MACS Governance Statement

St Margaret Mary's is a school which operates with the consent of the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and is
operated and governed by Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS).
MACS governs and operates 292 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese to continue the mission of Catholic
education to proclaim the Good News and equip our young people with the knowledge, skills and hope to
live meaningful lives and enrich the world around them.
Because the good work of educating the young is a co-responsible task led by every member of the
Catholic school community, School Advisory Councils have been established to provide a crucial point of
connection between the wider school community and school leaders.
This governance model was designed to ease the administrative burden on our schools and parishes, allow
parish priests to focus on the mission of education in the parish, enable greater collaboration between
schools and ensure greater consistency in school policies and procedures.
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