Catholic Education

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Message from Archbishop Julian Porteous

I recently attended the World Youth Day in Poland with around 2 million young people. In our Tasmanian contingent we had 30 pilgrims, who prior to attending the event in Krakow, visited Rome Assisi, and Milan. I recently attended the World Youth Day in Poland with around 2 million young people. In our Tasmanian contingent we had 30 pilgrims, who prior to attending the event in Krakow, visited Rome Assisi, and Milan...

Message from the Director of Catholic Education in Tasmania

Catholic schools reflect and celebrate the diversity of contemporary Tasmania and Australia. Our schools and colleges make a substantial contribution to society and to the Catholic Church in Australia and particularly in Tasmania. Our mission is to be more than providers of high-quality education that advances the common good of society. We have a fundamental belief in the intrinsic value of each student based on a distinctive educational vision inspired by the example and message of Jesus Christ.

Catholic Education Week 2016 "Opening the door of Mercy"

Catholic Education Week is an opportunity to recognise the contribution many different people make to Catholic Education in Tasmania. It is a time for students, teachers, support staff, volunteers, parents and parishes to acknowledge the efforts of so many who enrich Catholic Education in Tasmania.


Justice Day at St Aloysius

It was Justice Day at St Aloysius College, Huntingfield for the final day of Catholic Education Week for 2016. The theme of the day was Heart to Heart: Having a Heart for Justice, a theme chosen specifically to compliment the Year of Mercy, which Catholics around the world are celebrating this year. As part of […]

Southern Schools gather for annual Mass

Students of Catholic Schools in southern Tasmania gathered for a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Julian, to mark Catholic Education Week on Thursday 18 August. St Mary’s was filled to capacity, with representatives from each school in attendance. During the homily the Archbishop spoke of his recent pilgrimage with young Tasmanians to World Youth Day in […]

Northern Schools celebrate Catholic Education Week Mass

Catholic Schools in the north of the state gathered for Mass celebrated by Archbishop Julian, to mark Catholic Education Week. The Mass was celebrated at St Brendan-Shaw College on Wednesday 17 August. During the homily the Archbishop reflected on the theme of Catholic Education Week, Catholic Education: Opening the doors of Mercy. He spoke of […]

School and parish working together – Sacrament of Baptism

This year, the Huon Valley Parish and Sacred Heart Catholic School in Geeveston have introduced a new Sacramental initiative.  A number of parents within the school community were keen for their children to be baptised as a Catholic.  Under the guidance of Parish Priest, Fr Michael Tate and with the great support of Sacred Heart […]

Mystery stone replaced by plaque for history

Presentation Sisters and St Mary’s College students and teachers gathered for the unveiling of the replacement foundation plaque on Monday 15 August. In August 1866, while the founding Presentation Sisters were still bound for Hobart from Ireland by sea, Archbishop Daniel Murphy laid the foundation stone of the convent building, which is now St Mary’s […]

From altar boy to television star

Thirteen year-old Thomas Readman from St Peter’s Church in New Norfolk has made his acting debut in this year’s most anticipated mini-series The Kettering Incident. Filmed entirely in Tasmania, the eight part series began airing on Foxtel Showcase in July. Thomas is included in six of the eight episodes, with a speaking role. “They needed […]

Catholic Educators awarded for extraordinary service to education

Catholic Education in Tasmania was well represented at the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) Tasmania Branch annual Awards Ceremony held earlier this year. Director of Teaching and Learning K-10 at Dominic College Selina Kinne; Head of Guzman House at Guilford Young College Marco Guerzoni, and Education Officer: Special Learning Needs at the Tasmanian Catholic […]

GYC hosts Pathways Expo

Guilford Young College (GYC) welcomed year 10 students, teachers and parents from all education sectors to its annual Pathways Expo. More than 100 senior secondary courses were showcased at the Expo, which offered visitors the opportunity to speak with GYC teachers and career advisors. The Pathways Expo is one of several initiatives by GYC to […]

Agfest success

Hospitality students from St Patrick’s College in Launceston have been praised for their professionalism following two days of work experience at the rural extravaganza, Agfest, in May. Some 49 hospitality vocational education students from Years 10 to 12 took part in what has become an annual program for the college. St Patrick’s acting principal, Dr […]

An unexpected win for emerging tennis talent

Daniel Groom from Guilford Young College, is Australia’s newest under eighteen schoolboy tennis champion, after winning the prestigious Pizzey Cup tournament in New South Wales on May 8. But the eighteen year old said he didn’t expect to win, after a heel injury kept him off the courts two weeks prior to the championship event. […]

Enriching the lives of children the motivation for award winning teacher

Assistant principal, Samuel Morey, from St Paul’s Catholic school in Bridgewater, has won the prestigious University of Tasmania’s Teaching Excellence Award at the 2016 Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards on 8 April. Mr Morey won the award from a strong list of nominees, including two other teachers from the Catholic education sector. The twenty-eight year old […]

An artist in the making

A student from Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School in Launceston has drawn wide-spread praise for his painting of the nearby Church of the Apostles. Grade 6 pupil Liam, 12, painted ‘The Church’ using acrylic paint on canvas in his weekly school art lessons. He worked on the painting over eight 40-minute lessons, under the guidance […]