The school motto, “Misericordia et Sapientia” (Mercy and Wisdom) reminds us to reflect on how we make MERCY real in our world and that Jesus, the WISDOM of God embodied mercy throughout his life.
Catherine McAuley called Mercy, “the principal path pointed out by Jesus Christ to those desirous of following Him…”
The seven-pointed star represents the original Seven Spiritual and Seven Corporal Works of Mercy. In 2016 Pope Francis introduced an 8th Spiritual and Corporal Work of Mercy. These remind us to act with mercy and compassion towards our neighbour in helping to meet their spiritual, physical and material needs. Care of our common home calls for praise and grateful contemplation of God’s world, as well as daily actions which break with the exploitation and selfishness of our actions towards Earth. Many opportunities are provided for the students to reach out in service to others and to Papatūānuku and to participate in activities that strengthen their spiritual formation.