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: 1,550 students
Yr 7 Enrolment: 180 students; 6 classes
Languages: Japanese
Fees for 2015: Yr 7 $3,156  Yr 12 $3,666
Building Levy per family $880
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
• Science Labs x 7
• 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, a Kindergarten to Year 12 Catholic College, is a unique place, situated on eight hectares on the Upper Central Coast of NSW with many outstanding features, offering 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 exceptional 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 Parish. With such an inspirational patron and role model as St 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.

Our Curriculum

MacKillop Catholic College provides an innovative curriculum that underpins a vibrant learning community. NSW BOSTES courses are offered in all subject areas at all levels of student ability. The College achieves impressive HSC results and through a process of clearly articulated learning goals for all students, significant academic gains are achieved. Learning conversations between students and teachers are a support feature of curriculum delivery at the College. Student progress is monitored and students have regular goal-setting discussions.

The College ensures that literacy skills are improved for all students across all courses of study. The appointment of a literacy coach in 2013 in Secondary, and a focused program delivered by Literacy Coordinators in Primary, has seen students achieve high levels academically through enhanced literacy skills. The College has a comprehensive program to cater for gifted and talented students. Special programs, gifted and talented camps and acceleration in various subjects have ensured students are able to develop their talents to a high level. Experiences for students in the performing arts are a feature of the College. Engaging courses in this area, together with extensive extra-curricular opportunities in music, dance and drama have allowed our students to demonstrate and develop their talents.

Building Leaders

Leadership for students at MacKillop Catholic College aims to create positive young people who are committed to improving the various communities of which they are a part.

The College has recently introduced a new House system based on the charism of Mary MacKillop to provide greater opportunities for student leadership. The new Houses reflect places in the life of Mary MacKillop and each has a value associated with it to guide its contributions to the College community.

The leadership model used at the College is based on service with a Student Representative Council in Primary and a Student Parliament in Secondary. Students are chosen from all years, K–12, to help represent their peers in the life of the College. This ensures large numbers of students are provided with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills.

House leaders have a significant role to play and, through a portfolio system in the areas of Mission, Learning and Well- Being, develop and lead activities to unite students and staff to ensure our College community continues to grow and develop. All students, as part of their House, are leaders for others by living out the motto of Mary MacKillop of ‘never seeing a need without doing something about it’.

Visit Us in 2015

Our Open Day is on Sunday 8 March.