Bede Polding College, South Windsor NSW







Established: 1986

Address: 22-30 Rifle Range Road, South Windsor 2756


Key Information


89 Teaching

30 Non Teaching


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Please visit our website (Year 12)

HSC Subjects



French & Japanese


VET Available

About our school

Bede Polding College has a clear agenda of both learning and wellbeing, founded on Gospel values. 

Our Learning Framework fosters connections between school-based learning and real-world contexts with a focus on promoting experienced, engaged and empowered learners. 

We develop and support student learning growth by fostering the 21st Century skills of collaboration, critical thinking, curiosity and creativity. 

We aim to empower learners to seek and apply feedback, and to engage in individual goal setting in collaboration with their mentors and teachers, in conjunction with our wellbeing program, for a holistic, student-centred approach. 

The College is uniquely situated in the semi-rural Hawkesbury valley, at the foothills of the Blue Mountains. 

The cross sections of agriculture and industry, development as well as history, has brought together a hardworking community, strong in faith and with a sense of mission inspired by the endeavours of our College patron, John Bede Polding, who was Australia’s first Bishop. 

Quick Facts

  • We are named after John Bede Polding, Australia’s first Bishop.
  • Our motto, ‘Called to bring peace’, is in honour of the 1986 International Year of Peace.
  • We collaborate with three wonderful Catholic Primary Schools.
  • We offer school-based apprenticeships and traineeships and a large range of VET subjects.
  • Accelerated courses in stages 5 and 6.
  • Innovative crosscurricular offerings.
  • An explicit wellbeing program, to help build resilience and develop character strengths.
  • A very inclusive community.
  • A rich agricultural heritage in the Hawkesbury.
  • Broad range of sporting activities.

More from the school

NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 536 520 537 536 550
Year 9 565 550 567 558 577

This table above shows the average student results at this school for the year 2019.
Naplan data is sourced from:

Campus Locations

Main Campus

22-30 Rifle Range Road, South Windsor, 2756

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