The college motto “To Love, To Serve, To Shine”, applies to all aspects of school life. We find strength in sharing, helping, including, nurturing and encouraging.

The college motto encourages all in the community to go above and beyond everyday to nurture a faith that strengthens our community; show love as a gift of sincere care, concern, mateship, empathy and compassion for others; reach out in a spirit of forgiveness, reconciliation and mutual respect; serve those in need; and witness to the life of Christ.

Mary Help of Christians is the patron saint of Southern Cross Catholic College. As her title suggests, we focus on Our Lady as one who assists Christians as a community, through our celebrations and challenges. In solidarity with our

 Catholic school community, our charism challenges us to courageously serve the cause of justice and peace and to bring about a more humane society, one that respects the dignity of each person.

The symbolism of the Southern Cross for our College connects to our Catholic Christian faith and reminds the school community of God’s unconditional love that embraces their joys and sufferings. The constellation of stars raises echoes of Australian spirituality, both ancient and modern and having a constellation as the symbol and name of the College reminds us of the wonders of creation and of the ancient great southern land, its people and customs upon which the school was built and now grows. The Southern Cross constellation is found on the Diocesan Crest as it represents Mary – Help of Christians: the patroness of our Diocese and our college.