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Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools

Review of schools structures for St Saviour's College and Primary School



The Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office (CSO) is responding to the changing educational landscape impacting St Saviour’s primary and secondary schools.

Executive Director of the CSO, Dr Patrick Coughlan advised that in October 2014, the Office received a formal request from the school communities of St Saviour’s primary and secondary schools, asking the office to undertake a feasibility study that will investigate the future social, community, environmental and operational requirements of each school.

“The services of Mrs Dianne Goosem, former Director of Brisbane Catholic Education Office has been engaged to conduct an initial scoping study. Mrs Goosem has begun an initial scoping consultation with parents, Parents and Friends Associations and Boards of both schools.

“No decision has been made and any decision to proceed with modifications to either school is subject to the outcomes of the feasibility study and associated results from a working party that has been convened to conduct consultations.

“The consultation phase of the study, will begin in the first half of this year and will involve our school, parent, parish and wider Toowoomba communities.

“We believe each group will provide a valuable perspective on the future direction of one of the oldest educational institutions in Toowoomba. It is important to us as an organisation not to lose sight of the valuable role and contribution these schools continue to play in ensuring all children have access to the very best Catholic education,” said, Dr Coughlan.

On completion of the study, a report will be provided to the Executive Director, Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office and the Board, who provide advice and recommendations to the Bishop of Toowoomba.

“A key focus of a Catholic education is to prepare and empower students to confidently take the next steps in their life’s pathway. I feel very privileged that our schools are the school of choice for so many,” said Dr Coughlan.

For further information, please contact Kirsty Hogarth, Communications and Marketing Officer via email at kirsty.hogarth@twb.catholic.edu.au or phone 4637 1408.

Neither the content of the Catholic Schools’ website nor the content of any other website accessible from hyperlinks on the Catholic Schools’ website is incorporated into, or forms part of, this announcement.