Federation History

In 1967, a group of concerned parents from Catholic schools in South Australia met to form a group to lobby the state government to provide funding grants to Catholic schools. At that time, SA was the only state that did not provide government aid to our schools.

The lobbying of this group was successful and from this fruitful beginning the Federation has grown and flourished.

The Federation continues to be an active voice for parents and families with children in Catholic schools, representing the views, thoughts and needs of all parents in state and national education forums and proudly supports the engagement of parents in their children's learning and as partners in school communities.

Read on for more information about where we've come from.