Kildare Catholic College

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Kildare College
Kildare Catholic College.jpg
Location

Australia
Coordinates35°07′17″S 147°21′50″E / 35.121471°S 147.36376°E / -35.121471; 147.36376Coordinates: 35°07′17″S 147°21′50″E / 35.121471°S 147.36376°E / -35.121471; 147.36376
Information
TypeIndependent co-educational secondary day school
MottoLive the truth
DenominationRoman Catholic
Established2004; 16 years ago (2004)
PrincipalChristie Scoble (2019- )
Years7-12
Enrolmentc. 950 (2019)
Colour(s)Red, navy blue and white    
Websitekildarecatholiccollege.com

Kildare Catholic College is an independent Roman Catholic co-educational secondary day school located in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia. Kildare Catholic College works with heritage links to Nano Nagle, the foundress of the Presentation Sisters and Edmund Rice, the founder of the Christian Brothers.

Overview[edit]

Kildare has six houses, all of which are named after people of peace. Each house has its own colour. The six houses are as follows: Romero (Orange), King (Red), Theresa (Sky Blue), Gandhi (Navy Blue), Oodgeroo (Green) and Benedicta (Gold).

The school was established in 2004 as an amalgamation of three local schools:

  • St Michael's High School
  • Mount Erin High School
  • Trinity Senior High School

Kildare Catholic College's sporting success in 2007 has been the best in the history of the school taking out the Byrnes Shield (Cricket), Hardy Shield (Rugby League), Carroll Cup (Australian Rules) and The Nic Henderson Shield (Rugby Union).

Since its founding in 2004 Kildare has performed seven musicals of a high standard. Its first musical was "Back to the 80s" in 2005 followed by "Godspell" in 2007, "Bye Bye Birdie" in 2009,[1] "All Shook Up" in 2011 and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" in 2013.[2] In 2015 they performed "High School Musical: On Stage".[3][4] 2017 saw a reprise of "All Shook Up".

Accompanying these musical performances, Kildare Catholic College hosts an annual abridged Shakespeare production. 2018 hosted a production of "MacBeth". 2016's production was "Twelfth Night or What you Will".[5] These productions are shortened to one act's length and provide an opportunity for senior drama students to perform in an open-audience context

College management[edit]

  • Christie Scoble, Principal (2019-current)

Previous Principals[edit]

  • Rod Whelan (2013-2019)
  • Patricia Burgess, Foundation Principal (2004-2012)
  • Simon Huntly, Assistant Principal ( -2017)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burgess, Patricia (2009). "Kildare Catholic College Annual Report 2009". CSO Annual Reports: 16.
  2. ^ "Joseph".
  3. ^ "Disney's High School Musical- Kildare Catholic College".
  4. ^ "Kildare Catholic College's High School Musical | Photos".
  5. ^ "Kildare Catholic College Presents Twelfth Night".

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