About Us

At Catholic College Wodonga, every student is supported to follow their own pathway.

 

We’re a co-educational school with around 1250 students from Year 7 to Year 12.

 

The school opened in 1979 when St Augustine’s Girls Secondary College expanded and moved to this location as Catholic College Wodonga. Today the school continues its affiliation with Mercy Education, and was recently recognised as one of Cambridge University’s 100 Most Innovative Schools.

 

We’re proud to be known as a school that’s welcoming to all. We provide a balance of spiritual, academic, cultural, physical, emotional and social learning within a respectful and positive environment.

From the Principal

It is my honour to introduce you to Catholic College Wodonga.
My staff and I are passionate about finding the next education horizon, so that every student can thrive.
— Darren (Darta) Hovey

Learning Communities

It’s through our Learning Communities that we ensure every child enjoys the close connections of a small school within a big school environment.

Our students are proud of their communities. We encourage this camaraderie by team building activities such as community days and special events, raising money for charity, and sitting together at assembly and Mass.

 

The result is an energised school with a sense of ownership and belonging. We place our student population into six communities from Year 7 to Year 12. There are seven or eight Learning Mentor groups within each community.

 

Two Learning Mentors support each group. Learning Mentors operate as a team but work closely with up to 14 students allocated to their care. A Learning Community Leader coordinates each Community.

Chisholm Leader Aaron West
Da Vinci Leader Kieran Mullins
Gandhi Leader Shinead Kilroy
Hollows Leader Sharon Allsop
Mackillop Leader Shane Piper
Malone Leader Chris Darmody

Tour

our

school

 

We normally conduct walking tours of our schools with prospective students and their families. However, these are not normal times. Until we resume our tours, please enjoy this virtual tour.

 

Take a tour

Engaging

learning

spaces.

 

We’re constantly upgrading and improving our school’s facilities, from traditional classrooms to collaborative areas and quiet study zones.

 

See our facilities

Our

leadership

team.

 

We’re proud to foster a positive culture for staff and students, which is driven by the support and strategic management of our leadership team.

 

Our team

Our Vision. Our Mission. Our Catholic Identity.

Catholic identity is the heart of the school.

 

This is more than the teaching of religious education. It is how we, as a community, express and live our Catholic faith. We do this not only through masses but by engaging in our local area and on a global scale through the Mercy values of hospitality, compassion and justice.

 

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Our Future.

The world is changing, and so are we. Our campus continues to evolve to serve the education needs of the next generation, which includes a masterplan.

A key feature of our masterplan is the Pathways Centre. This will eventually incorporate the clearing of the Nganala site and prepare for a new building which will provide unique learning opportunities for our Year 9 and 10 students.

 

The first step is the appointment of an architect to assist us with the documentation necessary for a grant application. Once we have appointed an architect, we will undertake further consultation with students, staff and our broader community.

sustainability

We’re committed to changing how we use energy and other resources.

Our Sustainability Team comprises students and staff who are passionate about reducing our waste, energy and water use, as well as conserving biodiversity.

 

Thinking global and acting local, this volunteer group has inspired our community to make significant changes. We now have four waste streams to minimise our contribution to landfill, compost our food waste on-site and use only reusable cups and water bottles at school events.

Some initiatives students can be involved in are:

 

  • waste audits and designing education campaigns
  • promoting awareness of environmental issues in our community
  • biodiversity field excursions and citizen science
  • Zoos Victoria mobile phone recycling drive
  • National Recycling Week clothes swap party
  • nature photography and film competitions