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    Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne are vibrant communities of learning, faith and life, with a mission to educate the whole child. Catholic education cultivates academic excellence, quality interpersonal relationships and a strong sense of belonging. The parents of over 150,000 students have made the choice of an affordable, high-quality education in a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

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    There is growing demand for places in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. With significant rises in population in our city’s growth corridors, there are 13 new schools planned for construction in the next decade. Three new schools opened in 2015: St Clare’s Catholic School, Truganina South; St Paul the Apostle, Doreen; and St John the Apostle Catholic Primary School, Tarneit West; and another will open in Wallan in 2016. 

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    Catholic education prepares students to be global citizens, equipped with self-confidence and engaged with social justice issues. Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne hold a VCE median study score above the state average and have high Year 12 student retention and completion rates. Most students go on to further study or employment upon finishing their journey with Catholic education.

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