MOTTO: Never see a need without doing something about it
The motto for the Mackillop house comes from a quote by Mary Mackillop herself “Never see a need without doing something about it”. It is made evident through Mary’s dedication of her life to helping the poor that she has lived out this motto. At Casimir this calls and inspires us to be independent, devoted, humble, brave, generous, patient, virtuous and compassionate to all who we come across. Casimir students strive to imitate Mary Mackillop’s works through all aspects of their school life and the wider community. This is seen as students at Casimir are brave in which is expressed through their positive attitude towards life, especially in today’s world where COVID – 19 is still quite prominent. These qualities were demonstrated at the swimming carnival of 2020, where Mackillop students were very encouraging and helpful of their peers and teachers by volunteering to help deliver food and water to participants at the carnival. This cements the notion of “Never see a need without doing something about it” as students helped on their own volition. This Is a great starting block for the future of all students at Casimir and as a small deed, is foundational to the future where students can contribute to society positively and on larger scales through the faith of God. That being said, Mary Mackillop stands as an affirmation of the Catholic faith and an abiding sign of hope. For those who are not Catholic but respect the place of the church in Australia, it is a moment of great pride and satisfaction that we can acknowledge her presence and importance as a college house at Casimir.
Mary Mackillop’s faith was shown through her compassion for anyone in need regardless of their race, colour or faith. Maryʼs great faith inspired others to have trust in God, as she lived her life with a sense of gratitude and confidence that God would always provide. Additionally, education about religion in the Josephite schools also promoted faith and the spread of Catholicism among those who needed hope in times of crisis. Her works are still prominent to this day in her contributions to the development of Catholicism throughout Australia. Hence, her faith in the world is still strong and continues to inspire others to have this same faith in all that they do.