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 and New South Wales.
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). As a PJP, Trustees of Kildare Ministries is the Catholic Church authority for the schools and community works previously conducted by the Brigidine Sisters in Australia.
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.
In April 2014, Kildare Education Ministries (KEM), a public company limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), was incorporated to govern the Brigidine Colleges in Victoria and South Australia. The Board Directors of KEM are appointed by TKM 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, KEM is the civil authority for each of the seven schools. TKM, has reserve powers in areas such as the ratification of the appointment of a Principal and approval of capital loans.
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.
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 Council includes staff, old scholars, parents and friends of the Kildare community. The following committees meet throughout the year:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org