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Discover Catholic education - Catherine McAuley Westmead

What we offer

There are many reasons why families choose Catherine McAuley Westmead. The snapshot below will assist you in making the choice to join our caring learning community.

A welcoming and supportive community

Our school is committed to providing learning environments where students can thrive, feel safe and supported, and are nurtured to grow, belong and be confident.

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A Strong Tradition - Catherine McAuley Westmead

A strong tradition

We commit ourselves to the vision of Venerable Catherine McAuley to perform the ordinary extraordinarily well. In embracing our Catholic Mercy heritage and charism, we:

  • commit to excellence and innovation in girls’ education
  • empower young women to be actively courageous and involved in social justice
  • value our diversity and inclusiveness
  • build community through hospitality
  • foster the development of the whole person.

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The perfect location - Catherine McAuley Westmead

The perfect location

The school is located opposite a large hospital/medical research complex which has grown in both size and status since the school was founded. This has created demand for student places and provided opportunities for the school and students to participate in and learn from the work of these institutions. Catherine McAuley Westmead is part of a Catholic educational community which includes Parramatta Marist High, Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School and Sacred Heart Primary.

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Passionate teachers who care

Inspired learning starts with highly motivated and professional teachers. Our teachers make each student feel valued and safe, and help them strive towards excellence and be the best learners they can be.

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Innovative learning and teaching - Catherine McAuley Westmead

Innovative learning and teaching

Each student’s unique strengths and needs guide the design of the learning opportunities we provide. Our expert teachers will tailor teaching to meet each student at their point of need, track how they are progressing, and respond with extra support when needed. After all, learning how to learn is equally important as what we learn!

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Excellent facilities - Catherine McAuley Westmead

Excellent facilities

State-of-the-art technology and well-designed facilities support your child’s learning. Our learning spaces are flexible to allow both group and independent learning experiences. Take a virtual tour of our school to see the the impressive facilities support your daughter’s learning.

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Opportunities beyond the classroom

We believe it is important for students to pursue interests to find what they are passionate about. Our school gives them exposure to a range of exciting opportunities to unlock their creative potential, develop a talent or follow a passion.

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Faith Base Education - Catherine McAuley Westmead

Faith-based education

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.

All students take part in religious education classes, liturgical and non-liturgical prayer, and learning experiences designed to nurture and enhance each student’s faith development and understanding.

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Alumni - Catherine McAuley Westmead

An active alumni

The Catherine McAuley Alumni Association was formed in 2006 to provide opportunities for past students to meet together and share their memories of their school days, as well as offer their expertise in mentoring and encouraging our present students.

Any person who is an ex-student or past or present member of staff of Catherine McAuley is eligible for membership of the Association.

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Quality schooling that is affordable

We keep our fees as low as possible so that all families have the opportunity to access a high quality Catholic education. Significant discounts apply for siblings. Ask about our flexible payment plans.

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Other reasons to choose our school

Our students are supported in behaviours that promote harmony and quality learning
Flexible schooling options opening students up to more choices for a bright future
Subject selections that can lead to early entrance to selected universities
Exceptional creative arts opportunities to develop and showcase students' talents
Personalised intervention for students with additional learning needs
Numerous outreach initiatives developing in students a spirit of generosity and compassion

Thank you for your interest in enrolling at Catherine McAuley

Families seeking enrolment are encouraged to speak to the school office about an enrolment pack. We also recommend they register for a school tour.

Should you have any questions regarding current vacancies, the application process or school tours, please contact our friendly Enrolments team on (02) 9849 9100 weekdays during school hours.


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