Our theme for 2018 is ‘Open Minds and Joyful Hearts – in the Year of Youth 2018’. This picks up on the 'Year of Youth', as declared by the Australian Council of Bishops, for the 10th anniversary of World Youth Day in Sydney in 2008. Their theme is Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy: Young People Faith and Vocational Discernment. With a focus on engaging with youth in new ways to encounter God and Jesus Christ with open hearts.
Of course we will also pick up on the educational elements of our theme too. In order to learn new things and adapt to change we need to have open minds, joyful hearts helps us celebrate our successes and be proud of everyone's achievements.