About Us
About St. Aloysius

St Aloysius College was established in 1887 by the Sisters of Mercy as a Catholic College for Girls from Year 7 to 12. We are a small College of 600 students located in the inner Melbourne suburb of North Melbourne. We are situated close to transport nestled in quiet streets a short distance from Flemington Road.

Our aim is to educate all our students to the best of their abilities and provide them with the skills to continue on their life journey.

A Great Foundation

In the footsteps of our foundress, Catherine McAuley, the Sisters of Mercy established St Aloysius College in 1887 to provide an education for young women as a means of empowerment. Continuing Catherine McAuley's vision today, our students are inspired to grow and develop into individuals of compassion, courage, strength and competence -

students who "strive for higher things" in their learning and as they journey through life, beyond our College gates.

It is from these foundations that we have established our philosophy of education of Emotional resilience, Spiritual formation, Physical Wellbeing, Respectful relationships, Intellectual rigour and Tradition and growth.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care is concerned with the development of the whole person. Research demonstrates a powerful link between a student¿s sense of worth, social and emotional wellbeing and academic success.

At St Aloysius College the critical relationship between curriculum and pastoral care is acknowledged. Pastoral Care practices and policies enhance the welfare of our individuals and the College community. They actively promote the integrity and care of each person and encourage respect for diversity. All staff at our College is committed to the pastoral needs and welfare of those in our care.

Teaching & Learning

St Aloysius College offers an extensive and challenging curriculum that enables the students to live out the College motto: ¿Strive for higher things¿. Our students learn in an environment of respect and encouragement where students, parents and staff are seen as partners. The College strives to develop the academic, spiritual, emotional and physical talents of each student.

Our strong pastoral care program and first class facilities including our Torquay Outdoor Education and Learning Campus provide challenging and enriching experiences that enable our young women to achieve their full potential. The curriculum content, classroom learning strategies and co-curricular activities provide a broad and balanced approach to learning.

Parents and Friend’s Associations

This Association represents the parent body of the College and exists to support the focus of teaching and learning at St Aloysius College and to further strengthen the critical partnerships within the school.

The Association will:

  • contribute to the development of policy by providing feedback on documents presented
  • encourage parental involvement in the life of the College
  • raise and discuss issues of concern and make recommendations
  • participate in decision-making related to relevant issues
  • organize fundraising events to support initiatives within the College