The Commission was established by the Bishops of NSW in 1974 and is responsible to them for coordination and representation in Catholic education in NSW and ACT at a state level.
The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine is an Ecclesiastical Organization of the Archdiocese of Sydney. It was established in 1958 on the authority of the Archbishop of Sydney as an autonomous, non-profit organization for the primary and principal purpose of providing religious education and Christian formation for Catholic children in public schools.
Representing Catholic School Parents and Carers
The Catholic school system in the Archdiocese of Sydney educates more than 70,000 students in 150 schools. The leadership of this system of schools is entrusted to the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Schools (SACS) Board, which is responsible for policy and direction, and the Sydney Catholic Schools which is responsible for policy implementation, services and personnel.