Good Samaritan Catholic College, Hinchinbrook, NSW, AUSTRALIA  
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      Welcome to Good Samaritan Catholic College

Good Samaritan Catholic College is a community committed to holistic education.

Mission Statement

Our name Good Samaritan Catholic College and our motto "Journeying with Compassion" offer us a challenge and mandate to live the good news of the Gospel in the context of our times.

We acknowledge that each person is on a life-long journey which is a continuous process that reaches beyond schooling. We are called to enrich and empower each student to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will give us an appreciation of the fullness of life.

We acknowledge the individuality of all members of our community and value the gifts they bring with them to our shared journey. All members of our community are encouraged to explore their potential and to strive for personal excellence.

Compassion is an integral part of our journey. The call to journey with compassion is a Gospel imperative which demands each one of us a spirit of service, a sense of justice and a search for truth. It acknowledges the dignity of every member of our community and calls each one of us to act with courage and integrity.

The Good Samaritan Catholic College community is committed to quality education. Our challenge is to make a positive contribution to the transformation of society by encouraging independent and creative thinkers to search out new ways of dealing with our rapidly changing world. As a community truly journeying with compassion, we will come to better understand the Gospel message, to grow as individuals and to help each other build the Kingdom of God.

 
      College Profile

Good Samaritan Catholic College was established in 1999 as a co-educational college and began with 99 Year 7 students. It has grown in size through the years and will have an eventual enrolment in 7-12 of approximately 1050 students.

The College was officially Blessed and Opened on Sunday, 12th September 1999 by Bishop David Cremin.

The picture on the right shows Br Kelvin Canavan and a group of our first student cohort in 1999.

The College was designed to be built in 5 stages. The building program was finalised on the 22nd September 2006. It comprises Administration/Staff Areas, General Learning Areas, a Science Block, Library, a Performing Arts Complex, Basketball/Tennis Courts and Technology & Applied Studies facilities.

Students come from the surrounding Parishes of Hoxton Park/Hinchinbrook, Austral, Lurnea and Sadlier/Miller. Feeder schools include St Therese Sadlier/Miller, St Francis Xavier, Lurnea and Good Shepherd Hoxton Park. The college population is made up of many different backgrounds, 75% of the population being from language backgrounds other than English.

 

      The College Motto

Journeying with Compassion...

The College motto 'Journeying with Compassion' challenges the community to join together and journey in Catholic Education. A strong emphasis on pastoral care is a feature of the College, as is challenging each individual to achieve their personal best in all aspects of College life.

 

 
      The College Crest

In "Journeying with Compassion", we live the Gospel message of Good Samaritan Catholic College. Our context in this journey is threefold:

We live in the Land of the Southern Cross. Therefore, we are able to journey with our neighbours who come from so many backgrounds; the Australian Aboriginal peoples as well as peoples from every country in the world. Within a context of such diversity we rightly pray, 'let us be one' (John 17:21)

Our second context is The Journey of the Cross. Our baptism calls us to walk in the footsteps of Jesus in all the circumstances of our daily living and learning. As a faith community, we believe not only in the power of the Cross, but also in the victory of the resurrection which awaits us all.

The hands reaching out provide our third context. They call to mind the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37) in which the good samaritan who chose to be "moved with compassion", acted as a real neighbour to the traveller who was left for dead. We always journey with others, and often with people who need a helping hand. Our situation at Good Samaritan Catholic College as a faith community, places us in a position to reach out to all, especially those within our community. 

 

 
Good Samaritan Catholic College
401 Hoxton Park Road
Hinchinbrook, NSW 2168
Tel:   02 9825 9955
Fax:  02 9825 9966