For many decades, the annual Catholic Schools Week has been an opportunity for the educational establishments across the Sydney basin to engage with their communities.
During the week, schools open their doors and welcome people to visit, making it an ideal time to come and see what a Catholic education can offer.
"In many cases, our schools look and feel like a local public school," a spokesperson for Catholic Schools NSW said. "But we have something distinctive to offer in terms of our faith-based education and the values which come with it.
"A number of Catholic families educate their children in public schools, but likewise we have 25 per cent of students in our schools who are not Catholic - and their parents choose our schools because of the qualities and values which we offer."
We have something distinctive to offer in terms of our faith-based education and the values which come with it.Catholic Schools NSW
That is why taking advantage of open days is important, because it will enable people to see inside the school, speak to those who run it and get a feel for what Catholic schools are all about.
Catholic Schools NSW Chief Executive Officer Dallas McInerney said many schools are now taking enrolments for 2020.
“Each school normally hosts an Open Day during Catholic Schools Week with organised tours to make the community aware of what’s available at each school," he said. “Families looking for an affordable, quality school choice for their child should visit their Catholic school."