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Catholic education in spotlight


Catholic education will be ‘front and centre’ in communities across the State in August as a major advertising campaign gets underway.

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In what will be the largest promotion run by Catholic Education SA (CESA), more than 80 students from Catholic schools across South Australia will be featured in a campaign that includes advertising on billboards, buses, bus shelters and in retail shopping centres. Print, digital and radio advertising will also be seen and heard across regional areas.

The campaign promotes the many faces of Catholic education around the State with students from Reception to Year 12 participating in a photo shoot earlier this year.

It coincides with CESA’s third annual Catholic Schools Open Week, which will run from August 9 to 15. The week serves as a way for parents in the community to visit their local Catholic school and learn more about what they have to offer.

CESA director Neil McGoran said choosing a school for your child was one of the biggest decisions to make as a parent as there is “so much to consider”.

“In South Australia, families have a wide range of schooling options, including a Catholic education,” Dr McGoran said.

“We are an educational sector that is committed to providing excellence for every child whose learning and education is entrusted to our care.

“Our learning experiences are grounded in Catholic values and beliefs. We want every student to experience success according to their unique characteristics and talent.

“Catholic Schools Open Week is an opportunity for any parent considering a Catholic education for their family to meet their local Catholic school and discover how they can work in partnership with families across South Australia to educate today’s children.”

During the week many regional, rural and remote Catholic schools will be conducting open days and school tours, inviting parents and carers considering schooling options for their family to come and discover why a Catholic education is a choice worth making.

Plans are also underway to offer an online alternative if COVID restrictions mean face-to-face events cannot be held.

A magazine including information about every Catholic school in South Australia will be included in The Advertiser on Saturday July 31.

A full list of tours and open days is available at



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