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McCARTHY CATHOLIC COLLEGE


Founded in 1986 as a Catholic Senior Co-educational High School, the
College soon developed a formidable academic reputation.  Restructuring from 1999 saw the College
subsequently develop into a dynamic 7–12 school and its current enrolments sit
at approximately 750 students.

Facilities: Technology-based classrooms, computer laboratories,
industrial hospitality kitchens, woodwork and metalwork rooms, textiles and
design, science laboratories, agriculture, creative and performing arts space
for music, dance and drama.

Electives: A wide range of elective subjects in both the Senior and
Junior School are on offer such as Agriculture, Commerce, Dance, Drama,
Electronics, Food Technology, Human Movement, Industrial Technology Wood and
Metals, Japanese, Music, Photographic and Digital Media, Textiles Technology,
Visual Arts, Visual Design, Information and Software Design together with the
core subjects of Religion, English, Mathematics, Science, Human Society and Its
Environment and PDHPE. Vocational Education Training Courses are also on offer.

Sport: Students can participate in sport to State and National
levels. The types of sport that are available are rugby league, soccer,
cricket, basketball, netball, softball, athletics, swimming, cross-country,
golf and tennis.

Extracurricular activities: Students are provided with the
opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities such as Tournament of
the Minds, History, Geography, Mathematics and Science Competitions, debating
and public speaking.

Welfare and personal development: The school is committed to
programs that encourage an awareness of Social Justice issues, and students
participate in fundraising as well as social justice days and the St. Vincent
de Paul night vans. This gives diverse student leadership opportunities to
build citizenship and organisational skills. As well as this, student
reflection days and retreats underline the Catholic culture and values base
that permeates our College.

Special features: The College is situated on the banks of the Nepean
River at the foot of the Blue Mountains and is demographically close to the CBD
of Penrith. First class Special Education teachers and facilities expand
opportunities for students with special needs to ensure they reach their
potential. Moreover, expanding opportunities exist for students who seek
enrichment and challenge within the classroom.

Religion: Catholic

Type: Systemic

Years :

Boys/Girls: Co-educational

Day/boarding: Day

Enrolment: 750 students

Fees:As for Catholic systemic schools

Principal: Ms Robyn Meddows

75 Mackellar Street, Emu Plains 2750

Ph 02 4735 3211

Fax 02 4735 6249

http://www.mccarthyemuplains.catholic.edu.au

Religion Catholic
Type Catholic
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Enrolment 750 students
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