Mount Carmel High School (Varroville)
|Mount Carmel Catholic High School|
|The School Emblem
Ite In Veritate (Latin for Walk in Truth)
|School district||Roman Catholic Diocese of Wollongong|
|Principal||Mr. Wayne Marshall|
|Grades||Years 7 - 12|
|Enrolment||1030 (As of 31st January 2012)|
|Color(s)||Blue, White, Red|
|Affiliation||Roman Catholic, Marist Brothers|
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.
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).
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