At the request of the Dominican Sisters of North Adelaide, the Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia and the Holy Cross Congregation of Dominican Sisters, Dominican Education Australia was established by the Catholic Church on 28 January 2015.
Dominican Education Australia has oversight of seven schools/centres that were previously the responsibility of the three congregations. The entities are: Siena College (Melbourne), Santa Sabina College, St Lucy's School and the Catherine Sullivan Centre (Sydney) and Cabra Dominican College, St Mary's College and St Dominic's Priory College (Adelaide).
The Trustees of Dominican Education Australia, in collaboration with each of the incorporated College / School Boards, ensures the schools' catholicity, fidelity to the Dominican charism, formation of Board members, excellence in teaching and learning and financial stability.
The Congregational Leaders (or their representatives) are the Sponsors of DEA and have oversight of the work of the Trustees. They are responsible for appointing the Trustees, ensuring that the sale of property complies with Canon Law, and approving the annual report prepared by the Trustees for the Holy See. Dominican Education Australia was inaugurated in August 2016.
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Trustees of the DEA Board at the final meeting of 2019. L-R: Julianna Drobik OP, Paul Reid, Mary Jacquier, Rina Madden, Eileen Young, Paul Davis, Shirley Macklin OP.