About the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (CECWA)

The CECWA is appointed by the Bishops of Western Australia and has up to 17 members. Commission membership is representative of all groups involved in Catholic education and members serve a three-year term, with eligibility for re-appointment for a second term.

Commission responsibilities:

To foster the continuous development and improvement of Catholic schools and act on behalf of the Catholic community for the benefit of all Catholic school-aged children.

To generate social policy statements and also assist individual Bishops with schools in their own diocese.

To continue to recognise and make provision for religious institutes that operate Catholic schools in Western Australia, with respect to their particular charisms.

Sub-Committees

CECWA has five sub-committees to advise and assist across the many diverse and important aspects of Catholic education. Each sub-committee is tasked with overseeing, monitoring and providing strategic system and policy direction across its focus areas.

The Standing Orders for Sub-Committees of the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia contain information relevant for all sub-committees.

Information regarding the former Standing Committee structure is below:

Aboriginal Community

Chair: Dr Graeme Gower

Brings an Aboriginal perspective to the work of Catholic Education in Western Australia, providing access to quality education for Aboriginal children, and promoting Aboriginal participation, inclusivity and mutual understanding in the wider community.

Audit and Risk

Chair: Mr Wojciech Grzech

Oversees and mitigates risk and ensures the compliance and sustainability of the Catholic education system in Western Australia.

Catholic Education Community

Chair: Ms Mary Woodford

Oversees the sustainability of the Catholic education system by monitoring and evaluating the key factors that define it, especially the development of its people and faith communities. Ensures the system’s ability to sustain and deliver a strong Catholic identity whilst achieving goals of sustainability, accessibility, affordability and diversity.

Curriculum

Chair: Professor Joan Squelch

Ensures a Catholic vision of the human person underpins processes and priorities within CEWA and that our flourishing system educates the whole person ensuring that the integration of faith, life and culture underpins what is taught.

Finance

Chair: Professor Glennda Scully

Ensures the financial sustainability of the Catholic education system in Western Australia. It monitors the system’s finances and provides guidance on areas including strategy development and sustainability, debt policies and processes, reporting and budgets.

The CECWA is appointed by the Bishops of Western Australia and has up to 17 members. Commission membership is representative of all groups involved in Catholic education and members serve a three-year term, with eligibility for re-appointment for a second term.

Commission responsibilities:

To foster the continuous development and improvement of Catholic schools and act on behalf of the Catholic community for the benefit of all Catholic school-aged children.

To generate social policy statements and also assist individual Bishops with schools in their own diocese.

To continue to recognise and make provision for religious institutes that operate Catholic schools in Western Australia, with respect to their particular charisms.

Sub-Committees

CECWA has five sub-committees to advise and assist across the many diverse and important aspects of Catholic education. Each sub-committee is tasked with overseeing, monitoring and providing strategic system and policy direction across its focus areas.

The Standing Orders for Sub-Committees of the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia contain information relevant for all sub-committees.

Information regarding the former Standing Committee structure is below:

Aboriginal Community

Chair: Dr Graeme Gower

Brings an Aboriginal perspective to the work of Catholic Education in Western Australia, providing access to quality education for Aboriginal children, and promoting Aboriginal participation, inclusivity and mutual understanding in the wider community.

Audit and Risk

Chair: Mr Wojciech Grzech

Oversees and mitigates risk and ensures the compliance and sustainability of the Catholic education system in Western Australia.

Catholic Education Community

Chair: Ms Mary Woodford

Oversees the sustainability of the Catholic education system by monitoring and evaluating the key factors that define it, especially the development of its people and faith communities. Ensures the system’s ability to sustain and deliver a strong Catholic identity whilst achieving goals of sustainability, accessibility, affordability and diversity.

Curriculum

Chair: Professor Joan Squelch

Ensures a Catholic vision of the human person underpins processes and priorities within CEWA and that our flourishing system educates the whole person ensuring that the integration of faith, life and culture underpins what is taught.

Finance

Chair: Professor Glennda Scully

Ensures the financial sustainability of the Catholic education system in Western Australia. It monitors the system’s finances and provides guidance on areas including strategy development and sustainability, debt policies and processes, reporting and budgets.