The History of Thomas Carr College

21 July 2014 | General Interest

The College was established in 1997 by the parishes of Werribee, Hoppers Crossing and Hoppers Crossing North through the vision and hard work of the three parish priests. These priests and the early group of parents with the co-operation of the Catholic Education Office demonstrate that, that by working together, it is still possible to bring dreams to reality.

The College is named in honour of Archbishop Thomas Carr, the second Archbishop of Melbourne. Archbishop Carr provided key leadership in Catholic education in Melbourne while Archbishop. The College is honoured to have him as its patron.

The College will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2016. As part of the celebrations, Dr Andrew Watson, the College Principal, has commissioned the writing of a history of the College. The history is being written by Mr Larry Burn, Chaplain of the College and former Director of Catholic Education in the Diocese of Ballarat. The project will be completed in 2015 in good time for the 20th anniversary celebrations. If you have anything to contribute to the project, you are invited to contact Mr Burn. His email address is

Larry Burn - TCC History

College Chaplain Mr Larry Burn