Catholic Education Wodonga Council is made up of members from the Wodonga Parish, Principals from our four Catholic schools and parents from each school.

 

Members contribute their expertise and wisdom for the benefit of all in the Catholic school community within Wodonga. 

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Council members exercise a leadership role in Catholic education and give a commitment to recognise the interests and concerns of all members of the community and work for the development of quality Catholic Education in Wodonga.  

Our current council

PRINCIPAL

CATHOLIC COLLEGE
WODONGA

Darren Hovey

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PRINCIPAL

ST FRANCIS OF
ASSISI PRIMARY

Jennyne Wilkinson

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PRINCIPAL

ST AUGUSTINE’S PRIMARY

Joe Quinn

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PRINCIPAL

ST MONICA’S PRIMARY

Jacqui Partington

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CEW PROJECT

OFFICER

Jemma Galvin

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INDEPENDENT

CHAIRPERSON

Shey Iori

 

CANONICAL

ADMINISTRATOR

Fr Junjun Amaya

 

 

CEO SANDHURST

REPRESENTATIVE

Gabby Downie

 

DEPUTY
CHAIRPERSON

Jane Tinkler

— Parent Member

St Francis of Assisi Primary

 

FINANCE

CHAIRPERSON

Kylie Smith

 

PARISH MEMBER

Joe Moran

Estelle Star

— Parent Member

Catholic College Wodonga

 

Ben Fryer

— Parent Member

St Augustine’s Primary

 

Georgia Vujic

— Parent Member

St Monica’s Primary

 

Our aims

Wodonga Catholic Parish and our four Catholic schools work together to—

  • Develop a strong, shared vision for Catholic education in Wodonga
  • Provide for mutual needs and solve mutual problems
  • Provide a unified voice for Catholic education in Wodonga
  • Coordinate the long and medium-term strategic planning for Catholic education in Wodonga, including the provision of new Catholic Schools when timely
  • Extend opportunities for students, parents and school staff across all schools to work together in order to achieve more as a collective than they can alone
  • Be an employer of choice
  • Lobby Catholic and government groups on behalf of Wodonga Catholic schools
  • Support innovation and renewal in Wodonga Catholic schools
  • Provide opportunities for staff to share professional learning and dialogue
  • Build strong parent and parish support for each school.

Membership

Membership is not one of direct representation for individual interests and concerns; rather they form with other Council members a representative group which shares responsibility for the successful functioning of the Council as a whole (all four schools and Parish), so that it may achieve its purpose.

 

 

 

CEWC Parent/Parish members do this through

 

  • Regular attendance and participation in Council and Committee meetings
  • Developing a deeper understanding of the Mission of Catholic Schools and the issues and opportunities available for Catholic Schools in Wodonga
  • Open and honest debate of the issues before the Council
  • Willingness to consult with and reflect the views of the school or parish community
  • Contribution of wisdom and expertise to the Council processes
  • Willingness to question and challenge ideas that emerge within Council discussions
  • Willingness to be a sounding board for the Principal/Priest
  • Willingness to embrace a shared moral purpose
  • Commitment to increasing the profile of the CEW parent/parish member
  • Commitment to increasing communication between Parish and school
  • Commitment to meet with the Principal/Parish Priest once per term
  • Willingness to understand and comply with Catholic and Government accountability requirements.

 

Members are most effective when they have a positive and productive working relationship with their school Principal, staff and other parents, parish, priest and community. In addition, they may be members of other school committees or working groups, parish council and/or the CEW Catholic Identity team.

 

School and parish community members will/may seek out a CEW member to ask questions, request information or ask for topics to be discussed at CEW Council.