Why Catholic education?
Catholic schools are centred on the person of Jesus Christ and are called to live and proclaim the message of the Gospel. We encourage staff, students and their families into a personal relationship with Jesus.
Does my child need to be Catholic to attend St Joseph's
No. St Joseph's is open to all who want to share its educational goal, inspired by Christian principles. In accordance with our school’s enrolment vacancies, preference is given to students who are baptised Catholic and who live in the local parish. However, our school is open to all who wish to be guided in their education by the principles and teachings of Christ. All families and their children, Catholic or non-Catholic, are invited to have a Catholic education but must be willing to participate in the religious life of the school.
A small number of places in schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle may be available to students on visas who share our Catholic faith and ethos. At the present time, no students with a visa subclass 500 are able to be enrolled into diocesan Catholic schools.
For more information, please see the Enrolment of Students on Visas Policy.
Provider name: Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
CRICOS provider code: 03339D
For more information contact the Catholic Schools Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrolment Process and Policy
In recent years the Catholic Diocese has received unprecedented demand for school entry across our Diocesan Schools. This demand, combined with the desire to offer families a pathway for their children from kindergarten through to Year 12, has led to the Diocese revising and adjusting the Enrolment Policy.
The policy sets out the prioritisation for enrolment in schools and applies to all students seeking enrolment at a Catholic School in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle (CDMN).
For further information on the enrolment prioritisation criteria please visit the CSO website using the link below: