Supporting parents in their child’s learning and wellbeing. The Catholic School Parent Representatives (CSP) develops and encourages parent engagement by supporting the participation of Broken Bay Diocesan families in partnerships with their school and parish communities.
As the official parent body recognised by the Bishop and the Catholic Schools Office (CSO), the CSP supports the recognition of the church that parents are “the first and decisive educators” of their children. Working in collaboration with school leaders the CSP actively encourages parents to become engaged in their children’s education.
Representing all parents of children attending Catholic Schools in the Broken Bay Diocese, the CSP supports families by providing information and seminars to assist them to become involved and engaged in their child’s education. The CSP’s interactive website offers a range of resources including information on CSP seminars, links to useful websites and online parent education learning modules. The website keeps parents informed on educational issues, research, activities and events in the Broken Bay Diocese.
Through the provision of a diverse range of seminars held at our schools, parents are provided with up to date information on parenting issues such as anxiety, resilience, literacy, numeracy and children’s social and emotional development. Information about seminars can be found on the CSP website, in your school’s newsletter and on your school website.
The CSP supports Parents & Friends Associations in their leadership roles as vehicles for meaningful parent engagement. Each P&F team in the Diocese has a parent representative on the CSP encouraging consultation and dialogue with a broad range of parents. Parents are encouraged to be involved in their school communities by attending and participating in activities and events organised by their school’s P&F team.