Acting Principal's Welcome
FROM ACTING PRINCIPAL GLEN SEIVERS
Welcome to the St Augustine’s College (Saints) website. Our Catholic college has been specialising in boys education since 1930 and is part of the worldwide network of Marist schools. This year we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Marist education in Australia.
Our approach is based on the educational philosophy of our French founder, St Marcellin Champagnat (1789-1840). At the heart of everything we do are five characteristics that embody his approach: presence, family spirit, simplicity, a love of work all done in the way of Mary, the mother of Jesus. We are a community where Jesus is known and loved, where each boy belongs and the dignity of all is respected.
Saints’ highly committed and professional staff offer our students a relevant and engaging curriculum that helps them to gain the knowledge and develop the skills essential for academic success as well as life beyond school. Our holistic perspective takes into account our young men’s intellectual, physical, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions.
Away from the laptops and textbooks, there are many co-curricular options from the chance to play several sports, including rugby league, hockey and AFL, to taking part in the performing arts, debating and chess. The College is renowned for its outstanding academic, cultural and sporting achievements.
We want our students to find genuine fulfilment, happiness and security in their lives. Our support and encouragement go well beyond graduation day; we receive great joy and strength from our ongoing relationships with Old Boys and those closest to them. To be a part of the Saints family is a gift for life.
Alongside our day school for boys is our co-curricular full-time and weekly boarding program for students in Years 7 to 12. Girls are educated at nearby St Monica’s College. Allowing parents, especially those living in remote areas, to educate their sons and daughters in the same city has proved popular. The boarding program, overseen by caring and dedicated staff, features modern accommodation, weeknight study with tutors, weekend outings and organised recreation.
Thank you for visiting our website. I hope you’ll explore it further to gain an insight into the kind of diverse education we can offer your son. I invite you to contact us so we can send you a prospectus and/or include you in a Principal’s Tour to show you our college and what it is to be part of the life-affirming St Augustine’s community.
Acting College Principal