St Aloysius College – Adelaide SA

//St Aloysius College – Adelaide SA

An Early Learning Centre to Year 12 school for girls in the heart of the city of Adelaide.

  • Est. 1880
  • Address: 53 Wakefield Street, Adelaide 5000
  • State: SA
  • Tel: 08 8217 3200

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  • Principal: Ms Paddy McEvoy
  • Enquiries: Ms Doreen Maiello
  • Gender: Girls
  • Yr Range: Reception-Yr 12
  • Enrolment: 1,300 students
  • Yr 7 Enrolment: 135 students ; 5 classes

  • Languages: French, Italian, Chinese & Indonesian
  • Fees for 2019: Tuition Fees – Yr 7 $6,972  Yr 12 $9,435

  • SACE Subjects Stage 1: 35

  • SACE Subjects Stage 2: 38

  • VET: Yes

Educating young women who are confident, compassionate and willing to act for change. SAC Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021

At St Aloysius College, we offer a balanced program which is both challenging and supportive to inspire girls with a love of learning and a commitment to excellence. A broad and dynamic curriculum, combined with quality teaching, is the key to our students’ success. Research indicates that girls continue to achieve stronger academic results in girls’ schools, and we believe in the importance of a challenging and evolving curriculum which allows each student to achieve her best.

The breadth of subjects on offer at the College allows every student the opportunity to find and pursue her passions. Supported and encouraged by teachers who are equally passionate, students are engaged through a diverse and creative range of approaches to learning.

Our students have wonderful opportunities to see their learning come alive through our carefully planned use of our enviable inner city location. Technology is used appropriately to engage students in addressing real-world problems important to humanity, engage collaboratively and develop higher order thinking skills.

Our students develop their individual leadership skills and confidence, including exercises to build confidence in talking to a group, team building and collaboration skills. Whether it be the high ropes challenge at a year level camp or being on stage at the Entertainment Centre each year, our students develop leadership skills for life within and beyond school.

At St Aloysius College, we educate young women who are confident, compassionate and willing to act for change. In a world of increasing complexity, we develop students’ critical and creative thinking skills and provide them with multiple opportunities to expand their academic and personal capabilities. Within a caring and supportive learning environment, students flourish as they find and pursue their passion for learning and life.

St Aloysius College has a proud tradition of academic excellence and strives to meet the needs of all learners through a dynamic, relevant and personalised curriculum. We offer a wide range of curriculum extension activities, including sport, music, debating, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Languages study tours and exchanges and Justice and Mercy (JAM) initiatives. At the heart of our Catholic identity lies our Mercy ethos, and Mercy values underpin all aspects of our school community.

An education at St Aloysius College provides each student with experiences that enable her to confidently imagine and create her own future.

At St Aloysius College, students are encouraged to engage with and understand the world around them. The diversity of our school population creates a global village, and adds an international dimension to every student’s education.

School life at St Aloysius College is grounded in our Mercy values, calling us to reach out to others in a spirit of loving kindness. In our ‘Global Village’ students are encouraged to be hospitable and compassionate and to respect the worth and diversity of every person. New students experience the true meaning of Mercy hospitality when they join the College. This happens explicitly through our curriculum and pastoral care, and informally through opportunities for involvement in our local community and social justice activities. We educate for empathy, engagement, curiosity and openness. These values are evident in our international student program, study tours and exchanges and many other aspects of our learning and pastoral programs.

SAC graduates emerge with a strong sense of moral purpose and feel empowered to make a difference in the world. One of the many benefits of our ‘Global Village’ is that the girls can see and aspire to a range of leadership roles throughout their school life. This kind of modelling is a powerful influence in shaping student expectations, and helps the younger ones to believe in themselves and have the courage to take on new challenges. Student leaders in a Mercy school have hearts open to others.

At St Aloysius College, we take pride in the accomplishments of our students beyond school. Through their experiences of hospitality and service during their school years, they are able to contribute with confidence to the wider community when they graduate.

Green JAM (Justice And Mercy) forms a sub-group within the larger JAM team and it has initiated a SAC ‘greening’ project. Students sold pot plants each lunchtime to fund other Mercy works. During the year, Green JAM students had an enjoyable time planting seedlings in our new garden beds and working as a team. It was lovely to see older students supporting younger ones and teaching them the importance of taking care of our environment.

Year 9 and 10 Green JAM and Green House students represented St Aloysius College at the Switched On Schools Summit, hosted by the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and the Adelaide City Council. Green JAM and Green House are committed to working together to ensure that SAC is an eco-friendly school, dedicated to reducing waste and increasing appreciation for our lovely environment. Green Art creates artworks from recycled materials and uses the money made from selling the artworks to fund other environmental projects.

LED lights, sensors for movement to turn lights and airconditioning on only when people are present, solar panels, recycled water for toilets and ‘digital by default’ to reduce paper use are all current environmental projects within the College. The environment and sustainability are intrinsic to our beliefs as Catholics and hence form an important part of our religious education program.

  • Performing Arts/Drama Centres x 2
  • Religious Education Centres x 2
  • Arts Centre/Visual Arts Centre
  • Library Resource Centre
  • Counselling Rooms x 7
  • LOTE Resource Centre
  • Lecture Theatres x 2
  • Careers Centre
  • Track & Field Complex
  • Weights/Circuit Room
  • Multi-purpose Area
  • Senior Study Centres x 2
  • Soccer Pitches x 2
  • Basketball Courts x 2
  • IT Labs x 7
  • Netball Courts x 6
  • Tennis Courts x 4
  • Gymnasium
  • Year 12 Centre
  • Science Labs x 5
  • Music Centre
  • Chapel
  • Canteen
  • Ovals x 2
  • Pool
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Debating
  • Mock Trials
  • Dance Crew
  • Choirs
  • Stage Band
  • Orchestra
  • Rock Band
  • School Musical
  • Oliphant Science Awards
  • Tournament of Minds
  • Chess Club
  • Writers Club
  • Book Club
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Justice Group
  • JAM – Environmental Group
  • Craft Club
  • Knitting Group
  • Friends of the Gamelan
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Lacrosse
  • Netball
  • Water polo
  • Cross country
  • Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Touch football
  • Triathlon
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Indoor soccer
  • Netball
  • Swimming
  • Cross-country
  • Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Touch football
  • Water polo
  • Triathlon
  • Lacrosse
  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Visual Arts and Design
  • Information Technology
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Italian
  • French
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Hear about our outstanding academic record and exceptional pastoral care.

  • Visit our city school with its easy access to Adelaide’s educational resources.
  • Meet our teachers and hear how they provide engaging, contemporary learning experiences for young people.
  • Tour our facilities which include a gymnasium, two full-sized indoor basketball courts and a heated swimming pool.
  • Come and see our new Science laboratories and hear about our success in encouraging girls to pursue STEM pathways at school and beyond.

Our school tour dates are:

* 2019 Open Night 6-8pm  – Monday 4 March 2019

  •  2019 School Tour – Tuesday 26 March at 10am
  • 2019 School Tour – Tuesday 21 May at 10am
  • 2019 School Tour -Tuesday 25 June at 10am
  • 2019 School Tour – Tuesday 30 July at 10am
  • 2019 School Tour – Tuesday 10 September at 10am
  • 2019 School Tour –  Tuesday 22 October at 10am

Competition Code: 5020