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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: cspqcairns@cns.catholic.edu.au 

Diocesan Council Executive

 Position

Name

 School

Chair Mary-Anne Stokes MacKillop Catholic College Mount Peter
Vice Chair Mike Perry St Joseph's Parramatta Park
Treasurer Nicole Tobin St Andrew's College Redlynch
Minutes Secretary Grace Leotta St Michael's School Gordonvale
Correspondence Secretary Diana Sheedy St Andrew's College Redlynch
Indigenous delegate
South Cairns cluster rep Michelle Lee Long MacKillop Catholic College Mount Peter
North Cairns cluster rep
Southern cluster rep Grace Leotta St Michael's School Gordonvale
Tablelands cluster rep Anna Montgomery St Joseph's School, Atherton
State Council 
Delegates

Mary-Anne Stokes

Kasmin Brotherton

MacKillop Catholic College Mount Peter

St Joseph's School, Atherton

EVENTS in the Cairns Diocese:

General Meeting - Via ZOOM - Sunday 7 June 10am Contact Mary-Anne cspqcairns@cns.catholic.edu.au

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.

The Townsville Diocesan Council endeavours to support the Townsville Diocese by:

  • Actively supporting family engagement activities to encourage a greater connection to a child’s learning
  • Providing guidance and encouragement to local Parents and Friends (P&F) associations and parent engagement networks either directly through the Diocesan Council or as a conduit to Catholic School Parents Queensland (CSPQ)
  • Assisting the CSPQ in pursuing school community concerns in the diocese
  • Improving the flow of information between parents and the peak bodies that work with and represent parents and friends' at diocesan, state and national levels
  • Liaising with the Bishop, Townsville Catholic Education Office (TCEO), local associations/parent engagement networks 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

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

2020 Meeting Dates

Term 1 – Thursday 13 February @ 6 pm - Holy Spirit Catholic School, Hatchett St, Cranbrook

AGM – Saturday 14 March @ 9 am - Townsville Catholic Education Office, 2 Gardenia Ave, Kirwan

Term 2 – Thursday 21 May @ 6.30 pm - Via ZOOM 

Term 3 – Thursday 13 August @ 6.30 pm - Via ZOOM 

Term 4 – Thursday 5 November @ 6.30 pm - Location/format to be confirmed

Regular council meetings are held at the Townsville Catholic Education Office (TCEO) located at 2 Gardenia Avenue, Kirwan, Townsville.

For further meeting details, meeting links or general enquiries please contact the Townsville Diocesan council via 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
Email: 

Diocesan Council Executive 

Position 

Name 

 School

 Chair Denise Holden  Emmaus College, Rockhampton
 Deputy-chair Carmel McErlain  St Francis Xavier School, Tannum Sands
 Secretary Amanda Ryan  St Joseph's School, North Rockhampton
 Treasurer Jody Bayntun Emmaus College, Rockhampton

State Committee Delegates

Natalie Salisbury & Emma Singleton

P&F Cluster Delegates

Northern Cluster Janine Wood
Southern Cluster Donna Haberman
Rockhampton Cluster Glenda Hyland
Western Cluster vacant

EVENTS in the Rockhampton Diocese:

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

Position 

Name

School

Chair  Daniel Jensen  St Ursula's College, Toowoomba
Vice - Chair Danielle Hart St Saviour's Primary School, Toowoomba
Secretary/ Treasurer (job share)  Jess Tierney & Alicia Fitzpatrick  St Thomas More's Toowoomba & St Anthony's School, Toowoomba
2018  Meeting dates   18/4, 18/7, 17/10

State Committee Delegates

Daniel Jensen and Danielle Hart

EVENTS in the Toowoomba Diocese:

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  

Archdiocesan Council Co-ordinating Group

Name

 School

Northern Region
Kaylene Campbell St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace
Susan Shay Marist College Ashgrove
Libby Parker Our lady of the Way, Petrie
Cathie Heinemann St Andrew's Catholic School, Ferny Grove
Jenny Butler St Columban's, Caboolture
Southern Region
David Gall OLSH Darra
Tonya Bonke- Greenhill St Mary's Beaudesert
Michelle Stirton Clairvaux MacKillop College Upper Mt Gravatt
Kim Ward Iona College, Lindum
Gold Coast Region
Adrienne Cannard Marymount Primary, Burleigh Waters

State Committee Delegates

Libby Parker and Susan Shay

EVENTS in the Brisbane Archdiocese:

Click here for the Catholic Education - Brisbane Archdiocese