Schools - Explore the wide range of private and public schools

When making the move to a new city there are several factors to consider when deciding where to place your roots.

One of the most crucial for families on the move is convenient access to quality education options.

And Newcastle is at the top of the class when it comes to top-quality schools, from infants right through to high-school and beyond, across the city.

Add to that well maintained transport links, an excellent private and public health network, an international airport, robust grassroots sporting culture and more, Newcastle offers the best of both worlds – a relaxed ‘regional’ focussed lifestyle with amenities you would expect in a major metropolitan centre.

Below is a comprehensive list of the public and private schools within the Newcastle LGA so you can see for yourself, the wide variety of choice on offer.


Public Schools
Primary Schools (K-6)

Adamstown Public School
1a Bryant Street, Adamstown

Belair Public School
34 Carolyn Street, Adamstown Heights

Beresfield Public School
181 Anderson Drive, Beresfield

Carrington Public School
88 Young Street, Carrington

Elermore Vale Public School
Jubilee Road, Wallsend

Glendore Public School
Maryland Drive, Maryland

Hamilton North Public School

30 Jackson Street, Hamilton North

Hamilton Public School
1a Dixon Street, Hamilton

Hamilton South Public School
96-98 Kenrick Street, Merewether

Heaton Public School
Janet Street, Jesmond

Islington Public School
17-39 Hubbard Street, Islington

Jesmond Public School
16 Ralph Street, Jesmond

The Junction Public School

Union Street, Merewether

Kotara South Public School

150 Rae Crescent, Kotara

Lambton Public School
Croudace Street, Lambton

Maryland Public School
51 John T Bell Drive, Maryland

Mayfield East Public School
32 Crebert Street, Mayfield

Mayfield West Public School
7 Gregson Avenue, Mayfeld

Merewether Heights Public School
56 Scenic Dr, Merewether Heights

Merewether Public School
6 Henry Street, Merewether

Minmi Public School
56 Woodford St, Minmi

New Lambton Heights Infants School
176 Lookout Rd, New Lambton Heights

New Lambton Public School
Regent St, New Lambton

New Lambton South Public School

St James Road, New Lambton

Newcastle East Public School
48 Brown Street, The Hill

Plattsburg Public School
1 Ranclaud St, Wallsend

Shortland Public School
362/376 Sandgate Road, Shortland

Stockton Public School
10 Clyde Street, Stockton

Tarro Public School
5 Eastern Avenue, Tarro

Tighes Hill Public School
33 Elizabeth St, Tighes Hill

Wallsend Public School
26 Martindale St, Wallsend

Wallsend South Public School
16 Smith Rd, Elermore Vale

Waratah Public School
Lambton Road, Waratah

Waratah West Public School
Leonora Parade, Waratah


High Schools

Callaghan College (Jesmond Campus)
Janet St, Jesmond

Callaghan College (Wallsend Campus)
80/82 Macquarie St, Wallsend

Callaghan College (Waratah Technology Campus)
26 Turton Road, Waratah

Francis Greenway High School
10 Lawson Ave, Woodberry

Hunter School of Performing Arts
109 Lambton Road, Broadmeadow

Kotara High School
57 Lexington Parade, Adamstown

Lambton High School
85 Womboin Rd, Lambton

Merewether High School
130 Chatham Street, Broadmeadow

Newcastle High School
160/200 Parkway Avenue, Hamilton South

Private Schools

Catholic Primary Schools

Corpus Christi Primary School
68 Platt Street, Waratah

Holy Family Primary School
19 Janet Street, Merewether

Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School
Anderson Drive, Tarro

Our Lady of Victories Primary School
15 Lovell Parade, Shortland

St Columba's Primary School
Lockyer St, Adamstown

St Columban’s Primary School
Church Street. Mayfield

St James Primary School
30 Vista Parade, Kotara South

St John's Primary School
Dickson Street, Lambton

St Joseph’s Primary School
Farquhar Street, Merewether

St Patrick's Primary School
Macquarie Street, Wallsend

St Peter's Primary School
5 Dunbar Street, Stockton

St Therese's Primary School
Burke St, New Lambton


Catholic High Schools

St Francis Xavier College
286 Parkway Avenue, Hamilton

St Pius X High School
Park Ave, Adamstown

San Clemente High School
78 Havelock Street, Mayfield

Other Private Schools

Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College
256 Minmi Road, Fletcher

Hunter Christian School
Kerr St & Bull Streets, Mayfield

Newcastle Grammar School
60 Newcomen Street, Newcastle

St Philip's Christian College
57 High Street, Waratah

Special Purpose Private Schools

DALE Christian School
98 Georgetown Road, Waratah

Margaret Jurd College
272 Sandgate Rd, Shortland

St Dominic's Centre
76 Havelock St, Mayfield