Mount Carmel High School (Varroville)

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Mount Carmel Catholic College
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 Catholic systemic
Motto Latin: Ite In Veritate
(Walk in Truth)
Established 1985 and on site in 1986
School district Roman Catholic Diocese of Wollongong
Principal Wayne Marshall[1]
Staff 70 (2012)[2]
Grades Years 7 - 12
Number of students 992 (2012)[2]
Campus type On site
Color(s) Dark blue, mid blue, gold, and dark red
Affiliation Roman Catholic, Marist Brothers

Mount Carmel Catholic College is a Marist coeducational, comprehensive college located in Varroville, New South Wales, Australia. The current principal is Wayne Marshall.[1]


Mount Carmel Catholic College was first initiated 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.

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

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

In 1990/91 Brother Clarence stepped down as principal and Brother Neville Solomon was appointed. In this time, the construction of the Champagnat Centre began.

In 1996/97 Brother Neville stepped down as principal and Brother Roger Burke became the new principal. By 1998 construction work had begun on new extensions to the site, and this was completed in 1999.[4]

In 2002 John Barrington became the first lay principal of Mount Carmel.

In 2007 the new Administration building was completed.

In 2012 Wayne Marshall was appointed as the second Principal at Mount Carmel.

Following a federal building grant, construction on the La Valla Trades Skills Centre began in 2014.

In 2015 Mount Carmel Catholic High School was officially renamed Mount Carmel Catholic College.

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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