Celebrating our History

134 years ago, there was a vision to create the best possible school experience in the new suburb of North Melbourne. Since that vision, countless Sisters of Mercy, staff, students and families have added to that vision through their actions. Vision with action creates success and on Monday, 21st June we celebrated that success, we celebrate 134 years of vision meeting action.

The day started with the Year 12 and staff breakfast followed by a liturgy, which was celebrated by Father Hien and Father Barry Tobin as co-celebrants.  Father Tobin delivered the homily reflecting upon his time as a student at St Aloysius in the early 1940s.  He also shared with us stories of that time. His fond memories of Sr Leonie and his time as a student at the College were applauded by all.

The day also witnessed 2 of our students, Tayla Rayner (Year 9) and Keely Mair (Year 12) and Hannah Herodotus (staff member) receiving the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist after months of preparation supported by Father Hien and by Sr Loretta Lynch. Tayla Rayner was also Baptised by Father Hien at St Brendan’s Parish Church, Kensington on Sunday, 20 June.

 

Following liturgy, the day moved onto the Staff V Students Volleyball game, discos in the hall, a costume parade, photo booth, sausage sizzle, board games and movie screenings.

We thank all staff and students who ensured St Aloysius Day was such a success and congratulate them for their exceptional navigation of the challenges and triumphs of term two.

We wish everyone a happy and safe winter break and are already looking forward to an exciting Term three.