Students at St Rita’s College are taught that they have a responsibility to empathise with the poor and marginalised and to advocate on their behalf. They dare to voyage beyond what is comfortable, to confront what is culturally difficult and to question what is socially acceptable.

To achieve this vision through the religious life of the school and the formal curriculum, justice issues are explored and the principles of Catholic social teaching are articulated explicitly.

As a Catholic community walking in the footsteps of Nano Nagle, we celebrate days of significance such as Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, International Women’s Day, World Day of Migrants and Refugees, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and Fair Trade Fortnight.

Across the curriculum, students will study a range of social justice issues including Indigenous experiences of injustice, the status of women and the rights of the girl child, the mandatory detention of refugees, global inequality, homelessness and environmental degradation.