Macquarie College is a leading coeducational, day school operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Education System in the Hunter Region. The College caters for over 900 students and 100 staff across a Pre-School (Ages 3-5), Junior School (Yrs K-6) and Senior School (Yrs 7-12) campus.
A central feature of the campus is the openness and quiet learning environment created around a central oval, or the “village green”.
First established in 1901, the mission of the College is to provide a holistic education that encourages a life-long commitment to Christian faith and service. It aims to produce people of conscience, compassion, competence and commitment to making the world a better place. The College has a proud record of outstanding academic results within a personal and supportive environment for all students.
At the foundation of learning at Macquarie College, is an Adventist Christian Worldview which helps shape and provides consistency and coherence to educational and operational practice at the College. Fundamental to that worldview is the belief in the reality of God and the revelation of Himself, His purposes and His values through Jesus Christ, the Bible and the natural world.
Seventh-day Adventist faith is derived from protestant faith and belief. Specifically, Adventist faith centers itself in the person of Jesus Christ and in particular, His life, death and resurrection which brings peace and hope to our lives now and into the future.
While the College caters for families and students from the Adventist faith community, the College encompasses children from all faiths and ethnic backgrounds and values the mutual respect that each have for each other.
If you would like further information or clarification, feel free to contact the College Office and I will be happy to provide the information or explanation that might be desired. I would welcome any such meeting.
A Brief History
Macquarie College traces its beginnings to July 1901 when the Junior School was opened in Lindsay Street, Hamilton. The College transferred to Kemp Street, Hamilton in 1933 providing primary and secondary schooling through to the Leaving Certificate and subsequently to the Higher School Certificate.
In 1990, the Macquarie College Foundation was established with a view to the relocation and expansion of the College program. In 1992, an 8 hectare site on Lake Road, Wallsend (near Newcastle) was purchased for the new development. In June 1994, the College program was relocated to the new site providing educational services from Pre-School early learning programs, through to the Year 12 Higher School Certificate.
The College was officially opened by His Excellency Peter Sinclair AC, Governor of New South Wales on September 18, 1994.
Macquarie College has a unique architecturally designed campus with high-quality and specialist facilities. It provides a learning environment that enables young people to optimise their learning-potential and personal development.
In 2014, Macquarie College celebrated a special anniversary event, acknowledging the 20th Anniversary of the College on its current site.
In 2016, Stage 11 of the Campus Master Plan commenced with ground breaking for the construction of the multipurpose Sport & Recreation Centre. The facility was completed in November 2017. At the start of 2019, the final stage of the Sport & Recreation Centre construction will commence.