Catholic schools are expected to promote the purposes and aims of evangelisation, develop the school as a faith community, reflect Gospel values in attitudes, school policies and practices and foster dynamic relationships with the local parish and Diocesan Church.
Catholic Schools are expected to develop, promote and sustain the Catholic life of the school community. This role dimension comprises four aspects. First, Catholic schools
are expected to develop and model constructive and respectful relationships with all members of the school community. Second, Catholic Schools are required to foster safe and inclusive learning environments for all students. Third, Catholic Schools are expected to embed and promote the Gospel values of the common good, subsidiarity, solidarity and participation. Finally, Catholic Schools are expected to develop structures based on service, collaborative decision-making, participation and cooperation.
Catholic schools are required to “look after things”. First, Catholic schools are expected to model and promote care for the natural environmental resources in the context of the school and broader community. Second, Catholic Schools are expected to recruit, develop and appraise staff according to transparent processes in addition to catering for the well-being of both staff and members of the school community. Third, Catholic Schools are expected to draft, administer and monitor the school budget whilst developing and maintaining school facilities in line with both financial considerations and student needs. Fourth, Catholic Schools are expected to monitor, review and report to Church, Government and other authorities to ensure compliance and accountability.
Catholic Schools are expected to build a culture of enquiry amongst staff and students whilst modelling a love of learning. This responsibility includes the promotion of professional learning communities amongst teachers, supporting learning at the level of the school and wider system, instilling Catholic values through the curriculum and supporting and managing the school improvement process.