Welcome to Catholic Education in Tasmania
“I came that they may have life, and have it to the full” John 10:10
We are a community of thirty-seven schools and colleges serving almost 16,000 students and their families across Tasmania. Our schools aim to be centres of excellence where students are offered opportunities to fully develop and learn to integrate their gifts of body, mind and spirit in a challenging learning environment within a caring community, a community based on Gospel values.
Catholic Education in Tasmania continues the proud tradition of providing an education which is mandated by the Catholic Church and centred on the Person of Jesus Christ. Catholic education continues to build on the great tradition of the religious who staffed our schools for over a hundred and fifty years, devoting their lives to the education of children and young people, especially those who were poor or in need. It is this legacy of commitment and generosity that continues to inspire our educational communities.
Religious Education is foundational to the life of Catholic schooling and our programs are based on the Tasmanian Religious Education curriculum Good News for Living. Our schools offer a comprehensive and contemporary curriculum covering each of the Key Learning Areas that develop Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Technology, the Arts, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences. We have extensive programs for Vocational Education and Training.
Our schools are approximately 80% publicly funded through combined federal and state government funding, and 20% through fees and community contributions. No family who aspires to a Catholic Education is excluded from enrolment on the basis of economic hardship.
We invite you to learn more about our system of schools as you explore this website.
The Tasmanian Catholic Education Office acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Tasmania and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures, and to the elders past and present.