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Download the Catherine McAuley College 2018 Prospectus here. 


Welcome to Catherine McAuley College and the wider Mercy family. The future, at our College is exciting with the opening of new and innovative learning spaces and a new College name for 2018.

Our College has a proud tradition dating back to 1876 when Sister Aloysius Martyn and the Sisters of Mercy first arrived in Bendigo. Last year saw the celebration of 140 years of education in Bendigo inspired by the spirit and ethos of Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy.

New building developments at Catherine McAuley College will create modern, cutting-edge facilities and the new learning spaces are designed to enhance our students’ skills and educational pathways, today and well into the future.
A purpose-built performing and creative arts centre including 28 flexible learning spaces will add to the established specialist facilities such as science laboratories and technology areas for food, wood and metal classes. Our students love the wide open spaces of La Valla, with the ovals, natural bush, the farm and McAuley Square.

Our College has strong partnerships with peak sporting bodies allowing us to develop our grounds and sporting facilities with the support of the City of Greater Bendigo. Spacious land owned by Catherine McAuley College at Junortoun creates the unique opportunity for the formation of an innovative community hub.

Mercy Education and the network of Mercy schools across Australia, share the values of Justice, Courage, Respect, Hospitality, Compassion and Service which guide us in all that we do. We strive to empower our students to become confident and caring young people.

For 140 years the young people of Bendigo have been ‘Living Mercy’ and will continue to do so into the future at Catherine McAuley College.

“We should be shining lamps, giving light to all around us.” Catherine McAuley