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Our four college houses reflect our Mercy traditions and Ignatian spirituality. Students on the Primary Campus are placed into a house upon enrollment and participate in monthly house meetings/ assemblies and organise fundraising and Sports Carnivals. Our college houses are:
McAuley House (Red)
Catherine McAuley was the founder of the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland. Driven by a deep faith and sense of charity, she built orphanages, schools and houses of refuge. Catherine had a great concern for the marginalised and calls us to not just talk about love and compassion but to do something about helping those in need in our community.
Frayne House (Green)
Ursula Frayne was a Mercy Sister who travelled the world by sailing ship. She led a group of courageous Irish women committed in faith, to the pursuit of justice and compassion in early Australian times. Frayne opened the first Mercy school in Australia in 1846. Frayne was very committed to the development of a better life for all Australians.
Ignatius House (Yellow)
Ignatius of Loyola was the founder of an Order of priests and brothers, the Jesuits. Ignatius placed great importance on all-round education and striving for excellence in all we do. Ignatius encouraged his followers to go forth to other countries to spread God’s word “finding God in all things”.
Xavier House (Blue)
Francis Xavier was a friend of Ignatius of Loyola and one of the first Jesuits ordained. He wholeheartedly accepted the challenge of “a faith which does justice”. He traveled by ship to many foreign lands to bring the Gospel to the inhabitants; was influential in the spreading and upkeep of Catholicism in Asia, India, Japan, Borneo, and other areas which had never been visited by Christian missionaries.