Broken Bay Catholic School Parents
Formerly the Diocesan Parent Council (DPC)
Parents engaging in their children's faith, learning & wellbeing
Mission & Aims of Broken Bay CSP
Broken Bay Catholic School Parents exists to provide leadership, advocacy and support to all parents with children in Catholic Schools across the Broken Bay diocese encompassing the 3 distinctly unique clusters of Central Coast, North Shore and Northern Beaches.
Broken Bay Catholic School Parent aims to:
History & Name Change:
The Diocesan Parent Council (DPC) was formed in recognition of the need to formalise connections between parent groups and the Catholic Schools Office (CSO) and build the capacity of parents within their school communities in particular to undertake leadership roles, most notably through positions on P&F / Parent teams.
After consultation and discussions, with both our parent community and CSO, it was decided that changing our name in late 2016 from Diocesan Parent Council (DPC) to Broken Bay Catholic School Parents (CSP) would assist strengthen our profile and identity in the Diocese.
How is the CSP funded?
An annual levy of $6 per family, is collected each year through school fees from all systemic schools within the diocese of Broken Bay.
It gives the CSP an operating budget of approx $75,000, to support the work of the CSP. including paying the Diocesan Coordinator (2 days/week) & 3 Cluster Coordinators employed casually.
The Executive Officer is an employee of the Catholic Schools Office.
For past DPC / CSP Events CLICK HERE
Support from the CSO
Links with Broken Bay CSO
The Broken Bay CSP has a desk at the Catholic Schools Office (CSO), Pennant Hills within Educational Services and is grateful for the support of the CSO through the use of office facilities eg photocopying, meeting rooms etc
Links to the CCSP NSW/ACT
Necola Chisholm (pictured left) has been elected by the Broken Bay CSP Management Team to the position of Chairperson. Necola is a parent at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, West Pymble, with two daughters in Year 4 and Year 2. Necola was OLPS’s CSP Parent Rep for three years and has a keen interest in Parent Engagement.
"Moving onto the Broken Bay CSP Management Team gives the opportunity for more involvement with Parent Engagement and what needs to be done to support parents in our Diocese." Necola said. As well as the role Chair, Necola is also representing the Broken Bay diocese on the Council of Catholic School Parents (CCSP NSW/ACT)
Deputy Chair - Mark Sing: Mark is a parent at St Mary's Catholic Primary Manly and will support Necola and the Management Team in his role as Deputy Chair.
Treasurer - Alexia Silver: Alexia is a parent at Corpus Christi Catholic Primary, St Ives. As well as assisting with the finances of the CSP, Alexia is Alternate Parent Rep on the Council of Catholic School Parents (CCSP NSW/ACT)