IT will come as a surprise to many Catholics that religion doesn’t rate very highly any more among parents as a reason to send their children to a Catholic school.
The results of a Toowoomba Catholic Education Board survey into the reasons why parents choose a Catholic school show a clear need to promote more strongly the benefits of a Catholic education in relation to faith development.
Catholic schools have always had a high reputation for quality teaching, care of students, discipline, parent involvement, moral development and school philosophy.
Somewhere along the way the religious education aspect, which used to be another priority among parents, has dropped away.
Catholic schools remain important in nurturing the faith development of children, but unfortunately it has become one of the best kept secrets among their attributes.
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