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Over the next five years, the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is renewing its approach to secondary schooling in Newcastle to ensure it best supports the educational needs and outcomes for its students now, and as we look to the future. 

The Trustees of the Diocese have made the decision to transition all secondary schools in Newcastle to Years 7 to 12. The transition will occur in a staged and planned way.  

From 2024, Catholic secondary schools in Newcastle will be commencing a staged transition to Year 7 to Year 12 schools, this includes: 

  • San Clemente High School, Mayfield – with the inclusion of Years 11 and 12 
  • St Francis Xavier’s College, Hamilton – with the inclusion of Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 
  • St Pius X High School, Adamstown  – with the inclusion of Years 11 and 12 

The transition of schools to a full Year 7 to Year 12 complement is expected to be completed no later than 2027. 

Staff, students, families and the wider community are invited to collaborate on the implementation plan to meet the unique needs of each school.  

More information 

Next steps  

Thank you to those who participated in our Listening Assemblies and online forums.

We are currently working through the feedback to determine next steps and will share an update soon.

As part of our consultation process, individual Listening Assemblies were held for staff and the parent community in each school. Feeder school communities were also invited to online forums. Information will continue to be provided about how you can contribute to the implementation plan.



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