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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.


      Further scrutiny of GONSKI recommendations needed

      Oct 25, 2016

      National Catholic Education Commission executive director Ross Fox has said if the re… Read more

      St Paul’s students take their socks off for solidarity

      Oct 25, 2016

      Today St Paul’s High School, Booragul, held its annual ‘Crazy Sock Day’ to raise mone… Read more

      RAY COLLINS: National Science and Engineering Challenge Champions 2016

      Oct 24, 2016

      In 2004, the University of Newcastle introduced a competition entitled the Science an… Read more

      St Mary’s continue winning streak at National Science and Engineering Challenge

      Oct 24, 2016

      For the fifth time in the competition’s 13-year history, St Mary’s High School, Gates… Read more


      St Bede's Catholic College, CHISHOLM IMAGE

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

      New Medowie Secondary School IMAGE

      A new Catholic high school in Medowie will commence classes in January 2020. Read more here.