St Catherine's Catholic College was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1925. The College is named after St Catherine of Alexandria and has the motto of "Strength in Faith". In 2012, a new campus was established to cater for increasing student enrolments and subsequently secondary education was introduced in 2013. Following a period of discernment, the College added the Ignatian spirituality to complement the existing Mercy Charism.
All Catholic schools are instituted on Gospel values, which are drawn from the life of Jesus Christ. At St Catherine's Catholic College, this witness of Christ is filtered through the dual lenses of both the Mercy and Ignatian traditions. The foundational values that emerge are Excellence, Community, Compassion and Justice. It is these values that act as a guide to our "way of proceeding".
Put simply, the foundational fabric of the Mercy Charism and Ignatian Spirituality, promotes: commitment to quality education, service through faith and justice, and compassion for others.
College Mission Statement
As a Catholic College, steeped in the Mercy tradition, we educate students to be strong in their faith, to serve others and to be active in their pursuit of knowledge in the spirit of St Ignatius.
St Catherine’s Catholic College graduates will be people of hope who:
- Have the courage to proactively seek justice for the common good.
- Have the wisdom to recognise their gifts and to strive to excel for the benefit of all.
- Have the generosity of heart to show compassion, both in their decision making and in their relationships with others.
- Have the integrity to create community through relationships, which are based on respect, inclusion and tolerance.