Sydney Catholic Schools’ Executive Director, Tony Farley, today announced the formation of a new Sports Council via an online video message to all students, parents and staff.
The Sports Council will play a pivotal role in the streamlining of structural and administration functions in Sport across all 150 primary and secondary schools in the Sydney Catholic Schools system.
In case you missed it, you can watch Mr Farley’s announcement via the live link below:
About the Sports Council
Chaired by Dr Kate O’Brien, Sydney Catholic Schools’ Director: Education and Research, the Sports Council aims to create more sporting opportunities for students at all levels, as well as increasing access to participation in elite sport.
Another focus of the Council will be the expansion of inter-school sport, introducing new sports within schools, and creating more before and after school sporting programs.
Together with Dr O’Brien, the Council is made up of five internal experts and three external experts who will help connect Sydney Catholic Schools with the wider sports industry.
Sports Council Members
Dr Kate O’Brien, Director: Education and Research, SCS
Damien Kerr, Manager: Pre to Post Sport, SCS
Michael Ennis, former NSW rugby league star and current Fox Sports presenter
Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) is proud to announce that its second Family Forum will be focusing on student wellbeing and mental health.
“Based on feedback from our staff and parents during our first Parent Forum in Term 2 and subsequent Facebook Live COVID-19 Q&A sessions, Sydney Catholic Schools is pleased to host a webinar outlining the programs and resources designed to help your child thrive,” our Executive Director, Tony Farley, said.
To be hosted by Mr Farley, SCS’ Chief of Staff, Dr Jacqueline Frost, along with other SCS experts, this exciting 30-minute online event will be held on Monday August 23 from 6.30pm.
“We understand student wellbeing is top-of-mind for parents and our school communities, particularly as we navigate through these difficult times,” Mr Farley said.
“During this 30-minute session you will have the opportunity to guide the conversation through our live polling questions. We hope you will tune in!”
In case you are unable to join the online event, be sure to register above and you will receive a recording of the proceedings post event.
About the Family Forums
SCS kicked off its first, live and online Family Forum for parents, carers, and staff in Term 2, 2021, with more than 2500 people registering for this event.
These Family Forums will be run every term, providing an overview of the programs being offered by SCS to deliver on its vision, and commitment to build thriving Catholic communities through excellence in teaching and learning.
“Family Forums are designed so that everyone can learn more about how we are equipping our students with the skills, knowledge and opportunities they need to become active, global citizens” – Tony Farley
Last term’s forum centred on programs that demonstrate how SCS students can benefit from the opportunities of being part of a bigger network of schools.
The topics were wide-ranging and included discussions on teaching and learning, enhanced curriculum (performing arts, sport, and languages), classroom design and the importance of faith-based work in the community.
“Each term, the forum will focus on a different theme to give our families greater insight into how we are delivering on our commitment to building thriving Catholic communities through excellence in teaching and learning,” Mr Farley said.
If you missed SCS’ last Family Forum, you can still watch it via the live link below.