St Aloysius Primary School, Chisholm, is the diocese newest primary school, opening in February 2015. It was named after St Aloysius - the patron saint of young students. The community of St Aloysius are called to be the face of Christ through living, loving and learning together. The school dares to empower all to wonder, hope, thrive and be proud witnesses of our faith. The school’s motto is “We are called”- challenging all to discover and share their unique gifts to build a new Catholic community together.
As a new school, St Aloysius is able to dream and create a positive, faith-filled learning culture and build a school where students grow both in their faith and as confident, courageous and collaborative learners. It is the belief of the school that students will best experience success through contemporary evidence-based learning and teaching. Embedding the Four Pillars of Learning will provide a strong foundation enabling all to reach their potential: Learning to Know; Learning to Do; Learning to Be & Learning to Live Together.
St Aloysius has been architecturally designed to incorporate the natural landscape into outside learning opportunities. The buildings have been designed around a central courtyard and playground to provide a sense of community. The classroom buildings incorporate natural light and utilise natural colours and many timber surfaces. Flexible furniture, the latest computer technology and unique, interesting classroom features have been incorporated to provide a stimulating and adaptable learning environment. The school was designed to meet the needs of contemporary learners allowing for both collaboration and personalised learning.