LOCAL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
We are blessed to have 6 schools in our Parish that cater to the needs of our children from early childhood through to Year 12. Below is a list of those 6 schools. You can find more information on their respective websites. Click the school name to visit its website.
THE SANCTITY OF CHILDHOOD
When I was a child there were no fences around our school, there were no Working With Children Checks and no one who visited my school had to sign in as a visitor. I walked to school and later played in the streets with friends until sundown.
How different life is for our children today! We have become super vigilant, and rightly so, in our protecting our children.
Both our society and our Church have become acutely aware of the sacredness of childhood, albeit as a result of abuse. Pope Francis recently said:
to see children suffer, wounds our hearts because children are Jesus’ favourites. We can never accept that they are mistreated, that they are denied the right to live out their childhood peacefully and joyfully, that they are denied a future of hope.
At Mary Queen of the Family we want to do everything possible to support the sacredness of childhood, be it in our family, schools and places of worship.
I commend to you the material from the Diocesan Office of Safeguarding. With the blessing of Bishop Vincent, it seeks to uphold the vision of Pope Francis, giving all our children a future of hope.
– Fr Peter Confeggi
ENQUIRIES & RESOURCES
If you or someone close to you has suffered or experienced any abuse by a representative of the Catholic Church (school, parish, other Catholic group) in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains please contact the Diocesan Office for Safeguarding and Professional Standards. Their professional staff will listen to your experience, respect your confidentiality and discuss all available options.
Information for Working With Children Checks as well as other Diocese policies and procedures on the safeguarding of children are available on the Office for Safeguarding’s website at the link below.
(02) 8838 3419
9am – 5pm, weekdays
PO Box 3066
North Parramatta, NSW 1750