MacKillop Catholic College – Warnervale NSW

‘Christ Our Light’MacKillop Catholic College

Est: 2003

Address: 91 Sparks Road, Warnervale NSW 2259
Tel: 02 4392 9399
Fax: 02 4392 9499


“Knowing your child is safe and happy at school is very important at MacKillop Catholic College, Warnervale. The College has so many opportunities and experiences to offer students across a broad range of activities.”- Mr Steve Todd

Enquiries: Ms Janine Silver

Principal Mr Steve Todd

Principal Mr Steve Todd

Gender: Co-educational
Yr Range: K – Yr 12
Enrolment: 1,500 students
Yr 7 Enrolment: 180 students; 6 classes
Languages: Japanese
Fees for 2014: Yr 7 $3,024  Yr 12 $3,522
Building Levy per family $840
HSC Subjects: 42
VET: Yes



• Hospitality/Food Technology Centre
• Arts Centre/Visual Arts Centre
• Design & Technology Centre
• Performing Arts/Drama Centre
• Religious Education Centre
• Library Resource Centre
• LOTE Resource Centre
• Trade & Industry Centre
• Weights/Circuit Room
• Multi-purpose Area
• Basketball Court
• Netball Court
• Gymnasium
• Counselling Room
• Languages Centre
• Lecture Theatre
• Careers Centre
• Music Centre
• IT Labs x 4
• Theatrette
• Darkroom
• Wetlands
• Canteen
• Chapel
• Oval
• Hall
Year 12 Destinations

About Us

MacKillop Catholic College, Warnervale, is the only Kindergarten to Yr 12 Catholic College in the Broken Bay Diocese. The College is a unique place situated on 8 hectares of the Upper Central Coast of NSW with many outstanding features that offers over 1,500 students a quality Catholic School education.

The College’s story is a special one that dates back to its opening in 2003. Since then, the College has grown and built up not only outstanding campus facilities, but also a fine reputation for providing spiritual enrichment, quality academic support, leadership programs, sporting and cultural experiences, and opportunities that have earned the College an outstanding reputation. Among the unique features of this College is the blending of a Catholic School community and a Parish. With such an inspirational patron and role model as Mary MacKillop, our relationship with the Parish Community situated within the same campus, sets a tone and presence that is always mindful and encouraging for our shared daily life.

MacKillop Learning Community ‘A Leading Learning Initiative’

The College has developed the concept of the ‘MacKillop Learning Community’ to support the educational needs of students. The learning community has developed so that everyone in the College, students, staff and parents, will have a role in supporting the delivery of quality learning.

A key aspect of our learning community is the strengthening of our Literacy initiatives. This plan has seen the introduction of three Literacy Coaches, two Literacy Coordinators in the Primary and the Stage 4 Literacy Coach in the Secondary. They have tracked and supported the development of students’ literacy skill levels. Intervention strategies with support programs across all Key Learning Areas (KLAs) have been a focus for improving learning.

From Yr 7 to Yr 10 our classroom-learning model focuses on giving students a clearly stated learning goal, which is reinforced through the Student Planners. These learning goals are matched with lesson preparation and assignment work. Students present this information to parents/carers at the end of each week. Our hope is that students will have a learning conversation with their parents to maximise their learning outcomes.

Youth Ministry

This is an extensive student formation and leadership program for those who wish to explore and share their faith in God with others.

At the College, we follow the CSYMA (Catholic Schools Youth Ministry Australia) four phase model of peer to peer Youth Ministry.

Students involved in Youth Ministry in the College have the opportunity to:

• Receive ongoing spiritual and leadership formation through weekly meetings, retreats and an annual pilgrimage.

• Participate in planning and facilitation of events and programs in the life of the College such as Liturgy, Outreach,  Reflection days and special events.

• Become more deeply connected to their local Parish through Parish Youth Ministry / Masses; Primary Scripture and Sacramental programs; and Family Ministry Events.

Visit Us in 2014

Our Open Day is on Sunday 9 March.