We are a welcoming, safe and inclusive learning community, giving each student the opportunity to achieve personal excellence in all endeavours.    

In the spirit of our patron, Saint Augustine, we are committed to students building positive human relationships, acting on Catholic values, and possessing a positive and contemporary understanding about being male in the 21st Century.

Within our Primary (Years 5 and 6), Middle (Years 7 to 9) and Senior (Years 10 to 12) school’s framework, our College has a comprehensive staffing structure to holistically support boys and their families appropriately and effectively during their educational journey. This includes a Tutor, Student/House Formation Leader, Student Co-ordinator, Psychologist, Chaplains, Careers Advisor, and a Deputy Principal - Students.

Student Wellbeing

"We feed our pupils with the right food, so that the time will come when they can provide their own."

Saint Augustine

We are proactive in the development and implementation of student wellbeing programs. By raising awareness and by providing resources and strategies we can strengthen a boys mental and emotional capacity to develop resilience. Students explore self and social complexities and learn about appropriate management pathways.

College Psychologist 

An integral part of the College’s student wellbeing is the provision of a full time Registered Psychologist, located in a discreet and very welcoming part of the College campus.

Most students self- refer, as do parents, visiting to discuss concerns around their son. The College Psychologist liaises very closely with all key stakeholders in the care for our students and encourages early intervention through the provision of Psychoeducation; Psychometric Assessments, as required, as well as strategies to manage anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions.

Meet Shiva! A special canine (Schnoodle) who effectively adds to the welfare of the boys. Known as the College mascot, Shiva is an adorable small gentle dog who works daily with the College Psychologist. She interacts with the boys offering them unconditional reassurance and has a calming quality, helping diffuse any uncomfortable energy in an instant and sometimes an easy way for anxious boys to first start conversation. 

Outdoor Education

We identify and nurture learning opportunities when immersed in a natural bush environment. The natural cycles and rhythm of nature draws us closer to our earth and deeper appreciation and connectedness to the wonder and awe of God’s creation. Our young men are involved in a comprehensive outdoor education program from Year 8 through to Year 10 developing their social skills, enhancing human relationships and strengthening their spiritual dimension. The College works with The Outdoor Education Group (OEG) to deliver this program.

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Restorative Practice

Aligned with our Catholic faith, the management of human conflict is based on empathy and forgiveness. We employ restorative practice processes when dealing with the sensitive issues around restoring human relationships.

UNITAS A Year 9 Engagement Program 

Unitas (community) is one of our three core values. In Year 9 we provide a unique and exciting opportunity for the students to experience interesting and exciting activities that connect with the local community and give back to society and providing boys with a ‘point of difference’ that is rewarding, stimulating and generous in nature. Year 9 boys engage in activities such as cooking and motor mechanics at our local TAFE, sing for children living with disabilities, help out at our local infants’ school, clean up our local beaches, learn about healthy relationships and how to produce a television show.

Peer Support

We provide structured leadership opportunities and our Peer Support Program complements this by developing connection with a select group of Year 10 boys and all of the Year 7 Year Group. We know the first year of high school offers many challenges and this student formation opportunity helps prepare our young students for their first steps.

Vertical House System – Senior School 

The Senior School has six House Groups, with approximately 90 students. Each House has Tutor Groups who are under the care of their Tutors. The Tutor Group remains together throughout Senior School education. A House Formation Leader is responsible for each House. The House Formation Leader has specific responsibility for the day-to-day management and leadership of their House. All relationships and procedures within the House reflect the College’s belief in the value of “Love, Truth and Community”. This Senior School approach to schooling care, provides a deeper sense of continuity and personalised care for each student.

CRANE

House Formation Leader Margaret McElhone 

House Captain Isaac Gilmore 

Open hearts, open minds Faith

 

GOOLD

House Formation Leader Brian Burke 

House Captain William Findlay 

Never alone, daring together Community

HEAVEY

House Formation Leader Andrew Jamieson 

House Captain Kyle Ingram 

Act justly, love tenderly, walk humbly Love

HUTCHINSON

House Formation Leader James Gordon 

House Captain Joshua Macarthur 

Challenge and follow your heart Service

MURRAY

House Formation Leader Kirsty Begg 

House Captain Joshua Papalia 

Pursuit of wisdom Learning

REVILLE

House Formation Leader Alex Rigg 

House Captain Patrick Scognamiglio 

Truth above all Truth

Indigenous Program

We are all very proud to acknowledge our commitment to ‘Closing the Gap’ in education through the College’s strong and active Indigenous Programme. In partnership with the OSA (Order of St Augustine) Board and the Tribal Warrior Association, we maintain an ongoing relationship with the local Redfern community, reinforcing our Augustinian values including embracing social justice and awareness, along with providing opportunities to Aboriginal young men for quality education.

Our partnership works with both communities to create a safe, respectful and culturally aware place of learning for all students involved. The College community benefits from the richness of the boys’ cultural knowledge and the affirmation of our country’s heritage and identity. Community members such as Uncle Shane Phillips and Uncle Micky Mundine have also become vital advocates of sharing cultural and Indigenous knowledge within our classrooms, enhanced through their visits and incursions with the students and celebrations and a respectful understanding of NAIDOC and Reconciliation Week.  

Healthier and Happier

The canteen is a lively part of College life. Open every day and supported by full time cooks and canteen staff, as well as part-time parent volunteers, who are committed to creating seasonal, healthy and nutritious meals and snacks. Utilising our sophisticated, purpose built new kitchen with high quality catering equipment, all food items are made on site daily from freshly delivered produce, with minimal use of processed, high salt or sugar additives. Wherever possible, we take into consideration the need to minimise our environmental footprint. 

Our wide variety of menu items cater to all student and staff needs, including some gluten free and vegetarian options.

We offer a cashless online SaintsCard ordering system, making advance lunch and recess orders more streamlined and easy for parents to manage.  ‘Create your own’ options allow you to choose a variety of fresh ingredients to build wraps, rolls or salad plate. The canteen also supplies tasty daily breakfasts, including freshly made fruit salad, organic naturally sweetened yoghurt with homemade granola, free range egg and bacon rolls and freshly baked muffins straight from the oven.

Every season, we adjust the menu to cater to the needs of our students.

Our College Uniform

Our boys have been wearing their Saints uniform with pride since the commencement of the College in 1956. Students are well recognised in the local community by their contemporary and impressive College uniform, including a smart black tailored blazer for Senior students and grey blazer for all other students. Uniform items can be purchased directly from our Uniform Shop, with some items available via our SaintsCard online ordering system.

UNIFORM SHOP HOURS:

Monday - 8:00am to 12:00pm (Term 1 only)

Wednesday - 8:00am to 12:15pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Friday - 8:00am to 12:00pm

 

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