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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.


      133 Hunter-Manning Catholic school students rank on distinguished achievers list in this year’s HSC

      Dec 15, 2017

      With three students achieving top state rankings and another 130 students achieving o… Read more

      First Lego League for St Joseph's Merewether

      Dec 15, 2017

      On Wednesday 29 November, Year 5 and 6 students from St Joseph’s Primary School, Mere… Read more

      St Paul’s claim undefeated champions

      Dec 15, 2017

      It was an early start on Wednesday 22 November, as the girls U14's and 16's rugby lea… Read more

      Science show at St Dominic's Centre

      Dec 13, 2017

      On Monday 11 December, the University of Newcastle’s award-winning SMART program (Sci… 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.