Garin College lives out the teachings of Jesus Christ and is the focus of our Special Character. We teach our students to make a difference in the world by showing all people that they are loved and cared for. We are called to be witnesses of Jesus Christ and following the teaching of Matthew 25:40- 45:
‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’ Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’
Completing Social Justice action enables our students to be active witnesses to Jesus Christ when listening to our call to serve others. Students are encouraged to participate in Slum City, College Workday, St Vincent de Paul Can Food Drive and Graduation Challenge. Throughout the year there are many other opportunities to help those who are most in need, and find ourselves in service to others. Service is a fundamental part of a Catholic education and therefore what we do for others says far more about our character than what we simply say about others.
At Garin College we aim to let our thoughts, words, and actions be guided by the Holy Spirit. All aspects of school life should reflect the mission the Catholic Church, and more precisely, the mission of our founder – Father Garin.
We work in community to support our young people as they come to know their God and find their purpose in life – encouraged, strengthened and lead by the Holy Spirit.
As a Catholic College, the Board of Trustees expects parents to support the Special Character of the College and ensure their children live by the Gospel values and participate in all Special Character activities.