Welcome to the Armidale Catholic Schools Office
The Armidale CSO provides educational, administrative, ICT, industrial, financial and employment services and support for the 24 Catholic primary and secondary schools spread across the second largest diocese by area in New South Wales.
The Diocese of Armidale is led by Bishop Michael Kennedy and covers a significant portion of North Western NSW. Within our boundaries are the major centres of Armidale, Tamworth, Gunnedah, Moree, Narrabri and Inverell and 15 other towns ranging from Tenterfield in the north, Quirindi in the south and Walgett in the west.
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The Royal Commission, Education Funding & ADIG
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has recently focused on various church financial matters. This has been followed in the media with reports on education funding and catholic development funds. An article in The Australian newspaper on 2nd April 2014 specifically referenced our own development fund: The Armidale Diocesan Investment Group (ADIG). This followed an earlier article on 1st April 2014 which linked payment of abuse claims to government funding for schools.
Bishop Kennedy has issued the following statement explaining the facts surrounding these matters in the Diocese of Armidale.