The Vicar for Education is Kelly Ross. Her contact details are telephone 04 496 1735, email

The Vicar for Education is the Archbishop’s representative appointed to exercise local jurisdiction in “all things” pertaining to Catholic Education, particularly the Archbishop’s responsibilities as Proprietor under Pt 33 of the Education Act 1989 (previously the Private Schools Conditional Integration Act).

In addition to exercising the ordinary powers which belong to the Archbishop in matters relating to Catholic education in the Archdiocese, the Episcopal Vicar:

  • oversees the educational activities of the Catholic Schools Education Services (formerly Catholic Education Centre);
  • carries out the proprietorial responsibilities of the Archbishop as member of the Council of Proprietors of Catholic Integrated Schools, and the Association of Proprietors of Integrated Schools;
  • engages in negotiations with the regional and national offices of the Ministry of Education in relation to Archdiocesan schools’ Integration Agreements, and initiates research and planning for their further development;
  • monitors maintenance and strengthening of the Catholic character of the schools.

The Vicar for Education’s office is the point of contact for any area of statutory requirements and/or formal consultation on:

  • CL47, CL50 positions
  • Maximum rolls, allocation for increase
  • Non-preference rolls
  • Preference Certificates – advice, issues and appeals
  • Appointments – process and legalities
  • Annual Attestation of Compliance
  • Proprietor’s appointees – appointments, registrations and reports

Proprietor Consultation

  • Charter and Health Syllabus – Bi-annual
  • Enrolment Policy


Cl 47 form
Cl 50 form