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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.


      Celebrating the Feast of St Joseph

      Mar 22, 2017

      Each year, the Feast of St Joseph is celebrated across our schools in the Diocese. On… Read more

      GALLERY: All the colours of Harmony Day

      Mar 21, 2017

      Today was a celebration of Australia’s cultural diversity for our schools across the … Read more

      Expansion revealed at St Joseph’s Lochinvar

      Mar 20, 2017

      On Thursday 16 March, student ambassadors of St Joseph’s College, Lochinvar, showcase… Read more

      Staff and students take a stand against bullying

      Mar 18, 2017

      On Friday, March 17, the school community of St Joseph’s Primary School, Charlestown,… 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.