Catholic Education Council of the NT

The Catholic Education Council of the NT (CEC NT), established by the Bishop of Darwin, is the key advisory and consultative body on all matters relating to education within the Diocese and reports to the Bishop.

Members of the CEC NT assist the Bishop in the exercise of his ecclesiastical, educational and legal authority and responsibility for Catholic Education in accordance with the provisions of Canon Law (Canon 803 #1; 806 #2) and the Catholic Church in the Northern Territory Act 1979 (as amended).

The objectives and functions of the Council are to serve the Church and the community. The CEC NT is the principal consultative body on education to the Bishop providing advocacy to the Australian Government and the Northern Territory Government.

Council monitors and reviews the strategic directions of Catholic Education in the Diocese and provides a representative forum for parents and Catholic communities, clergy and parishes on matters of education. Council also provides a conduit for other Catholic organisations in the Diocese for connected work in education and a formalised structure and relationship with the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC).

2019 Catholic Education Council of the Northern Territory

  • Bishop Charles Gauci, President

  • Mr David Reilly, Chair                               
  • Br Tony Caddy FMS, Deputy Chair

  • Fr Malcolm Fyfe, MSC, VG & Chancellor

  • Mr Sean Parnell, Parents Representative
  • Mr Anthony Burton, Parents Representative
  • Mrs Loretta Hagan, Parents Representative
  • Mrs Lorraine King, Parents Representative
  • Mr Peter Caldwell, Community Member     
  • Dr Nicole Johnson, Community Member                   
  • Miss Stacey Parker, Indigenous Representative

  • Mrs Concepta Orsto, Indigenous Representative
  • Fr Leo Wearden, Priest

  • Mr Cameron Hughes, Teachers Representative
  • Mr Denis Graham, Principals Representative