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O'Loughlin Catholic College


O'Loughlin Catholic College aims to be a community of faith, providing sound Catholic secondary education to boys and girls in Years 7-12, with a current enrolment of 530 students. As such, the College seeks to infuse the core Christian values of faith, love and hope into all areas of learning and into every aspect of College life.

The College provides a high standard of Catholic education as well as providing a social, spiritual and cultural environment which encourages all students to reach their full potential.


At O’Loughlin Catholic College we aim to develop and nurture the Catholic tradition in our multicultural school community by:

Celebrating our Catholic identity through Sacraments and Liturgy.
Developing a welcoming college community built on respectful relationships.
Recognising, nurturing and celebrating the uniqueness of each individual.
Endeavouring to facilitate each child’s journey towards their potential through quality teaching and learning practices.
Developing student leadership qualities by encouraging good citizenship.
Encouraging awareness, understanding and an active engagement with issues of social justice.


The development of leadership is a vital part of educational formation at O'Loughlin Catholic College. A Christian model of the "servant leader" is promoted. Leadership is seen as a responsibility of service to others. Leadership at O'Loughlin Catholic College is encouraged at all levels, and students are given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through a variety of school activities.

The Student Representative Council exists to provide opportunities for students across all year levels to develop leadership skills and to raise concerns or ideas for the betterment of O'Loughlin Catholic College Community. In Year 12 a group of 10 students are elected by their peers to form the Year 12 Leadership Team. These students go on a 3 day leadership camp where the two College Captains are selected by the Leadership Team.


The curriculum offered at O'Loughlin Catholic College is structured in accordance with the Northern Territory Curriculum Framework (NTCF) for years 7, 8 & 9. Senior studies are underpinned by the knowledge and skills acquired during the middle school years. The senior academic structure at O'Loughlin Catholic College is based on the requirements of the Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia (SSABSA). Therefore, the middle school years provide a strong background for building academic achievement in later studies.


are an integral part of O'Loughlin Catholic College. They allow students to take a break from the rigour of a school timetable and in its place have the time to stop and learn in a different way. Students explore their own capabilities and boundaries, work as teams, grow in confidence, build relationships with their peers and teachers and develop and explore their own spirituality.
Each year level will go on camp/retreat which has been budgeted in the school fees.

In Year 11 students at O'Loughlin Catholic College are given the opportunity to undertake a 2-week trip to Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. This trip is affectionately known as "The Odyssey". The Odyssey is held during the final week of Term 2 and the first week of the July break. Students visit places such as Parliament House, Canberra, Dreamworld on the Gold Coast and St Mary's Cathedral and Sydney just to name a few. The stories they tell afterwards are memories that they will keep forever.

O'Loughlin Catholic College offers a wide range of sports inside and outside of school hours.

Through NT Sports the College participates in Netball, AFL, Rugby, Hockey, Basketball, Soccer and Tennis.

There is AFL and Rugby competitions against other schools during the school year.

O'Loughlin Catholic College provides Music as an elective subject throughout the College.

Instrumental lessons are also available upon request.

O'Loughlin Catholic College

Mueller Road
Karama, NT 0812
Phone: 08 8945 1277
Fax: 08 8927 7140



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Key Details:

  • Type: Catholic
  • Level: Secondary
  • Gender: Coed
  • Religious Affiliation: Catholic
  • Learning Extension: Yes
  • Indigenous Education: Yes


College Tours and Open Day

We welcome you to visit the school and see the facilities and our classrooms. Please contact the College for the date of our next Open Day, or to arrange a personal tour of the College.


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