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WELCOME TO CATHOLIC SCHOOL PARENTS VICTORIA

Do you enjoy getting involved in your school community? Do you have a burning desire to make a difference for students and their families in Catholic education?

Catholic School Parents Victoria is a parent representative and advocacy council governed by a team of volunteer parent member delegates from each of the four Catholic Diocese in Victoria:

CSPV has a critical role to play in the Victorian Catholic education landscape, representing parents of children in Victorian Catholic schools and maintaining close relationships with key stakeholders including the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria LTD (CECV) and the four Victorian Catholic Education Offices.

CSPV VISION

Parents’ of children throughout Victorian Catholic education, engaged as valued partners in supporting child

CSPV MISSION

Empower parent perspective and leadership in Catholic education through partnerships, communication and advocacy.

GUIDING BELIEFS

CSPV believe in and are committed to the Gospel values of respect, honesty, justice, compassion, mercy, hospitality and community. These underpin our operations, advocacy, relationships and communication strategies. 

CSPV believe: Parents are the first and primary educators of their children When schools and families work together in partnership guided by the Catholic ethos, children thrive, schools improve and communities flourish. 

Every parent has the right to choose a quality Catholic education for their child regardless of their background and to not be disadvantaged by that choice 

Every parent has the right to be informed about and inform policy decisions that relate to the education of their children.

CSPV advocate on behalf of parents of children in Victorian Catholic schools, issues in education in the areas of Parent Engagement in Child Safety, Wellbeing, Curriculum and Catholic Community.  

For further information, please download our CSPV introduction booklet to learn more about CSPV.

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OUR TEAM

Matthew Williams

Chair

Rachel Saliba

Executive Officer

Chris Lennon

CECV Representative

Yvette Mohan

CSPV Parent Member Delegate for Melbourne

Parent Representatives

Matthew Williams

Chair

Rachel Saliba

Executive Officer

Chris Lennon

CECV Representative

Yvette Mohan

CSPV Parent Member Delegate for Melbourne

Member Delegates

Matthew Williams

Chair

Rachel Saliba

Executive Officer

Chris Lennon

CECV Representative

Yvette Mohan

CSPV Parent Member Delegate for Melbourne

Matt Shanahan

CSPV Parent Member Delegate for Sandhurst

Bernard Lewis

CSPV Parent Member Delegate for Melbourne

Drew Parkinson

CSPV Parent Member Delegate for Melbourne

Michael Bourne

Co-opted Member Representing Primary School Principals