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Stewardship and Governance

A Kildare Education Ministries Catholic College in the Brigidine Tradition

Kildare Ministries provides governance for the seven secondary schools formerly governed by the Victorian Province of the Brigidine Sisters. Kildare College is the only Kildare Ministries school in South Australia and has strong links with the other schools in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

The Stewardship Council of Kildare College reports to the Kildare Education Ministries Board with the Board providing support to the Principal and Stewardship Council Chair of Kildare.



In September 2013 Kildare Ministries was established by the Holy See as a Public Juridic Person (PJP) at the request of the Congregation of the Sisters of St Brigid (Brigidine Sisters) to succeed and to carry on the ministries previously conducted by the Brigidine Sisters in Australia. Its civil incorporation is under the Roman Catholic Church Communities Lands Act 1942 (NSW) under the name Trustees of Kildare Ministries (TKM).

In March 2014 the Victorian Institute of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Presentation Sisters) was accepted as the second member of TKM. As a PJP, the Trustees of Kildare Ministries is the Catholic Church authority for the ten schools and three community works previously conducted by the Brigidine and Presentation Sisters. School Boards are incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001. The Board Directors are appointed by the Trustees of Kildare Ministries to govern the Colleges in the areas of education, finance, property and employment responsibilities and to plan for the ongoing development of the Colleges. As such, the Board is the civil authority.

Trustees of Kildare Ministries has maintained reserve powers in a number of areas.

The Community Works are incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Regulation 2012 and the Association Members for the governance of the work and the Trustees have maintained reserve powers in a number of areas.

Each College conducted by KEM is responsible for the Catholic ethos and mission of the school and for the administration of the temporal goods assigned to it for its work.

The Stewardship Council of each school has delegated authority from KEM in matters such as policy, strategic planning, annual budget recommendations and community liaison.

The Principal of each schools has delegated responsibility from KEM to employ and supervise staff, and to manage the College.

The Trustees of Kildare Ministries are pictured below.
Left to right: Audrey Brown, Michael Kearney, Kathy McEvoy, Liz Maguire, Rosemary Copeland and Anne Astin


Stewardship Council

At Kildare, the Stewardship Council is responsible for developing and maintaining the College as an innovative and contemporary place of outstanding education.

The Council has a leadership role within our College, in collaboration with the Principal, by ensuring that the Catholic identity of our College is sustained, developing strategy and policy and overseeing educational standards and finances to take our College into the future.

Membership on the Stewardship Council includes staff, old scholars, parents and friends of the Kildare community. The following committees meet throughout the year:

  • Finance
  • Living Justice | Living Peace
  • Parents and Friends

We are always looking for more members of the Kildare community who are keen to be involved in our College Council. For more information please contact the College via email secretary@kildare.catholic.edu.au

Important Information from Kildare Ministries

Please click here for a letter from the Trustees of Kildare Ministries in regard to The Voice.

Strength and Gentleness