School Advisory Council

Extract from “Diocese of Armidale Catholic School Advisory Council Constitution (2020)

6.0 Role

6.1 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.

6.2 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.

6.3 The Principal has responsibility for the day-to-day leadership and management of the school.

7.0 Functions

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

School Advisory Council Members

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Fr Richard Gleeson:  Parish Priest VF
  • Mr Geoff McManus

School Advisory Council Chairperson:

  • Mr Matt Pope

School Advisory Council Secretary:

  • Mrs Michelle Hancock

School Advisory Council Members:

  • Mrs Moira Munro
  • Mrs Nicole Watson
  • Mrs Jackie Barratt
  • Mrs Frances Parsons