Mount Carmel High School (Varroville)

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Mount Carmel Catholic High School
Varroville NSW
Coordinates 34°00′31″S 150°49′16″E / 34.0086°S 150.8212°E / -34.0086; 150.8212Coordinates: 34°00′31″S 150°49′16″E / 34.0086°S 150.8212°E / -34.0086; 150.8212
Type Private
Motto Ite In Veritate (Latin for Walk in Truth)
Established 1985/1986
School district Roman Catholic Diocese of Wollongong
Principal Mr. Wayne Marshall
Staff 84
Grades Years 7 - 12
Enrolment 1030 (As of 31 January 2012)
Color(s) Blue, White, Red
Affiliation Roman Catholic, Marist Brothers

Mount Carmel Catholic High School is a Marist coeducational, comprehensive high school located in Varroville, New South Wales, Australia. The current principal is Mr. Wayne Marshall.


In 1983/84, a committee of parishioners from Ingleburn and Macquarie Fields held a series of meetings aimed at establishing a Catholic secondary school which would be accessible to students living in the northern part of the Macarthur region. The committee then invited a representative from the Catholic Education Office and Brother Clarence Cunningham to meet with them to explore the possibilities of implementing this process.

A submission was put to Bishop Murray (Bishop of Wollongong) who approved the development of the school.the school is nice

Negotiations with the Carmelite Fathers resulted in the present site (bordering St Andrews Road and Spitfire Drive at Varroville) being chosen and, following a number of submissions to the Commonwealth Government, a capital grant was allocated and work on Stage 1 began in September, 1985. The first group of students (145) had already commenced their secondary studies at John Therry Catholic High School at Rosemeadow, so the first group of students to actually begin at Mount Carmel were Years 7 and 8 in 1986 (a total of 292 students).[1]

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • Jeffrey Hunt - Australian representative to the 2012 Olympics in Athletics



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