Catherine McAuley is committed to recruiting and retaining high-quality professionals to build a learning culture that supports the college Moral Imperative and Mission. Mercy calls for the highest levels of professionalism and emphasises excellence in all things.

  • Our approach is researched informed
  • We aim to operate between “best practice” and “next practice”
  • We have a clear and deliberate approach to ongoing staff professional development
  • At the centre of all that we do is a commitment to meet students at their point of challenge and work with them to grow

Maitland-Newcastle Bishop Bill Wright has appointed Fr James Odoh as chaplain to Catherine McAuley Catholic College. Fr James will play a key role in supporting and developing the ministry and faith life of the community.

As a new school, we will be appointing middle leadership roles in Term 4 of 2020 and teaching staff to commence in 2021. All positions will be listed below when they are known.


Peter Antcliff Foundation Assistant Principal
Bronwyn Denham Leader of Learning (PDHPE, CAPA, LOTE)
Alicia Dibben  Leader of Learning (English & HSIE)
Scott Donohoe Foundation Principal
Kylie Ellis Finance Officer
Bernadette Enright Administration Assistant
Luke Kelleher  Leader of Learning (Science, TAS & Mathematics)
Eli Simpson Head of House
Liz Toscano Executive Assistant to the Principal
Sarah Watson  Leader of Learning (Religion & Ministry)
Geraldine Whiteside Learning Support Coordinator