Newcastle Catholic Secondary Schools

Transitioning to Years 7 to 12

Over the next five years, the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is renewing its approach to secondary schooling in Newcastle to ensure it best supports the educational needs and outcomes for its students now, and as we look to the future. 

The Trustees of the Diocese have made the decision to transition all secondary schools in Newcastle to Years 7 to 12. The transition will occur in a staged and planned way.  

This means St Francis Xavier's College will be commencing a staged transition to Year 7 to Year 12 as of 2024. 

From 2024, three Catholic secondary schools in Newcastle will be commencing a staged transition to Year 7 to Year 12 schools, this includes: 

  • San Clemente High School, Mayfield – with the inclusion of Years 11 and 12 
  • St Francis Xavier’s College, Hamilton – with the inclusion of Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 
  • St Pius X High School, Adamstown – with the inclusion of Years 11 and 12 

The transition of schools to a full Year 7 to Year 12 complement is expected to be completed no later than 2027. 

Staff, students, families and the wider community are invited to collaborate on the implementation plan to meet the unique needs of each school.  

To find out what this means for you and for more information click here

or download these useful documents 


Next steps  

Information will be provided about how you can contribute to the implementation plan. 

Participate in our Listening Assembly 
Tuesday 14 June 2022, St Francis Xavier’s College, Hamilton 
Further details will be provided. 




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