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Penola Catholic College, Emu Plains

Our Vision

In 2020 our name changed from McCarthy Catholic College to Penola Catholic College.

At Penola Catholic College we are a learning community where the values of integrity, peace and justice are brought to life for students, staff, families and the wider community of our parish and diocese.

Our Mission

The beliefs and traditions of the Catholic faith are the foundation for our learning, teaching and relationships. We nurture the spiritual development of students, staff and parents and see enormous value in formal religious education. We treat each person with dignity and respect and we acknowledge and welcome parents and caregivers as the primary educators of their children.

We support students in becoming independent, thoughtful and compassionate young people. We work together to ensure learning at Penola Catholic College is inclusive, positive, challenging and enjoyable. We provide a safe, caring and welcoming environment where staff value and demonstrate the importance of continual professional learning. Penola Catholic College challenges students to strive for personal growth and development in the spiritual, academic and community spheres.

The motto:

‘Integrity, Justice, Peace’
These values are held in high regard at Penola. In our community members are challenged to strive for personal excellence

The crest:

The dove is the dove of peace, reflecting the words of our motto.
It is a reminder that Penola was founded in the International Year of Peace and that peace can only come through the Spirit of God, also represented by the dove.

The cross:

CHI and KHO (X and P) are the first two Greek letters of Christos, or Christ.
Together they have been used as a Christian symbol since ancient times. The stylised form of this symbol in our crest expresses our faith in Christ and in the values of his cross

What is P-TECH?

At its core, the P-TECH model being delivered at Penola Catholic College is about collaboration – a partnership between education, industry and community – but it is a partnership with a clear purpose: To provide an industry supported pathway for young people to achieve that strengthens their employment prospects.

Penola Catholic College, Emu Plains

75 MacKellar Street
Emu Plains, NSW 2750
Phone: 02 4728 8100



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Key Details:

  • Type: Catholic
  • Level: Secondary
  • Gender: Coed
  • Religious Affiliation: Catholic
  • Learning Extension: Yes
  • Agricultural School: Yes
  • Trade School: Yes


For our school announcements please visit:
Announcements and Parent Alerts | Penola Emu Plains

Please visit:
How to Enrol | Penola Catholic College


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