Catholic Education Commission of WA

CECWA is appointed by the Bishops of Western Australia and is responsible to them under a Mandate which states that CECWA will

  • Foster the continuous development and improvement of Catholic schools and act on behalf of the Catholic community for the benefit of all Catholic school-aged children.

  • Generate official statement policies and also assist individual Bishops with schools in their own diocese.

  • Continue to recognise and make provision for religious institutes that operate Catholic schools in Western Australia and will respect their particular charisms.

Under the Terms of Reference, CECWA fills two Fundamental Roles

  • The development and evaluation of Catholic school policy where the Bishops elect to adopt a joint policy in relation to Catholic Education.

  • Action for each diocesan Bishop in specified matters concerning the education of Catholic children in his diocese.

These responsibilities are exercised through Catholic Education Western Australia in Perth and its regional offices in Broome, Bunbury and Geraldton.

The terms of reference of the Commission specify that in complying with these broad directives the Commission will witness to and proclaim its commitment to Jesus Christ and to the truths and values of God's Kingdom; operate in accord with the principle of subsidiarity; and keep itself informed of major church and government statements on education, integrating these into its own activities.

In its wider term of reference of responsibility for Catholic Education throughout Western Australia, the commission continues with a long-standing endeavour to ensure Catholic Education is available to all children of Catholic parents who seek such an education for their children.

Commission Membership

CECWA has up to 16 members, all of who are appointed by the Bishops of Western Australia. CECWA members are drawn from all groups involved in Catholic Education and serve for a three year term and are eligible for re-appointment for a second term.

The spokesperson for CECWA is the Executive Director of Catholic Education in Western Australia, Dr Tim McDonald.
 
 
 

Current CECWA Members

  • Bishop Gerard Holohan, Chair, CECWA
  • Dr Tim McDonald, Deputy Chair, CECWA
  • Ms Debra Sayce, Director Religious Education
  • Bishop Don Sproxton, Nominee: The Bishops of Western Australia
  • Sr Marion Beard, Nominee: The Catholic Religious of Western Australia (CRWA)
  • Br Kevin Paull, Nominee: The Catholic Religious of Western Australia (CRWA)
  • Mr Wayne Bull, Nominee: Catholic Secondary Principals’ Association
  • Mr Tim Emery, Nominee: Catholic Primary Principals’ Association
  • Mrs Shelley Hill, Nominee: Parents & Friends’ Federation of WA
  • Professor Glennda Scully, Nominee: CECWA
  • Mrs Sonia Faccin Nolan, Nominee: CECWA
  • Dr Chris Hackett, Nominee: CECWA
  • Mr Paul Rafferty, Nominee: Parent/School Board
  • Associate Professor Clive Walley, Chair of CEAC


2016 Catholic Education Commission of WA - Report
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Report of the 484 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 5 December 2016
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Report of the 483 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 4 December 2015
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Report of the 481 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 2 October 2015
Report of the 480 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 4 September 2015
Report of the 479 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 7 August 2015
Report of the 478 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 5 June 2015
Report of the 477 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Thursday 30 April 2015
Report of the 476 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 3 April 2015
Report of the 475 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 6 March 2015
Report of the 474 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 6 February 2015
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Report of the 473 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 5 December 2014
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Report of the 470 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 5 September 2014
Report of the 469 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 1 August 2014
Report of the 468 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 6 June 2014
Report of the 467 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 2 May 2014
Report of the 466 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 4 April 2014
Report of the 465 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 7 March 2014
Report of the 464 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 7 February 2014
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Report of the 463 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 6 December 2013
Report of the 462 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 1 November 2013
Report of the 461 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 4 October 2013
Report of the 460 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 6 September 2013
Report of the 459 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 7 June 2013
Report of the 458 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 3 May 2013
Report of the 457 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 5 April 2013
Report of the 456 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 1 March 2013
Report of the 455 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 1 February 2013
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Report of the 454 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 7 December 2012
Report of the 453 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 2 November 2012
Report of the 452 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 5 October 2012
Report of the 451 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 6 September 2012
Report of the 450 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 3 August  2012
Report of the 449 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 1 June 2012
Report of the 448 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 4 May 2012
Report of the 447 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Wednesday 28 March 2012
Report of the 446 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 2 March 2012
Report of the 445 Meeting of the Catholic Education Commission of WA, Friday 3 February 201