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St Leo's Catholic College - Wahroonga NSW

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St Leo's Catholic College, Wahroonga
An inclusive comprehensive, co-educational Year 7 to Year 12 systemic Catholic secondary college within the Diocese of Broken Bay.
16 Woolcott Avenue
Wahroonga
NSW
2076
Locked Bag 1007, Wahroonga
Sydney North
(02) 7256 2133
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'A caring, inclusive community, St Leo's is renowned for our pastoral care, with a strong emphasis on knowing each student and growing their unique potential.'
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Mr Anthony Gleeson
  • Secondary School
  • Single School Location
  • Catholic
Year 7 - Year 12
Catholic
Fees (2023):
Year 7 - $6,970
Year 12 - $7,410
No
Co-ed
1000
  • Academic Achievement
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community
  • Creative Arts
  • Digital Technologies
  • Employment Pathways
  • Faith / Religion
  • Information Technology
  • Music
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
  • Performing Arts
  • Personal Values
  • Science/Technology
  • Social & Emotional Learning
  • Sport
  • Tertiary Pathways
  • Visual Art
  • Welfare
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Athletics (Track & Field)
  • Aerobics
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country Running
  • Debating
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Golf
  • Netball
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby 7's
  • Rugby Union
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Why Choose St Leo’s?

  • Our newly upgraded campus is located on six hectares in the leafy suburb of Wahroonga and is the only coeducational Catholic secondary school on Sydney’s Upper North Shore.
  • As a caring, inclusive community renowned for our pastoral care, we have a strong focus on knowing each student and growing their unique potential and passion.
  • With a distinct innovation and technology focus, we offer a range of programs to ensure our students have the skills they need for a globalised world.
  • We pride ourselves on achieving consistently strong academic results, with students regularly appearing in the HSC High Achiever and All-Rounder lists. Over 70 percent of students are offered a university place each year.
  • We focus on developing the whole person across our range of St Leo’s Growth Domains – Spiritual, Academic, Cultural, Social/Emotional, Environmental, and Physical dimensions – ensuring a diverse and purposeful experience, and the balanced development of our students.
  • We are consistently above the average student growth in NAPLAN - across both State and SSSG schools (Statistically Similar School Group).
  • A future-directed view of education focusing on deep learning skills and offering one-on-one student mentoring and coaching, helps our students become lifelong learners.
  • Our Pathways and Partnerships Program works with students and families to navigate the many options beyond school, developing industry and higher education partnerships and shaping new offerings at St Leo’s.
  • Our recent $30M campus upgrade provides state-of-theart facilities, including a $14M Creative and Performing Arts, Design, Technology and Hospitality Centre, new Library and Learning Hub, and numerous purposeful, flexible learning and recreation spaces.
  • A strong sporting culture together with an extensive range of co-curricular offerings, including overseas tours and an emphasis on social justice opportunities.

Find out more about everything St Leo's has to offer by visiting our website or booking a tour.

We look forward to welcoming you to our community.

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Transport Options

There are a number of options for students arriving at the College, including:

  • ‘Kiss and Drop Zone’ at the main entrance to the College in Woolcott Avenue, Wahroonga (Gates A/B)
  • Train travel to Waitara station, then a short walk down Yardley Avenue, Waitara (Gate C)
  • Train travel to Normanhurst station, then a short walk through to the Unwin Road entrance, Waitara (Gate D)
  • ‘Kiss and Drop Zone’ near the Yardley Avenue or Unwin Road Waitara College entrances (Gates C/D)
  • Bus to the top of Woolcott Avenue, Wahroonga
  • Bus to the bottom of Unwin Road, Waitara (Gate D)
  • For senior students driving to the College, limited street parking is available in or around Woolcott Ave, onsite along the driveway from Unwin Road, or street parking outside the Yardley Ave or Unwin Rd entrances.
  • The College also has secure bicycle racks for students who ride to campus.

(For more detail, see our Interactive College Map)

Visit the Transport NSW trip planner or use the travel app of your choice to view the best options for your circumstances.

Free public transport (School Opal card) is available to students who live more than 2.0km straight line distance from the College, or at least 2.9km walking. Apply or update your details via the Transport NSW website.

"We are very grateful for the tireless effort, support and dedication to our child’s learning St Leo’s staff and Mr Gleeson!"
Dimi V (parent)

"You guys are amazing and so dedicated! Our kids are so lucky to have such wonderful caring teachers."
Monique D (parent)

"St Leo’s have demonstrated their ability to get things done - our kids are in safe hands." Sean C (parent)

"I’m so proud to be a part of this school." Claire C (parent)

"We are so grateful to Mr. Gleeson and all the staff of St. Leo’s Catholic College, for their incredible dedication and tireless efforts in delivering an exceptional online learning platform for our children, in the most extraordinary of circumstances. The rollout, communication and ongoing support from St. Leo’s - for both the students and parents - has been just brilliant. It’s been a wonderfully smooth transition; our son is excited and engaged, and we all feel incredibly blessed to belong to such a wonderful community." Tess D (parent)

"I’m very proud to be a staff member at such an innovative school. We are not afraid to experiment and we just get on with business as usual. I feel very fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful, dedicated and caring team." Rachel W. (teacher)

I am proud to warmly welcome you to St Leo’s Catholic College, Wahroonga.

At St Leo’s, we are committed to forming confident, competent Catholic-valued young women and men of conscience, aiming to help students find their passion and develop their talents into greatness.We equip our students with the skills and attitudes to be future leaders in their fields, honouring God in what they do and how they do it. 

To achieve this, we aim to devlop the whole person by providing broad educational experiences that promote the spiritual, academic, social/emotional, cultural, physical and environmental growth of our students – what we call our Growth Domain areas. By developing real-world, transferrable skills, our students graduate as well-rounded individuals ready to successfully negotiate the challenges of the future. We strive to ensure each student develops to be the best they can be.

St Leo’s is part of the Catholic Schools Broken Bay system of schools and draws upon this system for expertise and support.

I invite you to visit us at our Open Day held in March, or to arrange a tour to see the wealth of opportunities available at St Leo’s and experience the warmth and caring of our community for yourself.

Yours sincerely,
Mr Anthony Gleeson

ENROLMENT UPDATE

We are now accepting enrolment applications for Year 7 2025 and 2026. 

Due to overwhelming demand and an extensive waitlist, applications for Year 7 2024 have now CLOSED.

Note, if your child is currently enrolled in a St Leo’s Priority Feeder School, or any CSBB (Catholic Schools Broken Bay) primary school, you are eligible for priority enrolment. However, we cannot guarantee a place and you must still complete an Online Enrolment Enquiry Form ASAP to notify us of your interest for Year 7 2025 and beyond.

New enquiries should first complete the CSBB Online Enrolment Enquiry Form. Our Registrar will then contact you within 1-2 school days (during term time) to advise you of the latest information regarding your relevant year group/s.

Further enrolment information is outlined on our Enrolments and FAQs pages.

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