The San Sisto College 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 principal motto of the Dominicans, and we are the heirs of the intellectual
and spiritual search for truth. Our community believes that study offers us the
most compelling means through which to engage in the search for truth.
community is a place where friendships are forged within a spirit and
foundation filled with joy.
community values the theological virtue of faith, that we may live our lives in
love of the Lord and in prayer.
As a Dominican Catholic college, our core mission values compels us to
study the needs of our times and promote changes that ensure justice for all
people and the well-being of all creation.
The story of Dominic is one of
compassion – as a young college student he sold his books to feed those who
were starving. Community life is formed by living together, but more
importantly, in a variety of circumstances, community is a place of friendship
and laughter, where we foster inter-dependence, and a sense of the common good.
Community is where we find strength when we feel weakened; inspiration when we
are low; and joy when we have reason to celebrate. We believe the suffering of
others cries out for our compassionate response.
is made up of various groups and individuals including our students, staff,
families and parish – local and global,
who are all are welcomed in the Kingdom of God.
is one of the pillars of the early Catholic church. This refers to the
idea that just as Jesus served, so must we. Service is one of the truest
acts of love in the Christian tradition.
community values a love of learning, both formal and informal, giving substance
to our efforts to build peace and create a more peaceful world. Through study,
we draw wisdom from Sacred Scripture, the tradition of the Church and our
Dominican Family, the mysteries of creation, the arts and sciences, and through
our own experiences. As a community, we engage in critical reflection, communal
study and dialogue on issues affecting our community, Church and world.
Living our vision of people of integrity who are empowered to:
St Dominic and the orange tree story provides a metaphor of our Dominican values and charism. May we value and celebrate:
We believe that integrity lies at the intersection of our values, time and action.