The bicentenary (200 years) of Catholic schooling in Australia has the nationwide theme, “Religion sooner or later”.
The theme displays the core goal of Catholic schooling to kind college students of their religion, and to offer an schooling that allows their graduates to make a significant contribution to the world.
Additionally the theme displays dedication to construct on the nice work of those that have come earlier than and to offer a Catholic schooling for future generations of scholars in a world that’s quickly altering and poses new challenges for Catholic faculty communities.
But, they’ve religion that they’ll face these challenges and proceed to construct on and strengthen their mission of Catholic schooling.
The core goal of Catholic schooling is to kind college students of their religion, and to offer an schooling that allows their graduates to make a significant contribution to the world.
The Christian cross is the central ingredient of the brand and represents the religion dimension of Catholic faculties and the mission of service in Christ. The Southern Cross and description of Australia represents the Nice South Land of Australia. Dots hook up with the normal custodians of the land – the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The primary Catholic faculty in Australia was established in Parramatta in October 1820 by Irish Catholic priest Fr John Therry and run by convict and lay particular person George Marley.
Over 200 years, Catholic faculties have grown to turn into the biggest supplier of education in Australia (outdoors authorities) with one in 5 faculty age college students attending a Catholic faculty.
This represents some 768,000 college students in 1751 faculties throughout the nation and using 98,000 academics and workers. Practically 40 per cent of Catholic faculties are positioned outdoors of metropolitan cities.
Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
Catholic Training Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle extends from from Lake Macquarie to Taree and as far inland as Merriwa and Murrurundi.
There are at present 44 Catholic parish main faculties, 12 Catholic secondary faculties, one Ok-12 Catholic faculty and one particular faculty.
The Diocese’s Catholic Colleges Workplace states Catholic faculties within the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle “have supplied households a nurturing, encouraging and secure setting for his or her youngsters to be taught, obtain and develop from Kindergarten to Yr 12” for greater than 180 years.
East Maitland was the primary parish established within the area in 1835. The Maitland-Newcastle Diocese states the primary Catholic church constructed north of Sydney was the primary St Joseph’s Church, constructed that very same yr. Newcastle parish adopted in 1838. Rapidly, parishes had been established at West Maitland in 1841, Singleton in 1845, Taree in 1846 and Raymond Terrace in 1852.