JOURNEYING WITH COMPASSION
Our school provides opportunities for students, staff and parents to know and celebrate our Catholic faith. This is done through the religious life of our school. Members of our community experience a rich liturgical and prayer life, celebration of the Sacraments, faith formation, social outreach activities, and opportunities to share faith with each other and with youth from other schools in the Archdiocese.
Inspired by the Parable of the Good Samaritan, the College focuses on an annual Scriptural theme, enlivening our College motto, ‘Journeying with Compassion.’ Each theme inspires and focuses the liturgical and prayer life of the College as well as retreats, reflection days and pastoral programs.
Through the Family and Faith program, parents – as the first educators of their children – are invited into a deeper and more intimate relationship with the person of Jesus Christ.
Families are encouraged to grow in their faith throughout each year with many opportunities for prayer and liturgical celebration.
Staff are encouraged to nurture their own faith and understanding through opportunities such as further study in Religious Education and Theology, prayer and reflection, retreats and pilgrimages and other faith formation activities.
Our Catholic school is part of the Catholic Church. We work in partnership with our local parish and priests in order to enrich the spiritual life of the students, staff and families of our school, especially through the celebration of the Sacraments.
We are inspired by the Parable of the Good Samaritan to build relationships with our parish and school communities on the foundations of faith, compassion, hope, pride, respect and service. We work in partnership with our local parishes to inspire students in their faith journeys to journey with compassion.
Central to the religious life of the school is the person of Jesus Christ who came among us ‘as one who serves’ (Luke 22.27). Our Catholic school is committed to reaching out to help those in need, through charitable outreach initiatives. All outreach activities connect to the person of Jesus Christ and to the sacraments, especially the Eucharist. Drawing on the Catholic Social Teaching of the Church, we have a deep commitment to supporting a range of charitable organisations, families and individuals in need.
There is a strong sense of social justice at Good Samaritan with students and staff actively involved in outreach activities from the beginning of the school year, all the way through to its conclusion. We continue to support the charities of St Vincent de Paul, Caritas Australia, the Charitable Works Fund and the Catholic Education Foundation. Our annual Good Samaritan Day raises funds for both local and global projects, depending on the needs of our wider community. In addition to our whole school outreach, student year groups participate in initiatives to support the local community.