CDEC Office organised induction training for parent members of
Diocesan School Management Committees
To further expand the participation of school stakeholders in school management and to introduce more diversified views on school development, each of the nine Diocesan Schools has planned to include a new member whose child is a current student of the school in its School Management Committee (SMC) by the start of the 2022/2023 school year.
For this arrangement, the Office of the Diocesan Catholic Education Commission organised an induction session on 11 June 2022 at the multi-purpose meeting room of the Diocesan Centre for the nine parents who are to become new members of the SMCs for respective Diocesan schools, with a series of in-depth presentations on the three topics of "Principles and Mission of Catholic Education", "Introduction to the ‘Statute of Non-Tertiary Private Schools’ and an Overview of the Non-Tertiary Education in Macao”, "Participation and Responsibilities of Diocesan SMC Members". The training is expected to help members better understand the Catholic school culture and their own roles, in order to contribute to the SMCs they are going to serve soon.
The training session commenced with the welcoming address by Dr. Stephen Chan Teng-Fong, Director of the Office of C.D.E.C., followed by the prayer led by the Reverend Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-Sang. The talk on the topic "Principles and Mission of Catholic Education" was delivered by the Reverend Bishop himself, while the latter two topics were presented respectively by two of the third-term members of the Diocesan Catholic Education Commission: Dr. Kuok Sio Lai, who is also the Acting Supervisor of Escola São Paulo (E.S.P.) and SMC member of Colégio Diocesano de São José Quinto Edifício (C.D.S.J.5); and Ms. Kou In Seong, Supervisor of Escola de Santa Madalena and SMC member of Escola de Santa Teresa do Menino Jesus.