Our Catholic Tradition
Catholic Education makes a distinctive contribution to the provision of educational excellence in Western Australia.
Our schools, colleges and centres offer a genuine educational choice to all parents who seek a Catholic education for their children. In partnership and dialogue with parents and the wider community, Catholic Education contributes to the development of young people.
Our schools, colleges and centres value all human learning and encourage the human quest for truth. They teach and integrate Gospel values such as justice, love, compassion, peace and forgiveness into their life and curriculum. They promote in students a spirit of Christian service and foster in them an understanding of the responsibilities they have to the common good of the wider society. Through our schools, colleges and centres, students are provided opportunities to experience what it means to follow Jesus as members of Catholic communities and parishes.
Catholic schools and centres form young people in Christian discipleship to bring the love, compassion and justice of the Gospel to all and so to contribute to the development of Australian society.
Catholic Mission in education
From early beginnings in 1837, when the first Catholic school opened in Perth, Catholic schools in Western Australia have been responsive to the needs of communities – offering a Catholic faith-based education for all who seek it.
Our Catholic schools and centres continue to play a vital role in the mission of the Catholic Church in Western Australia today by demonstrating the Church’s commitment to the dignity of the individual.
The Bishops of Western Australia together establish Catholic Education as part of their pastoral mission to the life of their local dioceses. The Bishops, through the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia, provide governance for Catholic Education in the state.