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Principal's Welcome

Magdalene Catholic High School (MCHS) prides itself on being able to provide quality Catholic Education to young people in the Western Macarthur.


Established by the Diocese of Wollongong in 1999 to cater for the enormous population growth in the region, the School has developed an excellent reputation in a relatively short timeframe across a number of different domains. Indeed, apart from academic excellence, the School is well known in the local area for supporting a range of social justice and community initiatives.

The world in which we live has never been inundated by so many significant and disparate challenges. Accordingly, MCHS aims to support the growth of discerning young men and women who are prepared to be productive, see themselves as positive change agents and actually make a difference in their lives (and others’) during and beyond school.

Along with goals of developing active participants in the world beyond school, MCHS focuses on the education of the ‘whole person’ in spirit, mind, body, character and imagination. The School’s curriculum provides opportunities for its students to engage in rich thinking, discerning judgement and responsible decision making. Furthermore, MCHS’s motto: “Quia Dominum Vidi” (“Because I have seen the Lord”) clearly indicates the evangelising role that all members of the community can play, and it invites Magdalene students to commit themselves to a life centred on Jesus and His values.

MCHS’s outstanding culture and community spirit are aspects which the School does not take for granted. Consequently, we make no excuses, nor do we shy away from having the highest expectations for our students and inculcating this belief in them. In this respect we regard the importance of partnership with our parents and families as vital.

With the School closing in on 20 years of operation we look forward to opportunities to celebrate Magdalene Catholic High School with past and current students, families and members of the community.

Mr Matthew McMahon
Principal