Welcome to St Aloysius’ School
It is with great pride, excitement and energy that I lead St. Aloysius Primary School in 2023. St. Aloysius’ is a school built on the foundation of a strong community. Our students, staff and families are all connected, dedicated and committed to learning and teaching in an ever evolving and changing world.
We believe in a school community that responds to the needs of the world, that is aware of the needs of others and strives to be an inclusive, safe and welcoming environment for all. We understand that in Catholic Social Teaching, parents are the first educators of their children and we value parent partnerships and positive relationships with all caregivers.
This year, we look forward to building our collective ability to be resilient and empathetic and to learn with a positive and open mindset. Our students continue to be at the centre of all we do at St. Aloysius, with academic, social and emotional learning evident in every encounter and in every experience.
St Aloysius' Primary School is a Catholic Co-Educational Primary School in Redan, Ballarat. We are located at 800 Ripon St, Redan.
This year, we have 243 students enrolled from Foundation to Year 6.
We offer a comprehensive education in the Catholic tradition. Together with our highly motivated and trained staff, we work with our families to maximise learning outcomes for our students, with a strong focus on the teaching of Literacy and Numeracy across all levels as well as providing an engaging learning experience across all learning areas.
The wellbeing of our students is paramount. The school has a Pastoral Care Worker onsite three days per week and all staff are currently working with the MacKillop Institute and the ReLATE program to provide a safe and engaging learning environment.
Student education is also enhanced through specialist education in Physical Education, Japanese, Performing Arts and STEAM classes (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Maths) for all students on a weekly basis. Children participate in Robotics via the STEAM specialist lessons.
At St Aloysius', we have a strong commitment to life-long learning, encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning through a contemporary and stimulating curriculum. Students set individual learning goals and aspire to maintain a high standard for their learning. The fostering of individual students to develop into happy and productive members of our community is of paramount importance. St Aloysius' is committed to the development of each individual student in attaining his or her potential: spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically.
Our School Vision Statement reads:
“As partners in Catholic Education, and open to God’s presence, we pursue fullness of life for all.”
Child Safety is a priority at St Aloysius and student wellbeing is well resourced with a trained pastoral care worker at school three days per week, a buddy program for all foundation students and our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen garden enhancing engagement in Years 3 & 4.
Our current school priorities (2020-2024) include;
- Seeking fullness of life for all through Faith, Hope and Love.
- Building a safe and healthy learning culture.
- Maximising engagement and growth of all students.
Our school community is supported by an active School Advisory Council and Parents and Friends Committee. Both provide an opportunity for parents to actively participate in the life of the school. The school nurtures and supports students to develop critical thinking skills, self-reliance, community action and strong interpersonal skills through a commitment to success and achievement across the curriculum within modern learning environments. In 2021 our new Year 1/2 learning hub was opened to provide excellent learning for our students. The Foundation and Year 3/4 classes have also been fully refurbished and provide flexible and modern learning environments. Our next stage of development is to transform the remainder of the school into a Year 5/6 learning hub.
Application for enrolment to St Aloysius' School can be made by contacting the school directly on 5335 8177. A single enrolment application process is in place for ALL families seeking Foundation (Prep) enrolment for the 2024 school year at one of the Catholic primary schools within the City of Ballarat (including siblings of children already enrolled).
We hope that you find our website provides many insights into our wonderful school.