St Nicholas Primary School

We warmly welcome you to our school where, “Manners Matter”. Come and experience the warm and friendly environment that we are proud of. Our, “Buddy Groups” add to our supportive atmosphere and sense of belonging.

We enjoy spending time with our mums and dads, parents and grandparents, friends and parishioners on special occasions and during the normal school day. Seeing friendships develop across the years and over time is a real joy.


• Whole School Masses
• Grandparents Day
• Green Day
• Working Bees
• Reading Groups with your children
• Athletics and swimming carnivals
• Sporting Events
• Parents, Teachers and Friends activities
• Excursions
• Our Spring Fair
• Family Masses
• Father's Day Breakfast
• Pastoral support of families
• Lunch clubs
• Costume making
• Canteen assistance
• Classroom helpers
• Maintaining school grounds
• Guest speakers

Contact: 02 6766 1500 |


McCarthy Catholic College

McCarthy Catholic College is a co-educational high school, from years 7 to 12, and a systemic school in the Diocese of Armidale. It was formed in 2000 with the amalgamation of Our Lady of the Rosary College and McCarthy Catholic Senior High School.

McCarthy Catholic College was named after Rev Fr Timothy McCarthy, who was the first resident priest in the New England region (1853 -1864), and continues the traditions in Catholic education of the Dominican Sisters and Christian Brothers who contributed to the culture of both the former schools.

McCarthy's Mission Statement


We offer for reception:

Excellence in education
Word and tradition of the Church
A holistic way of life


We strive to:

Lead people to worship and prayer
Foster active participation in local liturgical life
Assist the formation of a personal spiritual life


We serve through:

Love of neighbour
Recognition of and respect for human dignity
Promotion of a community lifestyle

Contact: 02 6761 0800 |

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