Hennessy Catholic College

New South Wales, Australia

Location: New South Wales, Australia
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed

About Hennessy Catholic College

Hennessy Catholic College is a mixed, non-selective, Roman Catholic, independent secondary school in New South Wales, serving students from the age of 11-18. The secondary school is situated in Young. There are approximately 537 pupils on record and 58 members of staff. 

In the 1960s, two previous single-sex schools in the area merged to become a co-educational institute, Catholic Secondary School, Young, which was run by a Christian brother. In 1991, the school was renamed St Mary’s Catholic Secondary School, before being renamed once more to Hennessy Catholic College in 1999.


The Catholic secondary school boasts a lot of modern learning facilities, including large classrooms, science laboratories, a gym, multi-purpose hall, specialist hospitality rooms, drama studio and extensive outside grounds. 


Hennessy Catholic College offers a broad and balanced learning curriculum to inspire individuals for their future. Religious education plays an important part in the curriculum at the Catholic school and students are encouraged to explore their faith, along with taking part in good deeds like fundraising projects to help those in need. A wide range of extracurricular activities are offered for students to gain new experiences outside of the classroom, ranging from drama club to sports, in which many students have the chance to represent the school at national level. 

School ethos 

The secondary school works to provide a safe and happy learning environment for all, and promotes a strong culture of lifelong learning, which is  supported by dedicated teaching staff. Students are taught to value others as equals and to respect all cultures and differences, along with the importance of taking responsibility for their actions, both in class and within the wider community. 


Address: Ripon Street, Young, New South Wales, NSW 2594, Australia
Telephone: +61 2 6382 1486