Mount Carmel High School (Varroville)

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Mount Carmel Catholic High School
Varroville New South Wales
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 Latin: Ite In Veritate
(Walk in Truth)
Established 1985/1986
School district Roman Catholic Diocese of Wollongong
Principal Mr. Wayne Marshall[1]
Staff 70 (2012) [2]
Grades Years 7 - 12
Number of students 992 (2012) [2]
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.[1]


Mount Carmel Catholic High School was established in 1983/84 by a committee of parishioners located in Ingleburn and Macquarie Fields. The goal of this committee was to establish a Catholic secondary school for the northern part of the Macarthur region. The submission for the school was put to Bishop Murray who was the Bishop of Wollongong at the time.[3]

After negotiations with the Carmelite Fathers the site was chosen in Varroville near St Andrews Road and Spitfire Drive.

In September 1985 the Commonwealth Government allocated a capital grant, which began Stage 1 of construction. The first 145 students of the school had commenced their education at John Therry Catholic High School in Rosemeadow.

In 1986 students from Years 7 to 8 (292 students) were able to begin studies at the main site in Varroville. The principle at this time was Brother Clarence.

In 1990/91 Brother Clarence steps down as principle and Brother Neville Solomon is appointed as the new principle. In this time, the construction of the Champagnat Centre begins.

In 1996/97 Brother Neville steps down as principle and Brother Roger Burke is the new principle. By 1998 construction work begins on new extensions to the school, and this is completed in 1999.[4]

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • Jeffrey Hunt - Australian representative to the 2012 Olympics in Athletics [5]


  1. ^ a b "Meet Our Principal". Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "2012 Annual Report" (pdf). 
  3. ^ "Bishop William Edward Murray". Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "History". Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "London 2012 - Jeffrey Hunt Athlete Profile". Retrieved 4 August 2012. 

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