- offer a vision based upon the central teachings and values of the Catholic Church.
- aim to help all students to develop their fullest potential, preparing them for life, informing their minds and forming their characters so that they can contribute with others, and with God, to the transformation of their world.
- are communities which are open, welcoming and inclusive. They seek to prepare pupils to find happiness and to lead lives of goodness, built upon Christian values, personal integrity and moral courage.
- promote genuine human growth, not only for Catholic pupils but for those of other Christian denominations, those of other faiths and those with stances for living which may be independent of religious belief.
- are challenged to provide structured opportunities of encounter with Jesus, opportunities to learn about His life, to understand His teaching, to develop the virtues and values which He promotes and to follow His witness in service to others.
Inclusion of all children in the Catholic school
- Catholic schools welcome all their students as members of the school community. All are valued, treated with respect and encouraged to participate in the life of the school.
- Teachers are expected to witness to this attitude of respect for, and appreciation of, all people.
- Parents of prospective pupils of other denominations, faiths, and stances for living should be adequately informed of this expectation prior to enrolment.
- Catholic teachers are aware of their vocation to promote the distinctive beliefs, values and practices of their Catholic community.
Admission to Catholic schools
Parents who wish to enrol their children in a Catholic school should contact their local Council to enquire about the location of the nearest Catholic schools. Generally, parents have an automatic right to enrol their children, if places are available.