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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.


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


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


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.



Matthew Williams


Rachel Saliba

Executive Officer

Chris Lennon

CECV Representative

Michael Bourne

Co-opted Member Representing Primary School Principals

Member Delegates

Matt Shanahan

CSPV Parent Member Delegate for Sandhurst

Yvette Mohan

CSPV Parent Member Delegate for Melbourne

Bernard Lewis

CSPV Parent Member Delegate for Melbourne

Drew Parkinson

CSPV Parent Member Delegate for Melbourne

School Representatives

Please find below schools who have nominated a parents representatives for their school. If you school is not listed here, please click on the link below to learn how to nominate a parent representative for your school.

St Thomas the Apostle School, Blackburn

St Simon’s School, Rowville

Christian Brothers’ College, SEC, St Kilda East

Avila College, Mount Waverley

Aquinas College, Ringwood

St Anne’s Secondary College, Kialla

St Mary’s School, Williamstown

St Patrick’s School, Nhill

St Mary’s School, Dandenong

Star of the Sea College, Brighton

St Patrick’s Primary School, Kilmore

Our Lady Help of Christians School

St Bridget’s Catholic Primary School

Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary School

Padua College, SEC, Mornington

St Mary’s School, Whittlesea

St Mary’s School, Rushworth

Mazenod College Victoria

St Thomas More’s School, Mount Eliza

St Paul’s Kealba Catholic School, Kealba

Sacred Heart School, PR, Oakleigh

Sacred Heart Newport

Marymede Catholic College

St Mary’s School, Inglewood

St Patrick’s School, Gordon

St Mary Magdalen’s School, Chadstone

St Thomas More’s School, Hadfield

St Ignatius College Geelong, Drysdale

Genazzano FCJ College, SEC, Kew