Students using the CYD





(Printed and Digital versions available)

Not just a school diary ... The Australian Catholic Youth Diary is a student planner + an enriching faith resource + an informative school handbook + an interactive communication tool — all in one!

Integrate faith into the busy lives of your students, teachers, and parents.
Put the Gospels, prayers and reflections, in front of your school community every day.

Don't miss the opportunity to:-

  • Strengthen your students' Catholic identity and encourage their deepening relationships with God, Jesus and the Church
  • Develop organisational skills to ensure students' academic and spiritual potential is realised
  • Evolve the Catholic identity of your school

Exclusive Catholic content builds Catholic identity

Innovative design features promoting conversations with God

Revolutionise how your school community communicates

Customise with your school's information, colours and logo

Clear display of important dates, school events and feast days

Build Catholic Identity with Enriching Catholic Content

  • Bring the meaning of the liturgical year to life with  specially written liturgical-year monthly reflections*
  • Put the Gospels in front of your school community every day
  • Enhance the understanding of the Sunday Gospel with weekly reflections written especially for Australian secondary school students*
  • Foster an interest in and love of prayer. Weekly prayers have been written by current Catholic school students in ways that are meaningful to their peers 
  • Synchronise, reinforce and enrich faith learning. Diary scripture passages are cross-referenced with relevant pages from The Catholic Youth Bible and The Australian Catholic Youth Prayer Journal
  • Engender school pride and community by personalising the diary with school colours, logo, history, policies and procedures. A multitude of options are available. 

  • Assistance for busy teachers
    • In the digital version, teachers receive additional, daily reflections and prayers, over and above those received by students. This ensures that teachers always have an array of new material to share with students as appropriate
    • Monthly Catholic resources are provided to assist busy teachers with classroom prayers and RE activities
    • Each term, schools will automatically receive Garratt Publishing’s supplementary REmail service. Written by RE teachers and designed around a specific topic, resources are made available to help teachers teach Catholic concepts and ideals eg social justice. 

No other provider of Catholic school diaries offers the quality or access to enriching, engaging Catholic material and teacher/student resources as The Australian Catholic Youth Diary.

When you order The Australian Catholic Youth Diary  from Garratt Publishing, you don’t just buy a diary, you receive faith-based support from a company that produces some of the finest Catholic educational resources available.

Complimentary, monthly RE resources, sent exclusively to schools using The Australian Catholic Youth Diary.


What our customers say?

Frequently asked questions

The Australian Catholic Youth Diary is a rich and engaging faith-based student organiser that assists students plan their school year as to know and love Scripture and prayer. Introduced in 2008, The Australian Catholic Youth Diary was developed following requests by teachers and parents for a Catholic version of the standard secondary school student planner.

The Australian Catholic Youth Diary is anything but generic. Every Catholic school will have its unique version. Each school is able to customise the diary as they require with school events, policies, procedures, history etc. Catholic content in the form of Scripture readings, reflections and weekly prayers is the only content that is standard.

All schools design their own covers with their respective school colours, logos and insignias. Advice and design assistance can also be provided if necessary. A range of cover options are available.

The Australian Catholic Youth Diarycomes in different sizes, all ideal for student needs. You may select the size that best suits your requirements - : B5, Quarto or A4
B5 240 x 170 mm
Quarto 250 x 205 mm
A4 297 x 210 mm

Yes, there will never be a reason why students or their families are unaware of important school dates. You can customise your student diaries by printing important school events throughout student’s weekly planners.

The Australian Catholic Youth Diary is much more than a student diary, but rest assured it is competitively priced.

Value for Money:
  • Highest quality Catholic student diary in Australia. The diary is printed in Australia and all materials are of the highest quality. This is to ensure that the diaries are durable and hold up to the significant wear and tear they are bound to receive. 
  • The Catholic contentof the diary has been purpose-written for today’s young Catholics to help them understand their faith and to explore their own relationship with God.

Additional RE resources are provided to teachers in the schools using The Australian Catholic Youth Diary. These resources are provided free of charge.

Weekly prayers are provided in The Australian Catholic Youth Diary. They have been written by current Catholic school students in a manner that is understood and appreciated by fellow students. It is hoped that the prayers of peers will stimulate students to foster their own prayers and response to Scripture.

You are free to include additional, special school prayers as part of your school’s customised pages.

The Australian Catholic Youth Diary is made completely to your specifications so there are no page restrictions. Make your diary as information packed as you want. We will produce the diary that you want.

Diary orders can be placed up to 1 October 2014. All you have to do is to advise us of your intention to order The Australian Catholic Youth Diary and an approximate number of diaries required. We will then work with you to determine your precise requirements. Your diary will be printed and delivered to your school on or before the date you specify.

Order your diaries and don’t worry about any up-front payments until the beginning of the school year. The diaries will be printed and delivered to your school before your specified date. Accounts requesting payment will be sent out by Garratt Publishing in February 2015.