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 that forms the child or young person as a person of integrity, compassion, faith and wisdom. Catholic schools work closely with their local parish to enhance students' capacity to make sense of their world, make judgements, and 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.
Our school song 'Together in Truth and Love' embodies our motto of 'Veritas' truth and the love of Christ that binds us together in community.
At Corpus Christi we are guided by our Dominican values of learning, community, prayer and service. 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.
The support of parents and families, combined with our community focus, make our school such a vibrant place. Parents see us as an extension of their family and they know that our staff are welcoming, approachable and willing to collaborate for the best interest of the children in our school.
Learning or study is another one of our core values at Corpus Christi. However, what does learning look like in our world? What will it look like in the contemporary world our students will become adults in?
At Corpus Christi, we strive to build the skills necessary to adapt to an ever-changing world. 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, our 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. We strive to nurture the development of students and assist them in reaching their full potential. Students are enriched by our academic, cultural, physical, spiritual, social and creative opportunities that develop resilience, self-confidence and life skills.
Our staff are dedicated professionals who work together to enhance student outcomes by working in professional learning teams. At the core of our work is excellence in education for all. Our teachers and support staff are skilled at differentiating learning at each student's point of need. When students are ready for greater challenges, we can group them by skill for particular subjects, giving them the benefit of learning with children of other ages, accelerating their learning and focusing on areas where they may need greater support.
Our grounds include a purpose built early learning discovery playground, fitness and agility playground, sandpit, grassed play areas, outdoor stage, multi-purpose sports court, extensive library, school hall and performance spaces.
At Corpus Christi, we are proud of our strong focus on social justice projects and issues and provide students with the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to their local, national and global community. Our social justice and mission activities are driven by our Catholic Social Teaching and the example of Jesus to reach out to those in need. Our Mini-Vinnies conference involves students from years 3-6 who learn about and lead mission activities within our school community. In raising awareness and funds for Catholic Mission, St Vincent de Paul and Caritas, our young people are challenged to consider the needs of those in our society who most need our help and respond through education, fundraising, awareness and community support.