Catholic Schools Office

The Catholic Schools Office (CSO), is responsible for the leadership, efficient operation and management of systemic schools which educate approximately 17,600 students in 45 Primary and 11 Secondary schools in the Diocese of Maitland and Newcastle.


The CSO employs more than 1200 teachers and around 550 non-teaching staff. The CSO's main focus is providing support for schools to ensure each student receives a quality education and has the opportunity to grow academically, spiritually, physically and emotionally.


Catholic schools seek to develop spirit, mind, body and character and to cultivate Gospel values that support lives filled with joy, endeavour and hope in the future.

We encourage you to visit the CSO's website, become familiar with the uniqueness of Catholic education, find your local Catholic school and learn about the many initiatives and educational opportunities on offer.


Visit the website for the Catholic Schools Office Maitland-Newcastle.

Contact CSO

Michael Slattery

Director of Schools

841 Hunter St
Newcastle West 2302

(02) 4979 1200

Email CSO