The Catholic Education Office of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn is proud of the quality of the 56 Catholic schools across the Archdiocese.
Catholic schools seek to contribute to the creation of an Australian community that is highly educated, skilled and cultured with an ability to promote and embrace a critical analysis of social issues, the expansion of knowledge and the pursuit of truth. Such a community will be marked by a vigorous intellectual and cultural life, accessible to all. Education has individual and private benefits, but it is also very much a public good whose benefits enhance the whole community. Catholic schools emphasise the contribution of education to the common good of the Australian community.
Those who choose a Catholic school for their children do so on the understanding that they respect and agree to support the Catholic identity of the school and acknowledge the importance of religious education for their children.
The Catholic school is open to all who are willing to commit to support the philosophy, values and aims of Catholic schooling. No student will be refused enrolment because of an inability, as distinct from an unwillingness, of a parent/guardian to meet financial requirements.