Catholic education has a long tradition of social teaching, at the centre of which is the dignity of each person and the common good.

Catholic education supports students becoming more informed about the world and their role in its future. These matters are important to all young people and many Catholic schools have discussions with their students about global issues in a supervised school setting.

Social justice initiatives give schools the chance to take action and empower young people to be part of a solution.

There’s no better way for students to express the principles of Catholic social teaching than to stand together with their peers and teachers at school in support of those most in need.


Making the world a better place



The good of society through learning

In the Diocese of Parramatta students all schools regularly engage in activities to support Catholic Mission with fundraising and awareness-raising initiatives.

Students are encouraged to work closely with their local parish, community groups, support local charities and participate in outreach or immersion experiences for the benefit of the whole community and the student’s personal development.

Social justice and outreach opportunities typically include:

Environmental initiatives

Catholic Schools Outreach Environmental

Fundraising events

Catholic Schools Fundraising

Regular visits to aged care facilities

Catholic Schools Aged Care Visits

Winter Appeals

Catholic Schools Winter Appeals

St Vincent de Paul

Catholic Schools St Vincent De Paul

Project Compassion

Catholic Schools Project Compoassion

Clean Up Australia Day

Catholic Schools Clean Up Australia

Community events

Catholic Schools Community Representation

Social Issues

Catholic Schools Social Justice




Catholic School Immersion Opportunities

Many secondary schools also conduct immersion experiences for their students to locations such as India, East Timor and the Phillipines.




Contact your local Catholic school today to find out what fundraising or community engagement initiatives they are involved in.