Paul Penberthy

I joined CSPACG in May 2021, following on from a conversation with the Family Engagement Officer at Catholic Education. 


For my family, family engagement is about taking an active interest in the performance of our children academically as well as their physical and emotional wellbeing. It is about agreeing on expectations that will help them to fulfil their potential and to develop into happy, responsible and successful citizens.

I am hoping that by joining the Council I can develop ideas to gain increased parental engagement in the local school where I am Chair of the Community Council. I also hope to find like-minded individuals who will develop and recommend initiatives to assist with improved academic results from all the schools in the Archdiocese.

Over the past 13 years I have established a Management Consultancy business that works with multi-national pharmaceutical companies in the Asia Pacific region, helping them improve operational excellence. This has given me experience in working across corporate and country cultures to identify and drive improvement opportunities across all levels of organisations. I believe this experience is relevant and can be of benefit to CSPACG.

My hope for the Council would be to highlight to families the critical role they play in engaging with their children’s learning and development and the long-term benefits. I am optimistic that we could work towards a situation where all parents see the value of their children engaging in sporting activities, the importance of a healthy, balanced diet and the benefits in setting high expectations for accountability and personal performance.