Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) is committed to delivering a Christ centred, child-focused educational programme which empowers young people to achieve their full potential.  Teaching and learning in Catholic schools is underpinned by the CEWA Vision for Learning.  In partnership with families and Parish, schools support young people to learn to integrate faith, culture and life.  Catholic schools are learning organisations in which, along with learning academic skills, young people will be able to collaborate, innovate, create, appreciate, and think critically in order to positively influence their rapidly changing world.


  1. Catholic faith, life and culture is integrated into all nine curriculum learning areas, the first of which is Religious Education.
  2. CEWA’s curriculum helps students and young people discover and integrate Gospel values and deepen their understanding of these values through critical reflection and application.
  3. CEWA’s curriculum upholds the Christian vision of the human person and promotes human sexuality in accord with teachings of the Catholic Church and in partnership with families as first educators of their children.
  4. CEWA considers the needs of students and young children as the starting point for all curriculum decisions.
  5. The delivery of curriculum is inclusive and flexible to respond to the diverse developmental needs, interests, and abilities of individuals.
  6. The delivery of curriculum is informed by evidence-based and developmentally appropriate pedagogical practices.
  7. CEWA delivered curriculum embeds the histories, cultures, and experiences of Aboriginal peoples.
  8. CEWA’s partnership with education and training stakeholders help to create a curriculum that caters for the needs of all students and young people.
  9. Learning for CEWA students occurs both on school sites and in offsite activities.


This policy will be reviewed annually by the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia.
Effective date
February, 2021
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