Clancy Catholic College opened in January 2006, under the leadership of Mr John Robinson, the founding Principal. So many of the characteristics of the Clancy culture were established in these early days; a strong emphasis on relationships, the seeking of excellence in all that we do and a deep love of Christ.
The inaugural Year 7 cohort totalled 55 students and the first Year 12 cohort completed the HSC in 2011. Mrs Iris Nastasi was appointed as the College’s second Principal in 2012. The 10 year anniversary of Clancy Catholic College was celebrated at St Mary’s Cathedral in 2016.
Mr David Fetterplace was appointed as Principal in 2018. The College’s building program was completed in January 2020. The student population is now more than 1200 students and approximately 130 staff.
Clancy Catholic College was founded under the patronage of Cardinal Edward Bede Clancy, the seventh Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney (1983 to 2001). One of the unique aspects of the young College’s story is that our patron was active and well at the time of foundation.
While the College is not associated with any specific religious order, the charism of the College has developed around the ‘spirituality of the heart.’ Cardinal Clancy’s life and his words speak much to us about faithfulness and dedication to the Good News which is captured in the College’s motto “To Love Like Christ.”
The seven Clancy values are a key part of our identity, with each value assigned to one of the seven Houses. As a Catholic learning community, these values help us to raise an awareness of social responsibility amongst our students so that they may meaningfully engage with, and contribute to, an ever changing world.