All Saints' College; a Catholic school serving the greater Maitland community.
2018 is a very special year for All Saints’ College, Maitland, as we consolidate and combine two proud Catholic Colleges: St Peter’s - in the Marist tradition and St Mary’s - a Dominican College - into All Saints’ College (ASC) Maitland, the largest Catholic College in the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese.
As we share our Catholic story at All Saints’ College we explore much of Australian educational and social foundation history including the clergy who travelled far from their homes, Indigenous Australians and their spiritual and personal journey, the first explorers, settlements, country town living, hardship and hard work and reward and reconciliation.
Combining 175 years of the Marist tradition at St Peter’s and 150 years of the Dominican charism at St Mary’s is a rich and scholarly story with exciting prospects for the future.
Together, we are superbly resourced and compare favourably with big city schools with enviable reputations. In fact, although there are more buildings and facilities currently being planned, we have a long run up and therefore are better resourced to deliver a broad and modern educational offering more so than most schools in any context. Big city educational delivery in a beautiful country setting.
All Saints’ College, Maitland, will unveil a new crest, colours, signs and symbols early this year. This will allow the work of the clergy past to be recognised and incorporated into an inclusive future of which we, as the lay faithful, can be rightly proud.
On behalf of our College community I would like to welcome you to explore our proud story and all that we have to offer as an Educational Centre of Excellence.
There will be celebrations to mark the new epoch of educational offerings provided by these two great Colleges combining to become one. Like the wedding feast, we will have new wineskins to pour old and the best wine as part of the joy – and we will take on a new name.
Our future is assured to be exciting as well as innovative. We have the best team to deliver a leadership which will bring the world to the classroom and move the hearts and minds of the new generations of students to come. In turn, the world will be at their door and they will have the capacity to explore new directions with their hands and their feet.
An education that does justice in deepening our relationships with one another, with our environment and with our God is the richest of all – and it lasts a lifetime.
I look forward to this year with great excitement as we deliver a breadth and depth to amazing educational outcomes from our Catholic world perspective.