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Awards

CCSP provides the Roger O’Sullivan Award for Family, School and Community Partnership, which is an annual grant for a school community that demonstrates exemplary practice bridging the gap between home and school to enhance the faith development, learning and wellbeing of students through family, school and community partnerships.

Parent bodies and leaders from eligible Catholic school communities are invited to apply for the Roger O’Sullivan Award by demonstrating how a partnership-focused initiative has enhanced student learning outcomes. The initiative must be an authentic parent engagement project. Ideally, it will have been parent-initiated, but this is not essential so long as parents have been collaborative partners and authentically engaged throughout the life of the project.

The award is named in honour of Roger O’Sullivan, who was the first Executive Director of the Council of Catholic School Parents in NSW and who made an extraordinary contribution to education in NSW and nationally throughout his career.

CCSP Scholarship

To additionally promote and support parent engagement CCSP provides a scholarship of $5000 to a pre-service teacher at Australian Catholic University (ACU). The scholarship acts as an incentive to further a student’s understanding and subsequent application of parent engagement in their teaching role.

Events

We hold information sessions and events during the year to provide professional learning for parents and carers so that they can best support their children in their learning at school. The eSafety Commissioner online webinars for parents and carers are held once a term and are invaluable when it comes to cybersafety for our children. You can find out what's happening in our termly newsletter, Parent Talk, and on our Facebook page.

Resources

The Council of Catholic School Parents NSW/ACT provides support to schools and families with a range of accessible, high-quality resources. Download from the Resources for Downloading and Printing page on this website or email us to find out about these resources and more on office@ccsp.catholic.edu.au.