The CEDP Schools Council is an advisory body that supports the strategic work across the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta.
The priorities of the CEDP Schools Council are system direction, long-term planning, major learning projects, faith formation, provisioning of schools, stewardship of resources and system accountability.
CEDP Schools Council membership reflects expertise in areas both within and outside the field of education. It may invite CEDP staff with particular expertise to a Council meeting to provide detailed knowledge in a specific area. The CEDP Schools Council meets a minimum of four times and a maximum of five times a year.
The work of the CEDP Schools Council is supported by three sub-committees - Mission, Learning and Enterprise. Sub-committee members are appointed for a term of three years, with a maximum of two consecutive terms. Like the Schools Council, sub-committees also meet four to five times a year.
MEMBERS | CEDP SCHOOLS COUNCIL
|Very Rev Christopher de Souza VG EV (Chair)||Vicar General and Episcopal Vicar for Education and Formation|
|Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv STL DD (Ex Officio)||Bishop of Parramatta
|Gregory B Whitby (Ex Officio)
|Geoff Officer||Chief of Operations and Finance, Diocese of Parramatta|
|Professor Marea Nicholson||Australian Catholic University|
|Judy Anderson||Associate Professor Mathematics Education, University of Sydney|
|Peter Webster||Principal, The Catholic Learning Community of John XXIII Stanhope Gardens|
|Louise O'Donnell||Principal, Holy Cross Primary School Glenwood|
|Lara Thom||Chief Marketing Officer, Guzman y Gomez|
|Wayne Davie||President, Parent Representative Council (PRC)|
|Lucy-Ann Quartey||Assistant Director, Centre of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics|
There are three committees to assist the council
The Learning sub-committee provides advice to the CEDP Schools 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.
|Louise O'Donnell (Chair)||Principal, Holy Cross Primary School, Glenwood - Council Member|
|Maura Manning (Executive Officer)||Director Learning, CEDP|
|Fr Ian McGinnity||Parish Priest, Christ the King Parish, North Rocks|
|Michele Simons||Dean, School of Education, Western Sydney University|
|Kerry Sheehan||Inspector, Science, NESA|
|Cheryl Merryweather||Principal, Gilroy Catholic College, Castle Hill|
|Mary Creenaune||Head Student Services, CEDP|
|Jenny Lewis||Leadership Architect: System and School Leadership, Jenny Lewis and Associates|
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.
|Dr Peter Webster (Chair)||Principal, Catholic Learning Community of John XXIII Stanhope Gardens|
|Fr Peter Blayney||Parish Priest, St Patrick’s Parish, Guildford|
|Boris Cortes||Territory Manager, Cisco|
|Sean Pasco||Partner, Advisory, BDO|
|Tony Jose||Financial Director, Diocese of Parramatta|
|Dr Raju Varanasi||Chief Information Officer, CEDP|
The Mission sub-committee 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.
|Brother David Hall (Chair)||Dean La Salle Academy, Director, LaSalle Academy for Religious Education and Faith Formation, Australian Catholic University|
|Monica Officer (Executive Officer)||Director Mission, CEDP|
|Fr Brendan Murphy||Parish Priest, Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, St Marys|
|Tim Hardy||Head Leading and Learning, CEDP|
|Priscilla Pickering||Parent Representative Council|
|Pascale Joseph||Principal, St Oliver’s Primary Harris Park|
|Greg Elliott||Principal, Caroline Chisholm Catholic College Glenmore Park|
|Yvette Baird||Principal, Holy Family Granville|
|Margurite O'Connor||Religious Education Coordinator, St Paul’s Catholic College Greystanes|
|V Rev Robert Riedling||Dean & Administrator, St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta|