The Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba, founded on 28 May 1929, covers four hundred and eighty-seven thousand square kilometres. When the Diocese was founded it covered all the territory in the southern part of Queensland south of the twenty-fifth degree of south latitude and west of the Auburn and Great Dividing Range. Later a portion east of the Great Dividing Range was added. These areas are more commonly known as the Darling Downs, the Granite Belt, Maranoa, Warrego and Gregory South districts of Queensland.
The Diocese of Toowoomba, Catholic Schools has responsibility for the delivery of education in schools. It operates under the authority of an Executive Director, who has delegated authority from the Bishop of Toowoomba to provide leadership, management and administration of schools within the Diocese of Toowoomba.
The Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office administers 31 schools teaching nearly 9,000 children in prep, primary and secondary classes with more than 1300 staff.
Catholic schools enrol about 20 per cent of Australian school students.
Many parents say they have made their school choice for reasons such as:
- Catholic schools strive to achieve very high standards of education
- They are safe yet challenging places
- Catholic schools are faith-based places that are grounded in Christian values
Most of our Catholic schools are connected to the parish where they are located and are an important part of the mission and life of the Church.
In the Diocese of Toowoomba there are 31 schools located within Toowoomba, the Darling Downs and South West Queensland region.
We encourage you to discover our schools and see for yourself why a Catholic school education is a good choice.
St. Joseph’s Tara is one of 31 Catholic schools in the Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba.
To find out more information click the link below for the Toowoomba Catholic Schools website