Principal's Message

Principal's Message

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Magdalene Catholic College website and, at the outset, to thank you for taking an interest in our dynamic, energetic, faith-filled, learning community. It is with a genuine sense of excitement and optimism that I join the College this year, conscious of the strong reputation that it has developed in recent years both within and beyond our immediate community. 

Magdalene was established by the Diocese of Wollongong in 1999 to cater for the significant population growth across the Macarthur. In its 25 Year history, the College has developed a strong reputation for the quality of Catholic education it provides, as well as its strong representation in a range of sporting, creative arts, cultural and social justice pursuits. At Magdalene, we see opportunities for participation in such extra-curricular activities are essential to the formation of the whole person. 

Magdalene Catholic College’s motto “Quia Dominum Vidi” (“Because I have seen the Lord”) references Mary Magdalene as the first witness to the resurrected Christ and highlights the evangelising role that all members of our community play in committing themselves to a life centred on Jesus and His values. This mission is further realised through the strong partnerships the College enjoys with St Paul’s Parish in Camden, St Paul’s Primary School in Camden, St Clare’s Primary School in Narellan Vale, and St Anthony's Primary School in Picton

Importantly, the College Mission Statement at Magdalene places students at the centre of all that we do. We value academic success and personal excellence, whatever that may be for each individual. Our ongoing commitment towards high expectations in the areas of academics, behaviour and personal presentation is one that many families refer to when choosing Magdalene as a potential school to send their children to. For this reason, we recognise the importance and value the quality of the relationships and support we receive from the parent community in supporting these expectations. 

Whether you are visiting this website as a current or prospective member of the community, in this 25th year in the life of the College, I encourage you to join us in person at one of the many community events throughout the year and to see for yourself, all that Magdalene Catholic College has to offer. 


David Cloran