Introduction to Macleay Vocational College

The Macleay Vocational College in Kempsey was established in 2001 by the community of Kempsey and the Macleay Valley Workplace Learning Centre Inc.  The school in its current location on Reginald Ward Street was officially opened on the 22nd March 2006.

Our vision at Macleay Vocational College is to promote the development of the young people enrolled at College and foster their personal growth to become resilient, tolerant and self-confident members of community.

We encourage a commitment to lifelong learners and a promoting a personal best approach to their learning and development.

The school environment is supportive and flexible and supports students to feel a sense of belonging, pride, cultural identity and awareness.

We provide a supportive and flexible environment where students can develop a sense of belonging, pride, personal identity and cultural awareness. The school achieves its mission by encouraging students to achieve their personal best. The College specialises in a blended education model that offers both academic and vocational pathways with the HSC and completion of Vocational Education and Training a goal for all of our students.

The College is classified as a Special Assistance School and enrols students who do not fit into the traditional mainstream school setting, have been suspended or expelled and or are exiting Juvenile Detention. Despite this the College has been twice identified an ‘international best practice’ and offers a wrap-around health and wellbeing support service with Psychologists, Counsellors, Social Workers and Mental Health Support Workers all employed by the College.

The school plays an important part in the community by catering for students from Year 9 to Year 12. Student enrolment varies from 105 to 120 students annually with a number of students transitioning out of the College program and back into mainstream school.

Annual Reports

Our annual reports are available for download below.