For Parents

Diocesan Parent Council

The Diocesan Parent Council (DPC) represents all parents of children attending Catholic Schools in the three clusters of the Diocese of Broken Bay.

The Broken Bay Diocesan Parent Council aims to strengthen and help develop a respectful and trusting partnership between home, school and parish. Recognising parents as their child’s primary educator we endeavour to provide support networks for engaging parents and to be an advocate for parent’s perspectives in the Broken Bay Diocese.

Catholic schools are pastoral instruments of the Church and the DPC evolves from the experiences of parents who value Catholic schools and see their own engagement in schools as an engagement in church. Children are the focus of parents’ interest and the reason they are involved. Parents have a responsibility to educate their children and are entitled to be involved in the process in a meaningful way. Church documents emphasise the importance of parents’ responsibility and recognise that many parents require assistance and encouragement.

St. Philip Neri Primary School is located in the North Shore Cluster of the Diocese of Broken Bay.  The North Shore Cluster’s boundaries encompass the suburbs extending to Berowra, Northbridge and Carlingford. St. Philip Neri Primary School has a DPC representative who is a member of the school’s P&F and attends the DPC Cluster meetings once a term and then reports back at the school’s General P & F meetings.

The DPC aims to support the participation of all parents in our Catholic school communities and strengthen the partnership between Parents, School and Parish.

Diocesan Parent Council activities include:

  • Free Parent Seminars
  • Support and resources for P&F teams
  • Broken Bay Parent News “newsletter”

To visit the DPC website:  www.brokenbayparentcouncil.com

Catholic schools are pastoral instruments of the Church and the DPC evolves from the experiences of parents who value Catholic schools and see their own engagement in schools as an engagement in church.

Children are the focus of parents’ interest and the reason they are involved. Parents have a responsibility to educate their children and are entitled to be involved in the process in a meaningful way. Church documents emphasise the importance of parents’ responsibility and recognise that many parents require assistance and encouragement.

A key purpose of the DPC is to provide a diocesan level forum where strong and informed parent leadership will develop to assist parents in their responsibility as educators and to help parents recognise their role as partners in Catholic education. The development of a communication network which will facilitate and encourage the flow of information between schools, parents, parish and the DPC is an important responsibility of the DPC.

St Philip Neri School Northbridge

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