During 2018, the Catholic Schools Office has updated and revised the Enrolment Policy, Enrolment Procedure and Conditions of Enrolment for all students attending schools within the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.
A School Community Code of Conduct has been developed to reinforce rights and responsibilities for students, parents and volunteers within our school communities. (Staff are bound by the CSO Code of Conduct available at www.mn.catholic.edu.au/about/policies.) A copy will be on display in the school’s reception area.
In Term 1, 2019, all existing families enrolled in diocesan schools will be asked to sign the declaration that they have read the documents and agree to abide by the Code of Conduct and the Conditions of Enrolment; parents/carers will be asked to discuss student responsibilities with their children.
If you would like to view the updated documents, please go to https://www.mn.catholic.edu.au/parents-community/how-to-enrol-in-a-catholic-school/ and follow the links to the following documents:
Each has its own history, traditions, structure, culture and underlying philosophy. The schools are different and, as responsible parents, your challenge is to choose a school that is best aligned with your values and beliefs and the aspirations you hold for your child both as a learner and as a person.
The educational environment you choose for your child really does matter. We present St. Mary's Catholic College, Gateshead, to you as an excellent Catholic College which has an established history and tradition of realising the potential of children entrusted to our care.
It is recognised and acclaimed as a safe, disciplined, welcoming and caring community. It is a school where paramount importance is given to building and nurturing quality relationships; providing excellence in teaching and learning; setting and maintaining high standards and expectations in all dimensions of college life and providing a sound spiritual framework for students' personal growth and development as learners and as people.
Our students have a splendid history and tradition of outstanding achievements at St. Mary's. As graduates of Catholic schooling they continue to achieve to the highest standards of excellence across a broad cross-section of human endeavour.