Expressions of Interest to join new Federation School Advisory Council All Catholic parish and diocesan schools in the Melbourne Archdiocese are now under the guidance and governance of Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS). In keeping with the objectives of the MACS Constitution, which states “The good work of educating the young, undertaken in the light of the Gospel, is a co-responsible task led by every member of the Catholic school community”, the School Advisory Council provides a crucial point of connection and support between the wider school community and school leaders.
The Federation of Catholic Regional Colleges are committed to maintaining the collective mission that began over 40 years ago to provide the best Catholic Secondary Education for the families in our local parishes and communities. We are seeking to establish a Federation School Advisory Council that continues to represent all four Colleges. Once the Federation School Advisory Council is established, each of the four Colleges will then, at a later date, look to establish an additional School Advisory Council at the local level. While the School Advisory Council does not have governance responsibility or decision-making authority, it supports the Principals and school leadership teams and provides an important connection to the parish.
Please note that with the growth in the Melton-Bacchus Marsh corridor, MACS and CRC Melton have made the decision that CRC Melton will develop a new campus in the Cobblebank area (construction is about to begin) to create their own Federation. Therefore, effectively from this point forward, CRC Melton is no longer an active part of the CRC Federation and is in the process of selecting a new name and uniform, amongst other things, to take effect from 2022.
A letter to parents/carers inviting expressions of interest to join the Federation School Advisory Council was posted on Schoolbox/emailed on 17 September.
My fellow Principals and I strongly encourage parents/carers to consider undertaking this important service. If you would like to receive an information pack to help your deliberations in putting your hat in the ring, please email FederationSAC@crcnk.vic.edu.au