Brisbane launches vision statement for Catholic Education

Following more than 12 months of consultation by the Education Office, Archbishop John Bathersby yesterday unveiled a new vision statement for Catholic Education in the Archdiocese.

He was joined by the Chair of the Catholic Education Council for the Archdiocese, Sr Mary McDonald, for the event.

Sr McDonald described the statement as another marker in the long tradition of Catholic Education in the Archdiocese, which this year celebrates the 160th anniversary of the opening of Queensland's first Catholic school in Brisbane in 1845.

The preparation included extensive consultation and participation from Catholic schools and educators across the Archdiocese. The full text of the Statement is on the Archdiocesan website.

The Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane contains more than 150 Catholic schools, 72,000 students and covers a geographical area encompassing much of south-east Queensland spanning metropolitan Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine coasts, west through Ipswich and the Lockyer and Brisbane valleys and through the South Burnett region and north to Childers.

The Catholic Education Council has as its purpose the recommendation of broad educational policies and advice to the Archbishop and seeks to initiate, encourage, support, promote and coordinate Archdiocesan educational activities.

Launch of vision statement for Catholic Education (Archdiocese of Brisbane 20/4/05)

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21 Apr 2005