Padua College

Welcome to Notre Dame College, a Catholic co-educational secondary college located at Shepparton, in the beautiful Goulburn Valley. Our college has a long tradition of service to Catholic education which we have been providing to the Greater Shepparton community for over a century.

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Refugee Week Theme 2024 – Finding Freedom: Family In a world marked by displacement and the search for refuge, this year’s Refugee Week theme “Finding Freedom” – with a focus on family – encapsulates the profound journey of resilience, strength, and unity that defines the refugee experience. This Refugee Week, we aim to shed light on the transformative power of familial bonds as well as chosen bonds in the face of adversity and emphasise the crucial role families play in providing solace, support, and a sense of belonging to those forced to flee their homelands.

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In Respect

We come together on Yorta Yorta land. We acknowledge and pay respect to the original and ongoing custodians of the land upon which Notre Dame College is now situated. We are blessed to meet, pray and learn alongside the Yorta Yorta peoples, their nation, their eight tribal clans and their sixteen family groups. Notre Dame College commits to working actively for healing, reconciliation, and justice. In doing so we acknowledge the pain and suffering of all who have been hurt in body, mind and spirit by those who have betrayed the trust placed in them. May we all stand tall, stand firm, grounded in the truth. Take responsibility in our land, our mountains and waterways and respect all that we seek, all we see and all that we respond to, together as one.

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