College Advisory Council
The College School Advisory Council provides parents and community members with the opportunity to provide support and expertise to the Principal and school leadership team.
The Advisory Council operates in accordance with the Terms of Reference, Quality Catholic Education, Policies, Executive Directives and the Delegations of Authority. The Advisory Council is accountable to the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (CECWA).
Follow the link below for a copy of the Term of Reference of the College Advisory Council.
The College Advisory Council is established to support the Principal to fulfil their responsibilities in leading the Catholic Identity, Education, Community and Stewardship functions of the Catholic School in pursuit of CEWA’s vision to be Christ-centred and child-focused.
The College Advisory Council meets no more that two times per term.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the College Advisory Council is held in November each year. New members are elected at the AGM. Parents who wish to be considered for the College Advisory Council are requested to contact the College Principal.
Mrs Jodi Pinch
Mr Michael Self
Dr Jason Striegher
Salvatorian Priests have been servicing the St Andrew’s Parish community since 2001. They are a religious, apostolic and international Society founded by Father Francis Jordan in 1881.
John Baptist Jordan (Francis Jordan) was born on 16 June 1848 and was ordained to priesthood in 1878 at the age of thirty. While in the Seminary he showed great interest in the Missions and in the apostolate of the press and began to have ideas about starting a work that would unite Catholic agencies in the spread and defence of the faith.
The College has a strong connection and partnership with St Andrew’s Catholic Parish. Father Darek, Parish Priest of St Andrew’s and Father Marian, Assistant Parish Priest of St Andrew’s, animate the College motto of Prayer, Service and Justice through liturgical celebrations. The College also enjoys a strong representation and voice on the Parish Council at St Andrew’s.
*Masses on Thursday are not celebrated in the church but at the following chapels:
- RAAFA Estate Chapel, Acacia Blvd, Merriwa on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday; and
- Cambrai Village Julian Chapel, Hester Ave, Merriwa on the 2nd and 4th
**Cup of coffee and cake available immediately after Tuesday Mass – all are welcome.
Friends of Irene McCormack
The Friends of Irene McCormack is affiliated with Catholic School Parents Western Australia (CSPWA) and exist to foster strong partnerships and involvement of parents and carers in the College to build a vibrant and connected school community for the benefit of students.
More information about the Catholic School Parents Western Australia (CSPWA) can be found by clicking HERE.
The Friends of Irene McCormack operate under the Parents and Friends Group Terms of Reference determined by the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia. A copy of the Terms of Reference can be found here.
Within the framework the Parents and Friends Group Terms of Reference, the Friends of Irene McCormack is able to take advantage of the wide range of experience, talent, goodwill and energy in the College community to develop a greater awareness of the College ethos and operation; raise additional funds to augment College programs; build a spirit of community; and provide support for College activities.
The Friends of Irene McCormack is distinct from the College Advisory Council, which supports the College Principal in the financial management and capital development planning of the College.
In exercising its function, the Friends of Irene McCormack members respect the responsibility that belongs to the Principal and staff of the College to make decisions on matters pertaining to curriculum, discipline and the teaching and learning programme. The Friends of Irene McCormack is not a forum or vehicle to raise issues pertaining to the operation of the College or for discussing issues relating to students, staff or the teaching and learning process.
The Friends of Irene McCormack is established to support the Principal to fulfil their responsibilities in leading the Catholic Identity, Education, Community and Stewardship functions of the Catholic school in pursuit of CEWA’s vision to be Christ-centred and child-focused.
The Friends of Irene McCormack carry out the following functions in the context of the school community:
- collaborate with the Principal to plan, organise and promote social, sporting, cultural, educational and faith formation activities for the interaction of parents, school staff, parish and students and in doing so provide opportunities for community engagement, where relevant;
- support the Principal in the facilitation of fundraising events for the benefit of the students; these funds provide opportunities for students and complement the school budget;
- encourage parental participation in school programs, particularly those related to parent engagement in learning;
- act as a forum for ideas and discussion on any relevant issue that will benefit the students;
- act as a channel to CSPWA to seek advice or express opinion;
- liaise with CSPWA and/or parish and other parties to organise guest speakers for the Friends of Irene McCormack members on current and suggested educational programs, faith development and other matters of interest;
- be positive advocates for the school in the local community;
Parents and carers new to the College and existing members of our College community who would like to be involved in the Friends of Irene McCormack are invited to join the committee or simply attend our regular meetings, which are usually held twice per term.
If you would simply like to assist with any of our events or activities, please contact the College reception.
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