Catholic Education

An Inspired learning environment for all students

Message from Archbishop Julian Porteous

Catholic schools and colleges play an important part in the life of the Church and society in Tasmania. They were established because parents wished their children to receive an education inspired by the Catholic faith. Today our schools are important means by which students are formed in Christian character and prepared to make worthwhile contributions to both the society and the Church...

Message from the Director of Catholic Education in Tasmania

Catholic Education offers an opportunity for parents to access a school specifically related to the Catholic Faith and its expression through the joyful, hopeful Gospel of Jesus. Catholic education includes families who are not Catholic but who wish to have their children educated in a Catholic School environment, founded on the Good News of Christ

Catholic Education Week “Spreading the Good News – with Joy”

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.


Various activities

As part of Catholic Education Week, the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office partnered with The Broken Bay Institute to present a public lecture on Religion and Young People. The lecturer, Dr Richard Rymarz, is an Australian currently working in Canada as the inaugural Peter and Doris Kule Chair in Catholic Religious Education St Joseph’s College, University […]

Feast Day at Marist

Catholic Education Week coincides with Feast Day at Marist Regional College giving students on the north west coast double the reason to celebrate and give thanks. Feast Day at Marist celebrates the assumption of Our Lady and is a time to reflect on the special role Mary plays in our faith journey and as a […]

Loops of Love Project

The ‘Loops of Love’ began as a numeracy activity for Prep – 2 students, focusing on the student having been at school exactly 100 days. They each made 10 loops and then joined them together after colouring them. This may sound easy for adults but we can assure you for these little people it took […]

St Mary’s College ‘Empathy Museum’

On Tuesday 12 August, St Mary’s College held an ‘Empathy Museum’ during the lunch break in celebration of Catholic Education Week. This involved teenagers from the Migrant Centre, from Iraq, Sudan, Afghanistan, Nepal… chatting with the St Mary’s students in a casual setting on the top ground about a whole range of topics – their […]

Making a difference

Loui’s Van sold milos, students wrote pledges for making positive change and there was a coin line making the words: ‘Be the Change’. These were just some of the activities at the Vinnies’ Justice Day run at St Aloysius Catholic College in Huntingfield. The aim of the day is to raise awareness about social justice […]

Catholic Education Week bringing communities together

Celebrations for Catholic Education Week continued in Southern Tasmania on Thursday, with  John Paul II Catholic School at Rokeby celebrating Mass for the Eastern Shore cluster of Catholic Schools. Parish Priest Fr Peter O’Loughlin con-celebrated Mass with Archbishop Julian, who were joined by representatives from the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office and local parishioners. The Mass […]

Launceston celebrates Catholic Education Week

On Wednesday the focus of Catholic Education Week shifted to the North of the State. At Sacred Heart Church in Newstead, Archbishop Julian celebrated Mass with concelebrants Frs Terry Yard, Mark Freeman and John O’Connor. It was a beautiful celebration with students from St Thomas More’s, St Patrick’s, Star of the Sea, Our Lady of […]

Catholic Education Week in full swing on the North West Coast

On Tuesday Catholic Education Week got into full swing on the North West Coast. A beautiful Mass involving staff and students from ten schools was celebrated at St Brendan Shaw College in Devonport. Archbishop Julian Porteous, who was the chief celebrant, spoke of joy being a spiritual quality found when the focus is on others […]

First day of Catholic Education Week

Sunday was the first day of Catholic Education Week. The event was marked by a packed congregation in the parish Mass at St John the Baptist Church, Glenorchy. Students from six local Catholic Colleges were there proudly wearing their school uniforms, some processed in with school flags and others took part in prayers and readings. […]

Holy Rosary joyfully starts Catholic Education Week

Holy Rosary Catholic School commenced Catholic Education Week with an Assembly. Each class showcased work they had been doing on the theme for this week. If you pop into our school office your will be able to take one of our special gifts from the Grade 1 Basket of Joy. As part of our celebrations […]

Huon Valley schools celebrate together

On Friday August 8, the communities of St James Cygnet and Sacred Heart Geeveston joined together in an early start to Catholic Education Week. It was the feast of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and they began with a beautiful Mass in her honour at St James’ Church. Students from both schools participated heartily […]

St Aloysius Catholic College celebrates with Kingston-Channel Parish

The students, families and staff of St Aloysius Catholic College joined with the parishioners from the Kingston-Channel Parish to celebrate the beginning of Catholic Education Week at a special mass in Kingston on Sunday. Students and staff were involved in all parts of the liturgy as we gave thanks for the many ways we work […]