The Good Samaritan Family
An education founded by pioneering women
The Sisters of the Good Samaritan congregation was founded in Sydney in 1857 by the first Catholic Bishop of Australia, Archbishop John Bede Polding OSB. The first congregation of religious women founded in Australia, it was based on the rule of St Benedict. Ten years later, the Sisters established Rosebank College at Five Dock.
Rosebank College is part of Good Samaritan Education, a network of 10 Good Samaritan Colleges in Australia:
- LOURDES HILL COLLEGE, Hawthorn, QLD Visit
- MATER CHRISTI COLLEGE, Belgrave, VIC Visit
- MATER DEI SCHOOL, Camden, NSW Visit
- MOUNT ST BENEDICT COLLEGE, Pennant Hills, NSW Visit
- SANTA MARIA COLLEGE, Northcote, VIC Visit
- ST MARY STAR OF THE SEA, Wollongong, NSW Visit
- ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE, Campbelltown, NSW Visit
- ST SCHOLASTICA’S COLLEGE, Glebe, NSW Visit
- STELLA MARIS COLLEGE, Manly, NSW Visit
Each College has its own distinct spirit, however each is committed to engaging in mutual support and provides extensive formation programs for students and staff.
Principals, staff, students, parents, Board of Directors and Members of the Company work together with the Members of Good Samaritan Education to develop educational communities where all are valued and welcomed.
As part of our Good Samaritan heritage, the College supports several Good Samaritan Ministries. These include:
- The Good Samaritan Early Childhood Centre, Kiribati
- Our Lady of Fatima Senior High School, Timor Leste
- Santa Teresa Mission, Northern Territory
- Good Samaritan Housing, Brisbane
- Good Samaritan Kinder School, Philippines