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Overview - October 2022

Following feedback and consultation, recommendations have been released formalising the detail of Newcastle secondary schools transitioning Years 7 to 12. 

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. 

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

  • St Francis Xavier’s College, Hamilton, currently Years 11 and 12, will commence the transition with the inclusion of Year 7 in 2024, adding a further year group each year to the full Year 7-12 complement in 2027. 
  • St Pius X High School, Adamstown, currently Years 7-10, commences with its first Year 11 students no later than 2025, becoming a full Year 7-12 school in 2026.
  • San Clemente High School, Mayfield, currently Years 7-10, commences with its first Year 11 students in 2026, becoming a Year 7-12 school in 2027.

We remain committed to strong educational outcomes, improved student wellbeing, opportunities for staff, enhanced learning environments and accessible Catholic education. 

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Background

In May 2022, the Trustees of the Diocese 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 were invited to collaborate on the implementation plan to meet the unique needs of each school.  

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Contact 

Email: ImplementationPlanning@mn.catholic.edu.au

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