Valuing the dignity, differences, and infinite possibilities in each student.

As Executive Director, I see first-hand the personal care and dedication towards the students in our 330 schools by their principals, teachers and non-teaching staff.


Our Vision is for an outstanding Catholic education that equips our young people with the knowledge, skills, hope and optimism to live meaningful lives and shape and enrich the world around them.

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Time to Shine 2018

Time to Shine 2018, CEM's Performing Arts Gala, is a musical celebration to showcase the extraordinary talents of singers, dancers and musicians from Catholic secondary schools across the Archdiocese of Melbourne. This year’s production will be staged at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne on 28 July 2018 with two shows at 2 pm and 7.30 pm.

Buy your tickets now at the Arts Centre Melbourne website. Discount tickets for group bookings (10 or more) are available by phoning 1300 182 183.

Reel around the sun - Irish dancers

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Fast Facts

1 in 4 students

in Melbourne attend Catholic schools

Every baptised student

is entitled to a Catholic education regardless of financial circumstances.

Child Safety

Catholic education has done much to strengthen its wellbeing and preventative measures and remains committed to continuous improvement and review of its policies, procedures and practices.

Executive Director, Stephen Elder, talks about child-safe standards and compliance.

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Catholic Education Week 2018

Catholic Education Week is an opportunity for all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne to celebrate their Catholic identity and the role they play within their local community. Events during the week will include the St Patrick’s Mass for Schools, the Concert in the Park, the Young Speakers Colloquium and the Visual Arts Exhibition.

Concert in the Park from 2017 Catholic Education Week

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