Message From The Principal

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Message From The Principal


Chris McDermott – Principal, Chevalier College

Welcome to our website…

It is hoped that your visit to this site will be both enjoyable and informative.  It is our intent that after visiting this site you will have an understanding of what Chevalier College represents, what is important to us, what we are proud of and what we may be able to offer those who might be interested in joining our family orientated community.

It is a privilege to be able to come to work each day where the learning environment transcends basic learning needs and focuses on the whole person.  On our glorious and splendid 100 acre site, beautifully maintained in its park-like setting, students are able to experience the diversity of offerings of a large school, whilst feeling they are in a very secure and comfortable small school environment.

Chevalier College is a co-educational day school that maintains an enrolment of approximately 1,000 students.  It is unashamedly a Catholic Secondary School, owned and conducted by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart [MSC]. The MSC Charism is one that focuses on love for one another, the same love that Jesus offers to us all.  It is through this Charism, known as Heart Spirituality, that the school has a very calm, peaceful and respectful feel about it.  It is within this Charism that students are encouraged and supported to be the best people they can be and to be the best carers of others they can be – in essence, to be people of Heart.  The College is staffed predominantly by lay people and is blessed with a community of two MSC Priests who call Chevalier College their home.  This small but very active MSC community is an integral part of the life of the College and, indeed, the wider community.

Established in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales in 1946, the College has a proud history and is very thankful to the more than 13,000 past students for the legacy they have given the current and future students of the College.

The College has seen fourteen Principals/Headmasters/Rectors over more than seventy years, consisting of twelve MSC priests, up until 2000, and then the first lay Principal, Fred Stubenrauch.  One cannot join Chevalier College without it becoming part of one’s being.  Indeed, I call Chevalier College my home at this point in time.

Jules Chevalier said “It is by the Heart that we are something.”  I invite you to explore this website in depth and witness for yourself the very special nature of the Chevalier College Family and experience something of its Heart.

Warm regards,

Chris McDermott



Chris McDermott

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