College Vision

There is something beautiful and moving when we hear of the generosity of the human spirit (and something ugly and diminishing in the opposite state - being ‘mean spirited’).

What does it look like to be a community that has the generosity of the human spirit?

  • We are magnanimous people - generous and forgiving, especially towards a rival or a less powerful person.
  • High-minded, fair, noble, ‘big’ and worthy people.
  • People of honesty and integrity.
  • People who extend to others what they want for themselves.
  • People who do not blame others or circumstances for their own problems.
  • People who champion the efforts of others and want them to succeed - to do their best.
  • People who have empathy for others.
  • People who step up and do the right thing even when it is tough.   It takes courage and persistence to face fears and to deal with them  Doing so, and taking responsibility when you are wrong, leads to greater self-worth.
  • People who ask “what’s in it for us”, not “what’s in it for me”.

The College vision is to be a vibrant Catholic community with a generosity of the human spirit.  In this spirit we strive to:
- do our best;
- be safe; and
- welcome diversity

Nature of a Catholic School

Pope Francis’ words encourage us to renew our passion to educate younger generations:

“Do not be disheartened in the face of the difficulties that the educational challenge presents! Educating is not a profession but an attitude, a way of being; in order to educate it is necessary to step out of ourselves and be among young people, to accompany them in the stages of their growth and to set ourselves beside them. Give them hope and optimism for their journey in the world. Teach them to see the beauty and goodness of creation and of man who always retains the Creator’s hallmark. But above all with your life be witnesses of what you communicate. Educators  […] pass on knowledge and values with their words; but their words will have an incisive effect on children and young people if they are accompanied by their witness, their consistent way of life. Without consistency it is impossible to educate! You are all educators, there are no delegates in this field. Thus collaboration in a spirit of unity and community among the various educators is essential and must be fostered and encouraged. School can and must be a catalyst, it must be a place of encounter and convergence of the entire educating community, with the sole objective of training and helping to develop mature people who are simple, competent and honest, who know how to love with fidelity, who can live life as a response to God’s call, and their future profession as a service to society”.

(Address to the Students of the Jesuit Schools of Italy and Albania (June 7, 2013).)