‘The primary right of parents to educate their children must be upheld in all forms of collaboration between parents, teachers and school authorities, and particularly in forms of participation designed to give citizens a voice in the functioning of schools and in the formulation and implementation of educational policies.’ Pontifical Council on the Family, CHARTER OF THE RIGHTS OF THE FAMILY
The Governance structure of a school, in accordance with the authority entrusted to it by the Archbishop, is to assist the school to fulfil its mission in accordance with the Code of Canon Law, Archdiocesan directives and guidelines and policies of the Catholic Education Commission and the Catholic Education Office.
School Boards and School Community Councils provide the opportunity for members of the school, Parish and Archdiocesan communities to support the mission of Catholic education in the school. Working with the Principal, Parish Priest and staff, the members of the Council or the Board and its committees provide leadership to the wider school community.
The Merici College School Board performs a dual role: Governance of the College, as well as the Parents & Friends Association of Merici.
Please do not hesitate to contact our Board Chair, Christina Ween on email [email protected] if you have any matters you would like discussed.
The P&F Committee was established in September 2020 as a sub-committee of the College Board. The purpose of the P&F Committee is to build community; to engage and connect parents, carers and friends of the College; and to support the College’s vision, mission and purpose. The Committee members reaffirmed their commitment to fulfilling the purpose and values of the College and look forward to working together with our community, providing opportunities for formal and informal interaction. Please click here to find the P&F Committee Charter. We congratulate the following Committee members on their appointments:
Cameron Begley - Chair and Parent Representative
College Board Representative - Louise Georgiadis
Penny O’Connell - Parent Representative
Katherine Walsh-Smith - Parent Representative
Emma Davidson - Parent Representative
Tony Lenton - Parent Representative
Rachael Harris - Parent Representative
Anna Masters - College Executive Representative
Ros Parisi - School Liaison Officer
If you would like to contact the P&F Committee, please send an email to p&[email protected].