Australia's Catholic schools are a national asset, educating one-fifth of all the nation's school students.
The mission of Catholic schools is to be more than providers of high quality education, advancing the common good of Australian society. Their belief in the ultimate intrinsic value of each individual student is based on a distinctive educational vision inspired by the example and message of Jesus Christ. Through their culture, ethos and mission, and through the commitment of their staff and their educational programs, Catholic schools demonstrate that there is no separation between learning and living the Christian life.
(Archbishop Adrian Doyle AM, Archdiocesan Catholic Ethos Statement 2005)
Our work in a Catholic organisation is more than using our professional skills in the service of others. In everything we do, we are ministering in the name of the Catholic Church and the Gospel. We must, therefore, represent the values of the Church, presenting the compassionate face of Christ to the world - respecting the dignity of every person as a child of God. Our work places are more appropriately described as communities where the core values of respect, integrity, hospitality, inclusiveness, forgiveness and justice are key qualities of people who serve in the name of Jesus.
(Tasmanian Catholic Education Commission Enrolment Policy 2008)