Important Letter to Parents re Alleged Fighting Incident

Important Letter to Parents re Alleged Fighting Incident

NAPLAN Results 2017 Year 7 and 9

NAPLAN Results 2017 Year 7 and 9

Enrolling Now Opening Evening 8 March 2017

Enrolling Now Opening Evening 8 March 2017

Lockdown - Thursday 23 February 2017

Lockdown - Information for Parents and Guardians

2017 Uniform Expectations and Requirements

2017 Uniform Expectations and Requirements

2016 Yr 12 Graduation photos

2016 Yr 12 Graduation photos

Skoolbag APP

Skoolbag APP

QCS Survey

QCS Survey Period: 21 March - 1 April 2016

Are you the leader of our next generation school?

St Luke’s Catholic College* will be opening at Marsden Park in 2017 and we are looking for a dynamic Principal leader to establish a high performing Catholic learning community from pre to post school.

Catholic Schools Week 2016

I belong. You belong. We belong.

2016 School Vaccination Program

Year 7 students

Blue Mountains Bus Company

Changes to Bus Numbers ONLY

College Open Day

Sunday 13 March 2016

Big History Project Year 6 Gifted & Talented Day 2015

In November 2015, gifted and talented students in Year 6 participated in McCarthy's Big History Project Gifted and Talented Day. The highly practical day saw students involved in learning about evolution, and considering other evolution possibilities with varied environmental occurrences.

Ash Wednesday

Commissioning of Year 10 Caritas Leaders

Handprints mark the start of a new school year

Thursday 28 January 2016

Everything’s Connected at 2016 System Leadership Day

Over 450 school and education office leaders in the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 21 January 2016 for the annual system leadership day, prior to the commencement of the new school year.

Opening School Mass

Thursday 4 February 2016

School Resumes Term 1 2016

School Resumes 28 January 2016 (Thursday) for Years 7, 11 and 12. 29 January 2016 (Friday) Whole school (7-12). Uniform - students are to commence in full summer school uniform. No sport uniform to be worn on the 28 and 29 January.

Uniform Shop Open 18 - 22 January 2016

Uniform Shop open 18-22 January. Appointments are required and can be made through the School Interviews Online icon. Event Code QD6HQ.

2015 HSC Results

Message from the Principal

Teacher Accreditation and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST)

The teacher accreditation landscape is changing as the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) continues to work on implementing the Teacher Accreditation Act.

Captivate Program

2016 Captivate Program

Parent Literacy and Numeracy Support Site

A good 'DEC writing booklet' for parents to support their child's writing at home and the Super 6 Comprehension strategies that will support all parents with our 2016 Literacy School Goal.

The Year of Mercy

The Year of Mercy will be opened by Pope Francis on 8 December

Sports News

Pacific School Games in Adelaide

Year 12 Formal Photos

MSP Photography - Order Instructions

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge

2 November 2015 - 5 February 2016

PAT M Testing commences this week

All students in Years 7 - 10 will be completing the test

Religion Term Three Assessment Awards

Years 7 - 10 Religion Assessment Awards

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hampers

Please be part of the McCarthy tradition and help support families in need this Christmas.

Introduction of the School Opal card

Information for parents and students from Transport for NSW

All Saints Day

Sunday 1 November 2015

Friday Prayer on the Rosary

Prayer for staff and students in the Library

Year 11 Retreat

Reflection by Lauren Williams

Year 7 - 10 Yearly Examination Schedule

2015 Yearly Exams

Diocesan Mission Mass

Friday 16th October 2015

Leading for Success at Principals’ Masterclass

The annual Principals’ Masterclass was held on 8 and 9 October 2015, at Rooty Hill RSL, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

Year 12 Graduation Photos

Order procedures for Year 12 Graduation Ceremony Photos

College Photos

Distribution - Week 2

Uniform Shop Change of Date for Saturday in October

Uniform Shop Change of Date for Saturday in October

PRC Keynote Presentation

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg - 17th October 2015

BOSTES HSC Test Yourself App

The App helps students make the most of their study time and test themselves using information straight from the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES).

Penrith Valley Junior Sportstar

Joshua McLachlan - Year 9

McCarthy Radio Guests

McCarthy Radio Educational Chat Show WOWFM 100.7

Whooping Cough Case

16th September 2015

Year 12 Holiday Study Lessons

HSC Holiday Study Lessons

Year 12 Tutorial Lessons 2015

HSC Tutorial Lessons

Bishop of Parramatta Awards recognise student excellence

The annual Bishop’s Award for Student Excellence which recognises the religious and academic achievement of Year 12 students across the Diocese of Parramatta.

Bishop's Medal

Bishop's Award for Student Excellence

Reading Recovery teachers focus on improving students’ oral language

Reading Recovery teachers recently took part in a professional learning day.

Former McCarthy students return as teachers

Three former students from McCarthy Catholic College, Emu Plains return as teachers and share their story.

National Literacy and Numeracy Week

31st August - 6th September 2015

Fr Mick O'Callaghan visits McCarthy

Thursday 27th August

College Photos - Catch-up

Friday 28th August 2015

College Photo Day

Monday 17th August


ATAR Degree Sorter for Year 12

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

History of the Assumption

2015 HSC Examination Timetable

2015 HSC Examination Timetable now available for parents and students.

Stanton Albert featured in The Western Weekender

Year 11 student Stanton Albert is achieving big things on the footy field with Penrith Panthers.

Academic Support Workshops

Information for parents and students

Sports News

Outstanding results from some of our talented students

Football Jersey Donation

St Marys Leagues Club Donation to College

McCarthy student recipient of 2015 Rotary Youth Community Service Award

McCarthy Catholic College, Emu Plains Year 10 student, Elayna D’Ermilio, has won the 2015 Rotary Youth Community Service Award.

Year 9 and 10 2016 Subject Selections

Information for Parents

New Cyberbully Legislation

eSafety Commissioner

Safeguarding Communication

Safeguarding Communication The Catholic Diocese of Parramatta wants to hear from you.

Year 12 Holiday Study Lessons

Monday 6 July - Friday 10 July

McCarthy’s Metals and Fabrication class reuse, recycle and create

Metals and Fabrication teacher, Ed Sobiesiak said the term-long project involves a collaboration of creativity and experience in both the teaching and learning to produce the sculptures.

Changes to Emu Heights Bus #103

Message from Blue Mountains Bus Company

Athletics Carnival POSTPONED

Wet Weather - Athletics Carnival Postponed

Writing Workshop for Parents

Wednesday 24 June 6:00pm - 7:00pm

iPad changes at McCarthy Catholic College

Important iPad information for parents

Friday 12 June: Staff Formation Day - Pupil Free Day

Pupil Free Day - No supervision for students at school

Greg Whitby visited McCarthy Trade Training College

Watch to see Greg trying his hand at a number of trades before handing himself over to the McCarthy Trade Training College Training Salon for an executive makeover.

St Vincent de Paul and Ignite Winter Appeal

Vinnies Winter Appeal - donations needed

St Vincent de Paul Society Talks

Causes and effects of homelessness discussed with students and the ways in which students are able to assist.

Caritas Australia Earthquake Appeal

Caritas Australia Earthquake Appeal - Nepal

Catholic Student Leaders' Forum

More than 75 student leaders from secondary schools across the Diocese of Parramatta met at St Patrick's Cathedral Hall on Tuesday 5 May.

McCarthy radio brings wow factor to Penrith

Radio station WOW-FM is building a loyal following with the McCarthy Radio show in Penrith.

Cross Country Carnival - Wet Weather Procedure

Wet Weather


The full day stop work meeting proposed for Tuesday 28 April 2015 has been postponed.

Stop Work Action Suspended

The Stop Work Action for next Tuesday 28 April has been suspended. School will be on as normal.


Full day stop work action Tuesday 28 April 2015

Catholic Schools Week Video Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to all entrants of the 2015 Catholic Schools Week NSW/ACT Video Competition - ‘What will your Catholic school of tomorrow look like?’. We are delighted to announce the winners in each division for this year’s competition.

McCarthy Catholic College making waves on the radio

Every Monday evening between 6pm and 7pm, the McCarthy Educational Chat Show has been presented live on Radio Station WOWFM 100.7.

McCarthy Catholic College celebrates Catholic Schools Week with Hospitality Challenge

On Friday 13 March, McCarthy Catholic College, Emu Plains hosted the second annual Hotel Management Institute (HMI) Challenge.

Trade Training Centre - Hairdressing Salon Days

McCarthy Catholic Trade Training Centre Hairdressing students are holding a number of ‘Salon Days’ to help develop their skills as a part of their Trade training. Learn more...

Fast Forward Program

A number of Year 12 students from Emu Plains’ McCarthy Catholic College attended the University of Western Sydney’s (UWS) annual Fast Forward Year 12 Conference last week.

Swimming Carnival 2 March 2015 - Going Ahead

Carnival Still On - Bring Waterproof cover for the ground, as it still will be wet.

An Open Letter to all Catholic School Parents in the Diocese of Parramatta

An Open Letter from PRC President, Selina Calleia, to all Catholic School Parents in Diocese of Parramatta concerning Government funding and the key issues affecting Catholic schools and families.

Capital Funding for Catholic Schools

Some frequently asked questions concerning Capital Funding from the Catholic Education Commission NSW.

Book and Stationery Lists 2015

Book and Stationery Lists 2015

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a very common viral disease of childhood which is easily passed from person to person. Good hygiene helps prevent infection. Please read the NSW Health Factsheet below to recognise the symptoms and learn how it can be best avoided.

Students top the state in HSC courses

The HSC results has seen three students from our Catholic schools achieve first in the state for their subjects.

Diocese records outstanding results in 2014 HSC

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta has seen some exceptional results in the 2014 Higher School Certificate (HSC) with a number of schools making significant improvements in their overall results.

No Knives at School

Please read the following publication from NSW Department of Education and Training

Family Youth Mass

Family Youth Mass - Holy Family Parish Centre

St Vincent De Paul Christmas Hampers

Donations required for St Vincent De Paul Christmas Hampers

McCarthy students first across the finish line

Students from McCarthy Catholic College, Emu Plains excelled in the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge held recently.

Daily Telegraph Article

MCC students represented in article about the new work studies curriculum

Letter from the Bishop

Letter from Bishop Anthony regarding the Diocesan Works Fund Appeal in Schools

Message from Greg Whitby to Year 12 students 2014

Message from Greg Whitby to Year 12 students 2014

McCarthy Trade Training Centre Students Achieve Diocesan First

Six students from McCarthy Trade Training Centre, Emu Plains are the first students in the Diocese to gain a Certificate III in Accounts Administration.

McCarthy Catholic College student recognised for excellence

Jordan Chambers from McCarthy Catholic College recently received the annual Bishop of Parramatta Award for Student Excellence, which recognise the religious and academic achievement of senior secondary students across the Diocese of Parramatta.

Students donate Lego

Students dig deep to support children in detention on Nauru.

Donations Needed: 35mm film SLR cameras

35mm film SLR cameras needed for Photography classes

Captivate showcases talented students

Hundreds of students from 35 primary and secondary Catholic schools from across the Diocese showcased their creative talents in a series of music, dance and strings performances throughout June, culminating in the ‘Best Of’ performance on 23 June.

Car donated to Trade Training Centre

Please read the attached article regarding a car that was donated by a very kind parent to the Trade Training Centre for use by our Automotive students.

Year 11 Fast Forward

Year 11 Fast Forward students to meet Mr Laffin in the Mary Courtyard at 8:50am Friday 1 August ready for departure to UWS. Please bring permission notes.

Year 12 Study Classes July Holidays

Timetable for Year 12 Study Classes July Holidays and Study guideline

Trade training providing career head start

McCarthy Catholic Trade Training Centre assistant principal, John Wills, said trade training courses are not only a great employment pathway for secondary students, they also help to address the skills shortage in trades such as brick and blocklaying.

Trade training at school provides head start in critical trade areas

McCarthy Catholic Trade Training Centre assistant principal, John Wills, said trade training courses are not only a great employment pathway for secondary students, they also help to address the skills shortage in trades such as brick and blocklaying.

Sports Update

Sports Update including Cross Country results

From the Assistant Principal

Latest news from the Assistant Principal

New Privacy Laws

New Privacy Laws effective 12 March 2014.

Penrith Station Bus injury

Behaviour of students on bus lines.

McCarthy Catholic College kicks off Catholic Schools Week with hospitality challenge

On Friday 7 March, McCarthy Catholic College hosted the first Hotel Management Institute (HMI) Challenge.

Year 7 iPad Issues

Year 7 iPad issues

What is Shrove Tuesday?

Pancake Day ( also known as Shrove Tuesday) is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent. It is traditional on this day to eat pancakes. copyright of

Ash Wednesday 5th March

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption.

Vietnam Veterans Education Program

Year 10 students were given greater insight into the Vietnam way through an amazing interactive presentation by Vin and Nancy Cosgrove from the Vietnam Veterans Education Program

McCarthy Spelling Competition

McCarthy Spelling Competition for Tutor Groups Years 7 to 11.

Young Leaders Show Penrith How It's Done

Last year, 8 students from McCarthy facilitated the first annual IGNITE student leadership conference.

Busways Updated Contact Number for Complaints

Busways Updated Contact Number for Complaints

Transport Issues - Buses

Letter to parents and guardians regarding transport issues with the buses to McCarthy Catholic College.

School Resumes Term 1 2014

Dates that the School Resumes for Term 1 2014