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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.


      Be gardeners not carpenters – EduTECH Conference 2018

      Jun 21, 2018

      The recent EduTECH event, the largest of its kind in Australia, features thousands of… Read more

      Schools show support for Mark Hughes Beanie Day

      Jun 20, 2018

      Schools across the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle have played a small but important pa… Read more

      A day of reflection and recognition

      Jun 19, 2018

      Staff from St Catherine’s Catholic College, Singleton, and the Catholic Schools Offic… Read more

      A night outdoors for a good cause

      Jun 18, 2018

      Show your support for Niamh Marzol, Principal of St James Primary School, Muswellbroo… 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.