Not since the famous ''Goulburn strike'' have Catholic school parents throughout Australia united to ensure their voice will be heard until now. Recently formed Catholic School Parents Australia, is a national parent body that for the first time in the history of Catholic schooling in Australia will represent a "distinctly Catholic voice".
In this opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald, author Tim Smith highlights the difference between 'parent involvment' and 'parent engagement' in their child's schooling and how it is becoming a part of the educational and political landscape. As Tim points out: Parent engagement has always been a strong ethos of the Catholic school. Recognising that there is still work to be done in advancing this agenda, he reinforces that the timing has never been more opportune.
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