Reference Group

The Schools Engagement Reference Group includes external representation from the spectrum of the school sector in Greater Western Sydney and is chaired by the senior Western Sydney University officer with primary responsibility for Engagement.  It meets twice a year and also provides advice and assistance out-of-session.

Terms of Reference

Responsibilities of the Schools Engagement Reference Group include:

  • Providing strategic advice and guidance to assist in implementation of the University's Schools Engagement Strategic Plans;
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of annual Action Plans;
  • Acting as a forum for discussion of emerging issues, trends and developments affecting schools in Greater Western Sydney;
  • Facilitating the Western Sydney University/school sector relationships and partnerships, and promoting University/schools engagement; and
  • Monitoring progress in implementation of the Strategic and Action Plans, and participating in review of the plans.

2017 membership

  • Ms Cathy Brennan, Executive Director, Public Schools NSW
  • Ms Kerri Brickley, Director, Public Schools NSW
  • Mr Gary Brown, Head of Learning Exchange, Catholic Diocese of Parramatta
  • Ms Kim Chapman, Principal, Rouse Hill High School
  • Ms Jenny Clay, Assistant Principal, Richard Johnson Anglican School
  • Dr Sylvia Corish, Acting Executive Director, Public Schools NSW
  • Ms Alison Dean, Consultant: Languages, Professional Services, AISNSW
  • Mr Greg Elliott, Principal, Caroline Chisholm College
  • Mr Michael Hanratty, Principal, St Benedict's Catholic College
  • Mr John Lo Cascio, Head of School Improvement Secondary, School Improvement Services
  • Mr Nick Magriplis, Director, Public Schools NSW
  • Mr Doug Meaney, Principal, Glendenning Public School
  • Ms Anne Reddie, Relieving Director, Public Schools NSW
  • Mr Peter Rouse, Principal, Canley Vale High School