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Choosing A School

Be better informed about this crucial choice. How?

Open Days and School Tours: Open Days showcase the school at its best, but you also might want to see the school on a regular operating day – a tour is great for that. These are sometimes taken by teachers, even better when they are taken by students. […]

Choosing A School2019-01-29T11:49:05+10:00

Useful Terms

Useful Terms: VIC 

ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank): The overall ranking on a scale of zero to 99.95 that a student receives, based on their study scores. The ATAR is calculated in each state to reflect a student’s rank against other students in that state and used by universities and TAFE institutes to select students for […]

Useful Terms2019-01-23T17:55:07+10:00

Forming Young People for the Future Church by Michael McVeigh

In an increasingly diverse society, Catholic educators must understand that young people will be drawn to God through many different pathways.

In 2017, Australia’s Catholic bishops conducted a survey of young people aged 16-30 across Australia. More than 15,000 young people completed the survey, 81% of them between the ages of 16 and 18.

The report from […]

Forming Young People for the Future Church by Michael McVeigh2019-01-23T17:27:59+10:00

Parents & Children – Educating for the Future by Karl Rodrigues

Formed in late 2013, Catholic School Parents Australia (CSPA) is recognised as the national body representing and advocating for the parents of over 766,000 children and young people who attend the 1737 Catholic schools across Australia. Driven by their core values of Integrity, Respect, Faith and Inclusivity, CSPA supports and celebrates the holistic education (cognitive, […]

Parents & Children – Educating for the Future by Karl Rodrigues2019-01-23T17:28:44+10:00

A New Learning Approach for the 21st Century by John Phelan

From the time of the industrial revolution through to the end of the 20th century, schools didn’t change all that much. There were advances in curriculum and technology (especially with the widespread introduction of computers in the 1990s), but the basic principle of classroom learning remained the same: the wise teacher stood at the front […]

A New Learning Approach for the 21st Century by John Phelan2019-01-14T08:06:41+10:00

How can we Prepare our Children for the Future of Work? by Jim Bright

One of the fundamental challenges for humankind is how we respond to change. For John Henry Newman, “to live is to change”. This applies to our work as much as anything else. Work has, is, and always will be changing. It is no surprise that Newman published his thoughts on change in 1845 towards the […]

How can we Prepare our Children for the Future of Work? by Jim Bright2019-01-14T10:05:06+10:00

Give Lent 100%

Australian Catholic schools and the wider Australian community are supporting the empowerment of the marginalised through Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion. Your support of Project Compassion helps to build strong communities and transform millions of lives.

Catholic Schools participate closely in the work of Caritas Australia, the international humanitarian relief and development agency of the Catholic Church […]

Give Lent 100%2019-01-15T13:40:42+10:00

Catholic Education in the Global Village by Christian Zahra

The story of Catholic education in Australia dates back to the first decade of the 1800s, before Catholic priests were allowed in the fledgling colony. Lay women and men who had seen the power of forming young people in the Faith began carrying on that tradition in their own homes. About 15 years later, the […]

Catholic Education in the Global Village by Christian Zahra2018-07-06T11:19:12+10:00

The Global Village by John Phelan

We often hear the phrase ‘the global village’ used to describe today’s world of rapid communications, easy and fast intercontinental travel, and ready access to a world of information. We understand it to mean that there has been a breaking down of the boundaries that used to divide and isolate the peoples of the world; […]

The Global Village by John Phelan2018-07-06T11:19:33+10:00

ACU and The Global Village by Professor Michael Ondaatje

This is an exciting time to study at Australian Catholic University (ACU). The University is only 28 years old, but already we rank in the top 3% of all universities worldwide. ACU’s star is rising and our outstanding graduates are leaving their footprint on the world.

This momentum is exemplified by the National School of Arts […]

ACU and The Global Village by Professor Michael Ondaatje2018-07-06T11:21:32+10:00

Parents as First Educators in the Global Village by Tony O’Byrne

The history of Catholic School Parents Australia (CSPA) is relatively short however the story of parents and Catholic education in Australia goes back nearly 200 years to 1820 with the opening of the first Catholic school in Parramatta. Formed in late 2013, CSPA has quickly established itself as the national body for parents-carers with children […]

Parents as First Educators in the Global Village by Tony O’Byrne2018-07-06T11:20:18+10:00

What Does It Mean To Be Part Of The Globalised Church? by Michael McVeigh

Most of us wouldn’t know much about the Central African Republic. A landlocked country in the middle of Africa, it is home to around 4.6 million people. Despite being the site of ongoing conflict between Christian and Muslim militias in recent years, it is rarely featured in our news here in Australia.

But in 2015, the […]

What Does It Mean To Be Part Of The Globalised Church? by Michael McVeigh2018-07-06T11:20:32+10:00

Hidden Costs of Education

Have you started savings for your child’s education? Understanding the total cost of education might give you a reason to. When it comes to planning your child’s education, there are several factors most families consider, from the quality of the education, range of subject options, academic achievement, school values and ethos, and family tradition. And, […]

Hidden Costs of Education2018-07-06T11:21:05+10:00

A Just Future

By supporting education and development for those most marginalised, Catholic schools and the Australian community are helping to improve the lives of all members of our global family. Together, through Caritas Australia programs, we are building strong communities and transforming millions of lives.

Catholic Schools participate closely in the work of Caritas Australia, the international
humanitarian […]

A Just Future2018-01-02T08:32:31+10:00

Ambrose Treacy College – Indooroopilly QLD

Gender: Boys
Yr Range: Yr 4 - 12
Address: Twigg St, Indooroopilly QLD 4068
State: QLD

Featured School

Ambrose Treacy College – Indooroopilly QLD2019-02-04T17:18:52+10:00

Love Your Neighbour

  By supporting education and development for those most marginalised, Catholic schools and the Australian community are helping to improve the lives of all members of our global family. Together, through Caritas Australia programs, we are building strong communities and transforming millions of lives.

Catholic schools participate closely with the work of […]

Love Your Neighbour2017-12-29T13:46:43+10:00

Environment and Sustainability in Catholic Schools by John Phelan

The school curriculum is a crowded place; as the world becomes more complex, so too the demands on school time. Educators need to make choices; to prioritise those areas of learning which are critical to the future of our community and nation.

They also need to model their own responses to important issues, to “lead from […]

Environment and Sustainability in Catholic Schools by John Phelan2018-07-06T11:22:48+10:00

Making The University Experience More Than Just a Certificate by Professor Anne Cummins

Students planning to go to university look for more than just the courses offered; they are seeking a whole experience as they continue their studies and work towards a career.

Australian Catholic University (ACU) has invested significant time, thinking and funds into the improvement of the overall student experience. A whole range of strategic projects, including […]

Making The University Experience More Than Just a Certificate by Professor Anne Cummins2018-07-06T11:22:58+10:00

Australian Catholic University Embraces Laudato Si’ by Mark Doggett

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is proud to recognise its longstanding responsibility to embrace the natural environment, and practicing sustainability is directly related to the Catholic Mission of our university.

Pope Francis observes in his encyclical, Laudato Si’ – Caring for our Common Home, “how inseparable the bond is between concern for nature, justice for the poor, […]

Australian Catholic University Embraces Laudato Si’ by Mark Doggett2018-07-06T11:23:12+10:00

Learning to Care for our Common Home by Jacqui Rémond

We are living through times of rapid change. Today we are experiencing increasing uncertainty and facing not just one but many crises – ecological, social, economic and in the Australian Church.

We all know that humanity is living in a way that is unsustainable on the planet. Just looking around at the plastics, the chemicals, the […]

Learning to Care for our Common Home by Jacqui Rémond2018-07-06T11:23:22+10:00