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Cairns Diocesan Council

About Us

The Diocesan Council develops policy from input from the local associations and collaborates and cooperates with the Arch/bishop, Catholic education authorities and schools. It provides support, information, guidance and encouragement to the local associations and education authorities, plans and organises seminars and conferences and supports the work of the Federation. Each local Association is urged to actively participate in the Diocesan Council. Each school is entitled to representation by two delegates. Observers are also welcome. If you are a member of the Executive of your school PandF Association and you would like to be on the email mailing list, please contact the Catholic School Parents-Diocese of Cairns Council at cspqcairns@cns.catholic.edu.au 

Click here for the Cairns Diocesan Council Constitution

Contact

General diocesan council email: cairns.dc@cspq.catholic.edu.au

Diocesan Council Executive

 Position

Name

 School

Chair Mary-Anne Stokes MacKillop Catholic College Mount Peter
Vice Chair Diana Sheedy St Andrew's College Redlynch
Treasurer Nicole Tobin St Andrew's College Redlynch
Minutes Secretary Elisha Raso St Joseph's Primary School, Atherton
Correspondence Secretary Melissa Strange St Gerard Majella Woree
Indigenous delegate
South Cairns cluster rep Annette Jarett
North Cairns cluster rep Melanie Emmerick
Southern cluster rep Peter Schramm
Tablelands cluster rep Anna Montgomery
State Council 
Delegates

Mary-Anne Stokes

Kasmin Brotherton

MacKillop Catholic College Mount Peter

St Joseph's School, Atherton

EVENTS in the Cairns Diocese:

Click here for the Cairns Catholic Education Office website

Townsville Diocesan Council

About Us

The Townsville Diocese has 29 Catholic schools including 18 primary school, 5 secondary school / colleges, 1 P-9 school and 5 P-12 Colleges. We cover a geographical area that extends from Proserpine north to Ingham, including Townsville and west to Mt Isa.

Each local Parents & Friends (P&F)/parent group is urged to actively participate in regular Diocesan Council meetings, decisions and strategic planning. Each school is entitled to representation by two delegates, with observers welcome.

Catholic School Parents Queensland (CSPQ) – Diocese of Townsville, endeavours to support the Townsville Diocese by:

  • Actively supporting family engagement activities to encourage a greater connection to a child’s learning and well being
  • Referring local P&Fs/parent groups directly to CSPQ for specific support or concerns
  • Improving the flow of information between parents and the peak bodies that work with and represent catholic school families at diocesan, state and national levels
  • Liaising with the Bishop, Townsville Catholic Education Office (TCEO), local P&Fs/parent groups and schools to develop policies when required

Contributing to the values and outcomes of the TCEO Strategic Direction 2017-2021.

Each local association and/or parent engagement network is urged to actively participate in regular Diocesan Council meetings, decisions and strategic planning. Each school is entitled to representation by two delegates, with observers welcome.

Click here for the Townsville Diocesan Constitution

Click here to review the Townsville Diocesan Council’s Strategic Plan

Contacts 

Diocesan Council Executive

Position 

Name

School

 Chair Anthea Lewis St Anthony's Catholic College, Townsville
 Deputy-chair Fiona Murray Columba Catholic College, Charters Towers
 Secretary Mary Gunn St Patricks College, Townsville

State Committee Delegates 2020-22

Anthea Lewis – St Anthony’s Catholic College, Townsville

Andrea Bliss – Ryan Catholic College, Townsville

2021 Meeting Dates

Meetings will commence with a guest speaker for the first 30min-1 hour followed by the general meeting.
Meetings will be held face-to-face and on ZOOM.

Term 1 – Thursday 18 February @ 6.30 pm - Townsville Catholic Education Office, 2 Gardenia Ave, Kirwan and via ZOOM

Guest speaker: Tony Hytch TCEO -Year 12 learnings and results

AGM – Saturday 20 March @ 10 am - Townsville Catholic Education Office, 2 Gardenia Ave, Kirwan and via ZOOM

Guest speakers: Executive Director of Townsville Catholic Education- Jacqui Francis and Executive Director of Catholic School Parents Queensland - Carmel Nash

Term 2 – Thursday 13 May @ 6.30 pm - Townsville Catholic Education Office, 2 Gardenia Ave, Kirwan and via ZOOM

Guest speaker: Katherine Olsen TCEO - Outline of new Child Protection legislation

Term 3 – Thursday 26 August @ 6.30 pm - via ZOOM only

Guest speaker: Trent Engel TCEO- Careers and post school pathways

Term 4 – Thursday 28 October @ 6.30 pm - Townsville Catholic Education Office, 2 Gardenia Avenue, Kirwan, Townsville and via Zoom

Guest speaker and topic: To be advised

Other events for 2021 include a mini-conference for all diocesan P&Fs/parent groups and travelling guest speakers visiting different locations across the diocese through the year.

For further information about the Townsville Diocesan council please email townsville.dc@cspq.catholic.edu.au

Click here for the Townsville Catholic Education Office website

Rockhampton Diocesan Council

About Us

The Rockhampton Diocesan Council supports the 29 Primary and 8 Secondary school P&F Associations in our Diocese. We cover the area from Bundaberg north to Mackay and out west to Longreach.

We aim to do the following:

  • Provide guidance and encouragement to the local P&F associations
  • Actively support and assist schools with parent education
  • Keep schools up to date with Diocesan, State and Federal issues
  • Liaise with the Catholic Education office.

Click here for the Rockhampton Diocesan Constitution

Contacts

Diocesan Council general email address: rockhampton.dc@cspq.catholic.edu.au

State Committee Delegates

Natalie Salisbury & Emma Singleton

Click here for the Rockhampton Diocesan Catholic Education Office website 

Toowoomba Diocesan Council

About us

The Diocesan Council develops policy from input from the local associations and collaborates and cooperates with the Bishop, Catholic Education authorities and schools. It provides support, information, guidance and encouragement to the local associations and education authorities, plans and organises seminars and conferences and supports the work of the Federation. Each local Association is urged to actively participate in the Diocesan Council. Each school is entitled to representation by two delegates and observers.

Click here for the Toowoomba Diocesan Constitution

Contacts

Diocesan Council general email address diocesanpandf@twb.catholic.edu.au

State Committee Delegates

Cathy Condon & Jaime Fing

Click here for Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office website

Brisbane Archdiocesan Council

About Us

The Archdiocese of Brisbane covers a geographical area that includes much of south-east Queensland spanning metropolitan Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine coasts, west through Ipswich and the Lockyer and Brisbane valleys and through the South Burnett district and north to Childers.

The Brisbane Archdiocesan Council of Parents and Friends Association (BACoPaFA), operates as the Brisbane Catholic Parents and Friends and endeavours to support the 168 Parent & Friends’ Associations/School Communities in South-East Queensland.

The support aids and improves the flow of information between parents and the peak bodies that work with and represent parents and friends' at diocesan, state and national levels, this occurs by:

Interpretation and dissemination of information to schools in the diocese
Support for and focus on parent involvement and development across the diocese
Support for the Federation of P&F Associations Queensland in pursuing school community concerns in the diocese.
Provision of an advocacy service for school communities.
An executive member of BACoPaFA will act as a contact for each school in the archdiocese. It is important that each school is represented at the diocesan level and each school can have two voting members at the AGM and general meetings of the Brisbane Catholic Parents and Friends, so please become involved and feel free to contact us at any time.

Click here for the Brisbane Archdiocesan Constitution

Contacts

General Archdiocesan council email: brisbane.dc@cspq.catholic.edu.au  

State Committee Delegates

Libby Parker and David Gall

Click here for the Catholic Education Office- Brisbane Archdiocese