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It is an exciting time to be considering enrolment at Catherine McAuley College. Enrolments for 2021 are now open.

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.

Students at Catherine McAuley College started the 2020 school year strongly, setting goals at their Learning Mentor meetings on Pastoral Planning Day to ensure they had the best possible start to the school year.

The new Year 7s experienced the excitement of walking through the doors of the Sister Aloysius Martyn Arts Centre for the first time as high school students. The contemporary two-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 supports 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. 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.

The sporting opportunities are about to grow for the students, with a new hub set for the Coolock campus. Features will include an indoor training zone with six synthetic wickets, female-friendly and accessible change rooms, administration area and community space.

Please download our Prospectus and browse this website to find out more about the countless opportunities that the College has to offer.

Places are currently available in most year levels. Enrolments for Year 7, 2021 close on Friday 12 June 2020.

Please contact the College Registrar to express interest in a future College Tour or to request further information.