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Choosing the right education for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.

As parents, carers, or grandparents you have a choice - and the right - to offer your child the best education available.

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle proudly hosts some of the best schools in Newcastle, Maitland, the Hunter and Upper Hunter, Lake Macquarie and Manning regions.

For more than 180 years, Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle have offered families a nurturing, encouraging and safe environment for their children to learn, achieve and grow from Kindergarten to Year 12.

Offering 45 primary schools and 11 secondary schools, students are guided in their education by the principles and teachings of Christ.

Staff deliver high-quality education supported by excellent facilities and 21st Century technologies, as students’ varied interests and abilities are catered for across a broad curriculum and supportive learning environment.

Catholic schools offer a unique educational experience which forms the child or young person as a person of integrity, compassion, faith and wisdom. Catholic schools also work closely with their local parish to enhance in students a capacity to make sense of their world, to make judgements and to recognise the uniqueness of others within a faith community.

Each school has a supportive community of teachers, parents, carers, P&F committees, clergy, parishioners, and support staff who work together to focus on students; encouraging success, promoting discipline, supporting creativity and instilling compassion. This means that Catholic schools don’t just teach religious studies, they seek to develop spirit, mind, body and character and cultivate Gospel values that support lives filled with joy, endeavour and hope in the future.

Catholic schools in the diocese have a commitment to focusing on each individual child’s ability. Each school offers a unique array of educational, creative, sporting and formation opportunities for students. Parents and students are invited to visit individual school profiles to see the fantastic opportunities that are available.

Finally, Catholic schools offer peace of mind to parents; knowing they’ve made the right choice and the best investment for their child’s future. It is because of this and the many opportunities available to students that we believe choosing a Catholic education, is the right choice to make.