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Principal’s Welcome (Mr Rhett Bowden)

Welcome to O’Loughlin Catholic College and the 2017 school year. Located in the Northern suburbs of Darwin, our College has a proud 29 year history Catholic education. O’Loughlin is a secondary co-educational school that cares passionately for its students and strives for excellence, promotes a rights-based approach to education and focuses on inquiry-based learning to prepare its student cohort for living in the 21st Century.

Our vision - “Make us one in Christ” with hope, faith and love - is at the centre of all we do. Our College, named after Bishop John O’Loughlin - the second Bishop of Darwin, aims to provide a well-rounded education for its students, to infuse core Christian values of faith, hope and love in all areas of learning and to have the pastoral care of our students as a priority in all we do for them.

Academically, the College strives to cultivate intellectual values in a wide range of disciplines. We encourage and value excellence in all endeavours.  Along with this, we promote in our students a sense of integrity and justice, respect for oneself and others, a tolerance for the views of others, and a spirit of co-operation and personal responsibility.

We acknowledge the important role of parents in the education of their children and recognize the significance of a positive and active partnership between home and school.

Please peruse our website and the information it provides. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the College on 89451277, or email the individual staff member you wish to contact. (
The 2016 school year had our highest ever enrolment of 600 students. I thank our parent community for their ongoing support of the College and of our dedicated staff.

As College Principal, my aim is for our students to aim high in their developmental skills, achieve the best they can academically and to embed our core values of justice, respect, tolerance, cooperation and responsibility into their everyday lives.

Once again, welcome to O’Loughlin Catholic College!