Brisbane Catholic Education
Brisbane Catholic Education is an integral part of the city’s educational landscape. It is a robust, diverse system of schools that serves the community by providing students with an education that is both academically rigorous and spiritually enriching. Brisbane Catholic schools are committed to providing high-quality learning opportunities for children of all backgrounds, faiths and abilities. At Brisbane Catholic schools, students are supported and encouraged to reach their full potential and strive for excellence in all aspects of their education. With a commitment to providing a holistic education that develops the whole person, Brisbane Catholic School is uniquely positioned to form the citizens of tomorrow.
The Mission and Values of Brisbane Catholic Education
The vision, mission and values on which the schools are based on:
Brisbane Catholic Education is a faith-filled learning community creating a better future.
Brisbane Catholic Education’s mission is to teach, challenge and transform through services, support and leadership for catholic education in the Archdiocese of Brisbane.
Inspired by our Catholic tradition, we strive for excellence
As witnesses to the Good News of Jesus Christ, we act ethically.
As people of faith, we foster respectful relationships, advocating for and empathising with those at the margins
Empowered by the Spirit, we embrace the future with confidence.
The Diverse Range of Schools within the Brisbane Catholic Education System
Brisbane Catholic Education is committed to providing high-quality education to more than 70,000 young people enrolled in schools and college from Prep to Year 12. The community of BCE consists of 137 primary and secondary schools.
The 137 schools are spread across Australia and are committed to providing opportunities to students and staff of all beliefs, it doesn’t matter if you are not part of the catholic masses, you will be accepted in the school nonetheless.
Partnering with Parents and Caregivers in the Education of Students
Guidance of parents and caregivers benefits children at both home and school. With parents involved in the academic activities of their children, they have the best support they need to excel in their academic life. Brisbane Catholic Education knows this and understands that parents/caregivers are the sole educator and carers of the children and that the schools work in partnership with them. They believe when parents/caregivers share a common vision of the school, the school’s effectiveness is off the charts and the child’s experience is enhanced greatly.
Additionally, BCE community school staff members work with parents and carers to empower students by showing acceptable behaviour and teaching personal safety strategies.
There are a number of ways the BCE community encourage parents and carers to become involved in the school community:
- Parents-teacher communication
- Voluntary support activities
- Classroom celebrations and activities
- Attending school events
- School board
- Parents & Friends Association
Parents & Friend Association
The parents & Friends Association is an important part of the Catholic school community which provides parents with a formal structure interested in the welfare of the students to plan and organise activities that benefit the school and the development of students
Moreover, no other group of the schools other than the Parents & Friends can represent the whole parent body’s interest at any school.
How to Apply?
Each catholic school has different requirements and procedures. We encourage parents to contact the school they prefer to find out more about the school’s admission procedure.
You may need to complete an enrolment application form which will be provided to the school you have chosen.
The enrolment process consists of four stages:
- Submission of this application (completed) online for enrolment
- The form will be sent to your preferred schools and will be processed there.
- You will be then contacted by the schools regarding the next step in the admission procedure.
- You submit the documents for verification listed within the application.
Does the child need to be Catholic to attend a Catholic School?
There is no such requirement. You can submit an enrolment application at the school of your choice regardless of the child’s faith and beliefs. However, students from a catholic background are given priority at the time of enrolment.