Schools Council

The CEDP Schools Council is an advisory body that supports to 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 the field of education and outside of it. 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.


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Members: CEDP 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

 

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Learning

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.

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Enterprise

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 as well as enterprise risk management.

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Mission

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 as well as performance and accountability requirements.

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Learning

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The Learning subcommittee 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

 

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

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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

 


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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