Catholic Education Week in Queensland

Celebrated annually in week 3 of term 3, Catholic Education Week is an opportunity for all 309 Catholic schools in Queensland to celebrate and promote their distinctive mission and ethos.

Catholic education strives to make a difference in the lives of those in our schools and in the wider community by challenging young people to live out the message of Jesus and to reach their full potential as compassionate, contributing, life-giving members of society.


Catholic Education Week in 2021 will be celebrated in Queensland from 25 July – 31 July.

The theme for 2021 celebrations will be A Spirited Tomorrow.

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Catholic Education

  • Is a faith-based education which places the values of Jesus at its centre
  • Is a high quality, holistic education for 1 in 5 young Queenslanders, educating them to be well-informed, highly skilled and constructive members of the community
  • Values diversity and treats each student with dignity enabling them in turn to promote and respect the dignity of all
  • Nurtures in students a commitment to social justice and a critical social consciousness
  • Prepares students for global responsibilities through stewardship of the earth’s resources
  • Is an integral part of the local and universal Church
  • Occurs in welcoming, inclusive, and connected communities.

In 2021 the official launch of Catholic Education Week will be held in the Archdiocese of Brisbane.

There will be a range of activities and events held in each diocese in the lead up to and during Catholic Education Week.

If you have any events planned please send the details to


News & Announcements


2021 Theme for Catholic Education Week

The theme for Catholic Education Week in Queensland in 2021 will be A Spirited Tomorrow. More information about the theme including resources to help schools celebrate will become available on the Catholic Education Week website soon.

Spirit of Catholic Education Award Recipients 2020 to be announced

The Spirit of Catholic Education Award recipients for 2020 will be announced on Monday 7 September, 2020. This year over 215 members of Catholic school communities were nominated for their outstanding support of their students. We look forward to sharing more about...

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We are privileged to support Catholic education and have done so for more than 30 years. Catholic schools play a vital role in educating young Australians, helping students develop the skills to achieve their full potential. This couldn’t be done without the excellent guidance and support provided by dedicated teachers and staff.

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Providing our members with value starts with our dedication to your needs. We limit our fees to what it costs to operate the fund and return profits to members or use them to develop innovative new ways to grow your savings. And we offer many ways to get answers to questions, including our excellent member services team.

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Everything we do is guided by the values we share with the Catholic Church. By taking the environmental and social implications of our investments into account, we can provide support for your future and peace of mind that your money is doing good.

For more information about us, our services and how we can work together to support the education community, or to arrange for us to visit your school and talk with staff, please call your Qld Regional Managers Paul Lynch or Zilla Lyons on 1300 658 776, or visit

At ACU we pride ourselves on offering a welcoming environment for everyone – irrespective of their socio-cultural backgrounds, religious beliefs or aspirations. At the same time, we are a university committed to standing for something clear. We are the university for people who look beneath the surface, and are stronger than external expectations and superficial measures of success. We stand up for people in need and causes that matter.

We’re a publicly-funded university which has grown rapidly over the past few years. The world is our campus, and we put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. ACU has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – and we’ve recently opened a campus in Rome, Italy.

We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. From hospitals, to schools and any number of far-flung places, our students and staff have always rolled up their sleeves to be fully engaged in the real world. All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. When they graduate, our students are ready to work.

ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. ACU research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

At ACU, it’s education, but with a bigger purpose.





Contact Us

Queensland Catholic Education Commission

Penola Place
3/143 Edward Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

Postal Address
GPO Box 2441
Brisbane QLD 4001

Phone: +61 7 3316 5800