Role within the Diocese
The Commission will, after appropriate consultation with local
authorities and parishes, make recommendations to the diocesan Bishop
Ensure quality in Catholic school leadership, and to this end:
Propose suitable candidates to be appointed by the Bishop as principals of diocesan schools
Undertake the appropriate performance review of principals
When requested, support religious institutes in appointing and re-appointing principals in schools within their jurisdiction
Ensure appropriate accreditation for School Leadership Teams,
officially appointed Religious Education Coordinators and Religious
Education Teachers and all other Catholic school staff.
Assist other diocesan agencies with their educational activities and
cooperate with them as appropriate. Obtain the diocesan Bishop’s
approval when appointing Regional Officers of Catholic Education WA.
The Commission will ensure that school curricula are consistent
with the requirements of state education authorities as well as the
curriculum guidelines adopted by the Bishop and in particular to:
Assist schools in implementing curricula that are effective and advance the goals, principles and values of Catholic Education
Train and assist teachers and others responsible for implementing such curricula.
The Commission will ensure that schools implement the diocesan Bishop’s Religious Education programmes and:
Provide appropriate professional development and resources for Religious Education teachers and coordinators
Develop procedures by which the Bishop approves religious education teachers in diocesan schools
Review and evaluate school religious education programmes
Promote close liaison between school Religious Education staff, parents and Parish Priests
Ensure that schools report adequately to parents on their Religious Education programmes for students
Foster cooperation between Catholic school Religious Education
programmes and those conducted in parishes, and also, where appropriate,
with those of diocesan youth organisations
Assist the Diocesan Director of Religious Education to review
periodically the diocesan religious education programmes and to develop
or modify them at the Bishop’s direction.