Our Houses

Chishol​​​​m

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AQ_House Logo_Chisholm.jpgChisholm House – named in honour of Caroline Chisholm, a great early Australian lay-woman philanthropist, whose great concern for young women at risk in colonial Australia, led her to take a leadership role in securing dignity for Australian women and the development of Australian family life.​

House Colour: Blue



Edmund Rice

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AQ_House Logo_Chisholm.jpgEdmund Rice House - named in honour of Edmund Ignatius Rice, founder of the Christian brothers who have had such a profound influence in the field of Catholic education throughout the world. In Australia, the Christian brothers have been acclaimed for their devotion in the education of the poor. The Christian brothers conducted Aquinas College from its beginning in 1964 until 1988.

House Colour: Red

  

McAuley

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​McAuley House - Named in honour of Catherine McAuley who founded the Sisters of Mercy, a religeous order committed to following Jesus Christ in his compassion for suffering people. Catherine heeded God's call to reach out with courage and love to the needy of her time. She once said, "God knows I would rather be cold and hungry than see the poor deprived of any comfort in my power to give them." Today, the Sisters of Mercy serve God's people through education, health care and other ministries that further social, political, economic and spiritual wellbeing.   

House Colour: Yellow

   

Romero

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AQ_House Logo_Chisholm.jpgRomero House -  named in honour of Archbishop Oscar Romero, former Archbishop of San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador in Central America.  The champion of the poor and oppressed, he dared to speak out in their defence against greedy land-holders and a corrupt totalitarian government.  Because of his stand with, and for the poor, in the cause of social justice, he was murdered a he was saying Mass in his cathedral church.  Romero is a contemporary saint who died for his beliefs in the dignity of all persons and their right to justice.

House Colour: Green