Celebrating Catholic Education

Catholic Education Week is celebrated each year to publicly proclaim and affirm the Catholic ethos and identity of Tasmanian Catholic schools and colleges. It provides an opportunity to showcase the accomplishments of Catholic school communities and acknowledge the significant contribution made to Catholic education by employees, volunteers and families.

From Monday 10 August through to Sunday 16 August, our schools, colleges and parishes held events guided by this year's theme: All Creation is Made New in Christ.

Archbishop Julian conducted Mass in each region as part of the celebrations, with students and staff also gathering in prayer with their individual school communities. Schools and colleges also participated in a variety of activities to raise funds to go towards the Samaritan Projects, the charitable foundation set up by Archbishop Emeritus Adrian Doyle supporting Tasmanians in times of need, which also provides a focus for Catholic Education Week each year.

The annual Tasmanian Catholic Education Commission Recognition Awards ceremonies were held across the state to recognise the contribution made by those in the Tasmanian Catholic Education community. This year Archbishop Julian presented five awards to staff in recognition of their outstanding service and to volunteers who so faithfully support Tasmanian Catholic schools and colleges. A further 16 members of staff were presented with awards in honour of their dedication and commitment to 25 years of service in Catholic education.