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 were recognised in a ceremony on Monday 24 July.  

Click here for our 2017 local recipients and to read their stories.

Click here to read our 2016 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.

Catholic Education Week Activities

Monday 24 July  Catholic Education Week Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Townsville
Awarding of Deus Caritas Est medallions
Local recognition of SOCE nominees
Wednesday 26 July Catholic Education Week Celebration Mass at St Patrick's Church, Ingham
Statewide Launch of Catholic Education Week, Cairns
Grandparents Day, St Anthony's Catholic College, Deeragun
Thursday 27 July

Taste of Secondary and Taste of Boarding, Columba Catholic College, Charters Towers

Opening and Blessing of Administration and Learning areas, Southern Cross Catholic College, Annandale
Friday 28 July Under 8s Week Celebrations, Columba Catholic College, Charters Towers
Ryan Day, Ryan Catholic College, Kirwan
College Awards Assembly, St Margaret Mary's College, Hyde Park 

We are looking forward to 2018