National Child Protection Week is a great time to consider how we all play a part in fostering a safe and supportive community for children and young people. At CSBB, we see safeguarding as a shared responsibility and commit to ensuring our schools are safe for students to grow and flourish.
We recognise that it takes a village to raise a child. CSBB has begun introducing Parent Engagement Coordinators (PEC) in each school. The PEC facilitates, coordinates, and communicates with parents/carers, parent bodies, Broken Bay Catholic School Parent Association, and the wider community. Our PECs play a crucial role in creating and maintaining a welcoming school environment by building sound, respectful relationships through two main focus areas – parent engagement and wellbeing. The PEC works with all stakeholders in a shared responsibility of safeguarding students in our care.
Jo Helm, a PEC at St Cecilia’s Wyong and St Peter’s Tuggerah, says, “My role as Parent Engagement Coordinator is to inform parents of available services and support them to access these resources. I am trained in various parent education programs and support families to access local family services.”
Anita Biddle, a PEC from Mercy Catholic College in Chatswood adds, “Parent Engagement at Mercy invites parents to be partners in their children’s learning and wellbeing. It is achieved by offering opportunities for parents to grow in confidence and knowledge regarding supporting learning & wellbeing outcomes. The overall objective of such encounters is to empower parents to give their daughters the best start ever!”
Parent Engagement Coordinators, in partnership with all staff support families in our Catholic Schools in Broken Bay, contribute to a safer environment for all students.
If you’d like to join our team, view our available roles here.