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Macquarie College provides a learning environment that is characterised by a commitment to excellence and care for each individual student. Its history dates back to 1901. In 1994, the college relocated to a new 8.7-hectare site providing state-of-the-art facilities in a “village green” setting. The college offers continuity of learning for children of all religious denominations, from Preschool to Year 12. Enrolment levels ensure that personalised attention is available for all. The school’s HSC results place it regularly in the top three independent schools for the Hunter region. The college’s student welfare program encompasses a system of pastoral care with chaplaincy and counselling services. Work experience, careers guidance and life skills are taught. There is a strict uniform code and a structured approach to discipline.

Facilities: Library and information resource centre, performing arts centre, science and computer laboratories, design and technology facilities as well as sporting facilities.

Curriculum: The NSW Board of Studies syllabus requirements are the basis for courses offered from Kindergarten to Year 12. The K to 12 program covers all Key Learning Areas (KLA) outlined by the Board of Studies and has been organised to provide a wider, more enriching and fulfilling educational experience for students. A full academic program is offered by the college leading to the Award of the NSW Year 12 Higher School Certificate.

Courses Kindergarten to Year 6: English (Reading, Writing, Talking and Listening and Library Skills); Mathematics (Space and Geometry, Working Mathematically, Number, Patterns and Algebra, Measurement and Data); Human Society and Its Environment (Change and Continuity, Cultures, Environments, Social Systems and Structures); Science and Technology (Science, Computer Studies); Languages Other Than English (French); PD/Health/PE (Biblical Studies; Health Studies, PE and Sport); Creative and Performing Arts (Visual Arts, Drama, Music including vocal and instrumental tuition).

Courses Years 7 to 10: English, Mathematics, Science, Human Society and Its Environment (History, Geography, Commerce), Languages Other Than English (French), Technology (Technology [Mandatory]), Information and Software Technology, Industrial Technology, Food Technology, Textiles Technology, Physical and Health Education (Biblical Studies, Career Education, PDHPE and Sport), Creative and Performing Arts (Visual Art, Drama, Music including vocal and instrumental tuition).

Courses Years 11 and 12: English (Standard, Advanced, Extension 1 and 2), Mathematics (General, Advanced, Extension 1 and 2), Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Geography, Hospitality, Information Processes and Technology, Legal Studies, Modern History (including extension), Physics, Studies of Religion 1 and 2, PD/Health/PE, Visual Arts, Music, Design and Technology, Textiles and Design. Numerous TVET courses are available through local TAFE colleges.

Sport: AFL, athletics, basketball, cricket, cross-country, golf, gymnastics, iceskating, netball, swimming, team handball, touch football, tennis and volleyball.

Camp-based activities: Abseiling, snow skiing, high ropes, orienteering, rock climbing, snow boarding, sailing and white water rafting.

Extracurricular activities: College choirs; instrumental ensembles including concert, brass and jazz bands; violin (Suzuki Club); drama company; debating club; the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme; Pathfinder Club; outdoor education program including year camps, annual expedition and ski camps; sporting program including major team and individual sports and participation in regional and state championships.

Religion Christian
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment Over 860 Students
Contact the college for information on fees. Family discounts apply.
02 4954******* 02 4954 6222
02 4956******* 02 4956 8685
Address 182–222 Lake Road, Wallsend 2287.
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