On 8 June 2022, Tony Farley Executive Director of Sydney Catholic Schools, Dr Jacqueline Frost Chief of Staff, and Dr Edmond Maher Director of System Performance, announced the amalgamation of the three Ashfield schools to staff and parents.

The new school will be called St Vincent’s College and will be operational from the commencement of 2023.

This news was shared with the school communities through an all staff briefing, and an evening information session for parents. The evening information session was held at De La Salle College Library and live streamed to parents. Thank you to all parents and staff who joined us.

Feedback and questions have been received from those attending in person as well as through an online Q&A. We are currently reviewing this feedback and questions and will share a summary in due course.

Check back here shortly for more information.

Our three Ashfield schools, St Vincent’s Catholic Primary, Bethlehem College and De La Salle College have rich histories, and there will be respect for each school’s unique identity as they work collaboratively to become one.

We’re reimagining Catholic education in the Ashfield area to ensure academic, strategic and community needs align and our continued response to the ever-changing needs of our school communities, which include staff, students, their families and our parishes.

While the names will no longer be used there will be respect for each school’s unique identity and rich histories as they work collaboratively to become one.

In 2023, Years 11 and 12 will continue to have some co-educational as well as some single-sex classes. Years 7-10 will continue to operate as single-sex within the K-12 college.

Co-educational classes will be gradually phased in, starting with the first cohort of Year 7,  co-ed in 2024 and the college fully co-educational from January 2027.


Yes there will be new uniforms for St Vincent’s College Ashfield. We anticipate the design and selection process will occur over the next 12 months with the aim of new uniforms ready for the 2024 school year. We will keep you updated on progress.

Bethlehem and De La Salle already share some facilities and this will continue. There will likely be upgrades to some classrooms and facilities, however there will be minimal disruption to students and staff on the school site.

Parents will be eligible for Sydney Catholic Schools sibling discounts.

Sydney Catholic Schools’ published fee structure will continue to apply at Ashfield. It is based on a fee structure by grade with incremental increases from Kindergarten through to Year 12.