About Us

Ms Regina Menz

Mr Simon Fleming
Assistant Principal
Curriculum Coordinator

Fleming Simon

Mr Damian Roff
Religious Education Coordinator

Mrs Elizabeth Simpson
Leader of Pedagogy
Simpson Mrs Eli

Mr Jon Hawthorne
Pastoral Academic Care Coordinator

Mr Ross Conlon
Pastoral Welfare Coordinator
Ross Conlon

Mrs Mellissa Bell
Pastoral Academic Care & Welfare

O'Connor Catholic College is a co-educational high school, from years 7 to 12, and a systemic school in the Diocese of Armidale. It began in 1975 with the amalgamation of two of Armidale's longest established schools - St Ursula's College (est.1882) and De La Salle College (est.1906). The School occupies the site of the former De La Salle College.

O'Connor Catholic College is one of three Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Armidale. For more info about the Armidale Catholic Diocese click here

The College takes its name from the former Bishop O'Connor, Bishop of Armidale from 1904 - 1930. His contribution to Catholic education in the Diocese during this time was outstanding.
O'Connor has as its motto the quote from St Paul's letter to the Galatians, The Fruit of the Spirit is Love.


Leadership Team

Our leadership team is organised around the three pillars of learning - faith, academic and wellbeing. The leadership team has a wealth of experience in a range of educational areas - Ms Regina Menz, is our Principal, Mr Simon Fleming is our Assistant Principal and Curriculum Coordinator, Mr Damian Roff is our Religious Education Coordinator, Mrs Elizabeth Simpson is our Leader of Pedagogy, Mr Ross Conlon is our Pastoral Welfare Coordinator. 

Armidale was proclaimed a city in 1885. It is a Cathedral city being the seat of the Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops of Armidale. St Peter's Anglican Cathedral, which replaced the original St Peter's Church, was designed by the Canadian architect, John Horbury Hunt who also designed Booloominbah at the University of New England which is also located in Armidale. St Peter's Cathedral opened for worship in 1875 and the tower was added in 1938. The Catholic Cathedral of St Mary and St Joseph was consecrated in 1912.
Cathedral 1
Cathedral 2
Cathedral 3
Resting high on the Northern Tablelands Armidale is situated half way between Sydney and Brisbane and only two hours from the coast. Armidale enjoys a variety of weather including a warm summer, a crisp winter, exhilarating spring and beautiful autumn.
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