Mandurah Catholic College is a Kindergarten – Year 12 co-educational day school established in 1992. Approximately 1670 students are enrolled for 2015. Currently, students are enrolled in the Junior School from Kindergarten to Year 6 and Secondary School from Years 7 to 12.
The inspiration for the foundation of the College came from Bishop Quinn, the Bishop of Bunbury. It was his vision, coupled with immense support from the Mandurah Catholic community that saw the initial transformation of this site of natural Australian bush land into the beautiful and growing school we have today.
The College is located on a picturesque, bush-covered 12 hectare site approximately 2 kilometres from the centre of Mandurah. Mandurah is a city of 80,000 people and is situated on the coast, 75 kms south of Perth, Western Australia.
The crest of the College is a cross within a circle. The cross symbolises the sacrifice that we, as Christians, must make to ensure that we leave this world a better place, while the circle symbolises the eternal and all encompassing nature of our God.
The motto, “Seek Truth”, comes directly from the aims of the College. There is always a need to seek, and the word itself implies effort and willingness to work according to one’s capacity. Truth is the object of all discovery, implying a search for an ideal, and never being satisfied with mediocrity. The ultimate truth is God, who is the object of our seeking.
Mandurah Catholic College as a Catholic School is a christian community and seeks to provide an environment supportive of the development of Christian values, attitudes, beliefs and practices. It is a place where the young should encounter people of faith who show that they care deeply for the individual and are willing to share their own experience of faith.
As a true community, Mandurah Catholic College seeks to inspire its pupils in their search for values based on faith in Jesus Christ. It endeavours to engender in them a spirit of service towards others so that they will become signs of hope and purpose in their own world. The whole College community, by its participation in prayer, liturgy and works of charity and through the medium of regular religious instruction in class, strives to pass on to its students the full heritage and traditions of the Catholic Faith.
Situated in the parish of Our Lady’s Assumption, Mandurah, the College chaplaincy is filled by a priest from the parish. A close relationship is fostered with the contributory Primary Schools of Assumption Catholic Primary School, St. Damien’s Catholic Primary School, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Pinjarra and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Waroona.