About uS

Our story

Macquarie College is a future-focused, Christ-centred learning environment that caters from Preschool through to Year 12.

A brief history

Macquarie College began in July 1901 with a modest Junior School opening in Lindsay Street, Hamilton. In 1933, the College transferred to Kemp Street in order to provide primary and secondary education. The Macquarie College Foundation was then established in 1990, with the goal of relocating and expanding the College’s program. Following this, an eight-hectare site on Lake Road, Wallsend was purchased to accommodate the new development.

The College relocated to the new site in June 1994, allowing additional educational services to be included, from preschool learning programs through to the Year 12 Higher School Certificate. In 2014, Macquarie College celebrated its 20th anniversary, and in 2016, Stage 2 of the Campus Master Plan commenced, with the construction of a multipurpose sport and recreation centre, which was completed in 2019.

Our campus

Located on an eight-hectare site on Lake Road, Wallsend, Macquarie College resides between the rapidly growing Lake Macquarie City Council and Newcastle City Council areas, servicing families throughout the Hunter region, including Cessnock, Maitland, Newcastle, Swansea and Cooranbong. The College has a unique, architecturally designed campus with high-quality and specialist facilities.

A central feature of the campus is the openness and quiet learning environment created around a central oval, or the “village green”. Our campus supports a learning environment that equips students with the capacities, skills and competencies that the workplaces of tomorrow will require.

Our network

Our College is part of the Seventh-day Adventist System of Schools, but more broadly, an international network of Adventist institutions that span across areas such as education, health and aged care. We are also a member of the Hunter Region Independent Schools (HRIS) association, within the broader New South Wales Association of Independent School (AIS).

Our students often participate in academic and co-curricular programs, as well as representative competitions, through these groups. Macquarie College is supported by the Macquarie College Council, the Administration Committee and the Education Administration Group. It is also backed both strategically and financially by the Macquarie College Foundation.

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Our faith

We provide a Christian education at Macquarie College. Our faith-based programs instil Christ-centred values in all of our students, such as generosity, kindness, honesty, integrity and service. Adventist faith centres itself on Jesus Christ; His life, death and resurrection, which bring peace and hope into our lives both in the present and future. The College welcomes families and students from all faiths and ethnic backgrounds. If you would like further information, feel free to contact our College office on 02 4954 6222.