McAuley girls are nurtured to be courageous young women who act compassionately to build community and who are alive with the mercy and justice of God. We are dedicated to fostering a commitment to excellence and lifelong learning in our students.
The charism and heritage of Catherine McAuley lie at the very heart of our school. Our core Mercy Values of mercy, justice, excellence, integrity, courage and hospitality underpin all that we do.
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Maria Ekde - Teacher and Parent
“The greatest compliment I could give McAuley is to send my own children to this school. I have seen so many young women come and go through these school gates, and, by the end of their time at McAuley, I am always impressed with how this school has empowered them to be courageous learners with a vision for their futures. I have no doubts about who, and what, my daughters will become when they leave Catherine McAuley, because I see daily the opportunities for personal growth and success that the staff, and other students, provide for each other.”
Year 10 Parent
“The Catherine McAuley website states, ‘McAuley girls are nurtured to be courageous young women who act compassionately to build community and who are alive with the mercy and justice of God. We are dedicated to fostering a commitment to excellence and lifelong learning in our students.’ I can confidently attest that these are not merely aspirational goals, but are real and tangible and alive at the school. Thank you once again.”
Deborah Lutton - Year 12 Parent
“I love Catherine McAuley. I am so glad that you accepted my daughter into the school which allowed her to ‘grow’ and shine. I hope she retains all her learning from the school and moves through life and uses the knowledge of a ‘mercy’ girl. I will always recommend anybody to send their daughters to Catherine McAuley.”
Caitlin Abood - Year 12 Student and 2018 Dux Speech
“To the many teachers of Catherine McAuley - I would like to say a sincere thank you on behalf of the Class of 2018 for moulding us into the people we are today. Your constant support and dedication over the years has not gone unnoticed - you made learning interesting and as enjoyable as it could possibly be, encouraging us to always ask questions and extend our learning beyond the confinements of a classroom. In writing this speech, I stumbled upon a simile which I believe most accurately describes the teaching staff here at Catherine McAuley. It reads, ‘A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.’”
Natasha Swan - Year 7 & Year 9 Parent and current Parents & Friends President
“So happy we found Catherine McAuley for our daughters. Students are supportive of each other and teachers genuinely care. Great academic results but producing great young women too!”
(From Facebook Reviews)
Rebekah Nehme - Year 12 Student and 2019 Dux Speech
“I can't leave without thanking, from the bottom of my heart, the teachers here at McAuley. The things I disliked about school would have been the same at every school; at every school there will be exams and essays and uniform codes etc. But the things I loved about school were unique to McAuley and for the most part that is the people I met here, and their infectious passion for learning.”
Debbie Dawkins - Year 12 Parent
"Our experience at the school has been nothing short of positive. Both our daughters have grown into strong, capable and independent women. They have generous hearts and are good kids...we thank the school for contributing to this".
Stanley Sebastian - Year 12 Parent
Girls who study at Catherine McAuley come out respectful, confident and grounded. As parents we made the right decision to send our daughter to this school. Thank you to all the teachers and staff developing some great ladies who will take care of each other and become great citizens. Congratulations to all students of 2021. Best wishes to you all.