Catholic Education Celebrated in Song


Queensland’s Catholic schools and leading Australian music artist Josh Arnold have joined forces at All Saints Primary School, Albany Creek, to today release a new song celebrating Catholic education in Queensland.

The song, titled ‘Catholic Schools in Queensland’, is a celebration of the work and achievements of Queensland’s 300 Catholic schools and will form a central part of Catholic Education Week festivities during July 2016.

“The song reflects the ethos and values of Catholic schools, which provide a faith based education, lifelong learning and a strong emphasis on student learning outcomes and pastoral care to almost 147,000 students in Queensland currently,” said Dr Lee-Anne Perry, Queensland Catholic Education Commission Executive Director.

“Much more than that, it is celebration of the positive contribution Catholic education has made to the lives of the thousands of Queenslanders who have attended Catholic schools over the years.”

“The song uses lyrics that will appeal to students and has been recorded with the backing of a choir from All Saints Parish Primary School at Albany Creek.  It was written with students in mind and it will form a strong part of our celebration of the achievements of our students during Catholic Education Week 2016.

Catholic School Authorities in each of the five dioceses, together with the Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC), engaged song writer, music producer and film maker Josh Arnold to create the song.

Under the banner of his production company Small Town Culture, Josh Arnold designs and produces projects for schools, communities and various organisations throughout regional Australia. He began his schooling at St Joseph’s School, Tara and completed it at St Mary’s College, Toowoomba.

Josh will familiarise students from Catholic schools around the state with the song during his tour of Queensland during July.

The following resources for using the song can be accessed on the Catholic Education Week website

  • Words and sheet music
  • Audio files of the song
  • PowerPoint with words available on YouTube.