San Clemente High School, Mayfield, is a Catholic, co-educational, Year 7 to 10 systemic school in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.
The school encourages and inspires students to pursue their interests and passions, demonstrate their strengths and contribute to their community. This active involvement, whether it be in the classroom, on the sporting field, in creative arts or through other endeavours, provides opportunities for students to become more connected with their school.
San Clemente prides itself on its sense of community and quality relationships, including those between staff and students. The professional and dedicated teaching staff are devoted to the development of students in a range of academic, spiritual, cultural and sporting opportunities.
A strong feature of the San Clemente community is the contribution of students to the creative and performing arts domain. Learning experiences and performance opportunities are tailored to student interests and abilities and encourage students to reflect, challenge, critique and celebrate across a range of media and contexts. Regular school assemblies, community performances, the ‘Sight and Sound’ exhibition and drama night at the Playhouse are just some of the highlights of the school’s calendar.
Students also have the opportunity to experience overseas trips, a Marine Studies excursion to the Great Barrier Reef, Duke of Edinburgh, an annual ski trip, overnight immersions to Sydney for CAPA and year group camps.
Awarded the Monsignor Coolahan Award for ‘Community’ for its voluntary staff Ministry Team, the school’s strong focus on social justice initiatives is also seen through their St Vincent’s De Paul group and involvement in a number of refugee families and fundraising events for organisations in need such as Catholic Mission and Caritas Australia.
Students of San Clemente High School, Mayfield, are encouraged to continue their Catholic education by attending St Francis Xavier's College, Hamilton.