Choosing a school for your child is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a parent. So, how do you find the ‘right’ one?
There are many factors to consider when selecting a school, from single gender or co-educational schooling, to specialist teaching areas provided, to the links and pathways the school offers to secondary education.
Perhaps the most important consideration of all is whether the school will fit your child’s needs. Will they feel like they belong? Will they thrive?
In South Australia, families have a wide range of schooling options including a Catholic education. Through a commitment to educational excellence, Catholic schools provide quality learning in a Catholic context – from the early years through to year 12 – instilling values that will last well beyond the schooling experience.
How does the Catholic faith shape day-to-day school life and culture at Catholic schools in SA?
The core Christian values, including social justice, care for the environment and compassion for humanity underpin the daily activities in Catholic schools. Catholic teaching influences the whole life of the school and each child is invited to explore the Catholic faith through classroom lessons, prayer and celebrations.
What makes a Catholic school different?
Catholic schools value the intrinsic worth of every individual child. Our schools provide students with many opportunities inside and outside of the classroom, to educate and nurture the whole person, helping them to be thriving, capable learners as well as extraordinary human beings. Teachers in Catholic schools know what a privilege it is to be part of a child’s schooling journey, because an intangible piece of your
school lives with you forever. What you learn at school shapes who you become as an adult.
Can you attend a Catholic school if you’re not a Catholic?
Yes, we welcome students and families from all backgrounds, faith traditions and spiritual journeys; inclusivity is one of the touchstones of our beliefs. Catholic schools particularly focus on understanding and recognising the range of faith experiences within our communities.
What do you hope for students in Catholic schools?
In every Catholic school, young people are nurtured and shaped to be thriving people, capable learners and leaders. In partnership with families, Catholic schools raise hearts and minds.
Catholic Schools Open Week is from 9 – 15 August 2021, and offers a great opportunity for families to explore the benefits of a Catholic education. Families are encouraged to attend school tours and events at their local Catholic schools and to see how a Catholic education can set your child up for life.
For more information or to find your local Catholic school: