Strength in numbers
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wagga Wagga are located within the Riverina and South Western Districts of New South Wales and currently employ over 1100 teachers and 600 support staff.
Our schools aim to educate the whole child so that they can grow academically, spiritually, physically and emotionally. We achieve this as communities of Faith, Learning, Care, Service and Stewardship.
Our small rural Diocese was established in 1917, covers 62,000 km2 and is administered through 31 parishes. Students may enrol in one of our 26 primary schools or 5 secondary colleges.
Enrolments from Kindergarten to Year 12 are now open.
Fill out the form below to express your interest in enrolling your child in Catholic School in the diocese of Wagga Wagga.
Enrolment expression of Interest form
Tuition fees are charged for all systemic primary and secondary colleges in the Catholic Diocese of Wagga Wagga. These fees vary from school to school. Please contact your local Catholic school for more information about the school fees that will apply.
In addition to tuition fees, there will be school-based charges for specific subjects, excursions or other activities.
2021 Term Dates
School development days (pupil free days) occur at the beginning of Terms 1, 2 and 3 and the last two days of the school year. Check with your school, as schools may vary some of these dates.
School speed zones operate on all notified school days, including school development days.
|Start date||Finish date|
|Term 1||Monday 1 February||Thursday 1 April|
|Term 2||Monday 19 April||Friday 25 June|
|Term 3||Monday 12 July||Friday 17 September|
|Term 4||Tuesday 5 October||Friday 17 December|
Mt Erin Boarding House (Kildare Catholic College & Mater Dei Catholic College)
Mt Erin Boarding House provides students from the Riverina and beyond with the opportunity to complete their Catholic secondary school studies in Wagga Wagga. The Boarding House is located adjacent to Kildare Catholic College and seeks to continue the long and excellent boarding tradition established by the Presentation Sisters at Mt Erin Boarding School. The Boarding House provides weekday boarding for girls and boys in Years 7-12 attending either Kildare Catholic College or Mater Dei Catholic College.
St Francis De Sales Regional College
St Francis de Sales Regional College is a weekly boarding school.
Students are housed in different dormitories and buildings based on their year level and gender. Each year level group has their own boarding supervisor who manages overall student welfare, providing pastoral support in the afternoons and overnight.
Students boarding at St Francis often get the best of both worlds, with support during the week to manage homework, study and assessment and extracurricular activities, while spending every weekend and holiday at home with their family and friends.
Parent engagement, in the schooling context can be defined as an intentional and collaborative strategy to support and leverage the knowledge and capacities of families, to improve the faith development, learning and well-being outcomes for all students, by making connections between the different spaces they learn in. In short, when families are engaged in learning at home and school, children do better and schools get better.
Contact your child’s school to find out what they are doing to encourage genuine parent engagement and how you can become an integral part of your children’s learning.
To get started, the Council of Catholic School Parents NSW (CCSPNSW) provides a number of resources for parents of children in Catholic schools on their website.