Kindle Curiosity.

At St Aloysius, there is a strong focus on the explicit teaching of literacy skills that prepare students for success across all subject areas and for life beyond the classroom. Students are offered a range of opportunities for extension through participation in language-related activities within the College and wider community. These opportunities include the Book Clubs, Debaters' Association of Victoria Schools' Competition, ACS Public Speaking Competition and various other external writing competitions.


The English Curriculum

The Junior Years (7-9)
The Senior Years (10-12)
VCE (Years 11 & 12)

The Junior Years (7-9)

In the Junior Years, English students are invited to think critically about a range of texts and become curious learners. Students are exposed to texts including fiction, poetry, film and multimodal texts. They develop their speaking and listening skills by writing and creating oral presentations and through discussion and debate with their peers. Our teaching teams utilise student-centered strategies to foster independence and student agency in the English classroom.

The College celebrates and cultivates a culture of reading amongst our students through the Years 7-9 Wide Reading Program and in our studies in English. We expose our students to texts that explore diverse human experiences to broaden their worldview and facilitate rich discussions in the classroom. Students are taught to engage in meaningful dialogue about how writers explore ideas, views and values. Students at St Aloysius through their own reading of texts and find and develop their voice in writing.

The Senior Years (10-12)

In the Senior Years, English students continue to develop their inferential reading and viewing skills through the exploration of challenging and diverse literature. Students focus on analysing authorial purpose, developing personal interpretations and examining how texts are contructed. Throughout their studies, students continue to showcase their understanding and skills by producing analytical, creative and persuasive texts. The aim of Senior English is to create confident communicators, critical thinkers and informed global citizens.

Subjects offered at VCE level include English, English Literature and English as an Additional Language

VCE (Years 11 & 12)

At St Aloysius College, we offer the full range of VCE Mathematics subjects at Units 1–4 available to students:

  • Foundation Mathematics
  • General Mathematics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Specialist Mathematics

Students are able to complete one or a combination of these subjects as a part of their VCE Mathematics program. At St Aloysius College, we regularly achieve at study score median of 30 or above across the Mathematics Learning Area, as well as consistently achieving study scores above 40. The teaching staff are a team of passionate and dedicated professionals with great experience in teaching mathematics, looking forward every day to help grow and develop the mathematical minds of their students.