About the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Parent Sub-Committee

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Parent Sub-Committee meets to discuss issues of importance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and carers with children in Catholic schools. The committee helps to build home, school and community partnerships by providing valuable information and developing resources. 

The Committee

  • Supports the development of strong partnerships with families, schools, parent associations, education offices and local communities.
  • Seeks to give an additional voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and carers in state and national level decision-making affecting Catholic schools.
  • Supports the development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parent and carer leaders.
  • Develops resources for families and schools to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait children
  • Continues to promote Reconciliation

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Parent Sub-Committee was established in 2004. The committee is comprised of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parent/carer representatives from each of the eleven dioceses across NSW/ACT. The chair of this committee is a voting member of the Council of Catholic School Parents.

This short video explains the work of committee.

2022 Committee

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Kirilee Newcombe Hubber

 Diocese of Bathurst

Jason Allan

Diocese of Armidale

Karen Tighe

Diocese of Armidale 

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Selina Walker

Darlene Murdoch

Diocese of Bathurst

Michelle Moylan

Diocese of Broken Bay

Selina Walker Co-chair

Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn

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Katrina Cambridge

Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn

Leonard Moran

Diocese of Lismore

Doreen Flanders

Diocese of Lismore

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Vacant

Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

Craig Duncan

Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

Cassandra Ebsworth

Diocese of Parramatta

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Ted Langford

Diocese of Parramatta

Vacant

Archdiocese of Sydney

Luke Wighton

Diocese of Wagga Wagga

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Mary Atkinson Co-chair

Diocese of Wagga Wagga

Luke Phillips

Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes

Merindah Wilson

Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes

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Cherrylle Nau

Diocese of Wollongong

Karan Taylor

Diocese of Wollongong

Vacant

Congregational Schools

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Sharon Cooke

Senior Manager

CSNSW