A new company is to assume the governance and operation of Catholic schools in Melbourne Archdiocese, Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli has announced. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
The change in governance arrangements will see all 293 schools owned by the Archdiocese, its parishes or associations of parishes in the Archdiocese of Melbourne transferred to Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS).
“Building on the significant legacy of parish priest-led and governed schools, MACS will usher in a new era for Catholic education in the Archdiocese,” Archbishop Comensoli said.
“Education is integral to the mission of the Catholic Church to proclaim the Good News, and Catholic schooling forms our young people so they may be equipped with the knowledge, skills and hope to live meaningful lives and enrich the world around them.
“The establishment of MACS is a necessary and constructive change to the operations for schools that not only reflects community expectations about the operations of schools, but keeps our Christ-centred mission at the heart of all we do in Catholic education.”
Archbishop Comensoli has appointed former EY senior partner Gerard Dalbosco as the inaugural chair of MACS to lead this historic new path for Catholic education in Melbourne.
Mr Dalbosco said that he was honoured to be appointed as the inaugural chair of MACS.
“I am looking forward to MACS working closely with parish priests and parishes, which will continue to be central to the care and education of Catholic school students.”
Archbishop Comensoli announced that Catholic Education Melbourne will also move to MACS, with recently announced Executive Director of Catholic Education Melbourne, Mr Jim Miles, to serve as MACS Executive Director.
MACS will officially begin its governance responsibilities on January, 1 2021.
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