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      ABOUT US

      The Catholic Schools Office (CSO), is responsible for the leadership, efficient operation and management of systemic schools which educate more than 18,000 students in 45 Primary schools, 10 Secondary schools and one K-12 school in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

      The CSO employs more than 1200 teachers and around 550 support staff. Our main focus is providing support for schools to ensure each student receives a quality education and has the opportunity to grow academically, spiritually, physically and emotionally.

      Catholic schools education from and for vibrant, welcoming and diverse communities with a particular commitment to the poor; for justice, integrity and peace.

      LATEST NEWS

      GALLERY: St Joseph’s East Maitland host Wellbeing Fair

      Oct 20, 2017

      On Tuesday 17 October, the community of St Joseph’s Primary School, East Maitland, ho… Read more

      New facility honours St Mary MacKillop

      Oct 19, 2017

      Hundreds filled MacKillop Place at St Joseph’s College, Lochinvar, on Friday 13 Octob… Read more

      St Therese’s celebrates National Rosary Day

      Oct 18, 2017

      At the beginning of Term 4, St Therese’s Primary School, New Lambton, celebrated the … Read more

      GALLERY: Students embrace the joy of singing

      Oct 17, 2017

      St Joseph’s College, Lochinvar was filled with song last week as school choirs partic… Read more

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      NEW SCHOOLS

      St Bede's Catholic College, CHISHOLM IMAGE

      St Bede's Catholic College, Chisholm will commence classes in January 2018.
      Read more here.

      Catherine McAuley Catholic College IMAGE

      Catherine McAuley Catholic College, Medowie will commence classes in January 2020. Read more here.