On Thursday 22nd, we welcomed Ms Carmel Nash OAM, Executive Director Catholic
School Parents Queensland (CSPQ), who chaired our first Community Consultative
Committee Meeting.This committee, which includes members formerly on the P & F and School Board, is
tasked with generating a new model for parent engagement at St Mary’s by the end of the
year. Carmel presented important discussion points currently happening across the QLD
Catholic Education System, and we appreciated her input, wisdom and time with us.
This is truly an exciting journey for our community and I thank the members (Kim Walsh,
Susan Shay, Carmel Nash, Tonya Bonke-Greenhill (online), Deidre Young, Fr Kevin Njoku,
Cr Michael Enright) for their ongoing support of St Mary’s. We look forward to sharing
updates on this parent engagement model and charter during the coming months, and
importantly the opportunities that will come from this. Watch this space!