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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.


      Diocesan Secondary Public Speaking 2017

      Jun 26, 2017

      On Wednesday 21 June, secondary students from across the diocese showed off their pub… Read more

      St Aloysius celebrates Feast Day

      Jun 24, 2017

      This Wednesday, 21 June, St Aloysius Catholic Primary School, Chisholm, celebrated it… Read more

      Beanie for Brain Cancer day at St Peter’s

      Jun 23, 2017

      On Friday 23 June, St Peter’s Primary School, Stockton, held a Beanie for Brain Cance… Read more

      An Aboriginal cultural experience for St Dominic’s Centre

      Jun 21, 2017

      Today, Wandana Aboriginal Education and Events, travelled from Sydney to visit studen… Read more



      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.