This week, 56 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle will be amongst more than 615 Catholic schools across NSW and the ACT to celebrate Catholic Schools Week, 8-14 March 2015. The theme for 2015 is 'Educating for Today and Tomorrow', to tie in with the 50th anniversary of Gravissimum Educationis. Gravissimum Educationis, the Declaration on Christian Education, is a document of the Second Vatican Council and was created by the Synod Fathers in 1965. The document recognised the continuing need for the Church to support parents in the education of their children so that they might be better equipped to participate professionally in the social, political and economic life of their communities.
One of the highlights of Catholic Schools Week for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is the official opening of a brand new school - St Aloysius Catholic Primary School in Chisholm.
Below are some updates from around the region that will refresh during the week as we celebrate "Educating for Today and Tomorrow".
- View a full gallery and video from the 2015 Catholic Schools Week Mass
- View a gallery of the official St Aloysius Opening
Live #CatholicSchoolsWeek updates: