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Welcome and thank you for considering enrolment at Catherine McAuley College for the education of your child.
Enrolments for Year 7, 2023 have now closed. For enquiries for other year levels, please contact the Registrar.
This Handbook is designed to assist in walking you through the four phases of enrolment: research, enrolling, accepting and familiarisation.
It provides tips on how to find out about our College, what steps to take when enrolling and accepting and also some brief points so that you can become familiar with our College.
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KEY DATES FOR YEAR 7, 2024
- Enrolments Open: Wednesday 29 March 2023
- ‘Discover CMC’ Day: dates TBC (for Grade 6 students at the Coolock Campus)
- Information Evening for Parents & Carers of a Child with Additional Learning Needs: Dates TBC
- Enrolments Close: Dates TBC
- Enrolment Interview Bookings Open: Dates TBC
- Enrolment Interviews: Dates TBC
- Enrolment Offers sent: Dates TBC
- Offer Acceptance Deadline: Dates TBC
- Testing Online: Dates TBC
- Year 7 Parent Information Evening: Monday 4 December 2023
- Year 7 Orientation Day: Tuesday 5 December 2023
Find out more about Catherine McAuley College:
Browse this website to find out more about the countless opportunities that the College has to offer, or follow the links above for enrolment information.
Please contact the College Registrar to request further information:
Mrs Audra Petri, College Registrar | P: 03 5445 9100 | E: email@example.com
Our College’s history dates back to 1876 when the Mercy Sisters opened St Aloysius’ Select School at St Kilian’s in the Bendigo goldfields. The Mercy Sisters have been associated with the College since then and formally regained sole governance of the College in 2013.
The College consists of a Junior 7-9 Campus called Coolock located at 1 St Vincent’s Road, Junortoun and a Senior 10-12 Campus called St Mary’s, located at 164 Barkly Street, Bendigo.
Coolock’s facilities include the Trade Training Centre with a functioning farm and the Sister Aloysius Martyn Arts Centre to name just two. The Sister Aloysius Martyn Arts Centre is a contemporary 2-storey facility, which overlooks ovals and bushland, incorporates twenty-eight flexible learning spaces and a centre for performing and creative arts. A range of specialist and general learning areas support integrated learning across the STEAM areas – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.
At our senior campus, St Mary’s, the recently opened new facilities comprise a specialist allied health area, commercial kitchen and new canteen and indoor/outdoor dining area. This year, Year 10s commenced the innovative iGen program, a partnership of Australian Catholic University, Mercy Health and Catherine McAuley College. They will spend time each week learning at Bethlehem Home for the Aged, engaging with residents and staff.
Sporting opportunities are about to grow for the students. Works commenced in late 2021 on the exciting Mercy Junortoun Sporting Precinct, with the upgrade of ovals, a new double court gymnasium, six indoor cricket nets and two netball courts. The project is a partnership between Catherine McAuley College, the City of Greater Bendigo, Cricket Australia, Cricket Victoria and the Victorian Government. It is due for completion in 2023.