School Community Council

In 2012 St Matthew’s moved into an exciting new era by adopting the Catholic School Community Council model.

Catholic School Community Councils have been approved by the Archbishop for the service of the Church and the Catholic school communities in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn.

Mission and Objectives

The Council, in accordance with the authority entrusted to it by the Archbishop, is to assist the school to fulfil its mission in accordance with the Code of Canon Law, Archdiocesan directives and guidelines and policies of the Catholic Education Commission and the Catholic Education Office.


The Council provides the opportunity for members of the school, parish and Archdiocesan communities to support the mission of Catholic education in the school. Working with the Principal, Parish Priest and staff, the members of the Council and its committees provide leadership to the wider school community.

The Council has a decision making role in certain policy areas and an advisory role in others. The policies of the school are always set within the mission of Catholic education. In the areas where it has responsibility for the development and monitoring of school policy, the Council operates within the policies and procedures determined by the CEC and the CEO.

The Principal has responsibility for the day-to-day leadership and management of the school.


The Council has responsibility to make decisions in the following areas:


The Council has responsibility to provide advice in areas such as: