Welcome to Corpus Christi Primary School, Waratah. As you set out with your child on their lifelong journey of learning, we want to thank you for the privilege of sharing it with us. We do not underestimate the preciousness of the gift of your child nor undertake the responsibility lightly. We are committed to building the very best journey for your family here at Corpus Christi, Waratah.
Oscar Romero said many things, among which my favourite as an educator is: “We are prophets of a future, not our own”. We may not see the end of our students’ life journey but we are honoured to share it with them for these precious primary years.
Corpus Christi is a systemic Catholic primary school in Waratah, a suburb of Newcastle. We work in partnership with the Holy Trinity Blackbutt North Parish to bring Gospel values into the lives of all, not only through the Key Learning Areas but by embedding it into everything we do. We take great pride in our Catholic identity; it is who we are and where we come from. We are mindful and ever thankful of the long tradition upon which we are building; a tradition of Catholic education commenced through the wonderful work of the Dominican Sisters who have laid the foundations of the school as a positive, warm and supportive environment.
Corpus Christi is a safe and supportive environment with a focus on the development of intellectual, spiritual and social development and the emotional and mental wellbeing of every community member. Only through the window of the whole child/person can the full human experience grow. It is essential that children and adults alike have access to a sense of self-worth, moral purpose and service to self and others in order for them live life to the fullest. As a school community, we strive to provide and promote this sense in everything we do.
Corpus Christi works to provide quality and effective teaching and learning experiences whilst embracing the opportunities that the 21st century provides. The school has a committed staff that continually endeavours to provide excellence in education for all via teaching and learning that reflects the needs of the student and the world in which they live. We strive to have a curriculum that caters for the individual with a wide range of co-curricular activities and extra-curricular opportunities.
I love being part of the Corpus Christi community and I am proud of the dedication and commitment that I see here from staff, parents and students. My work here as Principal is both an honour and a source of joy. Life is full of ups and downs but this is a happy community where many hands reach out to help.
Our website is designed to provide a snapshot of our community, a window into who we are. I hope that you find it helpful. We invite all inquiries and welcome all visitors. We look forward to meeting with you soon and sharing our school community with you.