Catholic Education of School-Age Children

The Catholic Education of School-Age Children is a document about our Catholic education system. It has been prepared by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, and in it the Bishops have set out their thoughts about the system, the principles which should underpin its operation, and their concerns and hopes for the young people who move through it.

The Catholicity of our schools is the reason they exist. Each school does not exist in isolation. All Catholic Schools in New Zealand are part of the one cooperative system which operates on the principle of the common good to ensure that quality education is delivered across the country.

The published document has been distributed to every Catholic School and is available in PDF format.

The Bishops’ document draws on recent doctoral research into the Catholic identity of a sample of Pakeha New Zealand young adult Catholics. A copy of the relevant doctoral thesis is available here.