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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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This is Why Mercy Matters

MERCY LIGHT: Leading During the first whole school Mass for 2023, it was announced that the St Aloysius College community would celebrate this as a ‘Year of Blessings’ and reflect on this theme in subsequent liturgical celebrations and events. One way to celebrate blessings is to share them with others through acts of service and […]

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A Hub of Festivity: Christmas arrives at 53 Wakefield St

Mercy Light: Connecting There wasn’t a cloud in the sky at dawn on Saturday November 4, a promising start to what would turn out to be an extraordinary day at St Aloysius College. Members of the 53 Wakefield St Hub planning group started trickling through the gates at 5:30am. It was hard to imagine that, […]

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From the Careers Department

From the Careers Department Short courses Like a taste-tester at an ice cream shop, short courses can allow you to sample an interest or industry area before committing to a full certificate level qualification. Gaining insight into the type of knowledge required for a particular industry or field can save you time in the long […]

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Celebrating 100 years of Cunningham Memorial Chapel – A Gift that Keeps Giving

MERCY LIGHT: Believing The Sisters of Mercy knew a thing or two about ‘going viral’ before the term was used to describe pop culture sensation. In 1974, Adelaide’s own Sister Janet Mead soared to international success with her rock rendition of The Lord’s Prayer, selling 3 million copies worldwide and earning her a Grammy nomination, […]

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Slow and Steady Fashion Wins the Race

Mercy light: Leading How do you feel about the fact that an item of clothing is worn just seven times before it is disposed of? A 2015 survey of 2,000 women by UK-based charity, Barnado’s, determined this. It’s a statistic that shocks students and staff within our school community. Considering rapidly changing social media and […]

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Reigniting Connections in the Red Centre

Mercy Light: Connecting  If you look at a map of Australia and cast your eyes to the corner where the borders of Western Australia and Northern Territory meet South Australia, you are looking at a geographic location that holds significant meaning to the St Aloysius College community. This remote corner of Australia is also known […]

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