Kildare Catholic College

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Kildare College
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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Coordinates 35°07′17″S 147°21′50″E / 35.121471°S 147.36376°E / -35.121471; 147.36376Coordinates: 35°07′17″S 147°21′50″E / 35.121471°S 147.36376°E / -35.121471; 147.36376
Type Coeducational, Roman Catholic, Secondary
Motto Live the truth
Established 2004
Principal Rod Whelan (2013- )
Enrolment Approximately 800 students from years 7-12.
Campus Wagga Wagga
Colour(s) Red, Navy Blue and White

Kildare Catholic College is a Roman Catholic Coeducational Secondary College in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia. Kildare Catholic College works with heritage links to Nano Nagle, the foundress of the Presentation Sisters and Edmund Rice, the founder of the Christian Brothers. Kildare has six houses, all of which are named after people of peace. Each house has its own colour. The six houses are as follows: Romero (Orange), King (Red), Theresa (Sky Blue), Gandhi (Navy Blue), Oodgeroo (Green) and Benedicta (Gold). The school was established in 2004 as an amalgamation of three local schools:

  • St Michael's High School
  • Mount Erin High School
  • Trinity Senior High School

Kildare Catholic College's sporting success in 2007 has been the best in the history of the school taking out the Byrnes Shield (Cricket), Hardy Shield (Rugby League), Carroll Cup (Australian Rules) and The Nic Henderson Shield (Rugby Union).

Since its founding in 2004 Kildare has performed five musicals of a high standard. Its first musical was "Back to the 80s" in 2005 followed by "Godspell" in 2007, "Bye Bye Birdie" in 2009,[1] "All Shook Up" in 2011 and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" in 2013,[2] and most recently "High School Musical: On Stage" in 2015.[3][4]

Accompanying these musical performances, Kildare Catholic College hosts an annual abridged Shakespeare production, with 2016's production being of "Twelfth Night or What you Will.[5]" These productions are shortened to one act's length and provide an opportunity for senior drama students to perform in an open-audience context

Current Principal[edit]

Rod Whelan, Principal

Simon Huntly, Assistant Principal

Previous Principals[edit]

Patricia Burgess, Foundation Principal (2004-2012)


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