Over 200 years, Catholic schools have educated millions of Australian students.
Explore our website to see just some of the moments from generations past and our school communities as they are today.
National Mass – 24 May
If you are unable to attend a Cathedral or school Mass to celebrate the Bicentenary of Catholic education in Australia, join us on Monday 24 May 2021 from 10.15am AEST on the Solemnity of Our Lady Help of Christians – Patroness of Australia.
The National Mass will be live streamed from a number of sites:
Tell us what’s happening in your state, territory or school community to celebrate 200 years of Catholic education.
A Diocesan Mass Celebration will be held on Monday, May 24th at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Townsville. All local schools will be invited to send representatives from their school communities to
Our 1,755 Catholic schools across Australia are distinct and diverse. From metropolitan cities to rural, regional and remote parts of Australia, our schools meet the individual needs of their students differently, but with the same shared mission of an excellent, faith-based education.
On our Resources page there are a list of suggested activities so diocesan and school communities can celebrate the Bicentenary of Catholic education in their own distinct ways.