Our Parents

In partnership with the family, parish and community, our schools nurture a relationship with God in Christ Jesus, celebrate and share the Catholic faith, and educate to enable all to make a positive contribution to the world.   Diocesan Mission Statement  

The primacy of parents as the first educators of their children is reflected in the Catholic Education Office Strategic Improvement Plan 2016-2018, noting items:

1. Building and promoting a culturally inclusive Christ centred leadership capacity within staff, students and parents.

5.  Effective policies, structures and resources supporting the engagement of families

Strategies arising from our Strategic Plan will be informed and inspired by the research and practice of contemporary parent educators and leaders who affirm the importance of the following key elements:

  • Parent Connectedness (the capacity of families to support their child’s learning and their own)
  • Community Links (engaging in mutually beneficial activities to include all as partners in raising local children and youth)
  • Personalised Curriculum (connecting students to their learning)
  • Community-based Enhanced Learning (engaging the disengaged) (Otero et al, 2011, Hawker Brownlow)


The Council of Catholic School Parents [CCSP] is the peak representative body for parents with children in Catholic schools in NSW. Mrs Alison Cant (Dubbo) is the current representative for the Bathurst diocese.

You may like to visit the Council of Catholic School Parents website for further information. 

You may also like to view
National Family School Partnerships Framework
Strengthening Family and Community Engagement in Student Learning Resource