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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, 11 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.


      Day of reflection to develop young leaders

      Dec 13, 2018

      Over 1,300 Year 5 students from all corners of the Diocese spent a day preparing for… Read more

      Primary schools show their colours

      Dec 12, 2018

      St Paul’s Primary School, Gateshead, St Patrick’s Primary School, Wallsend and Holy N… Read more

      St Catherine’s night of family fun and Christmas cheer

      Dec 11, 2018

      The St Catherine’s Catholic College, Singleton school community celebrated the festiv… Read more

      St Pius X are the champions at cheerleading

      Dec 07, 2018

      The cheerleading team from St Pius X High School, Adamstown has been named National G… Read more



      St Bede's Catholic College, CHISHOLM IMAGE

      St Bede’s Catholic College opened in January 2018 for Year 7 students and will progress by one year group each year before becoming a Year 7 to 12 school catering for up to 1,100 students in 2023.
      Read more here.

      Catherine McAuley Catholic College IMAGE

      Catherine McAuley Catholic College, Medowie will commence classes in January 2021. Read more here.