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  • In 2017 Catholic Education Week will be from 12–19 March when we celebrate more than 150 years of service to the Victorian community.

    The theme for this year is Moved by the love of Christ. A number of events for schools take place during Catholic Education Week:

    • Mass for Schools held in St Patrick's Cathedral on Friday 17 March 
    • following the Mass, a Concert is held in the Treasury Gardens for primary students
    • Young Speakers Colloquium for Years 9 and 10 students held on Friday 17 March at the Catholic Leadership Centre 
    • Visual Arts Exhibition will be open to the public 14–18 March at the Catholic Leadership Centre. Opening hours are 9 am–4 pm Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 March, and 2 pm – 5 pm on Saturday 18 March. 


    School communities from across the Archdiocese of Melbourne will come together for events recognising the spirit of the young people who attend our primary and secondary schools, embracing the theme 'Moved by the love of Christ'.
     The week will climax with the Mass for Schools in St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne, on St Patrick’s Day itself, March 17. This will be followed by the ever-popular Concert in the Park in the nearby gardens, with 2,000 students expected to gather to enjoy the best school bands, share a picnic lunch and make new friends. 

    Other highlights will include the always dazzling Visual Arts Display at the Catholic Leadership Centre, East Melbourne, a long-established highlight of the arts education calendar, and the Young Speakers Colloquium, an opportunity for secondary students to hear about the diverse and unique life journeys former Catholic students have embarked on.  

    Catholic Education Week will also be marked at a local school level with a wide range of events in individual schools that will enable students, staff, friends and family come together to celebrate the spirit of their school community.