Avila Coat of Arms

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Our patron is St Teresa of Avila, a woman of prayer and contemplation who used her wisdom and gifts to guide people and leaders. St Teresa founded the Discalced Carmelite Order of Nuns.

Our motto - 'I came, I saw, I conquered' - is something that St Teresa achieved through prayer and her relationship with God.

Bosco Coat of Arms

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Our patron is St John Bosco (also known as Don Bosco) who was a creative and dynamic educator, particularly of young people who were not given opportunities to study and learn. St John Bosco founded the Salesian Order of priests and nuns.

Our motto - 'As One We Have No Fear' - reminds us of the importance St John Bosco placed on relationships with people.

Chisholm Coat of Arms

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Our patron is Caroline Chisholm, a woman who dedicated her life to the care of migrant people, particularly women, coming to Australia.

Our motto - 'With Confidence' - highlights Caroline Chisholm's faith and confidence that much good can be achieved when helping others.

MacKillop Coat of Arms

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Our patron, Saint Mary MacKillop of the Cross, gave her life to the care and education of poor and isolated Australian families. Mary MacKillop founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (the Josephite Order) and is Australia's first saint.

Our motto - ‘Together As One’ -  reminds us of the importance of working together and supporting one another.

Newman Coat of Arms

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Our patron is Blessed John Henry Newman, a man who was instrumental in the founding of the Catholic University in Ireland which evolved into University College in Dublin, the largest university in Ireland. He was a scholar and leader of the church who gave instruction and led social action. John Newman was beatified in 2010.

Our motto - 'Second to None' - should encourage us to always be the best we can and to use our unique gifts creatively.

Polding Coat of Arms

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Our patron is John Bede Polding, who was the first Australian Bishop. John Polding travelled widely and worked tirelessly for the good of the church and its people. He became Archbishop of Sydney in 1842.

Our motto - 'Lift Up Your Hearts' - comes from the scriptures and reflects John's efforts as a Bishop in a new country to work to lift the spirits and hearts of his people.

Xavier Coat of Arms

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Our patron is St Francis Xavier who was a co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). St Francis led an extensive mission into Asia, spreading the message of Jesus to the newly discovered nations and peoples of the east.

Our motto - 'Seize the Day' - reminds us that each day is special, given to us to live well and to the best of our abilities.