Secondary schools

These resources will help you to embed social justice across the curriculum and to inspire your students to “be more”, for the sake of the poorest in our world. Please let us know how you use them. To ask our education team about immersion experiences, professional development and student workshops in your state, email

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Students from Santa Sabina College and St Patrick’s College, Sydney

Featured resources

The featured resources below can help you embed social justice in the classroom this term.

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Use the filters in the Resource module below to find other useful teaching resources.
(Note: in the Curriculum Area filter, GC= “General Capability” and CCP= “Cross-Curricular Priority”)


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  • Prayer and Reflection - Our Common Home

    26 Jun 2015

    Pope Francis' Encyclical, Laudato Si': key messages, call to action, and prayer/reflection based on our work.

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    (PDF 12MB)

  • A Prayer for our Earth

    21 Jun 2015


    (PPTX 13MB)

  • Caritas Hearts 4 Climate for schools

    22 Sep 2015

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    (PDF 1MB)

  • Caritas Hearts 4 Climate for communities

    22 Sep 2015

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    (PDF 402KB)

  • Our Common Home Schools Climate Justice Kit 2016

    02 Nov 2015

    The Climate Action Justice Kit for Schools helps secondary students explore Laudato Si’ from the perspective of the people and the communities who ...

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    (PDF 3MB)

  • Prayer Service for the Season of Creation

    26 Aug 2016

    Features PDF and complementary Powerpoint slides.


    (ZIP 7MB)

  • Food and Water Shortage Schools Resource

    09 Feb 2017

    Fact booklet exploring the environmental impacts effecting access to safe and healthy food and water across the Pacific. This resource has been cre...

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    (PDF 1MB)

  • Rising Sea Levels Schools Resource

    13 Oct 2016

    Fact booklet exploring the implications of rising sea levels, coastal erosion and salination across the Pacific. This resource has been created to ...

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    (PDF 1MB)

  • Hungry for Justice Reflective PowerPoint

    13 Oct 2016

    A PowerPoint that amplifies the voices of Caritas partners through images and quotes, while highlighting the keys facts found in the report.


    (PPTX 16MB)

  • Community Climate Petition Information Kit - Secondary

    05 Apr 2017

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    (PDF 761KB)

  • Powerpoint for Climate Justice Petition

    09 Apr 2017


    (PPTX 3MB)

  • The Greenhouse Effect - Secondary

    12 Jan 2012

    The Greenhouse Effect explained, with simple illustrations and quotations for discussion.


    (PPT 526KB)


Oscar Romero
Aspire not to have more, but to be more.These words of Oscar Romero inspire Caritas Australia’s education team. Archbishop Romero was a Caritas partner in El Salvador who lived Catholic Social Teaching without compromise and paid the ultimate price.