Meetings and Submissions
An important aspect of the Federation’s work is to advocate on behalf of parents whose children attend Catholic schools across the State of Western Australia. We do this with the interests of parents and their children at the forefront of our deliberations.
Issues that we address include –
- the continuation of fair and equitable funding for students in our schools from both state and federal governments.
- fair and equitable funding and resources for students with disabilities in our schools
- promoting of the importance of parental engagement in children’s learning, at home and school, which has been proven to have a significant bearing on learning outcomes and children’s wellbeing
- road safety around our schools and for our children
The PFFWA are invited to provide responses to Catholic Education Commission discussion papers, policy development and revision.
In 2017, we responded to the following:
- Fee Collection Policy
- Catholic Identity Policy
As the opportunity arises, we provide our thoughts to other agencies for inclusion in their submissions to both state and federal government. This happens principally through the Western Australian Council of Social Services and at the national level, the Australian Parents Council and Catholic School Parents Australia.
If you would like to read any of the submissions listed above, please contact the office and we will email it out to you.