Today, Catholic education has grown to 1,755 Catholic schools in Australia educating around one in five or 777,000 students and employing over 100,000 teachers and staff. We recognise the contribution of all those who came before us to build Catholic education in Australia and we look forward with great ‘faith in the future’ and hope for the contribution of generations to come. (*2020 figures)
The Bicentenary of Catholic education in Australia was officially celebrated in 2021 with a national launch on 18 February, a national Mass on 24 May, Family Week from 8-14 August and the Virtual Symposium on 27 October, among many other local celebrations. A national prayer was released and a national song, Faith in the Future, by Fr Rob Galea was commissioned for the bicentenary.