Brisbane Archdiocesan Council

About Us

The Archdiocese of Brisbane covers a geographical area that includes much of south-east Queensland spanning metropolitan Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine coasts, west through Ipswich and the Lockyer and Brisbane valleys and through the South Burnett district and north to Childers.

The Brisbane Archdiocesan Council of Parents and Friends Association (BACoPaFA), operates as the Brisbane Catholic Parents and Friends and endeavours to support the 168 Parent & Friends’ Associations/School Communities in South-East Queensland.

The support aids and improves the flow of information between parents and the peak bodies that work with and represent parents and friends' at diocesan, state and national levels, this occurs by:

  • Interpretation and dissemination of information to schools in the diocese
  • Support for and focus on parent involvement and development across the diocese
  • Support for the Federation of P&F Associations Queensland in pursuing school community concerns in the diocese.
  • Provision of an advocacy service for school communities.

An executive member of BACoPaFA will act as a contact for each school in the archdiocese. It is important that each school is represented at the diocesan level and each school can have two voting members at the AGM and general meetings of the Brisbane Catholic Parents and Friends, so please become involved and feel free to contact us at any time.

Click here for the Brisbane Archdiocesan Council Constitution


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Archdiocesan Council Executive




Chairperson   Kaylene Campbell St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace
Vice-Chair Michelle Stirton Clairvaux MacKillop College Upper Mt Gravatt
Secretary Libby Parker Our lady of the Way, Petrie
Treasurer Lara Beckley Iona College, Lindum
Committee member Greg Bishop St Peter Chanel, The Gap
Committee member Susan Shay Marist College Ashgrove
Committee member Justin O'Flaherty Guardian Angels, Wynnum
Committee member Cathie Heinemann St Andrew's Catholic School, Ferny Grove
Committee member Peter Callil Carmel College, Thornlands
Committee member  Amanda Wurth  Star of the Sea, Cleveland
Committee member  Claire Grlj  Mt Maria College Mitchelton
Committee member  Tonya Bonke- Greenhill  St Mary's Beaudesert
Committee member  Rachel Dunstan  Iona College, Lindum

State Committee Delegates

Agnes Sio and Susan Shay

 Link to Catholic Education - Brisbane Archdiocese


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