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, P&F 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 don’t 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 focusing on each individual child’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 Families Choose Holy Name Primary School


The wellbeing of students is prioritised at Holy Name. We are an inclusive school and provide support for students with difficulties and disabilities in the regular classroom. Access to an English as an Additional Language or Dialect teacher, Learning Support Teacher, Aboriginal Teacher and Education Officers provide students with the best learning programs and opportunities to achieve high standards.


Holy Name is a supportive, educational environment that offers numerous resources for learning in a 21st century setting. The school is well-equipped with modern facilities and technology to maximise learning opportunities for all students, including SMARTboards, Smart TVs, iPads and laptops in every classroom. We have a contemporary well-resourced Library and Music room.


Holy Name places a high level of importance on community, service and leadership, as well as creating a safe, welcoming and caring environment where students are encouraged to become lifelong learners. The schools Mini Vinnies group works to raise the profile of social justice issues through planning events and fundraising to meet the needs of those less fortunate. As a school community, Holy Name also values the relationships with families and the interaction with its active and supportive local community. We partner with the Parish of Forster Tuncurry and Catholic Care in providing a Community Kitchen twice each week for those in need.


As a Gifted Education Lead School in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, Holy Name focuses on identifying gifted learners and assisting them with the process of developing talent and opportunities in learning. Our Gifted Education Mentor coordinates professional learning for teachers and strategies in class to support gifted learners at Holy Name.


Students at Holy Name have the opportunity to extend their learning and broaden their experiences in the classroom, on the sporting field and in the creative and performing arts domain. Debating, public speaking, performing arts, music concerts, school choir, Glee Club, and the best school band in the district truly set them apart from the rest.