Formation for Mission

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has endorsed the document, A Framework for Formation for Mission in Catholic Education.

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, chair of the Bishops Commission for Catholic Education, launched the document on 20 March 2017.

A video introduction to the Framework can be viewed here.

The Framework document is supported by a website which includes valuable information and resources for building and nurturing the faith environment in Catholic schools. Visit the website.

On Being a Catholic School – QCEC Colloquium 2016

QCEC has as a key focus area:

Faith formation, identity and mission at national and state levels.

The visit by Thomas Groome, Professor of Theology and Religious Education at Boston College, to the 2016 QCEC Colloquium provided the opportunity for leaders in Catholic education to explore the notion of a Catholic perspective to the taught curriculum in appropriate places outside of the Religious Education subject.

A summary of the topics and discussion explored during the Colloquium can be found here. [Link to document Summary of QCEC Colloquium 2016: On Being a Catholic School listed in the A-Z]

Early childhood spiritual development

In 2010 QCEC in collaboration with Dr Jan Grajczonek (ACU) developed a Framework for Early Years Spiritual Development in the Catholic Tradition that early childhood education and care services may use with the approval of the relevant Bishop. The Framework defines spirituality and explores practical ways to nurture young children’s spiritual and religious development.
Spiritual Development and Religious Education in the Early Years: A review of the literature.