The Diocesan Education Council assists the Bishop in his determination of educational policies for the Diocese.
Inspired by the Gospel message of love, freedom and human dignity, the Council is commissioned to serve all, not least the poor and disadvantaged. It is charged with setting educational priorities for the Diocese in the light of the Gospel message to the modern world.
In collaboration with the Bishop, The Education Council establishes the broad direction for Catholic Education and faith formation. All agencies providing educational services in the Diocese are represented on the Education Council as well as members from the regions of the Diocese appointed by the Bishop.
Operating within the general pastoral and educational goals of the Diocese, the Education Council enables the Catholic education vision and identity to take shape by delivering and monitoring educational policies consistent with the Diocesan educational mission statement.
The Education Council is serviced and supported by the Catholic Education Office and its executive arm.
Vision Statement of the Diocesan Education Council
As a community of believers, the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton is committed to an educational ministry that embraces and promotes lifelong, life wide and life giving faith learning. Working together as disciples of Jesus our vision is to:
- Nurture the development of authentic Catholic education founded on the person of Jesus Christ and enriched by the Gospel
- Support those involved in the leadership and delivery of Catholic education in the Diocese
- Nurture partnerships between ministries in support of the evangelising mission of the Church
- Encourage all involved with catholic Education to be responsive to change, highlighting the relevance of faith to life
Mission Statement of the Diocesan Education Council
The Diocesan Education Council supports the Bishop in his teaching role as Diocesan pastor by shaping a Gospel – based vision for Catholic education which is committed to the development of the whole person at every stage of life.