Welcome to Catholic Education in the Diocese of Cairns
The 29 Catholic schools and colleges of the Cairns Diocese educate almost 11,000 students – from Tully in the South, west to the Atherton Tablelands, and north to the Torres Strait.
A Catholic education provides an educational foundation for life to the full; a quality education that is not merely academic, but also focuses on full development of the child – intellectually, spiritually, physically, morally and emotionally. We challenge our students to find meaning and value in their lives, develop communal obligations and aspirations, espouse values which unite society infused by a commitment to social justice, and become compassionate and contributing members of our world.
We acknowledge, promote and celebrate the God-given gifts of each individual so that they may achieve their potential, work in partnership with parents and provide caring, safe and respectful learning environments. Our schools are faith-based, affordable, and welcoming to all who value the explicit goals and educational quality that Catholic schools are known for. We invite you to choose the Catholic school difference and join our growing community.