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Finding Freedom, Seeking Hope – Refugee Week 2024

Mercy Light: Connecting A quick internet search of the word ‘hospitality’ will deliver this definition or similar: “The friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors or strangers; the business of providing food, drink and accommodation.” Hospitality, in its context as one of St Aloysius College’s core values, invites us to welcome others with […]

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Stage 2 Students Flourish on the Fleurieau Peninsula

Mercy Light: Learning Outdoor Education, offered to students at Stage 1 and Stage 2 of their secondary studies, enables experiential learning about the natural world and how we interact with it. It enhances students’ understanding of conservation and sustainability and their personal and social growth. Recently Stage 2 Outdoor Education students completed the first of […]

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Something for Everyone at Careers Week Showcase

Mercy Light: Learning  As a young child, do you recall using the phrase, “when I grow up, I want to be…” The ellipses – those three dots – symbolise the possibilities for a future yet to be written. “I want to be an astronaut, a doctor, a police officer, a teacher, a tradesperson…”  One of […]

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Hospitality and Courage Create a Home Away from Home

Mercy Light: Connecting Cultural richness and diversity bring many benefits to learning communities like St Aloysius College. Exposure to different customs, traditions, arts and foods helps young people to think and imagine far beyond the classroom walls and develop a sense of curiosity. Study Tour and Cultural Immersion opportunities are offered to students in senior […]

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Coding a Promising Future in SAC’s new Tech Studio

Mercy Light: Learning In 2015, United Nations world leaders announced the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 goals, their ‘roadmap’, to achieving it. One of those goals is to ensure inclusive, equitable and quality education. Today, nearly 10 years on from this declaration, the global community has faced unprecedented challenges. The emergence and […]

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SAC’s Spirit of Hospitality, Diversity, and Inclusion on a Great Big Canvas

Over the last few weeks, it was a pleasure to see staff and students coming together to create a vibrant face for The Village wall.  Launched on Harmony Day, the artwork celebrates the spirit of hospitality, diversity, and inclusion that we are so proud of at SAC. The Community Artwall project wouldn’t have been possible […]

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SAC Playgroup Delivers an Early Love of Learning

MERCY LIGHT: CONNECTING If you pass by The Cloisters lawns on a Thursday morning, you’ll notice something new and different. The area is transformed into an indoor-outdoor sanctuary of play and learning, with colourful rugs, sensory stations and a range of activities set up, and Early Years teacher, Olivia Spadavecchia, eagerly awaiting the arrival of […]

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In it Together: Sister Meredith Evans Inspires Young Leaders

Mercy Light: Leading Sister of Mercy, Meredith Evans, was recently awarded the title of Senior South Australian of the Year for dedicating her life to helping the vulnerable and inspiring others to do the same. It was most Australians’ first introduction to the lively 75-year-old, but Sister Meredith is no stranger to the St Aloysius […]

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Outstanding Success for Class of 2023

MERCY LIGHT: LEARNING Achieving a South Australian Certificate of Education is something to be incredibly proud of. We are thrilled to announce that 100% of our Year 12 cohort, the Class of 2023, have attained their SACE. Thirty-three students placed in the top 10% of Year 12 Leavers nationwide, and we especially congratulate our Class […]

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Ngapartji Ngapartji: You Give a Little, I Give a Little

MERCY LIGHT: CONNECTING “How is Sue?” Selinda, a young artist and worker at Ninuku Arts Centre in Kalka, the closest neighbouring community to Pipalyatjara, asked me this question at the end of a long day, when a community barbeque cooked by St Aloysius College staff and students was drawing to a close. Selinda posed this […]

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