To support the rights of parents to be involved and consulted in the education of their children and promote the formation and development of Parents Councils in all affiliated schools
To promote the continuous existence of voluntary Catholic Secondary Schools.
To promote a holistic approach to education which will develop the spiritual, social, academic and physical characteristics of the student with emphasis on the growth of the individual.
To promote the continued availability of the Catholic education now provided in schools administered by religious orders in Ireland.
To promote the preservation of Christian values in our society.
To While respecting the autonomy of individual councils, to provide guidelines and recommendations for their effective operation, to keep them informed of trends in education, and provide when necessary, a means of co-ordinating their activities on a National level.
To promote liaison with other organisations concerned with education.
To foster an increasingly effective spirit of co-operation in all affiliated schools between management, teachers, parents and students.
To assist parents to know and obtain their rights, and fulfil their duties with regard to the education of their children, in that they are free to choose, according to their consciences, the type of school they want for their children, that they have an effective voice in educational development, and to promote an appreciation of the value of education among all sections of the community.