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Life is Co-Ed and so are we from

Mary Farah, Principal

Welcome to the St Aloysius College website. Our College is one of the oldest schools in Melbourne, with our founding on this site, North Melbourne, in 1887.

The world into which our school was founded was a vastly different world to the one we now find ourselves in; women over the last century have made tremendous strides towards equality in all areas, and schools like St Aloysius, led that very charge and continue to do so with our embracing of co-education. As we enter the third decade of the twenty-first century, our College has one eye on the future whilst ensuring our values and mission; treasured and grounded in all what we do.

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Our Mission Statement clearly articulates our unique focus; based upon our Catholic faith foundation, in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, we leverage the college’s positive energy and supportive community to enable our students to move confidently into their futures. In order to achieve this, our high calibre of staff seek each day to provide unique, engaging and broad educational opportunities for all our students and families.

St Aloysius College is built upon the Mercy Education values of justice, compassion, hospitality, respect, service and courage. These values, alongside inclusivity and leading research in the field of education, have continued to influence our exciting 2020 decision to move towards co-education.

I am incredibly excited and proud to be the Principal of such a progressive college, and I am honoured to lead the college in this new chapter of its illustrious history; a chapter that will provide our young people with new and untold opportunities and real-world experiences. I am also excited to work in partnership with new and long-standing families and friends. It is, of course, simply impossible to paint the whole picture of life at St Aloysius College in a prospectus or a website, so I encourage you to come and experience the vitality of this community in person and witness the unrivalled opportunity it affords for your child. A St Aloysius education enriches the lives of all.

I hope to see you soon.

Our Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision is to build a highly creative, student centred learning community where individual needs are met and where the inspiration to personal excellence is integral to everything we do.

We aspire to be a compassionate and just community, nourished by the teachings of Jesus Christ, sustained by the Catholic Church and inspired by the vision of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy.

Our Mission is to ensure that all students become:

  • dedicated, self-directed, critical and enthusiastic life-long learners;
  • empowered and strong of character, thriving on personal responsibility;
  • personally fulfilled, knowing their own worth;
  • capable of experiencing achievement and joy in all that they do;
  • confident, creative and collaborative problem solvers who respond positively to a world of rapid change;
  • effective and empathetic communicators who are globally aware and socially and culturally active and inclusive;
  • humane and caring, always looking to reach out to those in need.

Inspired by the charism of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy, our Values are expressed by:

  • Living faithfully, placing God at the heart of all that we do;
  • Living with integrity, so that it lies at the heart of all we say and do;
  • Being honest, so that we are truthful to ourselves and to others;
  • Showing respect, so that we value ourselves and others, appreciating our similarities and celebrating our uniqueness;
  • Being courageous, to do what’s right no matter how challenging;
  • Taking responsibility, to be sensible, reliable and accountable;
  • Honouring the contributions of our past, so that it becomes a catalyst for embracing a bright and hope-fi lled future;
  • Creating a nurturing and welcoming environment that celebrates diversity and personal achievement;
  • Being of service to others, through our unity and solidarity with those who are marginalised or disadvantaged.

St Aloysius College is a Child Safe School that acknowledges the duty of care owed to students. 

We commit to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the children and young people in our care.