As principal of All Saints Catholic College, it is my pleasure to warmly welcome you to our College. We are delighted to have this opportunity to introduce you to our unique schooling community and share our ethos, story and aspirations with you.
This year marks a new chapter in the history of All Saints as the College and parish embarked on an innovative model of schooling, signalling a new dawn for education. Our All Saints campuses are the first fully operational Catholic systemic K–12 school in the Archdiocese of Sydney, operating across two sites; Liverpool and Casula. Our endeavour is built upon the shoulders of the clergy, religious orders and parish community that have come before us. Currently, we have 2100 students and 230 staff, making us not only the most prominent Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Sydney, but we are one of the five biggest Catholic schools in Australia.
As students traverse the full schooling journey, they will experience an alignment of our learning continuum across the full K–12 divide. This website showcases many of the unique opportunities we offer students in the areas of faith, academic, social and sporting development.
While innovative, we maintain our commitment to the Parish and founding Charisms, upholding our mission of fostering excellence in education where Gospel values are central. Our students are part of a dynamic community, inspired by Christ and shaped by the All Saints ethos beyond their schooling years.
I am privileged to lead such a wonderful school and welcome you to our College. I look forward to having the opportunity to meet with you.
Charism All Saints Catholic College is founded on the charisms of the Sisters of Charity and the Patrician Brothers, and it is these values that will continue to inspire our new learning community. We honour our Catholic faith and put into practice our school motto ‘Inspired by Christ’. In this period of exciting change, and to celebrate the coming together of three school communities into one, we will reflect on the words of Saint John Paul II:
“Remember the past with gratitude, to live the present with enthusiasm and to look forward to the future with confidence”. (2001)
All Saints Catholic Primary School commenced by a group of parents. Later on, Patrick and Catherine Hennessy open a school under the guidance of Fr Therry and the Sisters of Charity that would be renamed St Mary’s High School in 1879.
The new high school building is opened.
St Mary’s Primary and Girls High Schools separate. In 1954 the Patrician Brothers arrive and established a Boys High School in Liverpool.
Patrician Brothers open Grades 5–6 Boys’ School.
Secondary school site was opened for both St Mary’s and Patrician Brothers High Schools.
All Saints Senior College Casula was established opening its doors to 180 boys and girls to provide Year 11 and 12 places for the parishes of Liverpool, Lurnea, Moorebank, Sadlier-Miller and Austral-Hoxton Park.
St Mary’s Primary School was renamed All Saints Primary School.
All Saints Girls and All Saints Boys were formally named.
Sister Genevieve Walsh ended the era of sisters in the school (1878–2005) as she handed the keys to the first lay principal Ms Rose-Marie Hoekstra.
The Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Board amalgamate All Saints Boys College and All Saints Girls College into one new co-education college.
State-of-the-art All Saints Catholic College Liverpool is established.
All Saints Catholic College opens as the first K–12 systemic school in the Archdiocese of Sydney
Inspired by the person, life and teachings of Jesus Christ, we are a diverse and hope-filled Catholic community, united in our commitment to foster excellence in education where Gospel values are central.
Motto ‘Inspired by Christ’
Vision As a Catholic learning community we are committed to:
Giving expression to the example and teachings of Jesus Christ that uphold mutual respect
Developing innovative and collaborative practices that enable lifelong learners
Nurturing acceptance, belonging and pride in the college
Strengthening community links within the context of a K–12 college, particularly with the wider All Saints Parish
Cahill – Mrs Cahill provided land and handed governance of the Primary School to the Sisters of Charity in 1882. Value: Generosity.
Marum – Fr Marum was the founding Parish Priest of Liverpool in 1838. Value: Faith.
Aikenhead – Mother Mary Aikenhead is the Irish foundress of the Sisters of Charity Value: Love.
Patrick – Saint Patrick inspired the Patrician Brothers in their work to see Christ in the hearts of all people. Value: Integrity.
Teresa – A Catholic nun who devoted her life to serving the poor and destitute around the world. Value: Charity.
Romero – Archbishop of El Salvador, who in 1980 was assassinated for speaking out against the injustice to the poor. Value: Truth.