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. Previous Penshurst Parents have covered the following range of topics and presenters:


You are warmly invited to Penshurst Parents for 2018. All parents and carers are welcome to attend this informative evening on ‘Digital Citizenship’. It will be especially beneficial to those parents and carers of our Year 7 and Year 8 students. Mr Chris Morris, Educational Technology Specialist - Sydney Catholic Schools and Ms Louise Beard, Year 7 Leader of Wellbeing, will present an interactive presentation with practical tips and use of social media, gaming and cyberbullying.

On the evening:
6 – 6.45pm P&F meeting will be held - all interested are welcome to attend.
6.45 – 7pm Light refreshments will be served.
7 – 8pm Digital Citizenship Presentation.

To help us prepare for the evening, please click here or email: to RSVP your attendance and number attending by Friday 27 July 2018. We look forward to you joining us on the evening. 


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Parents and friends of the College were treated to a special evening with Br David Hall FMS for a presentation on the topic of Why be Catholic Today? 

davidhall 460X370 newBr 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