Sydney Catholic Schools’ Strategic Plan

Sydney Catholic Schools continues to be one of the highest performing school systems in Australia. Thriving Catholic Communities: a strategic plan for 2021 and beyond highlights the vision and values that drive our success.

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To Know and Love Christ through learning


Thriving Catholic Communities through excellent teaching and learning


  • Truthseeking to know and live the truth
  • Collaboration – engaging respectfully and meaningfully with others
  • Excellence – striving to achieve one’s potential
  • Empathy – appreciating and responding to the views and needs of others
  • Curiosity – nurturing the search for meaning


  • To participate in the life and mission of the Catholic faith community
  • To deepen our knowledge and engagement with the Catholic faith and tradition
  • To build each student’s capacity to continuously reason reflectively, logically and critically
  • To embrace the interdependence of human existence as global citizens, who are responsible to and for themselves and others
  • To provide an engaging, holistic learning experience, where students thrive academically
  • To be places where every student excels in a multitude of ways, through personalised and self-paced learning
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  • Scripture, doctrine and Catholic social teaching, underpin everything we do
  • Our students and staff are principled and values-oriented persons for others
  • We are a community with a strong sense of belonging and relevance
  • Our schools and students are known locally and nationally for their excellence and achievements
  • Our students’ academic results will be as good as, if not better, than those in comparable schools
  • We are a high performing workforce and an employer of choice
  • Our communities are a place to gather, share and learn for both the Catholic and broader community