Sports House System

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Sports House System

All Saints' College has six houses/clusters from Years 7 to 12. MacKillop, Murray, Chisholm, Marcellin, Siena and Dominic contribute to All Saints' College spirit in many ways. Each house/cluster has their own colour and crest and, when house events are run, all students don their colours in support of their house. 

Students stay in their allocated house/cluster throughout their schooling at All Saints' College. If applicable, students are placed in the same house as siblings or parents.  

The house events encourage students to develop friendships across different year levels and extend their group work skills. House events are run throughout the year and include Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics.                      

ST MARY'S CAMPUS 

Each year group is divided into ‘clusters’ of tutor groups based around one student coordinator. These form the basis for all pastoral care, year assemblies and Year 12 retreats. 

In an effort to keep the history and understanding of the Dominican Heritage alive, the pastoral year clusters names have been kept with such tradition in mind. 

DOMINIC 

St Dominic was the founder of the Order of Preachers commonly known as the Dominican Order. He was born in Old Castile in 1170 in Spain and died 6 August, 1221. The life of St Dominic was one of tireless effort in the service of god. While he journeyed from place to place, he prayed and preached almost continuously.  

While his charity was boundless he never permitted it to interfere with the sense of duty that guided every action of his life. He loved and promoted truth, hence the motto of all Dominican schools incorporates Truth or Veritas.  

Dominic also loved the people with whom he worked and he never failed to distinguish between sin and the sinner. Dominic was canonised on 13 July, 1234, by Pope Gregory IX. 

SIENA 

St Catherine of Siena entered the Dominican Order at 18 and spent the next three years in seclusion, prayer and austerity.  Gradually a group of followers gathered around her—men and women, priests and religious.  

An active public apostolate grew out of her contemplative life.  Catherine spent the last two years of her life in Rome, in prayer and pleading on behalf of the cause of Urban VI and the unity of the Church. She was canonized in 1461.  

Catherine ranks high among the spiritual writers of the Church. In 1939, she and Francis of Assisi were declared co-patrons of Italy. 

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