As a father of three children who have attended both primary and secondary Catholic schools I have had the opportunity to become very familiar with the community life within schools whether it has been volunteering at sports days, preparing for open days, gardening, working bees etc.

These experiences have always been very enjoyable. Working with and enjoying the company of other parents involved has especially been a great plus.

Several years ago I joined the Parents & Friends Committee at my youngest daughter's Secondary College, St Ignatius College, Drysdale. This in turn lead to becoming the Parents & Friends Committee representative on the school board.

This experience has provided me with a deep insight into how Catholic schools are managed and the hard work that principals, administrators and teaching staff put into their vocation. This experience has now led me to join Catholic School Parents Victoria.

I look forward to contributing and supporting this organisation in the achievement of its important goals.