Ben Simmons named Rookie of the Year IMAGE Catholic Schools

Ben Simmons named Rookie of the Year

July 02, 2018 Britten Thompson

It has been a banner year for former St Francis Xavier’s Primary School student, Ben Simmons. Not only did he lead his team, the Philadelphia 76ers, to the NBA playoffs, the 21-year-old Melbourne-born basketballer took home the Rookie of the Year Award, the league’s top award for first-timers in a regular season. He is the first Australian ever to win this honour.

Diocesan Secondary Schools Public Speaking Competition 2018 IMAGE Catholic Schools

Diocesan Secondary Schools Public Speaking Competition 2018

June 29, 2018 Amy Theodore

Around 70 students from Years 7 to 11 showed off their public speaking skills at the Diocesan Secondary Schools Public Speaking Competition.

Newcastle schools don denim for Jeans for Jess day IMAGE Catholic Schools

Newcastle schools don denim for Jeans for Jess day

June 28, 2018 Comments Tracey Edstein

When vice-captains of St Francis Xavier’s College, Sophie Dever and Tom Rodgers, learned that former student Jessica Collins had fractured her C4 and C5 vertebrae as a result of falling from a stand-up paddle board and was unlikely to walk again, they were determined to act.

Foundation Principal appointed for Catherine McAuley Catholic College, Medowie  IMAGE Catholic Schools

Foundation Principal appointed for Catherine McAuley Catholic College, Medowie

June 28, 2018 Amanda Skehan

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s search - for a dynamic educational leader, a dedicated Catholic, a visionary leader with a strong commitment to Catholic education and the capacity to build a vibrant school community in Medowie - is over

Sharing Culture at St Joseph’s IMAGE Catholic Schools

Sharing Culture at St Joseph’s

June 26, 2018 Zara Francisco

As part of their celebration of Reconciliation Week, students at St Joseph’s College, Lochinvar were treated to a mesmerising dance performance from Gwenda Stanley.

Flexible learning centre to open its doors in January 2019 IMAGE Catholic Schools

Flexible learning centre to open its doors in January 2019

June 26, 2018 John Kingsley-Jones

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, in partnership with Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA), is planning to open the doors of the St Laurence Flexible Learning Centre at Broadmeadow in January 2019. 

MEGA GALLERY: DioSounds 2018 IMAGE Catholic Schools

MEGA GALLERY: DioSounds 2018

June 25, 2018 Amanda Skehan

The 12th year of DioSounds was a year of firsts as 13 secondary schools performed in the musical showcase last Thursday, 21 June, at Newcastle’s Civic Theatre.

St Dominic’s is empowering students with its  specialised support IMAGE Catholic Schools

St Dominic’s is empowering students with its specialised support

June 23, 2018 Emerald Griffith

The specialised staff and purpose-built environment at St Dominic’s Centre, Mayfield, provides unique and individualised support to ensure students have full participation in the school routine.