What is the purpose of this consultation?
What is a P-12 school network?
A school network is a cluster of schools that collaborate to provide a clear educational pathway from early learning (preschool) to Year 12, with an overarching pastoral plan for the region.
A network aims to bring together parishes, students, family, friends, the early childhood sector and industry to deliver opportunities for world-class education outcomes within the context of a Catholic faith community. A network will provide opportunities to support collaboration within and across schools and to improve education pathways that better support personalisation for each learner.
Which schools and parishes are included in this consultation?
Will there be changes to schools as a result of this project?
Why should I participate?
What will the consultation process be and how can I get involved?
Will the consultation consider views on coeducation for secondary schools?
Will school fees be considered?
Sydney Catholic Schools establishes school fees and costs, which are reviewed regularly. We are interested to explore what effect school fees may have on families accessing Catholic education. This is one part of the broader conversation about future educational models and how families make choices about schools.
When will we know the outcomes?
Consultation activities will occur during Terms 3. Followign this, Sydney Catholic Schools will consider the outcomes of consultation. A summary of what we heard will be provided by the end of the year to school and parish communities.
What effect will this consultation have on the local parish?
Our parish priests will be consulted as an important part of this engagement and their input will be sought. We will also have a program of consultation with parishioners and we would like to encourage you to fill in the online survey and take part in any workshops. The consultation will have no operational effects on the parish.
I am a teacher/staff member at one of the schools being consulted. What effect will this consultation have for me?