Catholic Schools NSW State Contact

State Manager Policy and Programs 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

Level 9, 133 Liverpool Street

Sydney NSW 200

T: (02) 9287 1557 M: 0412 652 927

[email protected]

Web: https://www.csnsw.catholic.edu.au

Sharon Cooke (nee Beetson) is a proud woman of the Ngemba people who have traditionally occupied a region of the north-west area of New South Wales. Sharon was born in Brewarrina and spent much of her first 22 years living in Brewarrina. She has maintained her presence in rural NSW as an Aboriginal mother, grandmother, teacher, educator, consultant and coach.

Sharon has facilitated learning as an educator across the early year’s sector, infants, primary and secondary sector and has been invited to do guest lecturing at universities.

Diocesan Contacts

Catholic Schools NSW

Sharon Cooke 

State Manager Policy and Programs 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

Level 9, 133 Liverpool Street

Sydney NSW 200

T: (02) 9287 1557 M: 0412 652 927

[email protected]

Web: https://www.csnsw.catholic.edu.au

 

Catholic Schools Office Diocese of Armidale

Karen Tighe

Subject Matter Expert: Indigenous Education K-12 

Mission and Learning 

Unit 2, 131 Barney Street

Armidale NSW 2350  

T: 02 6772 7388 M:0427 237 416 

[email protected] 

Web: https://arm.catholic.edu.au

 

Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst

Darlene Murdoch

Education Officer: Aboriginal Education

PO Box 308

Bathurst NSW 2795

T: 026338 3000 

[email protected]

Web: http://www.bth.catholic.edu.au/Home

 

Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay

Education Officer – Aboriginal Education

Catholic Schools Office

PO Box 967

Pennant Hills NSW 1715

T: 02 9847 0000

Web: https://www.csodbb.catholic.edu.au

 

Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn

Kerry O’Callaghan  

Performance and Improvement 

Aboriginal Education Specialist 

Catholic Education

Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn

PO Box 3317

Manuka ACT 2603

T: 02 6234 5527 M:0448 004 280

[email protected]

Web: https://cg.catholic.edu.au/

 

Catholic Schools Office Lismore Diocese of Lismore

Doreen Flanders 

Aboriginal Education Officer 

Catholic Schools Office 

3 Dawson Street

PO BOX 158

Lismore NSW 2480

T: 02 6627 6238 M: 0419 986 940

[email protected] 

Web: https://www.lismorediocese.org

 

Catholic Schools Office Diocese of Maitland Newcastle

Louise Campbell 

Education Officer – Aboriginal Education 

Teaching and Learning 

Catholic Schools Office 

PO Box 714

Newcastle NSW 2300

T: 02 4979 12222   M: 0419 949 431 

[email protected]

Craig Duncan 

Education and Professional Officer

Newcastle West Catholic Schools Office  

T: 02 4979 1200 

[email protected]

Web: https://www.mn.catholic.org.au/

 

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

Julie Waddell

Leading Teacher Student Services

Jarara Indigenous Education Unit

Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Parramatta

Aengus Kavanagh Education & Equity Centre

59 Railway St, Mt Druitt NSW 2770

PO Box 215, Rooty Hill NSW 2766

M: 0428504157

[email protected]

Web: https://www.parra.catholic.edu.au

 

Sydney Catholic Schools

Jane Bridges  

Specialist Wellbeing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student 

8 Renwick St

Leichhardt NSW 2040     

M: 0439 466 523

[email protected]

Web: https://sydcatholicschools.nsw.edu.au

 

Catholic Education Diocese of Wagga Wagga

Mary Atkinson 

Aboriginal Community Liaison Coordinator

PO Box 1012

Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

T: 02 6937 0000

[email protected]

Web: https://ww.catholic.edu.au

 

Catholic Education Diocese of Wilcannia Forbes 

Merindah Wilson 

Aboriginal Education Support Officer

Catholic Education Office

Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes

15 Johnson Street

FORBES NSW 2871

T: 02 6853 9300 M:0427 530 267

[email protected]

Web: https://www.wf.catholic.edu.au

 

Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong 

Karan Taylor 

Professional Officer Aboriginal Education

Strategic Planning & Policy

Office of the Director

Catholic Education Office

Level 3, 86-88 Market Street

Wollongong NSW 2500

T: 02 4253 0844 M:0417 047 456

[email protected]

Web: https://www.dow.catholic.edu.au