Kildare College

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Kildare College
Holden Hill, South 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
Type Independent, Day
Motto Latin: Fortiter et Suaviter
(Strength and Gentleness)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
(Brigidine Sisters)
Established 1966
Principal Margaret Rouggos
Gender Girls
Campus Suburban
Colour(s) Green, Red & Fawn

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.


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.


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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