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Newman Parent Consultative Committee

Newman Parent Consultative Committee (NPCC)

The Newman Parent Consultative Committee represents families from Pre Kindergarten to Year 12, playing an important role in engaging the College community.



Following extensive consultation with various parent groups in 2015/2016, the College now has a Newman Parent Consultative Committee (NPCC) and an additional group called Newman Parents.

 Leadership Structure

Newman Parent Consultative Committee

Newman Parent Consultative Committee (NPCC) will consult every year when the College formulates the Annual School Improvement Plan. Their opinion is also sought when the College is in the process of developing the Strategic Improvement Plan. Through regular NPCC meetings convened by the Principal, and attended by various members of the College Executive, the NPCC, as a representative group, has a voice and forum to discuss issues. These views are considered by the Executive, and serve as another means to help advance the best interests of those within the College Community. Whilst policy is determined and set at Executive and Council levels, the NPCC would be a critically important group in providing input.

The NPCC is primarily accountable to the broader parent community as their nominated representatives. The President, Vice President and Secretary have accountabilities to both the broader parent community and the NPCC. The NPCC works in partnership with the College Executive in the coordination and support of major events and initiatives. The levy collected for the 2016 will be determined by the College in consultation with the NPCC.


Newman Parents

Newman Parents is a forum for partnership, communication and information between the school and home at adult only events. This forum recognises that parents are not merely observers of the educative process in which their children are engaged but are active participants in collaboration with the College. The content of the evenings involves communication of key College initiatives and topics that are relevant to the learning and development of students at the College. The Newman Parent Consultative Committee will collaborate with the College to determine what areas of engagement can be addressed in this forum. 

In time, the College will host special guest speakers from outside the school. These guest speakers will be professionals who will share their expertise on a range of educational topics with our parent community. On occasions, these evenings will have an opportunity for a Q & A style forum where participation from the audience will be facilitated. The plan into the future is for these evenings to be held once per term.

Terms of Reference

1.0  Mission and Vision

Newman Parents Consultative Committee:

1.1 Supports the College community in articulating and developing the mission and vision of the College based on Gospel values, Catholic ethos and the Marist charism 

1.2 Seeks ongoing opportunities to assist the College community to understand and strengthen the mission of the College and the wider Church

1.3 Celebrates and affirms the school community and its identity as a unique community within the broader faith community


2.0  Planning

Newman Parents Consultative Committee:

2.1  Supports the Principal in setting objectives within is mission and vision

2.2  Provides input to the  Principal and College Executive in developing the School Improvement Plan (AIP)

2.3  Provide support to the Executive in identifying issues to be presented through the forum Newman Parents  (see below)


3.0  Support of the School’s Educational Leadership

Newman Parents Consultative Committee:

3.1  Assists in the positioning of Newman College in the wider community as a Pre-Kindergarten-Year 12 school

3.2  Acts as a consultative forum for the Principal on issues such as particular projects, maintenance, communication, spirituality, parent education and to provide timely, appropriate advice as requested and to make recommendations to the Principal 

3.3  Assists in harnessing the expertise, talents and resources of members of the College community and wider local community for the benefit of the College’s development


Committee Members

  • Caterina Celisano
  • Neil Gulvin
  • Peter Ryan

For all enquiries and for further information please contact 


Meetings and Minutes

The following meetings are scheduled to take place in 2018:
  • Monday 21 May Newman Parents Consultative Committee Meeting, 7.00pm, Studio 1, Marist Auditorium
  • Monday 18 June Newman Parents Forum, 7.00pm, Studio 1, Marist Auditorium
  • Monday 30 July Newman Parents Consultative Committee Meeting, 7.00pm, Studio 1, Marist Auditorium
  • Monday 3 September Newman Parents Forum, 7.00pm, Studio 1, Marist Auditorium
  • Monday 22 October Newman Parents Consultative Committee Meeting, 7.00pm, Studio 1, Marist Auditorium
  • Monday 19 November Newman Parents Social Night, 6.30pm, Marist Auditorium Foyer
Please contact for further information