Former Standing Committees

Catholic Education Aboriginal Committee

Terms of Reference
  • Advises the CECWA and develops policy recommendations on Catholic Aboriginal Education in Western Australia.
  • Monitors policy development in Aboriginal Education and gives advice as appropriate to the Executive Director of Catholic Education and/or the CECWA.
  • Acts as a point of reference on Aboriginal matters for Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA).
Membership
  • Chair - Member of the CECWA and appointed by the Bishops of Western Australia. The Chair, once appointed, will relinquish their position from the regional CEAC. The Chair is to have a complete State perspective for Catholic Aboriginal Education.
  • Deputy Chair - Team Leader, Aboriginal Education, CEWA
  • Member of Executive
  • Executive Director’s Representative - Chief Learning, Teaching and Innovation Officer, CEWA
  • Chairs of each regional CEAC (four)
  • Deputy Chairs of each regional CEAC (four)

 

Finance Committee

Terms of Reference
 
  • Monitors the CECWA system finances (including all incorporated associations) which may include providing guidance and/or recommendations to the CECWA on financial strategy development, the level of system debt, forward financial planning, budget policies and financial reporting frameworks.
  • Makes recommendations to the CECWA on the CEWA annual budget.
  • Monitors system financial performance against budget on a quarterly basis.
  • Makes recommendations to the CECWA on the system audited financial reports and acquittals (including assessing the auditors’ activities, scope and independence).
  • Develops and recommends to the CECWA policy guidelines on the investment of trust funds and monitors trust funds.
  • Acts as Trustee of the Catholic Schools’ (WA) Long Service Leave Fund.
 
 
 
Membership
  • Chair - Executive Director Catholic Education WA
  • Deputy Chair - Chief Financial Officer, CEWA
  • Chair of the CECWA or nominee
  • One CECWA member nominated by the CECWA
  • Up to three members with special expertise, including one member from a Catholic primary school and the other from a Catholic secondary school

 

Parent Advisory Committee

Terms of Reference
  • Provides a forum for parents in Western Australian Catholic schools to discuss issues which relate to and impact on their children.
  • Develops recommendations on issues that relate to policy matters.
  • Promotes parents as partners in education with the school, Church and community.
  • Maintains liaison with other committees of the CECWA where such liaison is appropriate.
 
 
 
Membership
  • Chair - appointed by the CECWA from the Committee
  • Deputy Chair - CECWA member
  • Member of Executive 
  • Principal Schools Advisor, CEWA
  • Two Western Australian nominees on the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) Parent Committee
  • Broome Diocese - one representative
  • Bunbury Diocese - two representatives
  • Geraldton Diocese - one representatives
  • Perth Archdiocese - four representatives (one of whom must be from the Goldfields region)
  • Aboriginal representative nominated by the CECWA
     
When appointed, diocesan representatives must have children attending a Western Australian Catholic school and be a current School Board or Council member or on the Executive of the parent representative body at the school. Representatives self nominate with the endorsement of the principal.
 

Religious Education and Curriculum Committee

Terms of Reference
  • Advises the CECWA and develop policy recommendations on the religious dimension of Catholic schools.
  • Advises the CECWA and develop policy recommendations on significant developments in education, including State and Federal Government initiatives.
  • Advises the CECWA on educational priorities for Catholic schools.
  • Advises the CECWA and develop policy recommendations on all aspects of curriculum.
  • Advises the CECWA and develop policy recommendations on religious education for all Catholic children, including those not attending Catholic schools.
  • Develops policy recommendations on relevant areas relating to school operational matters other than those with direct resource implications.
 
 
 
Membership
  • Chair - Appointed by the Bishops of Western Australia from the Committee on the recommendation of the CECWA
  • Deputy Chair - CECWA member
  • Member of Executive
  • Executive  Director's Representative - Chief Learning, Teaching and Innovation Officer, CEWA
  • Primary Principals (two) - one nominated by the Catholic Primary Principals’ Association,one self-nominated
  • Secondary Principals (two)- one nominated by the Catholic Secondary Principals’ Association, one self-nominated
  • Team Leader, Religious Education and Faith Formation, CEWA
  • Team Leader, Learning and Teaching, CEWA
  • Priest nominated by the CECWA with the approval of the Bishop of the diocese
  • Catechist
  • Parent/Community member nominated by the Parents and Friends’ Federation of WA
  • Up to two members of the community nominated by the CECWA, one of whom is to be a representative from a tertiary institution and, where possible, the other a parent of a Catholic child not attending a Catholic school.
 

School Personnel

Terms of Reference
  • Develops policy and procedure recommendations for the CECWA on all issues relating to the
  • employment of personnel within Catholic schools.
  • Develops policy and procedure recommendations for the CECWA on all industrial and community relations matters.
  • Advises the CECWA on the professional development needs of leaders and potential leaders in Catholic Education in Western Australia.
  • Develops policy and procedure recommendations for the appointment and review of principals in Catholic schools.
  • Develops policy and procedure recommendations for the appointment of all staff in Catholic schools.
 
 
 
 
Membership
  • Chair - Appointed by the CECWA from the Committee
  • Deputy Chair - CECWA member
  • Member of Executive
  • Primary Principals (two) - one nominated by the Catholic Primary Principals’ Association, one self-nominated
  • Secondary Principals (two) - one nominated by the Catholic Secondary Principals’ Association, one self-nominated
  • Team Leader, Leadership, Employment and Community Relations, CEWA
  • Parent/Community member nominated by the Parents & Friends' Federation of WA
  • Catholic Religious Western Australia nominee
  • Three other members nominated by the CECWA
  • Aboriginal representative nominated by the CECWA
  • Priest nominated by the CECWA with the approval of the Bishop of the diocese
  • Legal Counsel
 

School Resources

Terms of Reference

  • Advises the CECWA and develop policy recommendations on:
    • Provision for new schools, including:
      • Identification of need
      • Identification and acquisition of sites
    • Provision for existing schools, including:
      • Enrolment extensions
      • Amalgamation of two or more schools
      • Relocation of schools
      • Expansion or reduction of building facilities
      • Closures
     
  • Reports and makes recommendations regarding the financial viability of all group funded Catholic schools.
  • Advises the CECWA and develop policy recommendations for the:
    • Allocation of recurrent funding to group funded Catholic schools
    • Distribution of capital funding to Catholic schools
    • Management of the Co-responsibility Building Fund
    • Resource usage in schools

 
 
 
Membership
  • Chair - appointed by the CECWA from the Committee
  • Deputy Chair - CECWA member
  • Member of Executive - Chief Financial Officer, CEWA
  • Primary Principals (two) - one nominated by the Catholic Primary Principals’ Association, one self-nominated
  • Secondary Principals (two) - one nominated by the Catholic Secondary Principals’ Association, one self-nominated
  • Team Leader, Resources, CEWA
  • Parent/Community member nominated by the Parents & Friends’ Federation of WA
  • Archdiocesan Financial Administrator (ex-officio)
  • Three other members nominated by the CECWA
     
 
 
 

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