COVID-19 Update

Celebrating 150 Years

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A Message from the Principal, Mr Damian Smith

This year our College celebrates 150 years of continuous Catholic education in the Josephite tradition. On the 17th of May in 1871 the founding Sisters of Saint Joseph held the first lessons in a shed on the Port Augusta Wharf with 56 students in attendance. Since this time we have grown to be a proud and successful College that continues to invite our community into an experience of faith and spirituality.  

We value, foster and respect the uniqueness, dignity and integrity of each person. We form students to be charitable and compassionate. We foster an environment where a love of learning leads to personal excellence and holistic development for all. We build dynamic partnerships with families, students, staff and the community so all are included and feel welcome. Our College is a beautiful reflection of our founder, Saint Mary ‘of the Cross’ MacKillop, and the Sisters of Saint Joseph who epitomise the essence of our Catholic faith.   

 As we acknowledge our 150th anniversary we are excited to celebrate our strengths and achievements, proudly reflecting on all those who have come before us. We are energised by the wealth of possibilities that stand before us. May we all relish in the tremendous privilege of being part of the wonderful Caritas story and continue our work to ensure that our College remains a place where we can grow in love, wonder and understanding. 

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150th Anniversary Gala Dinner

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

We are disappointed to inform you that our College’s 150th Anniversary Gala Dinner planned for 7 August has been postponed. The restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to threaten our ability to host the large social gatherings organised over the weekend to mark this special occasion. The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. Therefore, it is necessary for us to postpone the event at this point in time.

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A night of sharing stories and celebrating memories. The 150th Anniversary Gala Dinner is the culmination of the college's 150th birthday celebrations. Held at the Central Oval Complex on Saturday 7th August from 6pm. All old scholars and past/present staff members, current and former parents/caregivers, family members and friends are welcome to join us for this wonderful event! Get a table together and enjoy a 3-course meal and beverages. With live entertainment and guest speakers, the night will be a celebration not to be missed. Strictly 18+.

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Old Scholars and Staff Reunion

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

We are disappointed to inform you that our College’s Old Scholars and Staff Reunion planned for 7 August has been postponed. The restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to threaten our ability to host the large social gatherings organised over the weekend to mark the special occasion of our 150th anniversary. The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. Therefore, it is necessary for us to postpone the event at this point in time.

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In celebration of our 150th anniversary, old scholars and past and present staff members are invited to Caritas College to share stories and recall memories amongst friends. Food and drinks will be available as well as the opportunity to tour the College.  

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