St Pius X High School, Adamstown, is a co-educational Catholic school serving students in Years 7 to 10, with a proud history and an excellent reputation both in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and farther afield.
The school community aims for excellence in all areas, providing a range of opportunities for all students to experience success and makes special provisions for both gifted and talented students, as well students with learning difficulties.
Faith is a strong focus in the school with daily student prayer, fortnightly class Masses, whole school Liturgies to celebrate special occasions, staff prayer, staff spiritual formation days and retreats, community days for Years 7, 8 and 9 and a three-day retreat for Year 10 in addition to the Religious Studies program.
St Pius X runs both traditional and contemporary courses and students regularly perform well above the state average in the NAPLAN tests and continue to be high achievers in the Higher School Certificate.
St Pius X is a place where the creative, expressive and individualistic talents of its students are greatly appreciated, embraced and encouraged. Students are particularly noted for their cultural success in debating, public speaking, mock trials, music, drama and visual arts.
St Pius X provides a flexible learning environment for students, equipped with modern, engaging and state-of-the-art teaching facilities. A VET hospitality kitchen and café, professional recording studio, theatre, music and drama rooms, new science laboratories, a wood and metal workshop, a well-equipped gymnasium, marine science centre, theatrette, digital photography computer lab and a new well-resourced library with computer and audio visual facilities, provides a stimulating environment for all students.
St Pius X features a professional music, drama and entertainment facility called ‘The Factory’, which includes a beautiful 577 seat theatre with bio box, a professional lighting grid, sound system and a contemporary recording studio. Students have access to these facilities and benefit by learning from industry professionals who manage the facility.
St Pius X also has a proud history of success in the sports arena with an extensive sports program to cater for a diverse range of student interests and needs at both non-rep and rep levels. Students are given every opportunity to participate in representative sports including athletics, rugby league, rugby union, AFL, soccer, hockey, netball, basketball, swimming, cheerleading, cricket, cross country, equestrian, golf, Oz tag, surfing, tennis, swimming, touch football, volleyball, water polo and figure skating.
Students of St Pius X High School, Adamstown, are encouraged to continue their Catholic education by attending St Francis Xavier's College, Hamilton.