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.

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House Coordinator - Christine Savage

House Captains: Oliviah Bodycott and Jairus Smerdon

Stage 6: Connor O'Sullivan and Kaleb Delaney

Stage 5: Shelby Blair and Tom Cremer

Stage 4: Vida Alexander and Sasha Seymour

McAuley House Sports Crest

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McAuley House Charity


Relay for Life

Relay for Life is a community fundraising challenge for Cancer Council NSW. Teams of friends, families, schools and colleagues raise money in the lead up to an overnight event, where team members take turns walking around a track to signify that cancer never rests, so neither do we.

2017 McAuley House Relay for Life Report

Our Xavier Relay for Life Team, consisting of 30 staff and students from across the school, embarked on a mammoth effort of lap walking in the name of Cancer Research. We raised just over $2000 for the team. It was wonderful to see a number of students and families within the Xavier Community involved in various aspects of the day including Dance Performance, Live Music by Elk made up of the Xavier boys and the Xavier Voices Choir. Relay for Life is an incredible event that brings together the wonderful community we live in. Each year we are proud to be a part of this event as we continue to contribute to fundraising, take a moment to remember and give hope to the many people who are touched by Cancer.