Foundations of Catholic Education
Dr Lee-Anne Perry AM, Executive Director, Queensland Catholic Education Commission
This year, we welcomed more than 150,000 students, including around 11,000 excited Preps through the school gates at the start of Term 1, 2021.
We welcomed two new schools, Sophia College, Plainland, and San Damiano College, Yarrabilba, which are both operated by Brisbane Catholic Education, bringing the total number of Queensland Catholic schools to 309.
Although 2020 brought on many challenges, I am confident school communities are well prepared to tackle 2021.
Students, families and staff have put in a huge effort, as school communities have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with resilience, creativity and optimism.
I’m confident we will see that same spirit shining through our school communities this year, whatever the challenges of 2021 might be.
About Catholic Education in Queensland
There are 309 Catholic schools in Queensland educating more than 150,000 students or one in five Queensland school students.
Our Catholic schools provide a faith-based education focused on educating young Queenslanders to be well-informed, highly skilled and constructive members of the community.
Catholic schools value diversity and are welcoming and inclusive communities where families from a wide range of social, economic and religious backgrounds come together.
To find out more about Catholic education in Queensland visit the Queensland Catholic Education Commission website here.