Sean Scanlon, who was recently appointed the first-ever Chief Executive Officer of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, is very much a born-and-bred Novocastrian. He is also the first person in any Catholic diocese in Australia to have the title of CEO. Prior to being appointed to this new role, Sean was Vice Chancellor Administration.
As we head towards the end of the calendar year, there have been a number of events in the past 12 months that will make many of us pause and reflect on what it means to be a Catholic in Australia today.
Kailani Craine needs little or no introduction to ice-skating fans. In her short but spectacular career to date, she has won six senior international medals including a gold at the 2017 Nebelhorn Trophy which is held in Germany each year.
A cutting-edge building - designed with the changing pedagogy of teaching and learning in mind – was officially opened today by Bishop Bill Wright of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, Gerard Mowbray, the Acting Director for the Catholic Schools Office, and John Murphy, the Principal of St Bede’s Catholic College, Chisholm.