As the diocese newest primary school, St Aloysius Catholic Primary School, Chisholm, aims to build a positive, faith-filled learning culture where students grow both in their faith and as confident, courageous and collaborative learners.
St Aloysius uses contemporary evidence-based learning and teaching that is personalised and responds to the learning needs, interests and experiences of each student and empowers them with the knowledge, skills and capacities to respond creatively to the challenges of their world.
The school has a variety of initiatives to give students the opportunity to make a positive difference for those less fortunate and their environment and offers alterative play options for all children including STEM, coding club, garden club, dance club, Mini Vinnies, choir clubs and meditation.
St Aloysius has been architecturally designed to incorporate the natural landscape into outside learning opportunities, with classrooms incorporating natural light and utilising natural colours and timber surfaces. Flexible furniture, modern technologies and facilities and a central courtyard and playground area provide a sense of community and create a stimulating and adaptable learning environment.
The school offers a range of sports across both the internal and external sporting program, giving students the opportunity to compete at representative levels in swimming, cross country, athletics, rugby, touch football, netball, basketball, soccer and horse sports. All students also participate in a variety of specialist skill workshops supported by the Sport in Schools Australia program.
As an inclusive school, St Aloysius employs a Learning Support Teacher who works with students who have recognised learning disabilities. Students are also provided support by the school psychologist and counsellor, Aboriginal and ESL teachers and the Defence School Transition Aide.
A Before and After School Care service is provided at St Aloysius by Camp Australia, catering for students each morning from 6.30am to 8.40am and each afternoon from 2.50pm to 6.00pm.
Students of St Aloysius Catholic Primary School, Chisholm, are encouraged to continue their Catholic education for Years 7 to 12 by attending St Bede's Catholic College, Chisholm.