O'Driscoll House was named after Brother Francis Pius O'Driscoll. He was the first Principal of St Columban's College from 1928 to 1933. Br O'Driscoll, born in 1897, entered the Christian Brothers Juniorate at Strathfield in 1912. Br O'Driscoll's training was to the standard of the day that distinguished clearly between right and wrong and justice and injustice. His discipline was strict, and his rules were clear. Br O'Driscoll is described by W.G.Hall in the Christian Brothers Educational Record as being: “a vital, committed, and controversial ChristODriscoll  House Badge Transparent.pngian Brother". After receiving a teaching position within Victoria he became founder, Headmaster and Superior of the new Christian Brothers' Technical School in South Melbourne. At the age of 30 he was sent to Albion as founder, builder and Headmaster of the new school and Superior of the Monastery. 

Br O'Driscoll was highly regarded within the general community. His tremendous work ethic and organisation has seen him depicted as a pioneer of St Columban's College. In keeping with the spirit of Br O'Driscoll, O'Driscoll House has continued in its efforts to support the community. O'Driscoll House advocates for St Vincent de Paul through a variety of initiatives. The key event is the annual Vinnies Week. Throughout this week O'Driscoll House educates students on the role of the St Vincent de Paul Society. The St Columban's Community contribute clothing and other essential items which are donated to those in need from within the local community. 

The O'Driscoll crest includes four important symbols. The cross symbolises the Catholic faith of the College and the Christian Brothers. The candle signifies the vision and foresight that Br. O'Driscoll held during his time as principal. The House mascot, the bulldog, embodies the determination, strength and persistence of the O'Driscoll House. The scales represent the importance of balance and integrity. The House Motto Integrity and Inspiration", challenges students to uphold the legacy of Br. O'Driscoll and continue in his footsteps. 

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