San Sisto College celebrates 60 years


​Brisbane Catholic Education Executive Director Pam Betts speaking to students as they celebrated the College's 60th Anniversary celebrations

​Recently, San Sisto College Principal, Shelley Hamilton, retold the inspiring story of the beg​innings of the College at its 60-year anniversary milestone on San Sisto Day. 

Special guests, including Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) Executive Director Pam Betts, Doboy Ward Councillor Lisa Attwood, and ​former Principal Terry Creagh, joined more than 1000 current and former staff, students, and community members to mark the occasion.

Mrs Hamilton said the College community was grateful to the Dominican sisters who had a vision for the Catholic education of young women in Brisbane. 

“The sisters provided the structure and purpose that enabled our college to develop and grow to be the outstanding school that it is today," Mrs Hamilton said.

“The San Sisto College story of 60 years is also one shaped by so many dedicated and passionate people, past and present," she said.

“We enjoy coming together to thank these dedicated individuals and to celebrate our annual San Sisto Day."

The 60-year celebrations began with a community Mass followed by addresses from Miss Betts and Mrs Hamilton. 

San Sisto College hosted a special morning tea for the invited guests, and members of the Past Pupils Association.

In true San Sisto college spirit, the house groups; Catherine, Jude, Dominic, and Rose, gathered to commemorate the occasion with the house group cake cutting and talent show.

The students' performances were then followed by the traditional San Sisto staff and Year 12 student “sing off".

San Sisto College's mission is to be a Catholic community in the Dominican tradition where the heart, mind and spirit of each young woman is nurtured, challenged, and shaped by the lived experience of the Gospel.

The recent San Sisto 60-year anniversary was a wonderful testament to the College's connectivity and passion for its mission.

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