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Encouraging students to thrive

We believe that great learning is made possible when young people, their families and staff feel safe and happy. This precondition for learning and school community life is exemplified in our values of People, Growth and Fun, forming the basis of all that we do.

We take our students on a journey of adventure and possibilities – learning is fun and our young people are the authors of their own story.

Our College has a strong tradition of academic excellence expressed through outstanding HSC and ATAR, results and is supported through comprehensive pastoral care, student wellbeing, sporting and extracurricular programs.

Part of the worldwide system of Adventist Schools, Macquarie College is non-selective and independent and services the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter Valley regions.

About Us

Why Macquarie College?

People Growth Fun


At Macquarie College, we embrace, nurture and honour the uniqueness of all people in the community, crafting an inclusive culture that puts people first.


Wellbeing Programs run each term


Culturally diverse College community


Macquarie College is deliberately developmental, attentive to the personal, faith and learning journey of all people, and intentional about the social, structural and cultural evolution of the school.

On average, over half of our graduating HSC students each year receive ATAR's of 80+

The College Dux consistently scores ATAR's in the high 90s each year


Our young people demonstrate a profound love of learning. Student engagement is high as they are provided learning activities that foster adventure and encourage unlimited growth and possibilities.


Future Schools Alliance member


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I value the faith-based education that Macquarie college provides as well as all the extra-curricular activities my children have loved being involved in from camps, concerts and sporting competitions to resilience and student leadership programs.

Sally Crews

From the first school tour to our children’s first day, we have felt supported and welcomed by all members of the MC community from Administration staff, teachers, children and existing MC families.

Katrina Crump

I feel very blessed that my 3 boys have the opportunity to be part of a school that has a wonderful sense of community involvement, welcoming staff and teachers. Our school has such an amazing school spirit and atmosphere.

Belinda Butcher

I made the right decision sending our twin girls to Macquarie College. The teachers have outstanding commitment and show a real and genuine interest in the children. The Kindy program has excellent numeracy and literacy programs while upholding a play-based learning environment.


The College is located on an eight hectare site on Lake Road, Wallsend



Friends & collaborators

Macquarie College is pleased to have friends and partners around the world. We work with these different organisations to further enhance programs for our students and staff.