St Aloysius Catholic Primary School is part of the Catholic Church in the 21st Century. We are placing the teachings of Jesus and our Catholic traditions into our contemporary and diverse culture. In an ever-changing world we are guided by the Holy Spirit and we are called to “act justly and love mercifully and walk humbly with our God” - Micah 6:8. We embrace the charism of our school and through our RE curriculum, we endeavour to follow in the footsteps of Aloysius Gonzaga, Caroline Chisholm and the Sisters of Mercy, who were also called, and did their best to live like Jesus and help others in need.
Our Catholic school offers students the opportunity to learn and develop in an atmosphere characterised by care. We aim to form students as young men and women who are able to make an active, worthwhile contribution to the world in which they live. We celebrate our heritage and faith together with our wider Parish communities.
Inspired by the message and example of Jesus Christ, our school lives out a distinctive educational vision. Supported by the Catholic community of which we are a vital part, we invite students and their families into a faith‐filled educational experience.
As a key ministry of parishes and the diocese, our Catholic school encourages and support parents in their responsibility for the faith formation of their children. This formation is supported by prayer and opportunities to participate in the life, mission and liturgy of the broader Catholic community.
Our school commits to:
- Nurturing each individual’s growth in faith and unique potential
- Offering outstanding educational experiences founded on Catholic values
- Fostering partnership between parents and staff in the education of their children
- Creating communities of respect for each other, the wider society and the earth
- Encouraging active engagement in social justice issues, the service of others and the promotion of peace.
Our Catholic school is part of a long tradition of Catholic education provided by religious and lay teachers in Australia and this diocese for over 180 years. We fulfil parents’ right to choose the schooling for their children which reflects their own values, beliefs and hopes.
As a school community, we promote the teachings and vision given to us by Jesus in both the formal and informal curriculum. We nurture the talents, abilities and spirituality of our students by instilling in them an understanding and appreciation of the charism of St Aloysius Gonzaga, the Mercy Sisters, and Caroline Chisholm. This policy provides a framework to enhance and promote knowledge and understanding of the traditions of the Catholic community: its story, its experiences and its teachings, through the following four strands - Jesus and Scripture, History and Beliefs, Celebration and Prayer, Justice and Morality.