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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.


      Polding Athletics 2018

      Sep 21, 2018

      The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle recently hosted over 800 athletes at the Hunter Spo… Read more

      St Joseph’s Primary School presents… JAFA!

      Sep 20, 2018

      It’s that time of year again where students from St Joseph’s Primary School, Wingham,… Read more

      St Mary’s Community Day at Myuna Bay

      Sep 19, 2018

      Year 9 students from St Mary’s Catholic College, Gateshead, recently embarked on thei… Read more

      Archaeological dig at St Pius X High School

      Sep 18, 2018

      30 teachers from around NSW attended a professional development afternoon at St Pius… 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 2020. Read more here.