Parent Engagement Network (PEN)

Parents are a major stakeholder within the school community.

St Stephen’s welcomes the involvement of parents in all aspects of school life and commits to nurturing active partnerships with families and facilitating opportunities for parents to participate in the life of the school community. The students’ learning journey is enriched through positive and reciprocal relationships. Parent Engagement Network (PEN) is a formal collaboration between parents and schools that honours the place of parents in the life of schools and provides a more effective and realistic avenue for the voice of parents to contribute to school planning and decision-making.

The St Stephen’s PEN aims to provide support, financial and otherwise to the Principal and staff, students and their families and friends of St Stephen’s Catholic School.  The PEN meets once per Term and has over many years, provided significant contributions to the school, benefiting the entire school community.  

The PEN is the formal structure, recognised by the Church and Catholic Education Authorities. It represents all parents and carers in the school and acts in their interests and on their behalf.

It is the role of the PEN to form an authentic partnership with teachers and administration in the education of their children.

2024 Executive Committee

Principal - Janine Butlin

Chairperson - Kellie Beatty

Secretary - Jackie Bligh

Working Party Supervisor - Fiona Drew

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