Catholic Education

From Early Learning Centres through to universities, the Catholic Education institutions in our Archdiocese deliver quality education and pastoral care to the students in our community.

Catholic Education Office

CE-logoThe Canberra and Goulburn Catholic Education Office administers the delivery of Catholic education within our Early Learning Centres, primary schools, secondary schools and colleges.

Its mission is to provide an inclusive and welcoming community that “gives witness to the values of Jesus Christ through leadership, support and services to Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese”.[1]

You can learn more about the Catholic Education Office by visiting this link.

Catholic Education Commission

The Catholic Education Commission (CEC) advises the Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn as he makes decisions regarding Catholic schools in the Archdiocese. The CEC is made up of advisors with a range of expertise, including parents, principals and members of the clergy.

To find out more about the Commission, please click here.

Catholic Primary and Secondary Schools

archbishop_primarykids_2Our schools and colleges allow young people to reach their full potential, in learning environments that link faith, culture and community.[2] A Catholic education provides the skills necessary for modern life, but our schools also emphasise the contribution of education to the common good and the importance of faith within the Australian community.

Parents who choose a Catholic school for their children do so on the understanding that they respect and agree to support the Catholic identity of the school and acknowledge the importance of religious education for their children.[3]

If you would like to enrol your child in a Catholic school, please contact the Catholic Education Office on (02) 6234 5455, or email the office at To contact individual schools directly please see the ACT Catholic Schools contact list or the NSW Catholic Schools contact list.

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Catholic Congregational Schools

The Canberra Goulburn Archdiocese hosts several congregational or independent schools, which are operated, or were founded, by Catholic orders of priests or brothers. Please contact these schools directly to discuss enrolment.

Marist College

Marist College Canberra delivers education in the Marist Tradition, for boys in grades 4 through to 12.

To find out more, please call the Junior School on (02) 6298 7271, or the Senior School on (02) 6298 7200. You may also visit the website here.

Daramalan College

Daramalan College is an independent Catholic coeducational school, operated by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, for grades 7 to 12.

To find out more, call the college on (02) 6245 6300 or click here.

St Edmund’s College

St Edmund’s College is a Catholic school that has been educating boys in the Edmund Rice Tradition, since 1954. The school provides education from grade 4 to grade 12.

To find out more, please call the college on (02) 6295 3598 or click here.

Australian Catholic University (Signadou)

The Australian Catholic University provides quality tertiary education while nurturing the minds and spirits of its students and staff. It aims to produce skilled, ethical graduates who are committed to pursuing the common good through community engagement.[4]

For information on courses available at the Canberra Campus, please visit this link.

[1] Catholic Education Office (2015), Our Role, retrieved June 2, 2015
[2] Catholic Education Office (2015), Goals & Strategies, retrieved June 2, 2015
[3] Catholic Education Office (2015), Our Schools, retrieved June 2, 2015
[4] Australian Catholic University (2015), Catholic Identity, retrieved June 2, 2015