Every child

As a welcoming school community, each Catholic school provides an inclusive and safe environment and is focused on each child’s wellbeing, achievement, challenge, creativity and enjoyment.

The child is at the centre of all learning arrangements in Catholic schools and teachers design learning experiences that are responsive to the different ways in which students learn and achieve their best.


Highly qualified and caring teachers are committed to education that integrates and celebrates faith, learning and life.

Our schools provide religious education and opportunities for faith development in an environment where prayer and sacramental celebrations are integral to school life.


Students are encouraged to engage in civic and public life, involving community service and working for social justice.

A distinctive mark of Catholic schools is the emphasis on community – principals, teachers, staff and parents working together, and with the wider community, to educate and develop the whole child: emotionally, academically, physically, socially and spiritually.

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