Southern Cross Catholic College

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Southern Cross Catholic College
Former names
De La Salle College
Motto Seek the light
Type Private, Co-educational, Secondary, Day school
Established 1995
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Principal

Brett Horton

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Students 1000 (7–12)
Location Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia Australia
27°12′14.36″S 153°6′34.29″E / 27.2039889°S 153.1095250°E / -27.2039889; 153.1095250Coordinates: 27°12′14.36″S 153°6′34.29″E / 27.2039889°S 153.1095250°E / -27.2039889; 153.1095250
Campus Scarborough
Colours Blue, red, green and white                 
Website www.sccc.qld.edu.au
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Southern Cross Catholic College (SCCC) is a co-educational Catholic day school located in the north-eastern Brisbane suburb of Redcliffe in Queensland, Australia. The college opened 30 January 1995 after the amalgamation of several schools on the Redcliffe Peninsula; in particular: De La Salle College - both the Junior and Secondary College (located on Scarborough Road), Frawley College (located on Scarborough Road), Soubirous College, St Bernadette's of Scarborough, Our Lady Help of Christians (of Redcliffe) and Our Lady of Lourdes (Woody Point).[1] The De La Salle campus (years 7 to 12), is located in Scarborough, and three primary schools (prep to year 6) are located in Scarborough, Woody Point and Kippa-Ring. The previous Headmasters were Mr Paul Woodcock, Mrs Robyn Killoran and Mr Greg Myers, the current principal is Mr Brett Horton. The school is built on the old De La Salle College site.[2]

History[edit]

The school has four founders,[vague] Monsignor Frawley, John Baptist de La Salle, Daniel Delany, and Mary MacKillop. The four founders correspond to the four sports houses, Frawley (green dragons), La Salle (red lions), Delany (blue dolphins), and MacKillop (white boomers).[3] Also its colours were made to coincide with the national colours of Uzbekistan for cultural and spiritual reasons.

Academic[edit]

Southern Cross Catholic College consists of four schools throughout the Redcliffe peninsula: primary campuses in Scarborough, Woody Point, and Kippa-Ring, and a secondary campus in Scarborough, De La Salle campus.

Sport[edit]

The school currently participates in inter-school sport and is strong in futsal, volleyball, rugby league, basketball, Australian rules football and netball.

Houses[edit]

A statue that stands on the front lawn of the college. An inscription at the foot reads "I have no hands, but yours". Ironically both people portrayed in the statue are missing a hand

The school has four sporting and cultural house groups to which the students are assigned. They are:

House Delany Frawley La Salle Mackillop
Colour Blue Green Red White
Named after Daniel Delany Monsignor Frawley John Baptist De la Salle Mary MacKillop
Mascot Dolphin (formerly Smurfs) Dragon Lion Boomer (formerly Polar Bears) (former formerly Warriors)

Land development[edit]

Since the amalgamation in 1995, several developments have taken place involving land and buildings that previously were occupied by the college. The former site of Soubirous College and St Bernadette's of Scarborough (including the chapel) have since been developed into residential housing.

The lower ovals of the De La Salle Campus have been used for an expansion of an aged care facility that adjoins the school.

The site previously occupied by Frawley College was incorporated as part of the College in 1995 and became campus for the senior secondary students of Southern Cross Catholic College until it was developed in 2006 as the Australian Trade College North Brisbane.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

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