The Catholic Schools of the Hills-Murray schools network have a great deal in common beyond our shared core values. Each of our schools is committed to providing opportunities for our students to grow academically, socially, emotionally and spirituality. We believe strongly in the link between student learning and wellbeing and consequently prioritise personal development that provides the opportunity for every student to be the best that they can be in their learning.
The three schools' common commitment to our students and families is also evident through the shared events that occur on an annual basis. 'Celebration of Learning Day' at St Francis provides opportunities for St Joseph's and St Catherine's students to experience the learning environments unique to a secondary setting. Our Tri-schools Sports Carnival brings together Year 5 and 6 students in a day of great community and celebration. Our shared faith commitment is also celebrated annually when the staff of all three schools come together during January for a combined staff mass.
Our commitment to you, the families of the Hills-Murray region, is that all three schools of our network will work hard for you to deliver the best possible outcomes for your children.
Adrian Brown, Principal St Joseph's School
John Low, Principal St Catherine's School
Gavin McGlaughlin, Principal St Francis de Sales College
St Catherine's strives to develop the whole child through contemporary 21st Century learning, a strong sense of community and stewardship of the earth, to become active global citizens. We build relationships that nurture and uphold the dignity of all. Our faith is embedded in all aspects of our school ensuring a religious dimension in all that we do.
St Catherine's is inspired and informed by the Dominican Charism and the Dominican motto Veritas, referring to our desire to seek and embrace truth and what is right and just.
Respect | Commitment | Sustainability | Honesty | Compassion
Our vision and values are at the heart of everything we do St Joseph's. Our holistic and child focused approach proudly continues the Josephite tradition.
We are a community of faith that includes parents, staff and students, and the wider school community where God is named and recognised. We reflect Gospel values and the teachings of the Catholic Church in our policies, structures and relationships.
Our school provides for the education of children of the Catholic community by maintaining its distinctive character as a Catholic school, while remaining open to the genuine desire of Catholic families along with families from a full range of backgrounds in our community who seek a Christian education for their children.
Community | Cooperation | Respect | Kindness | Compassion | Inclusion
Grounded in our Catholic values and working in partnership with families, we want all community members to understand they are known and loved as an individual made in the image of God.
We provide a contemporary and inclusive education that through engagement, relationship and collaboration, empowers students to be self-motivated, creative and courageous learners.
We develop in our students a growth mindset with which they may aspire to achieve their own personal excellence in all aspects of their school life, so as confident graduates they can positively impact their local and global community.
Faith | Compassion | Respect | Integrity | Justice | Perseverance | Wisdom