Why Choose Corpus Christi

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 in students a 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.

Each Catholic school has a commitment to focussing 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.

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Our Community

Together in Truth and Love

Community stands tall as one of our core values here at Corpus Christi. Together the students, staff, parents, families, parishioners and friends form a bond that is far stronger than anyone of us on our own. Through welcome and inclusiveness we build a sense of belonging that is nurturing and protective. Our school is ‘just like home’ and we are like ‘family’. In such places and when these things are felt strongly, great learning takes place. With a sense of unity and togetherness where everyone is valued, we strive to achieve our best in all that we do. Whether they are small steps or giant leaps, individually or as a group, within our school itself or across the local area; the community that works together, grows together and celebrates together.

Contemporary Learning Environment

Equipping Students for the Contemporary World

Learning or study is another one of our core values at Corpus Christi. It is of course our core business. However what does learning look like in our world and more importantly, what will it look like in the contemporary world our students will become adults in? How do we teach for a world that is beyond our capacity to predict?

At Corpus Christi, we strive to build the skills necessary to adapt to an ever-changing world. While much will change, the skills that we equip our students for their world will not. The skills of creativity, communication, collaboration, flexibility, critical thinking and problem solving, often known as 21st century skills, are embedded across all Key Learning Areas at Corpus Christi. The process or journey of learning is just as important as the product and in focussing on this we are building lifelong learners for the contemporary world.

Dedicated and Committed Staff

Excellence in Education for All

At Corpus Christi, our committed staff considers their role in the school a calling, driven by a passion for education and a belief in the wonderfully creative potential of the individual student and the next generation. We strive to nurture the development of students and assist them to reach their full potential. Connection through relationships are key and our staff know the value of getting to know each and every student, the families and their story.

Corpus Christi staff members are highly professional with a focus on school improvement and the betterment of student outcomes by working closely in professional learning teams. At the core of our work is an excellence in education for all. This means different things for different students and the staff deliver learning experiences to cater for individual needs and learning goals.

A Community of Faith

Reflecting the Face of God

Prayer and service are two more of our core values at Corpus Christi. We are a community of faith. We live our faith through prayer, action and service to others. It permeates our curriculum, our relationships, our sense of self as individuals and as a community and our interactions with the world around us.

We strive to reflect the Face of God in all that we do. St Dominic challenges us to walk and preach the word of God here on Earth, just as Jesus taught us. To act with love for all and seek to help those in need. Through purposeful action and service, we make our faith real and through a community of prayer, we make our faith strong.