Aims and Objectives:
To encourage and promote inter-school competition and diocesan spirit:
To encourage and promote inter-school competition and diocesan spirit To cater for the gifted and talented sporting students in the Diocese and their pursuit of excellence in their chosen sporting field To promote quality relationships amongst students, teachers, schools and the Diocese
To provide equal opportunities, where possible, for all children who seek to participate in diocesan sporting pathways
To encourage the cohesion of teams characterized by acceptance, security, justice, happiness and an environment of growth
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle encourage and support students to develop positive lifelong attitudes to participation, competition and healthy living. We aim to offer a wide range of sports, equal opportunities for both males and females, a range of levels to meet the needs and interests of those with special requirements.
Catholic Schools NSW (CSNSW) coordinates a representative sports structure to offer students opportunities to compete at a range of levels.
Secondary schools are part of the New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges (NSWCCC) Sports Association, which allows students and teachers access to NSW sport representation. Students can nominate for selection to NSWCCC teams that will participate in NSW All Schools and School Sport Australia events.
As well as opportunities to be selected as an individual, schools have a range of opportunities to enter school teams. For example secondary schools can participate in the Berg and Downie Shield for cricket, NSWCCC Football knockout, Hockey and Netball Championships, Rugby League CCC Cup, NSWCCC Teams Tennis, Triathlon and Water polo Championship. AFL and Rugby programs are also offered in our schools by external organisations.
Students with disabilities have the opportunity to compete in school sport events such as athletics, cross country and swimming. All students who are classified can follow the same pathway to compete at representative level.
Secondary Schools affiliated with the Maitland Newcastle Secondary Schools Sports Association and the NSW Combined Catholic Colleges, are invited to nominate students to participate in Diocesan carnivals and trials as representatives of the school with the permission of the School Principal and school Sport Coordinator. Membership is affected by payment of the annual affiliation fee as determined by the Maitland Newcastle Secondary Schools Sports Association for the particular school year.
St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen
St Pius X High School, Adamstown
St Paul’s Catholic College, Booragul
St Bede’s Catholic College, Chisholm
St Mary’s Catholic College, Gateshead
St Francis Xavier College, Hamilton
St Joseph’s College, Lochinvar
All Saints College, Maitland
San Clemente High School, Mayfield
Catherine McAuley Catholic College, Medowie
St Catherine’s Catholic College, Singleton
St Clare’s High School, Taree
Member School Sports Coordinators:
Alison Tilse: St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen
David Pitfield: St Pius X High School, Adamstown
Guy Perrin: St Paul’s Catholic College, Booragul
Belinda Watts: St Bede’s Catholic College, Chisholm
Annette Morgan: St Mary’s Catholic College, Gateshead
Rosemary Wilkinson: St Francis Xavier College, Hamilton
Jennifer Corben: St Joseph’s College, Lochinvar
Phil Peate: St Peters Campus - All Saints College, Maitland
Elliott Plank: St Mary’s Campus - All Saints College, Maitland
Steven Burns: San Clemente High School, Mayfield
Bronwyn Denham: Catherine McAuley Catholic College, Medowie
Matt Edwards & Tim Rohr: St Catherine’s Catholic College, Singleton
Laurent Gonfond: St Clare’s High School, Taree