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Catholic Education in Archdiocese of Brisbane

Brisbane Catholic Education is a learning community of all involved in diocesan Catholic schools and the staff of the Brisbane Catholic Education Office. With over 130 schools, Brisbane Catholic Education is founded on Christ and our schools are at the service of our students, The Church and society, and aim to provide quality teaching and learning outcomes for Prep to Year 12 students.​

BCE schools are shaping lives, nurturing individuals and encouraging each student to realise their full potential. Through its partnerships with parents, governments and the community, it is providing social responsibility, self-discipline and Christian values for all its students and nurtures and supports the community in their faith journey.

The Archdiocese of Brisbane covers a geographical area that includes much of south-east Queensland spanning metropolitan Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine coasts, west through Ipswich and the Loc​kyer and Brisbane valleys and through the South Burnett district and north to Childers.

Brisbane Catholic Education operates as the executive arm of the Catholic Education Council in the implementation of p​olicies and under the authority of the Executive Director of Brisbane Catholic Education to whom the Archbishop of Brisbane delegates authority for the administration and management of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Brisbane.​

There are 137 schools and colleges in the Archdiocese of Brisbane educating approximately 70,000 students. Our Catholic schools commit to nurturing active partnerships with families and providing parents and caregivers with opportunities to participate in the life of the school community. There is extensive research which indicates that when schools and families work together, children have higher rates of achievement and stay in school longer. 

The seminal document, The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium acknowledges parents as the primary educators of their children and as major partners in the education process. Such a close relationship with the school implies a partnership with mutual rights and responsibilities. We value and support working with parents and have an ongoing commitment to strengthening the partnerships and involvement of families in the life of our Catholic schools.