05.04.24

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 […]

05.04.24

Bringing His Spirit Home: Podcast launch

Bringing His Spirit Home: Podcast launch Our school was privileged to have students attend the podcast launch of “Bringing His Spirit Home: Private Arthur Thomas Walker, Ngarrindjeri Anzac”. This podcast, which is an initiative of the Virtual Australian War Memorial, documents the story of Private Arthur Thomas Walker who fought in Gallipoli. It might be […]

05.04.24

SAC Colour Fun Run – Start fundraising now!

Remember how much fun we had last year? Not long to go for our next big event the ‘SAC Colour Fun Run’! Help us reach our goal this year, and support Mercy projects including Catherine House, the Adelaide Day Centre and the Vinnies Women’s Crisis Centre.

05.04.24

From the Drama Department

From the Drama Department Year 11 Drama – Be My Baby  Last week the talented Year 11 Drama class presented Be My Baby, a play set in a home for un-wed mothers in the 1960s. Exploring the world of four un-wed mothers who are forced to give up their children for adoption, as was the expectation […]

05.04.24

Year 10 Charter Ambassador Government House Pin Presentation and Workshop at the Festival Centre

Year 10 Charter Ambassador Government House Pin Presentation and Workshop at the Festival Centre On Tuesday, 19 March, we were invited to the first Charter Ambassador Meeting of 2024. We started the morning at the Festival Theatre where we were joined by participants from other schools around South Australia and the program coordinators. We had […]

05.04.24

Year 3 Mandala Workshop

Year 3 Mandala Workshop Year 3 students were lucky enough to spend some time with Cathy from Inkwork, who taught them all about the magic of mandala artwork. The students explored the different ways we see mandalas in our everyday life, before they had the opportunity to put their skills into action. Students worked slowly […]

05.04.24

Being faithful stewards of Easter joy!

Being faithful stewards of Easter joy! Patients at Calvary Adelaide Hospital enjoyed a splash of colour with their meals over Easter, thanks to some creative students who made Easter-themed placemats for them. We also thank all who donated Easter eggs to be gifted to families supported by our neighbours, Centacare. We send prayers of healing […]

05.04.24

We JAMmed a lot into Term 1

We JAMmed a lot into Term 1 Justice and Mercy, known informally as JAM, is a student-led group that focuses on education and awareness of social justice in our community and on a global scale. We meet on Thursday at lunchtimes to discuss topics, global events and causes, and plan ways that we can raise awareness with the […]

05.04.24

Coding a Promising Future in SAC’s new Tech Studio

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 […]

05.04.24

From the Secondary Sport Coordinator

From the Secondary Sport Coordinator Term 1 Sport Wrap Up This Saturday marks the final round of the SACSSGSA Term 1 season. We wish all teams the best of luck with their final matches and thank them for their effort and commitment over the last 6 weeks. A special thankyou to the families, teachers and […]

04.04.24

From the Principal – Issue #6, 2024

Acknowledgement of Country From the Principal Dear Parents/Guardians, Friends & Students of SAC, Our community came together in prayer and reflection this fortnight to mark the most significant week in the liturgical calendar. Staff and students entered the Holy Week liturgy last Thursday in silence and were deeply moved by the beautiful singing of the […]

22.03.24

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 […]

22.03.24

OSHC Before School Care: A Glimpse into Our Mornings

OSHC Before School Care: A Glimpse into Our Mornings OSHC is happy to present another edition to the school newsletter, packed with insights into the vibrant life of the before school care program. It’s been just over two years since its inception, and the program has earned enthusiastic approval from our families. The BSC program […]

22.03.24

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

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 […]

22.03.24

From the Music Department

From the Music Department Sounds of City Schools On Thursday, March 14, the Music Departments from SAC, CBC and St Mary’s Colleges came together to celebrate the talents of their students, presenting The Sounds of City Schools. The stage at St. Mary’s College came alive with captivating performances, showcasing the immense musical prowess of the […]

21.03.24

2 Days to go!

2 Days to go! JOIN SAMIR Madi’S 50K WALK IN SUPPORT OF Myeloma Australia Samir Madi (school parent and valued member of the Advisory Council) is heading towards 50 years of age. He has decided it’s the perfect time for a physical challenge and a great opportunity to support a wonderful charity.Introducing the “50km Walk […]

21.03.24

Geology Rocks

Geology Rocks Year 3 students ventured on an exciting journey to the South Australian Museum, where they embarked on a thrilling exploration of rocks and minerals. Guided by their educators, these young geologists immersed themselves in interactive exhibits, discovering the vibrant colours of ochre rocks and the sparkling allure of gemstones. Through hands-on activities and […]

21.03.24

SAC students take on the Surf Life Saving SA’s State Championships!

SAC students take on the Surf Life Saving SA’s State Championships! Congratulations to all our students who recently competed in Surf Life Saving SA’s State Championships! who Zara and Katia (Year 5) and Keira (Year 3) represented the Henley Surf Life Saving Club. Zara won a gold medal in the 150m ocean swim for Under […]

21.03.24

From the Drama Department

From the Drama Department ADELAIDE FESTIVAL EXCURSION – THE PROMISE The Year 12 Drama students and several staff member attended The Adelaide Festival production of The Promise, a musical theatre show. Created by Wende and five playwrights, The Promise fused themes of motherhood, women’s issues and expectations into theatrical and innovative song. Utilising intense lighting and sound, balanced […]

21.03.24

Golden Gunz Movie Fundraiser 

Golden Gunz Movie Fundraiser  Congratulations to the following SAC students who are involved in the Golden Gunz Cheer International team. Help Golden Gunz Cheer team realise their dream Golden Gunz are an elite level 1 cheerleading team of 17 girls ranging from 9 to 17 years old. The team embodies the spirit of cheerleading both […]

21.03.24

Year 7-12 STEM Club

Year 7-12 STEM Club Year 7-12 STEM Club is underway on Wednesdays at lunchtimes with our STEM Leaders, Abbie and Tara. This year’s theme is “Things to Freak your Parents Out”, and we have started the year by making SLIME. All secondary students are welcome to attend throughout the year and each activity will be […]

19.03.24

From the Careers Department

From the Careers Department Australian Defence Force Careers Expo At the Adelaide ADF Careers Expo students and job seekers can discover the rewards of working in the ADF and what type of job they might thrive in. With over 200 different roles available, there’s sure to be one to match their skills, interests and education.  When:Friday […]

19.03.24

From the Principal – Issue #5, 2024

Acknowledgement of Country From the Principal Dear Parents/Guardians, Friends & Students of SAC, It has been a big week for camps and retreats at SAC. Year 4 students headed off to Belair on Monday for an overnight stay. Year 6 students left for Victor Harbour on Wednesday and Year 12 students headed up to Mylor […]

07.03.24

Caritas 60th Anniversary Celebration

Caritas 60th Anniversary Celebration Last week, our senior SRC students Daniela, Mackenzie, Chinonye, Gabi, Grace and Mischa represented St Aloysius College at the Caritas 60th Anniversary Celebration Mass, at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral. The word Caritas derives from Latin and means love and compassion. Today Caritas serves in 18 countries, working through 67 partnerships in communities to bring hope, support and compassion to the world’s most […]

07.03.24

From the Secondary Sport Coordinator

From the Secondary Sport Coordinator The first three rounds of the SACSSGSA Term 1 Sport season have got off to a flying start! A reminder that there are no games this Saturday 9 March, due to the long weekend. Trainings and games will recommence the following week. blue round On Saturday 24 February, Catholic Girls […]

07.03.24

Move over Swifties, Mercy Bracelets are back in full swing!

Move over Swifties, Mercy Bracelets are back in full swing! These bracelets may look like Tay-tay’s friendship bracelets, but our Mercy bracelets came first!  For the third consecutive year, students from Year 8 meet each Monday to create beaded bracelets displaying our school’s Mercy values of Compassion, Hospitality, Respect, Service, Justice and Courage.During these fun sessions, […]

07.03.24

Creative STEM modelling activity in Stage 1 Chemistry this week!

Creative STEM modelling activity in Stage 1 Chemistry this week! Stage 1 Chemistry students engaged in a creative STEM modelling activity this week. They learned how to write the electron configurations of atoms of the first 38 elements of the Periodic Table using plastic shot glasses as orbitals, coloured differently for each type of sub-shell, […]

07.03.24

From the HASS Department

From the Humanities & Social Sciences Coordinator understanding the Holocaust’s impact All six Year 10 History classes recently visited the Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Steiner Centre, an experience that provided them with a profound connection to the history they have been studying. The excursion, part of their World War II unit, allowed students to hear […]

07.03.24

From the Religious Education Coordinator (Primary)

From the Religious Education Coordinator (Primary) 2024 SACRAMENTS Students at St Aloysius College have the opportunity to prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation from Year 3 and Confirmation and First Holy Communion from Year 4. Students will learn about these sacraments through the Religious Education program with their teachers and will attend a one-day workshop […]

07.03.24

The Muse Magazine Launch (2nd Edition)

From the English & Literacy Coordinator The Muse Magazine Launch (2nd Edition) During Writers’ Week we proudly celebrated our own St Aloysius College writers, with the launch of the second edition of Muse Magazine on Monday 4th March. Muse is a biennial publication featuring student writing and art works, collated and edited by a dedicated student team. First published in 2021, each […]

07.03.24

Music Camp Magic 🎶

From the Music Coordinator Music Camp Magic 🎶 Over 100 students and staff gathered at Nunyara in Belair last Friday and Saturday for a fabulous weekend of music making and connecting. Students worked hard in their rehearsals, which gave them a chance to grow as musicians, and the weekend concluded with a performance to each other. This was a great […]

07.03.24

In it Together: Sister Meredith Evans Inspires Young Leaders

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 […]

07.03.24

From the Deputy Principal (Teaching and Learning) NAPLAN Testing

From the Deputy Principal (Teaching and Learning) NAPLAN Testing Australian students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in the annual National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests in Reading, Writing, Conventions of Language (spelling, grammar, punctuation) and Numeracy. Students will undertake all tests online, except for the Year 3 Writing test, […]

07.03.24

From the Principal – Issue #4, 2024

Acknowledgement of Country From the Principal Dear Parents/Guardians, Friends & Students of SAC, This week we have distributed the St Aloysius College 2023 Magazine to students. The beautiful cover, designed by current Year 7 student Charlize, reflects the vibrant and engaging content of the magazine. The images jump off the page, illustrating a school environment […]

23.02.24

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 […]

23.02.24

The Community Street Art project at The Village is coming together!

The Community Street Art project at The Village is coming together! Students with an artistic flair have been excited to work on a collaborative art project to offer a vibrant welcome to our temporary Redden Centre learning space, The Village. The artwork captures the spirit of diversity and inclusion that we are proud of at […]

23.02.24

SAC Playgroup Delivers an Early Love of Learning

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 […]

23.02.24

From OSHC

From OSHC At OSHC the students can enjoy a wide range of outdoor play areas. The playground is the most popular with students who love to challenge themselves with equipment such as the monkey bars and climbing walls. It is amazing to see students of all age groups come together and enjoy such an incredible […]

22.02.24

SAC School Uniform Information

THE ST ALOYSIUS COLLEGE UNIFORM SHOP OPENING HOURS ARE: School TermsTuesday 8:15am – 11:30amWednesday 1:00pm – 4:00pmThursday 8:15am – 11:30am School Holiday opening times are advertised in the SAC Newsletter prior to the end of each term. For further information, please click here. A wide range of secondhand uniforms are now available instore, get in […]

21.02.24

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award As its name suggests this is an Internationally recognised award founded by the late Duke of Edinburgh. It offers young people the opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and experience new challenges, whilst also providing them with the knowledge of safe guidance and support as they journey through […]

21.02.24

The Sky is the Limit for Sara and her mum!

The Sky is the Limit for Sara and her mum! A big hooray to Year 12 student Sara, who is jumping out of a plane to raise funds for Type 1 diabetes. Click here to help Sara and her mum (Tania) fill the skies with HOPE on Sunday 17 March for the 422 million T1D […]

21.02.24

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 […]

21.02.24

From the Careers Department

From the Careers Department Medicine and Dentistry Information Session We are so thankful to old scholars Vanessa Pearce, Suzanne Mashtoub, and Alisha Nair who delivered an informative and inspiring information session to students regarding entry into medicine and dentistry. Ever powerful, their diverse stories highlighted the many ways in which students may pursue their passions, […]

21.02.24

Remembering Neville/Mr Stapleton

Remembering Neville/Mr Stapleton Tuesday 13 February would have been the 83rd birthday of our dearly loved SAC staff member, Neville Stapleton, who died two years ago. At this link, you will find a podcast where Neville’s wife, Phil, reads some of his poetry. We hope many Old Scholars would like to listen and remember Neville/Mr […]

21.02.24

Library Lovers’ Week

Library Lovers’ Week Library Lovers’ Week is a week where the importance of our school library, and other libraries in our lives, is celebrated. Our Catherine McAuley Library is a very special place. Our students know they will find recommendations and ideas for their next great read, help with research and locating great resources, games […]

21.02.24

Welcoming our 2024 Student Leaders!

Welcoming our 2024 Student Leaders! Click here to meet them all!

21.02.24

Afterschool Pick Up Reminder

Afterschool Pick Up Reminder

19.02.24

From the Deputy Principal

From the Deputy Principal (Pastoral Care) Year 7 to Year 11 Students Representative Council (SRC) At St Aloysius, we have a proud tradition of working to nurture student leadership across our school in a wide range of areas. One of those includes our Student Representative Council (SRC), which is a formal group of students, elected by […]

19.02.24

From the Religious Education Coordinator (Primary)

From the Religious Education Coordinator (Primary) Primary school students celebrated Shrove Tuesday by enjoying some pancakes with their class on February 13. Traditionally during Lent, Christians would give up rich foods such as butter, eggs and sugar. Shrove Tuesday was the last chance to eat these foods – and what better way to do so […]

19.02.24

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Fri, Apr 5

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 […]

Fri, Apr 5

Bringing His Spirit Home: Podcast launch

Bringing His Spirit Home: Podcast launch Our school was privileged to have students attend the podcast launch of “Bringing His Spirit Home: Private Arthur Thomas Walker, Ngarrindjeri Anzac”. This podcast, which is an initiative of the Virtual Australian War Memorial, documents the story of Private Arthur Thomas Walker who fought in Gallipoli. It might be […]

Fri, Apr 5

SAC Colour Fun Run – Start fundraising now!

Remember how much fun we had last year? Not long to go for our next big event the ‘SAC Colour Fun Run’! Help us reach our goal this year, and support Mercy projects including Catherine House, the Adelaide Day Centre and the Vinnies Women’s Crisis Centre.

Fri, Apr 5

From the Drama Department

From the Drama Department Year 11 Drama – Be My Baby  Last week the talented Year 11 Drama class presented Be My Baby, a play set in a home for un-wed mothers in the 1960s. Exploring the world of four un-wed mothers who are forced to give up their children for adoption, as was the expectation […]

Fri, Apr 5

Year 3 Mandala Workshop

Year 3 Mandala Workshop Year 3 students were lucky enough to spend some time with Cathy from Inkwork, who taught them all about the magic of mandala artwork. The students explored the different ways we see mandalas in our everyday life, before they had the opportunity to put their skills into action. Students worked slowly […]

Fri, Apr 5

Being faithful stewards of Easter joy!

Being faithful stewards of Easter joy! Patients at Calvary Adelaide Hospital enjoyed a splash of colour with their meals over Easter, thanks to some creative students who made Easter-themed placemats for them. We also thank all who donated Easter eggs to be gifted to families supported by our neighbours, Centacare. We send prayers of healing […]

Fri, Apr 5

We JAMmed a lot into Term 1

We JAMmed a lot into Term 1 Justice and Mercy, known informally as JAM, is a student-led group that focuses on education and awareness of social justice in our community and on a global scale. We meet on Thursday at lunchtimes to discuss topics, global events and causes, and plan ways that we can raise awareness with the […]

Fri, Apr 5

Coding a Promising Future in SAC’s new Tech Studio

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 […]

Fri, Apr 5

From the Secondary Sport Coordinator

From the Secondary Sport Coordinator Term 1 Sport Wrap Up This Saturday marks the final round of the SACSSGSA Term 1 season. We wish all teams the best of luck with their final matches and thank them for their effort and commitment over the last 6 weeks. A special thankyou to the families, teachers and […]

Thu, Apr 4

From the Principal – Issue #6, 2024

Acknowledgement of Country From the Principal Dear Parents/Guardians, Friends & Students of SAC, Our community came together in prayer and reflection this fortnight to mark the most significant week in the liturgical calendar. Staff and students entered the Holy Week liturgy last Thursday in silence and were deeply moved by the beautiful singing of the […]

Fri, Mar 22

OSHC Before School Care: A Glimpse into Our Mornings

OSHC Before School Care: A Glimpse into Our Mornings OSHC is happy to present another edition to the school newsletter, packed with insights into the vibrant life of the before school care program. It’s been just over two years since its inception, and the program has earned enthusiastic approval from our families. The BSC program […]

Fri, Mar 22

From the Music Department

From the Music Department Sounds of City Schools On Thursday, March 14, the Music Departments from SAC, CBC and St Mary’s Colleges came together to celebrate the talents of their students, presenting The Sounds of City Schools. The stage at St. Mary’s College came alive with captivating performances, showcasing the immense musical prowess of the […]

Thu, Mar 21

2 Days to go!

2 Days to go! JOIN SAMIR Madi’S 50K WALK IN SUPPORT OF Myeloma Australia Samir Madi (school parent and valued member of the Advisory Council) is heading towards 50 years of age. He has decided it’s the perfect time for a physical challenge and a great opportunity to support a wonderful charity.Introducing the “50km Walk […]

Thu, Mar 21

Geology Rocks

Geology Rocks Year 3 students ventured on an exciting journey to the South Australian Museum, where they embarked on a thrilling exploration of rocks and minerals. Guided by their educators, these young geologists immersed themselves in interactive exhibits, discovering the vibrant colours of ochre rocks and the sparkling allure of gemstones. Through hands-on activities and […]

Thu, Mar 21

SAC students take on the Surf Life Saving SA’s State Championships!

SAC students take on the Surf Life Saving SA’s State Championships! Congratulations to all our students who recently competed in Surf Life Saving SA’s State Championships! who Zara and Katia (Year 5) and Keira (Year 3) represented the Henley Surf Life Saving Club. Zara won a gold medal in the 150m ocean swim for Under […]

Thu, Mar 21

From the Drama Department

From the Drama Department ADELAIDE FESTIVAL EXCURSION – THE PROMISE The Year 12 Drama students and several staff member attended The Adelaide Festival production of The Promise, a musical theatre show. Created by Wende and five playwrights, The Promise fused themes of motherhood, women’s issues and expectations into theatrical and innovative song. Utilising intense lighting and sound, balanced […]

Thu, Mar 21

Golden Gunz Movie Fundraiser 

Golden Gunz Movie Fundraiser  Congratulations to the following SAC students who are involved in the Golden Gunz Cheer International team. Help Golden Gunz Cheer team realise their dream Golden Gunz are an elite level 1 cheerleading team of 17 girls ranging from 9 to 17 years old. The team embodies the spirit of cheerleading both […]

Thu, Mar 21

Year 7-12 STEM Club

Year 7-12 STEM Club Year 7-12 STEM Club is underway on Wednesdays at lunchtimes with our STEM Leaders, Abbie and Tara. This year’s theme is “Things to Freak your Parents Out”, and we have started the year by making SLIME. All secondary students are welcome to attend throughout the year and each activity will be […]

Tue, Mar 19

From the Careers Department

From the Careers Department Australian Defence Force Careers Expo At the Adelaide ADF Careers Expo students and job seekers can discover the rewards of working in the ADF and what type of job they might thrive in. With over 200 different roles available, there’s sure to be one to match their skills, interests and education.  When:Friday […]

Tue, Mar 19

From the Principal – Issue #5, 2024

Acknowledgement of Country From the Principal Dear Parents/Guardians, Friends & Students of SAC, It has been a big week for camps and retreats at SAC. Year 4 students headed off to Belair on Monday for an overnight stay. Year 6 students left for Victor Harbour on Wednesday and Year 12 students headed up to Mylor […]

Thu, Mar 7

Caritas 60th Anniversary Celebration

Caritas 60th Anniversary Celebration Last week, our senior SRC students Daniela, Mackenzie, Chinonye, Gabi, Grace and Mischa represented St Aloysius College at the Caritas 60th Anniversary Celebration Mass, at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral. The word Caritas derives from Latin and means love and compassion. Today Caritas serves in 18 countries, working through 67 partnerships in communities to bring hope, support and compassion to the world’s most […]