ACT Rep.jpgErin Marmont 

I am the proud mother of five children, three boys and two girls. I am from Canberra, ACT.

I attended my primary school and secondary years in Catholic Education. I completed my Tertiary education at the Australian Catholic University: Bachelor of Education, Master of Education and a Master of Religious Education.

I have been a representative of the Catholic School Parents Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn (CSPACG) since it was formally launched on the 21 February 2014.

Parental engagement is a partnership between families, the school, and its community. Parental engagement can be seen in many different capacities and has many benefits, including building the confidence of our children by positively supporting them in their learning.

My passion as a mother and educator is to bring out the best in every child.

I work with families and educators to create a relationship and environment where every child is valued and is provided with an opportunity to succeed. I am passionate about engaging families and the wider school community in all aspects of school life.

I joined the CSPACG as a passionate parent of early childhood, primary and secondary school aged children in Catholic Education. I bring my experience as a parent and knowledge around working within the realms of Early Childhood, Primary and Tertiary education. I work with the CSPACG to enhance parental engagement and to incorporate practical strategies to involve the community within an educational environment. I recognise that all families are unique and catering to the diverse needs of the families within our Archdiocese is crucial to the capacity on how to develop authentic engagement within our school communities.

In the future I would like to see an increase in parental engagement across our system, where every child continues to have access to a quality education, to be engaged in their learning and maintain adequate support to cater for the diversity and needs amongst our students. My hopes are to continue a journey of education that is Christ centred which nourishes and strengthens the individual child emotionally, spiritually, and developmentally - an education that equips each child with the necessary skills to successfully navigate through life.