led by an Executive team which includes the president, two vice presidents and the treasurer.
 

Federation Council members are: 

  • Members of SA Catholic school parent communities
  • Passionate about parents as partners in education
  • Energetic, creative and considered
  • Respectful advocates for the parent perspective
     

Council members of the Federation of Catholic School Parent Communities (SA) Inc. continue its strong tradition of active and influential parent voice by:

  • Working to ensure that children have good learning and schooling experiences and achieve good outcomes
  • Shaping government and Catholic education policy and programs
  • Promoting parental engagement in children’s learning and schooling
  • Advocating for equitable funding for Catholic schooling

The work of the Federation is overseen by the Federation Council.

More information about nominating is available here.

Our Current Council Members

What does Council membership involve?

Attendance at monthly Council Meetings held on the first Monday of every month (during term time) from 7.00pm to 9.30 pm. Meetings are held at the Catholic Education Conference Centre, Thebarton.

Council members from regional communities join monthly meetings by teleconference and are financially supported to attend the Conference, AGM, and annual strategic planning meeting.

Council members may be required to be involved on committees and working parties in Catholic education and broader education sectors.
 

Who is eligible to nominate for Federation Council?

Only members of affiliated school parent communities can nominate for Council. The information you need to nominate is available for download below, as is our comprehensive induction package.

Council Members

Council members are elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for a period of three years and on retirement are eligible to re-nominate. Council may appoint a person to fill a casual vacancy between AGM’s. Casual members hold office until the next AGM and will be eligible for election to Council without nomination.
 

Council membership provides the opportunity to:

  • Be an active voice for families with children in Catholic schools
  • Contribute to the shaping of educational policy and practice
  • Contribute to the promotion and support of parental involvement in education
  • Advocate and lobby for equitable funding for Catholic schools
  • Receive regular briefings on educational issues, curriculum changes and funding for Catholic schools
  • Gain a broader view of Catholic education and non-government education in general at both a state and national level