Catholic Education Office
Director: John Borserio
|Phone:||(07) 4637 1400|
|Fax:||(07) 4637 1499|
|Office Location:||Catholic Education Office||Postal Address:||PO Box 756|
|73 Margaret Street||Toowoomba Qld 4350|
|Office Hours:||Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm|
Our vision is to offer life-long Catholic Education so that each person may know and come to be identified more fully with the living Spirit of Christ. This Spirit, working through the faith community, calls all involved in Catholic Education.
. . . to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with their God. (Micah 6:8)
Operations of the Catholic Education Office:
The Diocese is responsible for 9,768 students, whose educational needs are served through kindergarten to secondary schools, accommodation, boarding and educational support services. Fundamental principles underpinning the Diocese's vision include providing Christian witness in today's world and giving parents and families the option to choose a school that shares family values. Our schools make an important contribution to the life of Queensland today and for the future and importantly our schools bring life to rural and remote communities.
Since 1863, when Toowoomba's first Catholic school (which is now known as St Saviour's Primary School) was established, the number of schools has continued to grow. In the beginning Parishes and Orders made a significant contribution to establishing Catholic education. Catholic schools in some rural and remote communities have continued to play an important role in the parish and wider community.
The Catholic Education Office (CEO) operates as the executive arm of the Catholic Education Board in the implementation of policies. The Catholic Education Office operates under the authority of the Director to whom the Bishop delegates responsibility for the leadership and management of Catholic Education at a diocesan level.
The fundamental role of the Catholic Education Office is to serve, support and promote Catholic parishes and schools in their provision of educational services to the people of the Diocese. Clearly, the focus is on providing empowerment of local communities while at the same time exercising diocesan-wide responsibilities which sustain, nurture, and provide just accountability. The guidance and direction of the diocesan Vision and Mission Statements for Catholic Education and the Mission Statement of the Catholic Education Board provide the framework for the direction of the Catholic Education Office.
To achieve its mission, the Catholic Education Office is divided into four service teams, each with its own key result areas, but all operating in an inter-dependent and aligned way. Each team is headed by the Director and Assistant Directors, who, together operate as a Leadership Team.
At a Diocesan level, the professional needs and organisational complexity within Catholic Education necessitate the appointment, by the Bishop, of a delegate to act on his behalf. This delegation is made to the person holding the position of Director, Catholic Education Office. It is out of this delegation, and the attendant responsibilities associated with it, that the administrative relationships between the CEO, diocesan and parish schools, and agencies take shape.
How We Are Organised
The delegations for the Catholic Education Office have given rise to an organisational structure which has evolved in response to diocesan tradition and circumstances. This organisational structure incorporates service teams of Directorate Services, Faith Education, Teaching & Learning Services, School Improvement Services and Corporate Services.
For further information on the Catholic Education Office, please visit their website.