Why Choose St Pius X

Choosing the right education for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.

As parents, carers, or grandparents you have a choice – and the right – to offer your child the best education available.

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle proudly hosts some of the best schools in Newcastle, Maitland, the Hunter and Upper Hunter, Lake Macquarie and Manning regions.

Catholic schools offer a unique educational experience which forms the child or young person as a person of integrity, compassion, faith and wisdom. Catholic schools also work closely with their local parish to enhance students’ capacity to make sense of their world, to make judgements and to recognise the uniqueness of others within a faith community.

Each school has a supportive community of teachers, parents, carers, Parents and Friends committees, clergy, parishioners and support staff who work together to focus on students; encouraging success, promoting discipline, supporting creativity and instilling compassion. This means that Catholic schools do not just teach religious studies, they seek to develop spirit, mind, body and character and cultivate Gospel values that support lives filled with joy, endeavour and hope in the future.

St Pius X has a commitment to focusing on each individual student’s ability, offering a unique array of educational, creative, sporting and formation opportunities for students.

Finally, Catholic schools offer peace of mind to parents, knowing they’ve made the right choice and the best investment for their child’s future. It is because of this and the many opportunities available to students that we believe choosing a Catholic education is the right choice to make.

Why Do Families Choose St Pius X?

Our Catholic Faith and Tradition

We are a Catholic school and everything we do is grounded in the teachings and life of Jesus Christ and the traditions of the Catholic Church. We strive to help students come to an awareness and acceptance of their intimate relationship with God and of the responsibilities that places upon them to live good lives and be the best people they can be.

Our Community

Our community is safe, welcoming and nurturing. It provides the right environment for young people to develop their potential, to grow in self-confidence and self-esteem and to pursue what they love.

Committed Staff

Our staff are committed to our mission to nurture faith, excellence and lifelong learning. They are highly trained in their respective roles and take their responsibilities as teachers and support staff very seriously. Our Professional Practice and Development program ensures that all staff receive the professional development necessary to keep them growing as lifelong learners.

Learning Environment

Our school operates as a developing Professional Learning Community in which Professional Learning Teams take responsibility for assisting each individual student to receive a high quality Catholic education. We strive to help each student to set their sights high, to tackle the hardest challenges and to become creators, not just users. We try to instil in each student a growth mindset and to convince them that they can become more than what they have already become. Our state-of-the-art facilities, large selection of elective courses, involvement in high quality academic, cultural and sporting pursuits, future focus and nurturing learning environment make St Pius an excellent choice for secondary education. Our students perform very well in the NAPLAN tests and in the HSC.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

St Pius X has undergone a massive refurbishment in the last decade. We boast many top class educational facilities and we are involved in an ongoing program of renewal. Our facilities include: a 577 seat theatre, a theatrette, a professional recording studio, a hospitality kitchen and café, specialist music, drama and visual arts rooms, a specialist iSTEM laboratory, a marine science laboratory, new science laboratories, new technology workshops and GPLA classrooms, several computer laboratories, a brand new state-of-the-art library, video conferencing facilities, a gymnasium, the beautiful Sr Marie Centre, a Learning Support Centre and many other facilities.