Catholic education is a lifelong process of human growth and development. It is more than schooling. It begins at home, continues in the school and matures through involvement with the Christian community in the parish. The three dimensions of home, school and parish must work together if Catholic education is to truly attain its goal of forming mature human persons in the image and likeness of Christ. ‘Catholic education invites people to become Christ-like in their lives so that the Reign of God might continue to dawn in our World.’
Catholic schools make an indispensible contribution to Catholic education. While our schools can never replace the home or the parish they have a crucial role to play in the education of young people.
The National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) is established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference through the Bishops Commission for Catholic Education to maintain effective liaison with the Commonwealth Government and other key national education bodies. NCEC complements and supports at the national level the work of the State and Territory Catholic Education Commissions. More information on Catholic schools can be found on the NCEC website.