Solomon  House

Solomon House is named after Emanuel Solomon. He was born in London and was convicted of larceny and sentenced to seven years transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1818 and after emancipation he went into business in George Street as a general merchant and auctioneer and they accumulated property and land in Sydney and Bathurst. he was an Adelaide business man and a member of Parliament who showed practical sympathy for the Sisters. When St Mary gave up her Convent for the newly arrived Dominican Nuns from Ireland, Emanuel gave her a row of houses for the 19 country sisters coming to Adelaide for their Annual Retreat.

Solomon House Leader

Mr Chris Joyce


Solomon Homeroom Teachers

Solomon 1

Ms Nella O’Brien

Solomon 2

Mr Jeremy Wirges

Solomon 3

Ms Sally Op’t Hoog

Solomon 4

Ms Yvette Agars

Solomon 5

Mr Nick Danaher

Tenison House

Tenison House is named after Fr Julian Tenison Woods. Fr Woods was the Parish Priest at Penola where St Mary MacKillop first started her school. Fr Woods also built the first church in Penola in 1858.

Tenison House Leader

Ms Jennifer Salvo


Tenison Homeroom Teachers

Tenison 1

Mr Luke Crow

Tenison 2

Mr Geoff Hickmott

Tenison 3

Ms Catherine Smith

Ms Claire Tilburn

Tenison 4

Ms Laura Crow

Ms Jaclyn Clark

Tenison 5

Mr Eddie Scholtens

Woods House

Woods House is named after Fr Julian Tenison Woods. An active geologist and missionary priest, he was the Parish Priest at Penola where St Mary MacKillop first started her school. Fr Woods also built the first church in Penola in 1858. It was here that he co-founded the Congregation of Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart with Mary in 1866.

Woods House Leader

Mr Joel Murphy


Woods Homeroom Teachers

Woods 1 

Mr Rob Waterson

Ms Chelsea Watson

Woods 2

Ms Lyndal Robinson

Woods 3

Ms Nicole Gillingham

Woods 4

Mr Jeremy Wood

Woods 5

Mr Damian Howison

Xavier House

Xavier House is nmaed after Sister Francis Xavier. Born Blanche Amsinct in England she was the daughter of Captain Henry Amsinck of the Royal Navy and Charlotte nee Wilson a former lady-in-waiting to Queen Victoria. Blanche arrived in Melbourne with her father whilst a young woman. Blanche worked as a governess prior to becoming a companion to St Mary in 1866. She was the first Postulant after Mary MacKillop started the order of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. She died in 1932.

Xavier House Leader

Ms Ebonee Gurnett


Xavier Homeroom Teachers

Xavier 1

Mr Damien Hirst

Xavier 2

Ms Monique Watt

Xavier 3

Mr Tony Haley

Ms Michelle Haeusler

Xavier 4

Ms Jane Alderuccio

Ms Roisin Sheedy

Xavier 5 

Ms Suzy Haley

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Year 12 VCAL Camp

April 24, 2018

On 28th February the Year 12 VCAL students went to Melbourne for their immersion camp which focused on homelessness and on careers. Students were given the opportunity to see first-hand the work done by the Salvation Army in helping with the issue of homelessness. The presenter provided an overview of the impacts of homelessness, and …

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