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It Is OK To Shine

“It’s OK to shine”, says Dannielle Miller, Class of 1987, who has recently been awarded The Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours and is proud of this recognition for her service to education, women and youth.


Using Social Media To Make A Positive Impact Globally

Sanjana Nagesh, Class of 2013, has certainly made an impact with her BrownGirlGang Instagram page, a page self described as “a space featuring inspiring & badass South Asians worldwide!”


Do Not Be Afraid To Seize That Opportunity

“Don’t be afraid to seize that opportunity”, says Dr Michele Ziolkowski who has found herself from the school grounds of Catherine McAuley in Westmead to the sand dunes and date palm gardens of The United Arab Emirates. “The worst someone can say is ‘no’ and when someone tells me ‘no’, that it can’t be done, it only makes me more determined to succeed”, she says.


Class of 2020 Academic High Achievers Return to Celebrate Their Success

Former Catherine McAuley students from the Class of 2020 returned to school this week to celebrate their successes in the Higher School Certificate.

Farewell Mrs Brown After 33 Years

Mrs Julie Brown, respected Mathematics teacher, has decided to retire after 33 years at the school.

Dux 2019 Speech

“You can take the girl out of McAuley but they cannot take the McAuley out of the girl” The School Dux for 2019, Rebekah Nehme, addressed the school community at the 2019 High Achievers Assembly and gave each Year group some valuable advice. Read more...





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