News Stories & Galleries

GALLERY: Pecking order announced for ASPIRE songwriters

Published 18/12/2020

Originality soared on Monday 30 November at the Civic Playhouse in Newcastle when the final of the ASPIRE song competition showcased 11 of the 15 shortlisted fi…

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2021 change to school start dates

Published 16/12/2020

Change of Dates for start of school 2021 Please note the change of date for students commencing in 2021 due to a staff professional development day on Thursday…

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Local teen on cloud nine after scoring big in national song writing competition

Published 2/12/2020

Local songstress, Eve Stanton, has been named a finalist in the Australian Children’s Music Foundation National Song Competition (ACMF). Her song, Clouds, was…

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EMMAUS awards: Nominate your worthy colleagues

Published 11/11/2020

The Emmaus Awards are a very rich part of the culture of Catholic schools. They enhance our culture of recognition. The Emmaus Awards recognise the contribution…

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Hair-raising story behind fund-raising and awareness-raising

Published 20/10/2020

The much maligned “mullet” is back. A group of students in Year 10 are keen to support the Black Dog initiative Mullets for Mental Health. The boys were happy t…

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Staff and students return to St Pius X High School, Adamstown and St Francis Xavier’s College, Hamilton following enforced isolation

Published 19/08/2020

Staff and students from schools in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, St Pius X High School, Adamstown and St Francis Xavier’s College, Hamilton who we…

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Sporting chances curtailed

Published 18/08/2020

Charlie Hawke was on the way to completing his domination of school swimming events in his final year at St Francis Xavier’s, Hamilton. But he was left stranded…

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Justice through unity and respect

Published 29/05/2020

Catholic school students across the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle have displayed a mature, thoughtful and in one case a hands-on approach to reconciliation, sho…

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The show must go on

Published 6/05/2020

About 130 students and teachers came together via Zoom on Wednesday 29 April for ASPIRE’s Dramafest — an annual event where professional artists deliver special…

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