Mission Statement

The Catholic Education Commission of New South Wales, is established by the Catholic Bishops of NSW to act on behalf of Dioceses, Religious Institutes, Parents and Parishes for the benefit of Catholic education.

The Commission seeks to promote and protect quality education for all children in schools in New South Wales.

In its service to schools, parishes, Religious Institutes and Dioceses the Commission takes a leadership role, coordinating and representing Catholic education in NSW at a state level.

In this role the Commission is the representative voice of Catholic School Authorities in New South Wales. It acts on behalf of the Catholic community to ensure that the interests of Catholic schools are protected and promoted in forums where education policy is formed and resource allocation is determined.

Under its Charter, the Commission is not responsible for the management of Diocesan system schools or Congregational schools. The Commission is, however, responsible for providing policy guidance and professional services which support Dioceses and Religious Institutes in the development of Catholic schools as communities of faith where education is relevant and comprehensive and equips students for life.

Specifically, the Commission provides a service role, facilitating and guiding Catholic educators in the education in faith of students entrusted to their care, particularly through their influence on state and national matters affecting religious education.

The Commission carries forward its mission:

In its Leadership Role:

In its Evangelising Role:
In its Administrative Role:In its Educative Role: