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  • Alternative play options at lunch time

    Holy Name Primary School, Forster, develop creative play spaces

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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.

      LATEST NEWS

      Selfies, gifs, memes and emojis can empower students’ language

      Jul 19, 2018

      Classroom research involving more than 200 primary school students across three low s… Read more

      Alternative play options at lunch time

      Jul 17, 2018

      The creative and imaginative spaces at Holy Name Primary School, Forster, have opened… Read more

      SHAC wins Blacket Prize and the NSW Education Award for Lochinvar

      Jul 16, 2018

      SHAC, the Newcastle architecture design studio based in Islington, NSW, has won the P… Read more

      Wandana Immersion Experience

      Jul 12, 2018

      A number of schools from across the Diocese of Newcastle-Maitland recently took part… Read more

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      NEW SCHOOLS

      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.