Wollemi College is a 3-12 boys school that promotes virtuous living and academic excellence.

Currently, the school offers extracurricular Latin to some of the more capable boys -top 10-15% of the class- from Years 3 to 7.

The aim of the course is to prepare the boys to be able to read and translate Julius Caesar in Year 8.

While the course is open to boys from any denomination, some of the material that is used draws on various Catholic prayers, hymns and parts of the Mass in Latin.

  • Saturdays 3:00 -5:00 p.m. beginning in Term 3.
  • Wollemi College, 14 Gipps Street Werrington, NSW, 2047
  • Cost: $10 per week plus textbooks
  • Entrance exam: Saturday July 23, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.


Inquiries: David Breen davidbreen@wollemi.nsw.edu.au


There is also a monthly Latin course starting in September for mums and dads on the 2nd Monday of the month, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Wollemi.

Experience has shown that parents who also know some Latin are in a very good position to be able to help and encourage their children’s endeavours to learn it.

Latin gives exceptional linguistic training and humanistic insight through the study of the language itself and through selected classics. There are many other advantages to studying Latin as can be seen here. https://www.memoriapress.com/articles/top-10- reasons-studying- latin/

American industrialist and oil man, Jean Paul Getty, widely reckoned to be the richest man in the world until his death in 1976, employed only classicists to run his worldwide business empire. He understood that mastery of (say) the passive periphrastic was a more important business qualification than an MBA. It wasn't romance but competitiveness that underlay his decision. Asked why he insisted on employing classicists in key positions, he answered bluntly: "They sell more oil."