DISCOVER your local school in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.
The Catholic Schools Office (CSO) is responsible for the direction, operation and management of coeducational schools which educate over 21,000 students in 58 schools in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.
Serving the communities of Newcastle, Maitland, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and Hunter Regions, our Catholic schools ensure that every student receives a quality education in a supportive environment and has the opportunity to grow academically, spiritually, physically and emotionally. .
Our Catholic School Family welcomes anyone who seeks the long-term value of a Catholic education and strives to help every child reach their potential.
We cater to a range of learning needs and strive to support each individual on their learning journey.
We aim for our graduates to lead prosperous and purposeful lives, who aspire to make meaningful contributions to their community.
Our dedicated teachers and learning support staff deliver a high quality education supported by 21st century technology in a wide range of subjects, where students are encouraged to discover and develop their individual skills, talents and abilities.
In addition to a challenging academic program, students can apply their unique skills and interests in a variety of extracurricular activities.
Some of these include social justice initiatives, STEM, music, drama, visual arts, debates, public speaking, and representative sport.
Our students benefit from excellent facilities, such as state-of-the-art learning centers and libraries, sports spaces, laboratories and STEM workshops.
Other facilities include theatres, industrial kitchens and cafes in our secondary schools for those studying vocational education and training (VET) courses.
We strongly believe that all students have the right to a safe and supportive school environment where they feel comfortable, relaxed and valued.
Our schools offer several programs to ensure that the transition to school, at any stage, is a smooth and positive experience for all students and their families.
Registrations for 2023 are now open.
Enrollment is open to all, from kindergarten through 7th grade and up to 12th graders, in all Catholic schools in the Maitland-Newcastle communities.
For more information, including a list of schools in the Newcastle and Maitland area, please visit the website at www.mn.catholic.edu.au.
Find out about your local Catholic school today.