10.08.22

Term 3 Dates to Remember

Term 3 Dates to Remember

10.08.22

OSHC Booking/Cancellation Information

OSHC Booking/Cancellation Information

10.08.22

Before School Care (BSC)

Before School Care (BSC)

05.08.22

Mythical Creatures

Mythical Creatures Our team devised a weekly theme of mythical creatures, intending to expand the creative minds and imagination of students through this learning. Throughout the week we formulated crafts connected with this topic and students thoroughly enjoyed these activities.Activities planned the week following focuced on Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners. […]

05.08.22

Outer Space Week

Outer Space Week During Week 3 of OSHC, we celebrated all things space. There was something for everyone to enjoy, with craft activities including: stained glass solar systems, spiral paper galaxies, flying saucers, aliens, and space rockets. We talked about exciting new discoveries in outer space and what life is like as an astronaut. There […]

04.08.22

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04.08.22

Our Environment

Our Environment To celebrate ‘Environmental Week’, the students focused on various engaging activities. These activities included crafts, leaf echidnas, painting with hands, tracing leaf stencils and creating flowers, to develop a sense of importance of our environment. Students achieved the Learning Outcomes of 4.2 and 4.4 as they successfully attained a range of skills and […]

04.08.22

Subjection Selection 2023

From the Deputy Principal (Teaching & Learning) This term, students in Years 9, 10 & 11 will choose their subjects for 2023. Students in these year levels are currently participating in subject selection information sessions which provide information about features of the SACE and subject-specific information to assist them with their choices for next year. A unique […]

03.08.22

From the Music Department

From the Music Department The Tale of the Fire Phoenix In Week 10 of Term 2, a small group of musicians from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra visited SAC to perform for and with the Year 2 and Year 3 students. The performance of The Tale of the Fire Phoenix, written by educator, composer and performer […]

03.08.22

From the OSHC Director

From the OSHC Director Hello and welcome……………………………………………………… Ms Cassandra Dwyer-Monaghan OSHC DIRECTOR

03.08.22

Wonderful Creations on Display!

Wonderful Creations on Display! Please come along to the front office to view the amazing work of our Year 7, 9, 10 and 11 Art and Design students. Featured in the foyer are the Year 10 Design classes’ SAC shelter design posters, the Year 10 Art classes colourful ‘My Place’ paintings, and the Year 9’s […]

03.08.22

Secondary Sport

From the Secondary Sport Coordinator Winter sport Winter sport recommenced after the holiday break last weekend for all badminton, netball and soccer teams. There are only three more rounds of the Winter season, with finals being played on Saturday 13th and 20th of August. Premiership tables will be updated in the lead up to finals, […]

01.08.22

Year 12 Retreat

Cherishing relationships and having fun together at Year 12 Retreat! Despite the typical cold weather during July at Mylor, the Year 12 students on Retreat were greeted by glorious sun on their first day. Even when the rain set in on Thursday afternoon the students were too engrossed in their team-building activities (high ropes, giant […]

01.08.22

Continuing the Storytelling of our History

Continuing the Storytelling of our History eurythmics era Sr Teresa Dunlevie was instrumental in the introduction of eurythmics to encourage graceful deportment, coordination and to promote physical health. By the late 1930s, eurythmics was an important part of the school curriculum with Mr Noel Hubbard, from the College of Physical Culture, Dancing and Massage, employed […]

01.08.22

Celebrating Students’ Achievements

Celebrating Students’ Achievements Congratulations to Year 12 student, Rida! HER PASSION FOR WRITING HAS CERTAINLY BEEN INSPIRATIONAL Rida entered the Flinders University Young Playwrights Competition, deciding to write a play for the first time. This was not only a great experience, Rida also won the Junior Award (including $500 prize money and a subscription to […]

29.07.22

Year 9 and 10 – ‘Fighting the Kaiser’

Year 9 and 10 – ‘Fighting the Kaiser’ As part of their study of World War 1 and World War 2 in Humanities and Social Sciences, the Year 9 and 10 students watched plays titled ‘Fighting the Kaiser’ and ‘Fighting for it’, comprised of true stories from diary entries from a World War 1 correspondent […]

29.07.22

From the Principal

From the Principal It has been a chilly start to school for our 18 new Reception students and their families. The transition program in Term 2 has given them confidence and they have settled into the routines of school life very quickly. We look forward to our partnership with these new families, which will support […]

29.07.22

From the Careers Department

From the Careers Department SAC’S scientist and researcher! James Moore Memorial Prize in Palaeontology James Moore (1990–2014) was a dedicated young Flinders University scientist originally from Whyalla. His passion was palaeontology, the study of fossils. James became hooked on fossils as a high-school student after he grasped an opportunity to participate in Flinders palaeontology expeditions […]

07.07.22

Year 11 Retreat – Enlightened About the Importance of Being Connected to Our Land

Year 11 Retreat Enlightened, connected and sharing the Importance of Our Land On Friday the 1st of July, the Year 11 cohort travelled to Sunnybrae Estate where we were exposed to the realm of indigenous culture. The retreat took a different approach from previous years. This year was the first year where Year 11s could […]

06.07.22

SAC Acknowledgement of Country

SAC Acknowledgement of Country Video This NAIDOC Week, we are proud to be sharing our very own SAC Acknowledgement of Country with our community. Developed as part of our Reconciliation Action Plan, we have worked together with students, families and staff to bring this to life. It was a wonderful opportunity to share a glimpse […]

06.07.22

From the Visual Arts Department

From the Visual Arts Department Paper Dresses on display in the Foyer Gallery On display in the SAC Foyer Gallery is a wonderful exhibition of paper dresses designed and created by the Year 11 Design students. The girls were given the task to create a dress for a celebrity to wear to the Met Gala; […]

06.07.22

From the Deputy Principal (Pastoral Care)

From the Deputy Principal (Pastoral Care) The eSafety Commission is running free webinars for parents and carers of young people aged 13-18. These live webinars will give parents and carers the knowledge, skills and tools to support their children to have safe online experiences. Registrations for the following webinars are now open:  Monday 5 September @ […]

06.07.22

National Final in Sydney – Here she goes!

Made it to the National Final in Sydney! Congratulations to Year 12 student Rida, who won the State Final of the Rostrum Voice of Youth Public Speaking Competition. Rida was one of eight students to have reached this final from an original field of 200 students. She spoke to the topic ‘War is Not the […]

06.07.22

From the Music Department

From the Music Department On the Tuesday evening of Week 8, the five Year 7 Music classes came together to perform for their family and friends, with each class performing as an ensemble, followed by duet and small group performances. The concert also included a performance by the Continuers Band, an ensemble comprising of students […]

06.07.22

From our SRC Executive

From our SRC Executive Every year, Cancer Council hosts Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, bringing people together to raise funds for the prevention, support and research of cancer. As part of our Year 12 Initiative, the SRC Executive Team decided to plan our own Biggest Morning Tea, and through our endeavours we managed to raise an […]

05.07.22

From the Catherine McAuley Library

From the Catherine McAuley Library “Colours of Australia” The junior primary students have been exploring the beautiful collection of books by Bronwyn Bancroft, a First Nations author and illustrator. As they read through “Colours of Australia”, the students used a Nature Colour Wheel plate to make connections between colours in the books and in nature. […]

05.07.22

A Joyous Occasion!

A Joyous Occasion! Celebrating the Sacraments of Confirmation & First Communion The Sacraments of Confirmation & First Eucharist complete the Sacraments of Initiation in the Catholic Church. On Wednesday 22 June, sixteen Year 4 students, their sponsors and families gathered in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral to celebrate these sacraments. The candidates prepared with their class […]

05.07.22

Secondary Sport

From the Secondary Sport Coordinator winter sport As another exciting and busy term of sport draws to a close, I would like to say thank you to the many parents, old scholars, staff and students who have made this term a great success. A special thank you to the coaches for conducting weekly training sessions […]

05.07.22

Young Mercy Leader Making a Difference

Bridget TranYear 10 Student Young Mercy Leader Making a Difference “For the last three months I have participated in the youth Governor’s Leadership Foundation. As a part of this program, I have worked with five other students from around Adelaide with the non-for-profit Charity, Ronald McDonald House Charity SA which is a charity that supports […]

05.07.22

SAC’s Fencing Star!

SAC’s Fencing Star! Student achievemnt Congratulations Sunday! Congratulations to Year 5 student Sunday on her efforts in fencing (sword fighting) where she recently won a competition held by the Fencing Association of SA. Sunday won the Under 11s foil category and was over the moon! Pictured on the left after her comp, we can see […]

05.07.22

SAC’s Arch D Leader

SAC’s Arch D Leader hearing and learning from some of the best podcast & radio producers in the world Congratulations to Year 9 student Isabella, who represented St Aloysius College at the Arch D Leaders Day which focused on hearing and learning from some of the best podcast & radio producers in the world. It […]

04.07.22

AI Top 10 for Australia and New Zealand

AI Top 10 for Australia and New Zealand Thousands of Australian and New Zealand high school students engaged in the challenge with almost 500 team submissions. Microsoft brought together a group of global leaders in technology and society to judge submissions. The Top 10 teams were recognised in a virtual announcement with Lee Hickin (Microsoft […]

04.07.22

Primary Sport

From the Primary Sport Coordinator Term 2 Primary Sport – many great achievements to celebrate! After School Sport Congratulations to all of the students that have participated in Term 2 Primary Sport. It has been a busy, successful, and enjoyable term of sport, with many great achievements to celebrate. We have had large numbers participating […]

04.07.22

From the Careers Department

From the Careers Department Work Experience Week In Week 8 of Term 2, Year 10 students headed out on work experience for four days. Preparation occurred during PLS classes to ensure students were prepared with a clear understanding of workplace rights and responsibilities. Year 10 teachers visited placement sites throughout the week, and it was […]

22.06.22

Heat Experiments – STEM and 9JV Science

Heat Experiments – A snippet of STEM and 9JV Science The “Fountain Experiment”(pictured above) Several students excitedly filmed this demonstration that relied on how a tiny volume of liquid water can turn into a huge volume of steam when boiled, and then back again when cooled, drawing a large swirling volume of coloured water into […]

22.06.22

Refugee Week 2022 – Healing

Refugee Week 2022 – Healing Celebrating the courage and resilience of refugees Students gathered together at lunchtime on Wednesday this week to celebrate the courage and resilience of refugees everywhere. The theme for Refugee Week this year is Healing. Students coloured a collaborative artwork (an illustration by Nima Javan, a refugee and artist specialising in […]

22.06.22

The Big Day In

The Big Day In designed for students to explore careers in technology The Big Day In is an event designed for students to explore careers in technology. Students gain insights into career paths, opportunities, and the future of technology.   Students heard from industry speakers from organisations like Amazon Web Services, Australian Space Agency, Axios, […]

22.06.22

Arts Week

Arts Week – Celebrating the creativity and collaboration in our school community! Arts Week was a new initiative organised by the Senior Art, Drama and Music leaders to celebrate the Arts, as well as the creativity and collaboration in our school community. Held in Week 6, students had the opportunity to get involved in and […]

22.06.22

A little wet weather – lots of fun!

A Little Wet Weather – Lots of fun! A little wet weather didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of our Year 7 students as they headed off to the Adelaide Hills for Year 7 Camp over the past few weeks. Students enjoyed the opportunity to connect with students across the year level and form new connections, while […]

22.06.22

The da Vinci Decathlon

The da Vinci Decathlon The da Vinci Decathlon is an academic competition designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of school students. With a particular emphasis on higher order thinking skills, problem solving and creativity, students compete in teams of eight across ten disciplines: engineering, mathematics, code breaking, art and poetry, science, English, ideation, creative […]

22.06.22

From the Music Department

From the Music Department The past few weeks have been very busy in the Music Department. During Arts week, the Year 5 classes ventured to the Town Hall for a concert by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra as part of the ASO’s annual Festival of Learning. Led by internationally acclaimed educator Paul Rissmann, the concert featured […]

21.06.22

From the Principal

From the Principal Grandparents and grand-friends came out in force last Friday to spend time with Reception students and staff participating in a range of fun and engaging activities. The children were so excited to welcome their families to the College. We recognise the very important role grandparents and friends play in the growth and […]

21.06.22

An Outstanding Achievement

An Outstanding Achievement “you just don’t know it, until you have a go.” Congratulations to Year 12 student, Rida, who was recently a prize winner in the Future Leaders Photography Prize. Pursuing her passion for photography, Rida has always tried to find competitions to enter into and after submitting her photograph and an application, she […]

21.06.22

From the Careers Department

From the Careers Department How do we expect young people to dream if they don’t know what they can dream about? Opportunities for career exploration give young people broader exposure to the working world they will one day enter. Connecting the dots between school and career can aid motivation to strive for future goals, and […]

21.06.22

Bronze Dukes Girls Trek Through Kuitpo Forest

Bronze Dukes Girls Trek Through Kuitpo Forest Monday 6 June started as a clear crisp day and saw 57 students from Year 8 and 9 embark on their first Dukes expedition. After an hour drive, the girls reached their camp site where they quickly pitched their tents before boarding the bus again for a short […]

16.06.22

Support our Year 12 Executive at The Biggest Morning Tea!

Support our Year 12 Executive at The Biggest Morning Tea! On Monday 27 June, the Year 12 Executive will be hosting their very own Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea for staff and Year 12 students at Recess in the McAuley Auditorium. The Year 12’s will be on a baking spree, with a bake sale to […]

09.06.22

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09.06.22

Niina Marni!

Niina Marni! Year 5 students have been learning about Caring for Country and Land Management during Geography lessons. Students have learnt about Terra Nullius and explored traditional methods for caring for and managing the land. To coincide with Reconciliation Week 2022, students improved their skills and knowledge of Kaurna language. With over 250 Indigenous languages […]

09.06.22

From the Catherine McAuley Library

From the Catherine McAuley Library Reconciliation Week – an important time in our library Reconciliation Week was an important time in our library. Library sessions across year levels focused on the theme of “Be Brave. Make Change.” Our younger primary students recognized Mabo Day by exploring Torres Strait Islander stories and songs. Primary students shared […]

09.06.22

‘Beaders’ with Purpose!

‘Beaders’ with Purpose! Each Tuesday at lunchtime, a group of eager beaders meet to make beautiful Mercy bracelets displaying the school’s Mercy values of Justice, Courage, Hospitality, Compassion, Respect and Service. These bracelets will be sold on Mercy Day in Term 3. Look out for them! Ms Mary KotsionisEAL Teacher

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Fri, Aug 5

Mythical Creatures

Mythical Creatures Our team devised a weekly theme of mythical creatures, intending to expand the creative minds and imagination of students through this learning. Throughout the week we formulated crafts connected with this topic and students thoroughly enjoyed these activities.Activities planned the week following focuced on Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners. […]

Fri, Aug 5

Outer Space Week

Outer Space Week During Week 3 of OSHC, we celebrated all things space. There was something for everyone to enjoy, with craft activities including: stained glass solar systems, spiral paper galaxies, flying saucers, aliens, and space rockets. We talked about exciting new discoveries in outer space and what life is like as an astronaut. There […]

Thu, Aug 4

Our Environment

Our Environment To celebrate ‘Environmental Week’, the students focused on various engaging activities. These activities included crafts, leaf echidnas, painting with hands, tracing leaf stencils and creating flowers, to develop a sense of importance of our environment. Students achieved the Learning Outcomes of 4.2 and 4.4 as they successfully attained a range of skills and […]

Thu, Aug 4

Subjection Selection 2023

From the Deputy Principal (Teaching & Learning) This term, students in Years 9, 10 & 11 will choose their subjects for 2023. Students in these year levels are currently participating in subject selection information sessions which provide information about features of the SACE and subject-specific information to assist them with their choices for next year. A unique […]

Wed, Aug 3

From the Music Department

From the Music Department The Tale of the Fire Phoenix In Week 10 of Term 2, a small group of musicians from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra visited SAC to perform for and with the Year 2 and Year 3 students. The performance of The Tale of the Fire Phoenix, written by educator, composer and performer […]

Wed, Aug 3

From the OSHC Director

From the OSHC Director Hello and welcome……………………………………………………… Ms Cassandra Dwyer-Monaghan OSHC DIRECTOR

Wed, Aug 3

Wonderful Creations on Display!

Wonderful Creations on Display! Please come along to the front office to view the amazing work of our Year 7, 9, 10 and 11 Art and Design students. Featured in the foyer are the Year 10 Design classes’ SAC shelter design posters, the Year 10 Art classes colourful ‘My Place’ paintings, and the Year 9’s […]

Wed, Aug 3

Secondary Sport

From the Secondary Sport Coordinator Winter sport Winter sport recommenced after the holiday break last weekend for all badminton, netball and soccer teams. There are only three more rounds of the Winter season, with finals being played on Saturday 13th and 20th of August. Premiership tables will be updated in the lead up to finals, […]