Vision, Mission and Values

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As a service organisation, commissioned by the Church through the Archbishop, our mission is to serve those in Catholic educational communities and contribute to the achievement of excellence and equity in schooling. The service role of Catholic Education Melbourne has as its source and inspiration the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Catholic Education Melbourne works in partnership with Catholic schools, families, parishes, religious institutes and the community to serve and lead Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. As a Catholic organisation, the person and teachings of Jesus Christ, as presented in the gospels and proclaimed by the Church, are central to our vision, mission and values. Founded in Christ and sustained by faith, we seek to support schools to fulfil their mission of enabling each student to come into the fullness of their own humanity. This is a journey in hope and towards hope.


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.


To serve and lead Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.


Each person is created in the image of God and called to communion with God. Therefore, all human life is sacred and every human being has an innate dignity. This understanding of the human person is at the heart of the values that underpin Catholic education.

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