Mount Carmel High School (Varroville)
|Mount Carmel Catholic High School|
|Varroville New South Wales
|Motto||Latin: Ite In Veritate
(Walk in Truth)
|School district||Roman Catholic Diocese of Wollongong|
|Principal||Mr. Wayne Marshall|
|Staff||70 (2012) |
|Grades||Years 7 - 12|
|Number of students||992 (2012) |
|Color(s)||Blue, White, Red
|Affiliation||Roman Catholic, Marist Brothers|
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.
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.
- Jeffrey Hunt - Australian representative to the 2012 Olympics in Athletics