Horizons of Hope

The Horizons of Hope framework responds to the Archbishop’s call for schools to take every step possible to enhance their Catholic identity. One of the most fundamental responses that a school can make to this call is to reflect on the distinctively Catholic nature of the learning and teaching that unfolds in our schools.

Learning brings hope. It is a hope that is based on the experience of God’s love and care for all. Catholic educators see learning as a journey of endless possibilities, where students are energised to seek meaning and explore questions about the world around them. In partnership with parents and the broader Church, Catholic schools contribute to a life-foundation for students that is centred in Jesus Christ and grounded in truth, beauty and love. At the very heart of each Catholic school is a desire for the full flourishing of each student, across religious, physical, cognitive, emotional and social domains. Here we support our students to grow in virtue and to embrace a view of themselves and the world that leads to peace, justice, and the prospering of the whole of creation. It is a journey that is enlightened by faith, animated by love and leading to hope.

Horizons of Hope – An Education Framework for the Archdiocese of Melbourne, 2016