The College draws on a diverse and rich history of Catholic education in Bendigo since 1876. St Mary’s College, Marist Brothers’ College, St Vincent’s College and Catholic College Bendigo are the proud predecessors of Catherine McAuley College.

Catherine McAuley College has a proud educational history spanning over 140 years, beginning with the arrival of the Sisters of Mercy in 1876. Since then more than 26,000 students have passed through the doors of this College, with hundreds more joining every year.

All students, current and past, form a bond based on where they have come from. By keeping a connection with the past, we can build on the future. Many students develop friendships and memories during their school days that carry them into their adult life. Our foundations Colleges all have a long, proud history of ‘Old Boys’, ‘Old Girls’ associations that have flourished at different times. All have agreed on their aims to foster a spirit of Catholic citizenship and to support the welfare of current students. As well as fundraising, the associations have always provided a means of past students continuing their relationship with the school and remaining in contact with their former classmates.

The parents and grandparents of many of our current students are proud members of our Alumni and take a keen interest in the changes that have occurred over the College since their own time as students.

Currently our Alumni database has over 6500 members, with the earliest enrolment dating from the 1920s. Every year there are several major reunions and several unofficial ones. Members are updated on news and coming events via our Alumni Facebook page, specific mail outs and the publication of the annual Alumni newsletter. Many Alumni maintain close links with the College including as guest speakers, participation in Careers Events or providing mentoring.

Download the latest edition of the annual Alumni News below.

Stay Connected

Click this link for information about coming events.

Click this link for Alumni Newsletters.

Click this link for a tribute to Sr Clare Conway 7/8/1928-18/6/2019

Click this link for information about the St Vincent’s College 2022 Race Day Reunion and Dinner

Click this link for information about the St Vincent’s College 2022 Anniversary Dinner and Hall of Fame

Contact the Alumni Office:
03 5445 9100

Boarders at the front of the Mercy Hall in 1942
Class of 1966 50-year reunion
1957 sports uniform
St Vincent's College 60-year anniversary of foundation
Boarders reunion 2013
Class of 1993 20-year reunion
Class of 1983 30-year reunion
Class of 1990 tour the college before at their 20-year reunion
Past students Will Slater and Sam Gaskell spoke to students about working with disadvantaged communities in the Philippines
Mother and daughter look through past College Magazines on Open Day
Past student Marcia King awards an Art Mentoring Prize each year to a graduating Art student
Jord Allen signs copies of his CD after a performance on campus
Class of 1954 Proficiency
Past students examine the photo display
Past students employed as Trainees in 2013
2013 House Captains at Presentation Night
Class of 2013 celebrate on the last day of school
Class of 2020 final day
2019 All boarders reunion
SMC Intermediate Class of 1959 - 60-year reunion
Class of 1989 30-year reunion