Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools

In partnership with families, Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) schools provide high-quality academic, social, physical and religious education for more than 112,250 children in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Each Catholic primary school is a vital part of the parish community, as well as a significant presence in the local community. Catholic schools provide a welcoming, inclusive and safe environment focused on your child’s wellbeing, achievement, challenge, creativity and enjoyment.

Catholic school leaders and teachers are committed to an education that integrates and celebrates faith, learning and life. They provide religious education opportunities for faith development in communities where prayer and sacramental celebrations are integral to life. Students are encouraged to engage in civic and public life, involving community service and working for social justice.

Catholic schools encourage parents to become involved in their child’s learning and engaged in school life. Working together, schools and families create an effective learning environment and a climate of mutual respect. This ensures timely communication and enables discussion on matters of concern.

Catholic primary schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne come under the jurisdiction of the Archbishop. From 2021 onwards, all parish primary schools will be owned and governed by a company (limited by guarantee) on behalf of the Archdiocese, and administered by the Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) office. Catholic parish primary schools will continue their connection with their local parish and parish community.

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