McAuley Catholic Central School
New South Wales, Australia
About McAuley Catholic Central School
Located in Tumut, New South Wales, McAuley Catholic Central School is an independent co-educational day school with approximately 328 students ranging in age from 4-18. The school caters for students from kindergarten through to Year 10 with separate primary and secondary campuses.
The school has strong connections with the wider community, which is fostered through parent involvement and student volunteering in community programs such as Meals on Wheels and Riding for the Disabled. To promote a positive and respectful environment, the school employs the restorative practices framework. This framework allows students and teachers to communicate effectively, encouraging pupils to become respectful members of the community.
The school has received a grant to update its technology and science building. The refurbishment will allow students to engage in textiles and hospitality. The funding will also allow the school to add a metal workshop to the existing woodwork facility.
ICT is increasingly being further integrated into the curriculum through the implementation of a bring-your-own-device and Edmodo learning program within the school. The aim of this is to develop students' critical-thinking skills. An inquiry-focused pedagogy will continue to be implemented throughout the school.
McAuley Catholic Central School seeks to support the holistic development of its students, so that they can become respectful, caring and valuable members of the community who are connected to the Catholic faith.