In 1866 the first resident Bishop of Maitland arrived in the diocese, then covering a huge part of NSW. Bishop James Murray had come from Ireland and he brought with him a great tradition of education which he soon set about implanting in his diocese.
Having had the privilege on three occasions to be part of Director’s Study Tours to India, Vietnam and Cambodia I have witnessed the incredible work of the Catholic Church in “living the joy of the Gospel” in these countries.
This July, I had the privilege of being able to share with our valued staff, clergy, students and caregivers, news regarding one of the single biggest developments to Catholic education in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s history. The diocese will build a new high school at Chisholm and another at Medowie, scheduled to open in 2018 and 2020 respectively. St Mary’s High School at Gateshead and St Joseph’s High School at Lochinvar will also grow from offering Years 7-10 to Years 7-12 from 2018.