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Open your hands and your hearts
 
McAuley House (navy blue) is named in honour of Venerable Catherine McAuley who was the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. Catherine was a joyful and practical woman, who spent her life in service of others. Catherine’s spirit of mercy inspired other women to join her in providing opportunities for education, healthcare, and social services for women and children in poverty. McAuley inspires us to live the values of mercy and hope in our College.

OUR CREST AND MOTTO

The open hands symbolise acceptance and compassion towards others, particularly the poor and sick, whom Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy helped. 

The Mercy Cross at the centre of the crest represents Catherine McAuley’s founding of the Sisters of Mercy. It is also symbolic of Christ being at the heart of our McAuley House and our College. 

Our motto, Open your hands and your hearts, directly relates to the symbol of the hands. It calls us to be charitable towards others and open to compassion and change in our own hearts.

LEADERSHIP

La Valla Head of House: Mr Scott Vaughan
Coolock Head of House: Mr Ashley Taylor
House Captain: Haydn Stephens

Student Representative Council (SRC):

Year 8 Leader: Connor Beens
Year 9 Leader: Georgia Martini
Year 10 Leader: Harry Goldsmith
Year 11 Leader: Harrison Skinner
Year 12 Leader: Maggie Coghlan

HOUSEGROUPS

MY1: Mrs Joellen Jan
MY2: Mrs Leah Cordedda
MY3: Mr Zeljko Vanis
MY4: Miss Eleanor Haring
MY5: Ms Lia Shaw
MY7: Mr Andrew Dyer
MY8: Mr Andrew Wild
MY9: Ms Margaret White
MY10: Mr Philip Jan
MY11: Mrs Sharon Cruise & Ms Maree Houlahan
MY12: Miss Aleisha Langdon

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