Welcome to the O'Loughlin Catholic College Darwin's website. We have created this site as a resource for the students and parents of our community. This website provides information about the College's philosophy, structure, personnel, procedures, practices, expectations and requirements.
O'Loughlin Catholic College aims to be a community of faith, providing sound Catholic secondary education to boys and girls in Years 7-12, with a current enrolment of 520 students. As such, the College seeks to infuse the core Christian values of faith, love and hope into all areas of learning and into every aspect of College life.
Make us one in Christ
To nurture our potential
To serve our community
To honour all people
The College emblem speaks of our desire for unity. The circle represents God who is love -"He so loved the world that he sent his Son to live among us and to die for us". The cross represents the inevitable suffering that Christian love entails. The cross is hollow - empty like the tomb at Easter, reminding us that each time we die to selfishness, we rise more fully human - more 'at one' with one another. The Tongues of Fire reminds us that it is the Spirit who is the source of our energy and light - a life force in our struggle to grow in love and unity.
As a school faith community, each of us comes from a different family background. We represent many nationalities. We come from a number of different schools and many of us come from different parts of Australia. The unity we desire at the same time requires a struggle and is a life giving force. In our education it is what we strive for within ourselves, our family, our College, our city, our country, our world. To be "of one heart and mind" is to experience peace.