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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.


      Manning region hosts fifth annual Leadership Conference

      Sep 22, 2017

      On Monday 18 September, 130 Year 6 students from schools throughout the Manning regio… Read more

      St Joseph’s students ‘Dream Big’ for their annual school musical

      Sep 21, 2017

      The Factory came to life last Friday as students from St Joseph’s Primary School, Mer… Read more

      St Clare’s launches Positive Education Framework

      Sep 20, 2017

      Last month, St Clare’s High School, Taree, launched its Positive Education Framework,… Read more

      NSW Polding Athletics Carnival 2017

      Sep 19, 2017

      Over 800 athletes gathered at the Hunter Sports Centre in Glendale on Friday 8 Septem… 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.