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Message from the College Director

As we look forward to a future that holds both opportunities and challenges, I would like to look back for a moment into the past, to see just where we have come from and how this may act as a guide to where we hope to go.

 
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Sr Angelina Fong

From humble beginnings in a poverty-stricken region of rural France more than 300 years ago, the Sisters of St Paul de Chartres have devoted themselves to alleviating suffering and educating the poor. In the process, they have carried the love of God throughout France and beyond.

In 1848, the Sisters opened a mission in Hong Kong and from there answered the call in many other parts of Asia — Vietnam (1860), Japan (1878), Korea (1888), Thailand (1898) Mainland China (1900), the Philippines (1904) Taiwan (1960) and Indonesia (1967). As the years passed, it became clear that Australia too had need of a Catholic education that catered for the needs of the many international students arriving on its shores. Thus, in 1984, the Sisters from Hong Kong assumed the running of the co-educational senior boarding school in Moss Vale, NSW, which, in 1998, became St Paul’s International College.

Though ours is now a venerable order, we have always striven to apply our message of love and hope to the needs of ever-changing times and circumstances. Today, rapid advancements in digital technology are changing the ways in which we communicate with one another and perhaps even the way we think and process the relentless barrage of instant information with which we are bombarded throughout our waking lives.

While today’s young people have grown up in such a world and take so many of these advances for granted, we strive to ensure that they have the technical and language skills that will enable them to live a fruitful life and contribute positively to the betterment of individuals, their respective nations and to the global society of the future.

While we are proud of the academic standards we have established and maintained over the past quarter-century and more, we aim to provide an allround education, based on Christian values, that enhances the quality of life, both spiritually and materially, for students drawn from a broad range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds to learn from and respect each other’s differences and to grow in an appreciation of their shared humanity.

In a happy and stimulating learning environment, our students learn to embrace the Paulinian heritage of truth, beauty, goodness and honour. When they leave here, we are confident that the ethos that underlies our motto Omnibus Omnia — being all things to all men, irrespective of race, religion and social status — will accompany them throughout their lives.

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On behalf of the Sisters of St Paul de Chartres, I would like to thank you for your interest in St Paul’s International College and extend a warm welcome as you explore these pages to find how, with God’s continued help and blessings, the values that we hold dear can help you achieve your goals.

With best wishes,

Sr Angelina Fong

St.Paul's International College

ST PAUL'S INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE
463 Argyle Street, Moss Vale
New South Wales, Australia 2577

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Ph: +61 2 4868 2211 fax: +61 2 4868 1610
info@spic.nsw.edu.au