Our Catholic schools are partners in Tasmania’s future
In the lead-up to the 3 March 2018 State election, the Tasmanian Catholic Education Commission, the Tasmanian Catholic School Parents Council and the Director of Catholic Education sent a joint letter to four political parties (Liberal, Labor, the Jacqui Lambie Network and the Greens) requesting their party’s response to a series of questions as to their respective positions of issues to Catholic education in Tasmania.
The questions focused on issues including the State’s contribution to recurrent and capital funding, support for Birth to 4 programs in our schools, improved access to vocational education and health care checks for our students, support for parent engagement and sustainability initiatives.
The Tasmanian Catholic Education Commission has endorsed the distribution of the following materials to inform of school communities of these matters in the lead up to the 3 March election. Our focus is that ‘Our Catholic schools are partners in Tasmania’s future’.
The Commission requested that these materials be distributed to staff and parents. These materials include
- Our Catholic Schools Are Partners in Tasmania’s Future (an information sheet for parents about our Catholic Schools) Catholic Schools CURRENT ISSUES Catholic Schools Election Priorities Catholic Schools Partners in Tasmania’s Future
- Tasmanian Election 2018 – Priorities in Catholic Education (a four-page information booklet) Catholic Schools Election Priorities
- Catholic Education in Tasmanian – Current Issues Catholic Schools CURRENT ISSUES
The Tasmanian Catholic Education Commission will release summaries of the parties’ responses the week before the election and the Commission requests that you provide these summaries to your respective school communities.
The full responses have been published on the TCEO website: www.catholic.tas.edu.au
Craig Deayton, Principal