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Catholic Education Week

The Catholic Education Week 2023 theme is " Communities of Faith, Hope and Love". 

Celebrated annually in week 3 of term 3, Catholic Education Week is an opportunity for all 309 Catholic schools in Queensland to celebrate and promote their distinctive mission and ethos.

Catholic education strives to make a difference in the lives of those in our schools and in the wider community by challenging young people to live out the message of Jesus and to reach their full potential as compassionate, contributing, life-giving members of society.

An event to mark the official launch of Queensland Catholic Education Week 2023 will be held at in Townsville on Tuesday 25 July 2023.

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 2023 celebration can be found at

Catholic Education Week Activities 
Monday 24 July | 5.00pm Deus Caritas Est medallions and (local) Spirit of Catholic Education Awards Presentation 
Tuesday 25 July | 9.00am Pilgrimage from St Joseph's Catholic School, The Strand to Sacred Heart Cathedral
Tuesday 25 July | 10.00am State Wide Launch of Catholic Education Week at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Stanley Street, Townsville | 10.00am
Tuesday 25 July | 12.00pm State Wide Presentation of Spirit of Catholic Education Awards

Deus Caritas Est Awards

The Catholic Education Deus Caritas Est  Award is our most prestigious student award and is presented during Catholic Education Week 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 2023 Award recipients

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for our 2021 Award recipients
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Click here for our 2018 Award recipients
Click here for our 2017 Award recipients