City Location & Facilities
St Aloysius College is situated in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD, adjacent to Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga and St Francis Xavier Cathedral. From the doors of our main entrance on Wakefield Street, students are able to access a wide range of resources and facilities for exciting and engaging learning experiences. This includes the Adelaide Central Market, Adelaide South Parklands, Adelaide Town Hall, University of Adelaide, University of South Australia, SA Museum and Art Gallery, State Library, Lot Fourteen, Adelaide Zoo and Botanic Gardens. We are also close to all major bus routes, tram and train lines.
Our campus facilities provide excellent spaces for students to learn, create and collaborate:
CATHERINE MCAULEY LIBRARY
Our team of Teacher-Librarians encourage a love of reading in our students right from the early years, with all classes having dedicated time in the Catherine McAuley Library. The library is equipped with many resources for students to assist them in their learning. Secondary students are able to access the library from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday while Primary students are able to access the library during school hours. Our Teacher-Librarians lead engaging learning activities that our students love to participate in at recess and lunch times.
The Catherine McAuley Library also has its very own website for students and families of SAC to access.
Science lessons for Years 6 to 12 and STEM Club sessions are held across the five laboratories throughout the school. Students from Years 7-9 access a general science laboratory in our Redden Centre, while Years 10 to 12 students work within our dedicated Biology, Chemistry and Physics laboratories in our Jordan building housing our Senior students. Read more about STEM at St Aloysius College.
The Redden Undercroft is a bright and comfortable space used as a student hub at recess and lunch times as well as during the school day for quiet study and class activities. This space is also where whole school gatherings including assemblies and masses take place.
Students undertake Music lessons in dedicated spaces including a Primary Music space, Heritage Room rehearsal and performance space, and smaller rehearsal and instrumental tuition rooms in our heritage building. Our students have the opportunity to perform in local theatres, the Adelaide Entertainment Centre and the Adelaide Town Hall for various performances including Spring Concert, SAC Spectacular, our School Production as well as local and national competitions. Learn more about The Arts at St Aloysius College.
Year 6 to 12 students learn about performance and backstage lighting and sound design in our purpose-built Drama Theatre and studio rehearsal spaces. Class performances are held in the Drama Theatre while our bi-annual School Production is performed at The Arts Theatre directly opposite the school on Angas Street. Learn more about The Arts at St Aloysius College.
The Expressive Arts Centre is a bright, collaborative space made up of four studio areas, a media room and ceramic studio where students from Years 6 to 12 undertake their Art lessons and where our Art and Drawing Club sessions are held. Learn more about The Arts at St Aloysius College.
PE & sports
Students of all year levels undertake their Physical Education lessons in our state-of-the-art gymnasium and sports centre on campus. Field sports are held in the South Parklands, 1km from the College. In the warmer months, students of all year levels undergo swimming lessons in our 15m solar heated swimming pool where water polo training also takes place. Learn more about our Sports program here.
CHANCERY LANE AR (Augmented Reality) MURALS
Over 50 of our students were involved in the creation of our Chancery Lane Augmented Reality Murals from inception to completion. Working with Riggs Digital to bring the students’ ideas to life, the art instillation represents fundamental aspects of life at St Aloysius College. We encourage you to hear from the students involved in the videos below and see the murals for yourself by downloading the Eye Jack App and heading to Chancery Lane:
The Cunningham Memorial Chapel was built in 1922 for daily use by the Sisters of Mercy. Our students and staff now access the chapel for special liturgies and prayer throughout the year. Junior Primary students also participate in Godly Play in a dedicated space at the side of the Chapel.
The chapel space is also available for significant events such as weddings. For more information click here.