About Us

Welcome to McCarthy Catholic College

McCarthy Catholic College is a Catholic co-educational school for students from Year 7 to Year 12 which incorporates a traditional pathway for Stage 6 (Years 11 and 12) as well as a Trade Training Centre pathway for students wishing to get a head start in a vocational field whilst they complete their senior studies. The learning environment is built on providing students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills for them to become passionate and resilient lifelong learners who are creative, innovative and productive citizens.


McCarthy Catholic College embraces the belief that learning is a life skill which needs to be nurtured in each student. We strive to provide learning experiences that challenge students to explore the world they live in and ask questions which prompt curiosity and creativity.


In our classrooms, students are made aware of the purpose of their lessons as their teachers make explicit the learning intentions for each lesson. The teachers also develop success Criteria with their students which allows the students to know what they need to do to successfully demonstrate what they have been learning. The co-constructing of the success criteria allows the students to take ownership of what they are learning and further engages them in their classrooms.