Catholic Identity

Patron Saint- St Luke

St Luke the Evangelist is best known as the writer of the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. His writings have been proven to be historically accurate and well detailed. Luke wrote his gospel around 60 A.D and composed the Acts of the Apostles approximately three years later. The Holy Spirit, prayer and women have an important place in Luke’s Gospel, especially Jesus's mother Mary. St Luke’s feast day is celebrated on October 18th.


A Catholic Christian school derives its identity and culture from its Catholic Christian character, known as its charism. The central influence on the charism of the school is the person of Christ. A charism is a deep awareness of a Gospel value or values linked to a special need in the world.

At Saint Luke’s, the charism of the Presentation Sisters is adopted as Sr Lyn Albury, our founding Principal, was a Presentation Nun. The founder of the Presentation Sisters, Nano Nagle, offered hope to those less fortunate. Nano visited the homeless and sick women, bringing them her compassionate presence and offering whatever help she could whilst putting her life at risk as she trod the unlit alleyways of Cork, Ireland at night by the light of a dim lantern. Today, her work is carried on through the Presentation Sisters as they bring support, compassion, and comfort to the poor and those most in need. Staff and students recall Nano’s great work and are reminded, through our St Luke's values, to reach out to those less fortunate than ourselves or those in need.​​

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For further information on St Luke's Catholic Identity, please read our booklet.​

St Luke's Catholic Identity Book.pdf