Catholic Education Week

The Catholic Education Week 2017 theme is "Sharing the Journey".

Pope Francis has said:

Today, we need a Church capable of walking at people’s side, of doing more than simply listening to them; a Church which accompanies them on their journey.

The whole journey of life is a journey of preparation…to see, to feel, to understand the beauty of what lies ahead, of the homeland towards which we walk.

What is important is the whole journey by which we arrive at the mission the Lord entrusts to us.

Catholic Education Week is an annual state-wide event that promotes the distinctive mission of Catholic schools throughout Queensland. The week is celebrated by all schools through a range of activities, liturgies and events. 

More information about our 2017 celebration can be found at

Spirit of Catholic Education Awards

The awards recognise outstanding contributions by individuals within the Catholic education community and are presented annually as part of Catholic Education Week (CEW) celebrations. The worthy recipients will be recognised in a ceremony on Monday 23 July.  

Nominations are now open for the Spirit of Catholic Education Awards - 

Click here for information about the Awards.

Click here to read our local recipient's stories.

Deus Caritas Est Awards

The Catholic Education Deus Caritas Est  Award is our most prestigious student award and is presented during Catholic Education Week (23-29 July) at the Catholic Education Week Mass. Each of our secondary schools nominated one representative who demonstrated a commitment to Christian living in how they interact and treat others.

Click here for our 2016 Award recipients.

Catholic Education Week Activities

Monday 23 July  Catholic Education Week Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Townsville
Awarding of Deus Caritas Est medallions
Local recognition of SOCE nominees
Wednesday 27 July Catholic Education Week Celebration Mass at St Patrick's Church, Ingham