Recently, San Sisto College's Principal, Shelley Hamilton retold the inspiring story of the beginnings of the College at its 60-year anniversary milestone on San Sisto Day. Special guests, including the Executive Director of Brisbane Catholic Education Ms Pam Betts, Senior Leader Mrs Catherine Thompson, local councillor Ms Lisa Attwood, past Principal Ms Terry Creagh, members of the Our Lady of Graces parish, leadership team members of St Martin's School, past and present Board and P & F Executives and representatives of the Past Pupils Association, plus over 1000 staff, students and community members.
“We are ever 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. We enjoy coming together to thank these dedicated individuals and to celebrate our annual San Sisto Day," she said.
The 60-year San Sisto Day anniversary commenced with a community Mass followed by addresses from Ms Pam Betts and Shelley 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.