Our 2018 story enables our organisation and communities to pause and reflect on the remarkable moments and special nature of the work Brisbane Catholic Education is engaged in.
Inspired by the Year of the Youth, our students embraced, celebrated and engaged across several activities. Pope Francis invites us all to cultivate an attitude of listening, encouraging the growth of freedom to present our point of view. Our vision is to inspire students with a love of learning and a heart of hope, empowering them to shape and enrich our world. In doing so we empower our students to speak and we stand ready to listen attentively to their voice and act accordingly.
In 2018, we adopted a new School Improvement Framework to support the school improvement process so that we all continue to grow and maximise educational outcomes. School improvement in Brisbane Catholic Education is based on the belief that every child can learn, given the appropriate support and time, and that every teacher can grow, given similar support and time.
Alongside our communities, we continued to imagine a new future with the Vision Beyond 2020 Project. We are in changing times, and the development of a new vision will ensure our schools continue to excel in every way into the future.
Our work, in whatever capacity, helps transform the lives of young people across the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Thank you to all our staff for their contribution to the mission of Catholic education. Ours is sacred and important work. We strive for excellence, act with integrity, seek justice and embrace the future with hope.
I thank Archbishop Mark Coleridge and Monsignor Peter Meneely for their support of Brisbane Catholic Education and acknowledge the important work of the Catholic Education Council and the valuable contribution and legacy of outgoing Catholic Education Council Chair, Dr Mark Sayers.
It is with pride that I present the Brisbane Catholic Education 2018 Annual Report.