Our Association was established in 2021 and represents the agreed position of Catholic post-primary Patrons and Trustees nationally with the State and other relevant education bodies.

We provide services and advice to Patrons and Trustees on ethos, property & financial matters. APTCS is the point of contact for the establishment of new schools and property issues.

Our members contribute to the Education infrastructure of the State through ownership of school buildings and by partnering with the State to project-manage new school capital projects and by maintaining and operating school buildings.

“Effectively, Catholic schools and universities are attended by many students who are not Christian or do not believe. Catholic educational institutions offer to all an approach to education that has as its aim the full development of the person, which responds to the right of every person to access to knowledge. However, they are also called upon to offer, with full respect for the freedom of each person and using the methods appropriate to the scholastic environment, the Christian belief, that is, to present Jesus Christ as the meaning of life, the cosmos and history.” 

Pope Francis