Vision and Mission


St Vincent's Vision

​We are a faith-filled learning community, striving for excellence, to create a better future.

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Covenant (Mission)

Our Catholic parish school community at Clear Island Waters honours its founding influences, the Sisters of Mercy, the Venerable Catherine McAuley, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, St Vincent de Paul and Father Neal Shannon. Our shared belief in Jesus Christ inspires our vision to make a lasting and positive difference to all.

St Vincent's School acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the Yugambeh language region; the land on which we work and learn, paying respect to their Elders: past, present and emerging. The school values our shared stories and well-resourced learning environment, as a safe place in which to learn and develop. We are enriched by the contribution of our past and present school community. We strive to share our gifts and talents and reach out to others.


Excellence in Education

In the spirit of contemporary education, in partnership with parents, we focus on excellent learning and teaching, student and teacher growth and 21st Century Catholic education. We engage the whole person in life long, life giving learning.


  • Develop successful and active learners​
  • Monitor teaching, learning and student progress
  • Commit to being effective educators

We strive for excellence​


Catholic Spirit Alive

In the spirit of the Gospel, we engage collaboratively with our parish and wider community in the ministry of the Catholic Church.


  • Live Mercy, God's compassion in action
  • Always act with integrity, in the best interests of our students
  • Develop our Catholic culture and an understanding of the teachings of Jesus

We embrace our Catholic identity in a safe and supportive environment​


Enriching Life

In the spirit of our Catholic community we value partnerships, quality relationships, support for one another and embracing opportunities for growth.


  • Work collaboratively towards genuine reconciliation with the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Value each member of our community, foster inclusiveness and respect individuality
  • Prioritise the safety and wellbeing of all students

We enact this sacred stewardship 


Future Leaders

In the spirit of global citizenship, we live as responsible and active citizens guided by our Catholic ethos.


  • Prepare children to be global learners 
  • Recognise and respect equal rights of all people 
  • Nurture innovative and collaborative problem solvers, who contribute positively in a
  • changing world

We guide the leaders of the future

St Vincent's Values

St Vincent's seeks to provide a quality Catholic learning environment reflecting the Qualities of Mercy so that students filled with faith are prepared to make a difference. We aspire to be a community, which truly reflects the vision of God's love for all of creation. 

Mercy Qualities

The Mercy Qualities Program seeks to further develop our children as well-rounded community members who are value based in their decision making and imbued with a sense of God. 

  • Excellence and Optimism… The future does have a name and its name is Hope -Pope Francis
  • Justice and Service Love Serve and Assist - St Vincent
  • Care and Responsibility…Be a gift of love and compassion for one another- St Mary of the Cross Mackillop​
  • Spirituality and Faith…We should be shining lamps, giving light to all around us- Catherine McAuley

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