Catholic School Parent peak bodies, at both the state and national level, represent and advocate for the parents of students at Catholic schools across the country.

They ensure all parents and carers of children are empowered to take an active role in the education of their children, encouraging families to work in partnership with their child’s school by developing positive relationships and being engaged and supportive of their child’s school journey to improve their learning and opportunities. 

Each diocese and each state and territory has their own Catholic school parent body representing the interests of Catholic school families in that state or territory. Each organisation is a member of the Catholic School Parents Australia (CSPA)

CSPA is the national body representing and advocating for the parents of nearly 794,000 children and young people who attend the 1,759 Catholic schools across Australia. 

CSPA is made up of two representatives from each member state and territory including the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia.

CSPA works in collaboration and consultation with the National Catholic Education Commission and is recognised by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference through the Bishops Commission for Catholic Education.  

CSPA also works in collaboration with the Australian Catholic Primary Principals Association and Catholic Secondary Principals Australia.

Connect with Catholic School Parents Australia and your local Catholic School Parent bodies below: