Hello, my name is Danny Casey and I was recently appointed by Bishop Anthony as the Director of Schools in the Diocese of Broken Bay. We understand how difficult these few months have been for parents and I would also like to thank you, our parents, for your understanding, your encouragement and your support.
I would also like to thank my colleagues who work in our schools, those who work in the Catholic Schools Office and all our parents who entrust their children to our care. Our schools work in partnership with our parents and I know we have all worked hard to deliver learning at home, recognising all the challenges that entails. I am grateful to all of my staff for their hard work, for their professional skill and for their commitment to our students.
Moving forward, as our children return to full-time face to face learning, we would like to work in partnership with the local school community, Parish Priests, Principals and parents to determine an approach to educating your children that best meets the needs of each community.
We recognise the financial challenges that many of our families might be facing. We have outlined specific assistance by way of fee relief for those directly impacted and are so eager to help those who need our support at this time this is who we are, this is what we do – we remain firm in our commitment that no family will be denied catholic education due to financial difficulties.
In line with government health advice, we have established all necessary hygiene regimes and protocols because the safety of our staff and students is our highest priority.
Finally, can I say how deeply committed I am to Catholic Education in our Diocese. I am a graduate of Catholic Education – it was where I was formed; it was where I was challenged to be the best I could be academically, and it was where my faith was nourished.
It is a special privilege to be leading Catholic schools in Broken Bay and I plan to do all I can to build on our proud legacy and unlock the potential I know we have in our school system – our students deserve no less.
Thank you for your support and I do look forward to meeting up with you in the times ahead.
Learn more about the Catholic Schools Office of Broken Bay here