Meet our Principal

I offer an authentic Tamworth-style welcome to all who choose to visit this website and encourage you to immerse yourself through these pages in the rich experience that is the McCarthy Catholic College community.

McCarthy Catholic College aspires to provide an excellent education in the Catholic tradition for the young men and women of the Tamworth region. We achieve this through dedicated and caring staff who realise a vibrant and holistic curriculum that is adaptable and data-informed to target individual student need. We are proud of our strong community engagement with families and parishes and seek out service opportunities that align with our mission statement – ‘Receive, Worship and Serve’, as an expression of our faith life in the Tamworth community.

This site exists as one form of communication with parents to provide information on courses, requirements and progress. I encourage McCarthy community members to investigate the links to the broad range of learning activities and extra-curricular opportunities that exist at the college.

This website also aims to provide a small window on McCarthy Catholic College for those seeking enrolment. The printed word can only achieve that to a limited degree. Perhaps the best view of the college would be obtained by talking with members of the McCarthy community, particularly those for whom the college exists: the wonderful students.

Mr Rod Whelan – Principal