Catherine McAuley founded the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland in 1831. The Sisters had a special concern for the education of girls and the welfare of women, something not given a high priority in society of those times.

Catherine took up leadership roles in society when it was unusual for women to be public figures. Her collaborative approach to problem solving, sound communication skills and willingness to bring God’s word to the world in a practical and caring way made her famous. The Sisters of Mercy continue to serve the needs of the poor and poor in spirit with courage and compassion.

McAuley Magic

McAuley Magic aims to support skill devlopment, and personal growth in students, while giving readers an insight into the activities McAuley House do daily.

To follow the Aquinas House students’ uncut and uncensored blog visit

Working with others, leadership, dignity of all people, courage and compassion

McAuley House Team Members

  • Megan Campbell

    House Coordinator

  • Maggie Rogan

    House Tutor 1

  • Lee-Anne Nero

    House Tutor 1

  • Lyn Coates

    House Tutor 1

  • Jodi Uphill

    House Tutor 1

  • Alison Jafari

    House Tutor 2

  • Belinda Warner

    House Tutor 2

  • Bob Williams

    House Tutor 2

  • Dave Ryan

    House Tutor 2

McAuley House Sports Crest

McAuley House Charity

Relay for Life

Relay For Life is not just about the amazing experience on the day. It’s also about the fun ways your team can raise money in the lead up to the event.

Cancer Council is not government funded. We need your support to help to reduce the impact cancer has on our communities.

2011 saw our first Xavier High School Team enter in the annual Albury / Wodonga Border Relay for Life. Relay for Life is a fun, outdoor overnight fundraising event for the Cancer Council Australia that brings communities together to celebrate and remember the lives of those who have battled cancer.

As a part of a joint venture we were fortunate enough to have 21 students from both the McAuley and Aquinas houses join together to participate in this very moving and for some tiring 24 hour event as a part of our house charities.

Teams were expected to have a team member taking turns walking or running laps of the North Albury football oval for a 24 hour period whilst enjoying entertainment, activities and moving ceremonies. Students and staff raised $1771.80 for the Cancer Council Australia, where money raised will support the Border’s new accommodation centre for cancer patients and their carers.

McAuley House Leaders

  • Hannah Walsh

    House Captain

  • Sam Azzi

    House Captain

  • Emily Cameron & Grace Goyne

    Stage 6 Leaders

  • Ellie Walsh & Stella Robinson

    Stage 5 Leaders

  • Venessa Smith & Grace Cremer

    Stage 4 Leaders

Latest McAuley News

Friday November 14 2014

McAuley Magic

McAuley House recently launched their blog McAuley Magic. McAuley Magic aims to support skill devlopment, and personal growth in students, while giving readers an insight into the activities McAuley House do daily. To follow the journey of discovery, excitement and knowledge of McAuley House students at Xavier High School visit their new blog at

Friday October 24 2014

1 more sleep – Are you ready to relay!

This year’s Relay For Life is even closer to the heart of Xavier High School. When former student Braedon Hensel, 22, lost his three-year battle with cancer in June, it galvanised the school to go all out for the event. School house groups have been involved in the relay for the past four years but […]

Wednesday August 20 2014

Border Relay for Life 2014

Xavier High School students are limbering up for the fight against cancer by taking part in Relay For Life. The event will help to raise funds for Cancer Council Victoria’s research, prevention programs and support services. The school’s relay will take place from Saturday 25 October 2014 9.30am to 9.30am Sunday 26 October and families […]

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