Diocesan Parent Council

Supporting parents in their child’s learning and well-being. The DPC 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 DPC supports the recognition of the church that parents are “the first and decisive educators” of their children. Working in collaboration with school leaders the DPC 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 DPC supports families by providing information and seminars to assist them to become involved and engaged in their child’s education. The DPC’s interactive website offers a range of resources including information on DPC 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 DPC website, in your school’s newsletter, and on your school website.

The DPC 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 DPC 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.

The DPC hosts an annual leadership evening, providing learning and engagement for parents included in leadership roles.  These evenings invite parent bodies to understand the latest research on parental engagement and develop innovative ideas and practices in their school communities.