Odyssey College

Odyssey College is the education arm of Odyssey House NSW and provides all clients in the residential program with a rich and worthwhile educational experience. You may well ask why we have included education into the program at Odyssey House. Research indicates that having a career path post rehabilitation, is a predictor of long-term success.

Odyssey College is a registered school with NESA and incorporates key content that will allow students to learn some of the necessary skills that will hold them in good stead post-Odyssey.

Mission, Vision, Values and Philosophy

Our Mission

To build safe and healthy communities by reducing the impact of substance misuse on individuals, families, carers and communities.

Our Vision

A world free of addiction

Our Values


We are committed to excellence by maintaining our professional boundaries and fulfilling responsibilities in an accountable, inclusive and objective manner.


We act with honesty and adhere to consistent moral and ethical values and principles through our personal and professional behaviours.


We demonstrate consideration and regard for the feelings, beliefs and rights of others.


We trust in our limitless potential.

Our Philosophy

Odyssey College aims to deliver a relevant and worthwhile education whilst clients are in the Residential Program.

Teaching and learning are key to who we are as people. From birth, we are constantly learning and growing, and this is even more important as we move toward adulthood.

Research indicates that clients will be more likely to succeed in their therapy if they have a career post-rehabilitation.

Odyssey College provides all clients in the Residential Program and education and vocational pathway.



  • Kristina Cocchi
  • Mirna Eskander
  • Julie Fillipis
  • Greg Hughes
  • Andrea Salhotra
  • Hiba Zarour


  • Catherine Macgonigal


Administrative Support

  • Jo Mauceri


Odyssey College was established in 1977, with the purpose of educating clients in residential rehabilitation to enable them to re-enter the workforce and gain meaningful employment. The school was originally called Odyssey House School and residents would attend classes in Mathematics, English, Science, Textiles and Design and Visual Art.

Students would attend Science classes at St Gregory’s College at Campbelltown and there were three streams of classes;

  • Adults
  • Young Adults
  • Adolescents


Odyssey College has state-of-the-art facilities over two campuses. All residents begin their journey at Ingleburn which has an art studio, ceramics room and timber workshop. For outdoor activities, there is beach volleyball court and a basketball court.

At Eagle Vale, an outdoor, undercover basketball court has been constructed with an air-conditioned gymnasium and also a volleyball court.

The classrooms are all air-conditioned and have the latest technology to allow all residents to explore their learning journey.