Our Vision for the future

Brisbane Catholic Education launched an aspirational Vision in 2019 to guide our community into the future. Brisbane Catholic Education is a faith-filled learning community creating a better future. Five focus areas prioritise the future direction with: celebrating our Catholic culture, inspiring a love of learning, cultivating a connected community, nurturing our professional workforce, and embracing change and continuous improvement.

The Vision:

  • reflects the many voices of the Brisbane Catholic Education community and beyond including local and international experts.
  • will inform the next strategic plan scheduled for development in 2020.
  • gives us an inspirational and practical framework for our strategic planning and celebrates our faith, which remains at the heart of all that we do.


Organisational design review

In 2019, Brisbane Catholic Education undertook an organisational design review to:

  • pursue innovative ways of working to achieve our new Vision
  • create a responsive design to our changing environment
  • future proof our organisation to realise growth and positive educational outcomes.

The review was undertaken through a collaborative process to develop a contemporary organisational design focused on strategic alignment and service delivery. A staged approach will see the new design in place in 2020, and is expected to position Brisbane Catholic Education well to fulfil its mission inspired by the Gospel to teach, challenge and transform into the future.


A new intranet

Brisbane Catholic Education launched a new intranet named Spire for all school and office staff which:

  • provides an organisation-wide, people-focused solution that reflects our catholicity, membership community and commitment to excellence in education
  • acts as an essential business tool to support staff to perform their roles by ensuring information is reliable, useful and easy to find
  • and with purpose, now and into the future
  • encourages a sense of belonging and identifies with the wider Brisbane Catholic Education community, to promote a strong understanding of our beliefs, culture and values
  • SPIRE has won international awards for excellence in online communication.


Integrated Digital Technology

BCE staff and students have access to a range of enterprise level technology solutions and services including:

  • world class wide area network and local network infrastructure
  • integrated learning management systems including MS Teams
  • identity managed School and Parent portals
  • secure cloud-based storage solutions and communication services
  • one-to-one computing devices
  • business and learning analytics tools


Two new colleges

Archbishop Mark Coleridge blessed and officially opened two new schools in 2019:

  • St Joseph’s College, Coomera welcomed approximately 300 students into Prep to Year 3 and Year 7, with the aim to cater for more than 1,800 students.
  • Good Samaritan Catholic College, Bli Bli welcomed its first students to Prep to Year 12. The College motto ‘Journey with compassion’ is put into action every day.

Significant funding was contributed by the State and federal governments to build the colleges.