Factions


De Paul

(Green)

The De Paul faction is named after our patron St Vincent de Paul. The faction represents our acts of service and love towards others in the name of Jesus. St Vincent de Paul dedicated his life to the love, charity and service of those in need. Displayed on the faction banner are two figures that symbolise the sharing of the Eucharist and the sharing in the life and teachings of Jesus.

The De Paul Mantra is
‘Be the hand of Love and Charity’.



DeVialar
(Red)

The De Vialar faction is named after St Emilie de Vialar who was a French nun who founded the missionary congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition. Displayed on the faction banner is a cross that symbolises that Christ is at the centre of our hearts. The two S letters facing each other form a heart to represent the Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition who were the first teachers at St Vincent’s Primary School. The lily symbolises St Joseph who was asked to be the human face of God to Mary, Jesus and everyone.

The De Vialar Mantra is
‘Reveal God’s immense love for all’.



Harper
(Gold)

The Harper faction is named after Father Harper who was the foundation priest of St Vincent’s Parish and School. Displayed on the faction banner is a hammer that represents how Father Harper physically worked alongside the builders and community volunteers to build the original school in Medina. The cross and candles highlight his priesthood and his sharing of Christ and his light to the community.

The Harper Mantra is
‘Be the light of Christ to all we meet’.



MacKillop
(Blue)

The MacKillop faction is named after St Mary of the Cross (Mary MacKillop). Displayed on the faction banner is a monogram where A stands for Ave and M for Maria. The Ave Maria or Hail Mary represents Mary MacKillop’s order – the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. Mary dedicated her life to the work of Jesus and was also canonised as Australia’s first Saint. The Southern Cross and gumnuts are uniquely Australian and symbolise Mary’s work in the Australian outback and the book represents her endeavours in education.

The MacKillop mantra is
‘Never see a need without doing something about it’.


 
 
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