The Catholic Schools Office (CSO) is responsible for the leadership, operation and management of systemic schools which educate more than 20,000 students in 44 primary schools, 11 secondary schools, and two K–12 schools in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.
Serving the communities of Newcastle, Maitland, Lake Macquarie, Manning and Hunter Regions, our Catholic Schools ensure each and every student receives a quality education in a supportive environment and has the opportunity to grow academically, spiritually, physically and emotionally.
Catholic schools seek to develop the student’s spirit, mind, body and character with a Catholic worldview so that they become confident and responsible global citizens. In partnership with parents, staff work with students to nurture and cultivate Gospel values that support lives filled with joy, endeavour and hope in the future. Catholic schools are places where committed and passionate teachers inspire confidence and facilitate academic excellence, where faith in God is lived in community and where contemporary learning opens minds to a future filled with hope.