06.02.23

From the Principal – Issue #2, 2023

From the Principal I hope that your first fortnight of 2023 at St Aloysius College has been an exciting time of growth in friendships, confidence and connection. As I spoke to parents in the courtyard before and after school, it certainly sounded like the year has begun well, and as Catherine McAuley would say, “a […]

30.01.23

And just like that, we are back!

And just like that, we are back! Wishing all our students and their families a fabulous school year!

30.01.23

SAC School Uniform Information

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 Opening times are advertised in the SAC Newsletter prior to the end of each term. Entry is via the Angas Street gate.

27.01.23

From the Deputy Principal (Administration)

From the Deputy Principal (Administration) As we commence the school year, I would like to extend a warm welcome back to all of our returning students and families. A very special welcome also to our new students and families beginning at St Aloysius College.We are lucky enough to celebrate and provide opportunities for our students […]

25.01.23

From the Deputy Principal (Teaching and Learning)

From the Deputy Principal (Teaching and Learning) WELCOME TO 2023 Welcome to the start of a new school year, especially to the new students, families and staff who are joining St Aloysius. It is an exciting time for students whether they are starting school for the first time, starting a new year level or commencing […]

25.01.23

From the Principal – Issue #1, 2023

From the Principal Dear Parents/Guardians, Friends & Students of SAC, Welcome to the 2023 school year. I would like to extend a special welcome to the many new students and families who have joined us at St Aloysius College this year. We hope that in these first few days and weeks, you will experience the […]

08.12.22

Meet Mia, SAC Student named SA’s Young Historian

If you could choose to learn about any Australian historical figure, who might it be? For Year 12 student, Mia Konopka, the answer is clear: Gough Whitlam, Australia’s 21st Prime Minister, who held Office from 1972 until his infamous dismissal in 1975. Intrigued by Whitlam’s political legacy, Mia saw a golden opportunity to broaden her knowledge […]

07.12.22

Meet Mia, SAC Student named SA’s Young Historian 2

Meet Mia, SAC Student named SA’s Young Historian If you could choose to learn about any Australian historical figure, who might it be? For Year 12 student, Mia Konopka, the answer is clear: Gough Whitlam, Australia’s 21st Prime Minister, who held Office from 1972 until his infamous dismissal in 1975. Intrigued by Whitlam’s political legacy, […]

07.12.22

Brava Katia!

Brava Katia!

06.12.22

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06.12.22

Secondary Sport

From the Secondary Sport Coordinator Term 4 Sport The summer season of sport has now come to an end with all Senior and Junior teams having played their last games in Week 6. It has been fantastic to see so many students being active with their friends throughout the term and developing their skills. Each […]

06.12.22

Calvary Placemats Drop Off

Calvary Placemats Drop Off On Tuesday 6th December, Year 7 students Raven, Sakura, Diana, Lucinda, Tayla and Remi visited Calvary Hospital to deliver handmade artworks that will be used as placemats for patients’ lunch trays on Christmas Day. Over 140 placemats were made by the SAC students from Reception to Year 11 who got involved […]

05.12.22

From the Justice and Mercy Team

From the Justice and Mercy Team The Justice and Mercy students have had a very busy end to the year! Each Wednesday at lunchtime this term, a group of students between Years 7 and 12 have scurried down the road to the Adelaide Day Centre to volunteer. The students spend 25 minutes assisting staff and […]

05.12.22

Year 3 Sacrament of Reconciliation Certificate Presentation

Year 3 Sacrament of Reconciliation Certificate Presentation Year 3 students were pleased to receive their certificates acknowledging their Sacrament of Reconciliation. This Sacrament of Healing was celebrated by Fr Peter & Fr Matthew on 24 October in the St Francis Xavier Cathedral. Certificates were presented by Mrs Sandra Sofia assisted by Miss Isabella Deluca. Students […]

05.12.22

Silver Duke of Edinburgh Adventures

Silver Duke of Edinburgh Adventures The Silver Duke of Ed team set off from Cape Jervis (head of Heuzenroeder Trail) for a 14 kilometre hike to campground in Deep Creek Conservation Park. They visited Blow Hole Beach along the way and took a well-earned rest, before their final 4 kilometre trek to campground. A wash […]

05.12.22

SAC Spectacular Recording

SAC Spectacular Recording Did you Enjoy the show? Order your $15 digital download via the following link: https://SACA.formstack.com/forms/2022_sac_spectacular_digital_download_order_form

05.12.22

From the Primary Sport Coordinator

From the Primary Sport Coordinator On Monday 21 November, 28 Year 3-5 students travelled to Bridgestone Athletics Stadium to compete in the annual SACPSSA carnival. It was great to see the girls supporting each other throughout the long day, keeping their spirits up and always trying their very best. A special mention to the following […]

05.12.22

From the Digital Technologies Coordinator

From the Digital Technologies Coordinator  Arch D Podcasting Awards The 2022 Arch D Podcasting Awards were hosted at Sacred Heart College to celebrate the achievements of CESA students as one big podcasting community. The red-carpet event was lively, with a 70’s disco theme. Congratulations to Year 9 students, Grace, Chloe & Olivia, who won The Most […]

05.12.22

From the Careers Department

From the Careers Department GIRLS ON TRACK A small group of students from Years 3, 5 ,7 and 8 were extremely fortunate to attend the Girls on Track workshop at the Adelaide 500. They participated in STEM activities, a pit stop challenge, a media workshop, recreation and fitness challenge and a garage tour while learning […]

05.12.22

From the Uniform Shop

From the Uniform Shop Our Uniform Shop will be open during the school holidays: Tuesday 24 January 10.00am – 4.30pmWednesday 25 January8.30am – 1.00pmFriday 27 January8.30am – 4.30pmFirst day of Term 1 Monday 30 January8.00am – 11.30am For holiday appointments please click here – https://sac.setmore.com/ Our online store will be open throughout the holidays and […]

05.12.22

Chinese Singing Competition

Chinese Singing Competition Year 9 students, Charlotte and Mikayla, have won the first prize of the Friendship Cup Chinese singing Competition. The award ceremony was on Saturday 3 December 2022 at Elder Hall in the University of Adelaide. This competition was held by the Australia-China Cultural Promotion Association and sponsored by Adelaide University Chinese Students’ […]

05.12.22

HerTechPath

HerTechPath HerTechPath, started in 2016 as a grass-roots community of women in South Australia working in the tech sector who wanted more girls to consider careers in our exciting and influential sector. Recently, HerTechPath, Planit and Aplo offered a school-based workshop designed to enhance interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and help students discover […]

05.12.22

From the Principal #20

From the Principal I don’t think we could fit much more action into the last two weeks of the school year if we tried! SAC Spectacular was such a resounding success, a festival of energy and colour that had us all spellbound. Thank you to Eloise Griffiths, who always bring together such a brilliant program, […]

24.11.22

Ancient History

Ancient History Ancient History was explored this term with various craft activities created by the talented educators to explore this theme. The girls in Airspace made their own Papyrus paper and explored Hieroglyphics. Students discussed and explored the different symbols and their meanings using technology to research online, and by watching educational videos. Students in […]

24.11.22

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter One of our most popular themes suggested by students of all ages is Harry Potter, a book series written by JK Rowling. The students entered the magical world of Hogwarts through multimedia experiences, craft activities and opportunities for imaginary play. Students created wizard wands, flying broomsticks, Harry Potter puppets, […]

22.11.22

Spike App for OSHC Bookings

Spike App for OSHC Bookings We have transitioned to an online booking system for parents and caregivers for our Before and After School care services. The online booking system gives parents and caregivers the ability to book and/or cancel OSHC bookings using the SPIKE Childcare App and access other important information. We are now using […]

22.11.22

Before School Care in Term 4

Before School Care in Term 4 This term in Before School Care, students have been learning about exciting topics such as reptiles and amphibians, dinosaurs and ancient histories. Students have expanded their knowledge through group discussions and watching educational videos on the topic. They enjoy participating in the craft activities that correlate to the weekly […]

22.11.22

From the Deputy Principal (Pastoral Care)

From the Deputy Principal (Pastoral Care) Creating classes that reflect well-balanced learning communities We have completed the important process of class placements for 2023. Placing your daughter and considering the make-up of each classroom is an intricate process that we take very seriously. Our goal each year is to create classes that reflect well-balanced learning […]

22.11.22

Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education Appreciating nature and its WONDERS Year 11 Outdoor Education students recently walked 26 kilometres across three days in Deep Creek Conservation Park on the Fleurieu Pensinsula. The hikes were more challenging than usual due to wind and rain, but that didn’t stop the students from enjoying themselves and the rich scenery and sounds […]

22.11.22

From the Music Department

From the Music Department In Week 4, our Stage Band were fortunate to have Dr Jordan Murray visit SAC and conduct a workshop with the band. A gifted trombonist, educator, composer/arranger and performer, Jordan is also the new Musical Director of Generations in Jazz. Jordan spent time with our students working on all aspects of […]

21.11.22

Outdoor Ed

Outdoor Ed xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

21.11.22

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day It is always with pride and reverence that students embrace the opportunity to participate in Remembrance Day activities. This year, carrying the honour of supporting the 2/43rd Battalion, for whom SAC is custodian of over 200 remembrance crosses and their ceremonial flag, were students of 7NW. The students placed the crosses on the […]

21.11.22

Fencing SA State Championships

Fencing SA State Championships Congratulations to Year 5 student Sunday, who won two places in the recent Fencing SA State Championships. Sunday came 1st in the Under 11s Girls Foil competition, and 2nd in Under 13s Girls’ Foil competition. Well done, Sunday!

21.11.22

Student Leaders for 2023

Student Leaders for 2023 We are very pleased to announce the following Student Leaders for 2023. We are very proud of all students who applied and showed a willingness to involve themselves in students’ leadership at SAC. Ms Jacqui McilroyDeputy Principal (Pastoral Care) Sports Captains 2023

21.11.22

A Brilliant Year 10 Drama Night!

It was a full house last Tuesday night where almost 50 students took to the stage performing their own self-written plays. Their plays explored serious social issues and highlighted things they wish to see change in the world. The plays were (in order of appearance) ‘Too Late’, ‘Aminah’, ‘A Step Out of Order’, ‘Hidden’, ‘What […]

21.11.22

Virtual Reality (VR) Experience for Students

Virtual Reality (VR) Experience for Students Year 10 and Stage 1 Digital Technology students went to Lumination Lab to be immersed in VR. They stepped into the shoes of an astronaut and experienced what it might feel like to navigate through the stars and into the future. They investigated the challenges and exciting possibilities that […]

21.11.22

UN Voice of Youth Competition

UN Voice of Youth Competition We are very proud of Year 8 student, Mariya, who ranked third in the Junior Finals of the UN Youth SA’s Voice Competition last weekend. Mariya impressed the judges with her presentation on the topic of ‘Incentivising Migration to Regional Australia’. The Voice Competition is considered Australia’s most prestigious public […]

21.11.22

Welcome to our new OSHC staff member!

Welcome to our new OSHC staff member! This Term, we welcomed Chelsea to our wonderful team of OSHC Educators. Please read some information about her below.

21.11.22

Active Play

Active Play The playground is a wonderful place for students to be active, play with friends and challenge themselves. Students have shown persistence and resilience while learning new skills and trying new pieces of equipment. Many students enjoy showing educators new skills or tricks they have learnt while playing and experimenting. The rock climbing walls, […]

21.11.22

Year 3 Bilingual Storytellers!

Year 3 Bilingual Storytellers! Our 3EG students were given the challenge of writing a ‘Bilingual story’, partly in Chinese and partly in English – a culmination of four terms of learning including food, transport, introduction and sea animals. They read a model story by the teacher and in teams of two or three they then […]

21.11.22

Term 3 Vacation Care

Term 3 Vacation Care The October Vacation Care program engaged the students in an array of activities. The program began with a much-anticipated visit to the famous Haigh’s Chocolate Factory. Students enjoyed a tour, learning how chocolate is made and the history of the Haigh’s Chocolate Factory. On their return to school, the students enjoyed […]

21.11.22

Frog Craft

Frog Craft The students were eager to learn about the themed topic ‘Reptiles and Amphibians’. The educators provided engaging crafts and activities for the students which brought to light some interesting facts about the various types of animals included in the classification, habitat, diet and much more. Some facts which interested the students were that […]

21.11.22

Visitors with Tales of Success

Visitors with Tales of Success Timor-Leste is a country in Southeast Asia, approximately one hour’s flight away from Darwin. The country has a population of 1.3 million people and it has the highest rate of poverty in Southeast Asia. Before the pandemic began, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said that, “one in five […]

21.11.22

Continuing the Storytelling of our History

Continuing the Storytelling of our History Boarders’ High Jinks The routine and discipline of the boarding house in the 1920s was strict with early mornings and rules of silence but mischief and pranks abounded. Midnight feasts and pillow fights were part of boarding house culture, but it was the arrival of the daughters of the […]

21.11.22

Chemical Reactions in Year 9

Chemical Reactions in Year 9 Whenever we study a Chemistry topic, students ask “Can we make something blow up?”, so last week we did exactly that.  In our study of Chemical Reactions, we have recently been learning about different properties of acids and bases and where these are found around the home.  In an adaptation […]

21.11.22

The National History Challenge

The National History Challenge Causes and Consequences The National History Challenge is a research-based competition for Australian students from Year 1-12. It gives students a chance to be historians, researching world history, examining Australia’s past, investigating their community or exploring their own roots. The theme of the 2022 National History Challenge was “Causes and Consequences”, with […]

21.11.22

From the Principal

From the Principal Welcoming our new Reception students for two visits to the College this fortnight has been an absolute joy. There was a visible sense of wonder and excitement, as well as a few nerves, as the children made new friends, connected with their teachers and prepared to embrace all that school life has […]

17.11.22

Visitors with Tales of Success

Timor-Leste is a country in Southeast Asia, approximately one hour’s flight away from Darwin. The country has a population of 1.3 million people and it has the highest rate of poverty in Southeast Asia. Before the pandemic began, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said that, “one in five Timorese households were receiving payments […]

10.11.22

A Cause Close to the Heart

Did you know that, on average, 57 Australians are diagnosed with breast cancer each week? That equates to 20,000 Australians each year, and it makes breast cancer the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. Many Australians, even if not diagnosed themselves, are likely to know someone who is or will be within their lifetime. […]

10.11.22

A Cause Close to the Heart

A Cause Close to the Heart Did you know that, on average, 57 Australians are diagnosed with breast cancer each week? That equates to 20,000 Australians each year, and it makes breast cancer the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. Many Australians, even if not diagnosed themselves, are likely to know someone who is […]

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Mon, Feb 6

From the Principal – Issue #2, 2023

From the Principal I hope that your first fortnight of 2023 at St Aloysius College has been an exciting time of growth in friendships, confidence and connection. As I spoke to parents in the courtyard before and after school, it certainly sounded like the year has begun well, and as Catherine McAuley would say, “a […]

Mon, Jan 30

SAC School Uniform Information

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 Opening times are advertised in the SAC Newsletter prior to the end of each term. Entry is via the Angas Street gate.

Fri, Jan 27

From the Deputy Principal (Administration)

From the Deputy Principal (Administration) As we commence the school year, I would like to extend a warm welcome back to all of our returning students and families. A very special welcome also to our new students and families beginning at St Aloysius College.We are lucky enough to celebrate and provide opportunities for our students […]

Wed, Jan 25

From the Deputy Principal (Teaching and Learning)

From the Deputy Principal (Teaching and Learning) WELCOME TO 2023 Welcome to the start of a new school year, especially to the new students, families and staff who are joining St Aloysius. It is an exciting time for students whether they are starting school for the first time, starting a new year level or commencing […]

Wed, Jan 25

From the Principal – Issue #1, 2023

From the Principal Dear Parents/Guardians, Friends & Students of SAC, Welcome to the 2023 school year. I would like to extend a special welcome to the many new students and families who have joined us at St Aloysius College this year. We hope that in these first few days and weeks, you will experience the […]

Thu, Dec 8

Meet Mia, SAC Student named SA’s Young Historian

If you could choose to learn about any Australian historical figure, who might it be? For Year 12 student, Mia Konopka, the answer is clear: Gough Whitlam, Australia’s 21st Prime Minister, who held Office from 1972 until his infamous dismissal in 1975. Intrigued by Whitlam’s political legacy, Mia saw a golden opportunity to broaden her knowledge […]

Wed, Dec 7

Meet Mia, SAC Student named SA’s Young Historian 2

Meet Mia, SAC Student named SA’s Young Historian If you could choose to learn about any Australian historical figure, who might it be? For Year 12 student, Mia Konopka, the answer is clear: Gough Whitlam, Australia’s 21st Prime Minister, who held Office from 1972 until his infamous dismissal in 1975. Intrigued by Whitlam’s political legacy, […]

Tue, Dec 6

Secondary Sport

From the Secondary Sport Coordinator Term 4 Sport The summer season of sport has now come to an end with all Senior and Junior teams having played their last games in Week 6. It has been fantastic to see so many students being active with their friends throughout the term and developing their skills. Each […]

Tue, Dec 6

Calvary Placemats Drop Off

Calvary Placemats Drop Off On Tuesday 6th December, Year 7 students Raven, Sakura, Diana, Lucinda, Tayla and Remi visited Calvary Hospital to deliver handmade artworks that will be used as placemats for patients’ lunch trays on Christmas Day. Over 140 placemats were made by the SAC students from Reception to Year 11 who got involved […]

Mon, Dec 5

From the Justice and Mercy Team

From the Justice and Mercy Team The Justice and Mercy students have had a very busy end to the year! Each Wednesday at lunchtime this term, a group of students between Years 7 and 12 have scurried down the road to the Adelaide Day Centre to volunteer. The students spend 25 minutes assisting staff and […]

Mon, Dec 5

Year 3 Sacrament of Reconciliation Certificate Presentation

Year 3 Sacrament of Reconciliation Certificate Presentation Year 3 students were pleased to receive their certificates acknowledging their Sacrament of Reconciliation. This Sacrament of Healing was celebrated by Fr Peter & Fr Matthew on 24 October in the St Francis Xavier Cathedral. Certificates were presented by Mrs Sandra Sofia assisted by Miss Isabella Deluca. Students […]

Mon, Dec 5

Silver Duke of Edinburgh Adventures

Silver Duke of Edinburgh Adventures The Silver Duke of Ed team set off from Cape Jervis (head of Heuzenroeder Trail) for a 14 kilometre hike to campground in Deep Creek Conservation Park. They visited Blow Hole Beach along the way and took a well-earned rest, before their final 4 kilometre trek to campground. A wash […]

Mon, Dec 5

SAC Spectacular Recording

SAC Spectacular Recording Did you Enjoy the show? Order your $15 digital download via the following link: https://SACA.formstack.com/forms/2022_sac_spectacular_digital_download_order_form

Mon, Dec 5

From the Primary Sport Coordinator

From the Primary Sport Coordinator On Monday 21 November, 28 Year 3-5 students travelled to Bridgestone Athletics Stadium to compete in the annual SACPSSA carnival. It was great to see the girls supporting each other throughout the long day, keeping their spirits up and always trying their very best. A special mention to the following […]

Mon, Dec 5

From the Digital Technologies Coordinator

From the Digital Technologies Coordinator  Arch D Podcasting Awards The 2022 Arch D Podcasting Awards were hosted at Sacred Heart College to celebrate the achievements of CESA students as one big podcasting community. The red-carpet event was lively, with a 70’s disco theme. Congratulations to Year 9 students, Grace, Chloe & Olivia, who won The Most […]

Mon, Dec 5

From the Careers Department

From the Careers Department GIRLS ON TRACK A small group of students from Years 3, 5 ,7 and 8 were extremely fortunate to attend the Girls on Track workshop at the Adelaide 500. They participated in STEM activities, a pit stop challenge, a media workshop, recreation and fitness challenge and a garage tour while learning […]

Mon, Dec 5

From the Uniform Shop

From the Uniform Shop Our Uniform Shop will be open during the school holidays: Tuesday 24 January 10.00am – 4.30pmWednesday 25 January8.30am – 1.00pmFriday 27 January8.30am – 4.30pmFirst day of Term 1 Monday 30 January8.00am – 11.30am For holiday appointments please click here – https://sac.setmore.com/ Our online store will be open throughout the holidays and […]

Mon, Dec 5

Chinese Singing Competition

Chinese Singing Competition Year 9 students, Charlotte and Mikayla, have won the first prize of the Friendship Cup Chinese singing Competition. The award ceremony was on Saturday 3 December 2022 at Elder Hall in the University of Adelaide. This competition was held by the Australia-China Cultural Promotion Association and sponsored by Adelaide University Chinese Students’ […]