“I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes every-one, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all." (Pope Francis, par 14, Encyclical Letter Laudato Si' Of The Holy Father Francison Care For Our Common Home, 24 May, 2015). Stewardship is a key element of the spirituality of the Archdiocese of Brisbane and is embedded in the Brisbane Catholic Education Guidelines for the Religious Life of the School and BCE Strategic Plan 2017-2020. Care for the environment in which the college is located is a critical strategy motivated by this ministry of stewardship.
Through personal conversion and Catholic Social Teaching:
We Teach by Encouraging and supporting Eco-Literacy within learning and teaching programs and professional learning
We Challenge by Embedding and aligning the principles of sustainability and environmental stewardship within renewal processes
We Transform by Promoting personal and communal ecological conversion and establishing community partnerships
The college approach will take steps to endeavour to: