Greater Hobart Review

 

In late 2017 Archbishop Julian Porteous, Archbishop of Hobart, and the Tasmanian Catholic Education Commission (TCEC) commissioned the Greater Hobart Region Catholic Education Review, to assess the provision of Catholic education in the Greater Hobart region in response to the Government's decision to make fundamental changes to the leaving requirements for education in Tasmania and to ensure Catholic education is serving the best interests of students now and into the future. Please find attached for your information an announcement from His Grace, Archbishop Porteous, regarding the outcomes of the Review and a blueprint for the future provision of Catholic education in the Greater Hobart region.

John Mula, Executive Director, Catholic Education Tasmania, wishes to clarify that the timeline for implementation of any changes is yet to be determined and the media reporting that colleges 'could begin teaching Year 11 and 12 students from 2021' should not be interpreted as 'will begin teaching Year 11 and 12 students from 2021'.  At this point in the process the only statement on implementation is: "It is not envisaged that any of the proposed changes be implemented before 2021".

Consistently, the Archbishop's public statements regarding Guilford Young College have been that the college will remain the main provider of senior secondary Catholic education in Hobart.