Penshurst Parents is a forum for partnership, communication and information between the school and home as adult only events. This forum recognises that parents are not merely observers of the educative process their children are engaged in but are active participants in collaboration with the College. The content of the evenings involves communication of key College initiatives and topics that are relevant to the learning and development of students at the College. In time the College will host special guest speakers from outside the school. These guest speakers are professionals who will share their expertise on a range of educational topics with our parent community. On occasions, these evenings will have an opportunity for a Q & A style forum where participation from the audience will be facilitated. The plan into the future is for these evenings to be held once per term.
PENSHURST PARENTS - WEDNESDAY 26 JULY 2017
PENSHURST PARENTS - WEDNESDAY 24 AUGUST 2016
Br David Hall FMS - Dean of the La Salle Academy Australian Catholic University
Br David is a renowned inspirational speaker, educator and leader on issues that affect the Catholic church today. Currently the Founding Dean of the La Salle Academy at the Australian Catholic University, Br David has been a Catholic school educator for more than 30 years. He has extensive experience as a teacher, Religious Education Coordinator, Deputy Principal and Principal of primary and secondary schools including St Patrick's College, Dundas and most recently as Principal of Marcellin College, Randwick where he served as Headmaster for five years.
The evening was thought provoking, entertaining and inspirational.
The first Penshurst Parents for 2016 was held on Wednesday 25 May @ 7:15pm with Special Guest Presenter Rocky Biasi from 'Human Connections'
During 2015 three evenings were held with the following focus areas:
Term 1: Future Directions at Marist Catholic College – College presentation
Term 2: Teaching & Learning today with Digital Natives – Dr Doug Ashleigh guest speaker
Term 3: Building Resilience in Teenagers – College presentation
For information regarding Penshurst Parents please contact:
Mr Brian Vane-Tempest
DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC PLANNING & COMMUNICATION