Kildare College

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Kildare College
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Latin: Fortiter et Suaviter
Strength and Gentleness
Location
Holden Hill, South Australia, Australia
Coordinates 34°51′23″S 138°40′17″E / 34.8565°S 138.6713°E / -34.8565; 138.6713Coordinates: 34°51′23″S 138°40′17″E / 34.8565°S 138.6713°E / -34.8565; 138.6713
Information
Type Independent, Day
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
(Brigidine Sisters)
Established 1966
Principal Margaret Rouggos
Gender Girls
Campus Suburban
Colour(s) Green, Red & Fawn
Website

Kildare College is a Roman Catholic secondary college for girls in Holden Hill, South Australia. The school works under the governance of the Brigidine Sisters and was established in 1966.

Houses[edit]

Kildare has four houses

  • Brigid (yellow): Named for Brigid, a fifth-century Irish saint, renowned for her hospitality and compassion whose first monastery was established at Kildare.
  • Delany (red): Named for the bishop of the diocese of Kildare and Leighlin who founded the Brigidine Sisters in Tullow in 1807.
  • Kildare (blue): The diocese in Ireland whose patron saint is St Brigid and in which the Brigidine head house is situated.
  • Chanel (white): Sister Chanel Gough was the first Australian Brigidine sister to become Superior General of the Brigidine Sisters, who held this position when Kildare College was established in 1966.

Uniform[edit]

Kildare has two uniform sets - summer and winter. The summer uniform consists of a checkered dress, green jumper, brown footwear, and fawn colored socks. The winter uniform consists of a Kildare kilt, green jumper, beige blouse, green tie, blazer (compulsory), fawn tights or socks, and brown footwear. PE uniforms are similar, but consist of a shirt and pants or shorts instead. Students wear house-coded dressup clothes on sports days, the Spirit Cup and the Swimming Carnival.

Kildare's sister schools[edit]

There are eight sister schools to Kildare that also follow the Brigidine Order in Australia:

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