Our College

Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to the inaugural year of Catherine McAuley College. This new website is just one part of the recent developments that are being launched in 2018. The community is delighted that we were able to identify our foundress Catherine McAuley in our new identity. The legacy of Catherine’s work has been present in our community through the work of the Mercy Sisters for over 140 years.

Our new website is complemented by a new mobile and iPad application. These new facilities will be linked to our Learning Management System, Schoolbox, so College and student information and messages will be easily accessible through the parent and student portals. These applications will make life so much easier for all members of our community.

Presently the new building developments at Catherine McAuley College are well underway and expected to be completed by the middle of next year. This new build is a contemporary facility with learning spaces designed to enhance our students’ skills and educational pathways, today and into the future.

The purpose-built performing and creative arts centre, including twenty-eight flexible learning spaces, will add to the established specialist facilities that enable our students to choose from an enormous range of elective subjects. Our students love the wide open spaces of Coolock, the ovals, natural bush, the farm and McAuley Square. At St Mary’s, the Wright St wall is completed and the students love sitting on the bleachers in the sun. During 2018 significant refurbishments will create a new student services centre and a new facility for Allied Health. The College will continue to develop new recreational spaces for the students.

Our College has strong partnerships with peak sporting bodies which will enable us to develop our grounds and sporting facilities and further build our connection with the local and wider community across the region.

Mercy Education and the network of Mercy schools across Australia share the values of Justice, Courage, Respect, Hospitality, Compassion and Service, which guide us in all that we do. We strive to empower our students to become confident, informed and compassionate young people.

For 141 years the young people of Bendigo have been ‘Living Mercy’ and will continue to do so into the future at Catherine McAuley College.

Brian Turner, Principal