Policy

St Aloysius' College is a Jesuit school for boys providing in co-operation with families, a Catholic education which:

  • Proposes Christ as the model of human life
  • Pursues excellence in teaching and learning
  • Promotes lifelong learning and spiritual growth

Year 5 is the main intake year with smaller intakes in Years 3, 7 and 11. Students are also admitted into other year levels if vacancies occur.

As St Aloysius' College is not a "full-feeing paying overseas students school", only applicants who are permanent residents of Australia, or whose families have a current Australian working visa (copy of passport must be submitted) are eligible to apply for admission to the College.

The College is selective in that the prospective students must fit comfortably into the academic system of teaching.

In addition to the academic ability of the student, the College seeks to enrol students:

  • who will be comfortable scholastically
  • whose homes have similar attitudes, values and priorities as the College
  • who will participate in extra-curricular activities
  • who will keep the College rules consistently and for the right motives

The acceptance of an application is at the discretion of the College.

Enrolment Procedures

The application process commences by completing and forwarding to the College an Application for Enrolment form.  A non-refundable application fee of $250 is payable at the time the Application for Enrolment is forwarded to the College.

Year 5 is the main intake year, with smaller intakes in Years 3, 7 and 11. Students are also admitted into other years levels if vacancies occur. If application is made for a particular year of entry, and if you wish to change that year of entry, please notify the Registrar in writing.

As St Aloysius’ College is not an overseas students school, only applicants who are permanent residents of Australia, or whose families have a current Australian working visa are eligible to apply for admission to the College. In the latter case, a certified photocopy of the visa must be submitted.

All boys must sit for an entrance examination, which comprises several short tests in English, Mathematics and Reasoning.  These examinations normally take place in February of the year prior to entry for Years 3 and 5 and two years prior to entry for Year 7.  You will be notified as to the exact date of the examination before the close of January. Should you receive no correspondence by that time please contact the College without delay. After the examination, shortlisted candidates will be offered an interview and considered for placement.

Application may only be made for one year at a time.  Applications are only valid for the proposed year of entry.  If unsuccessful for any particular year, applicants may apply for a later year of entry, pay a reduced application fee of $200 and sit another entrance examination.

Should your son be accepted into the College a non-refundable Acceptance Fee will become payable to secure a place. This place cannot be deferred to another year. See current fee schedule as an indication: fees charged vary from year to year.

Within the context of a formation in the Christian humanist tradition, the College seeks to prepare boys for tertiary education.  Therefore the entrance examinations are designed to select boys who are capable of attaining this level. The College curriculum is styled to suit boys with such scholastic ability.

In addition to the academic ability of the boy, the selection policy of the College takes into account:

i

the faith tradition of the boy and his family;

ii

signs of a congruence of family values with those professed by the College as expressed in the College Prospectus;

iii

the family ties which the student has with the College

Please note that consideration will be given to brothers of boys in the school and to sons of Old Boys but enrolment is not automatic.

At the discretion of the College, applicants and their parents may be required to attend an interview.

The College will not normally enter into negotiations with respect to admission. The acceptance of an application and enrolment decisions are at the discretion of the Rector.

The College reserves the right to change the Enrolment Policy and Procedure at its discretion.

Summary of Conditions of Enrolment

Co-Curricular Activities:
It is a policy of the College that students participate in the sporting activities offered in all four terms. In some circumstances, for example if a particular sport is oversubscribed, a student may be required to participate in sporting activities not chosen by him. If your child has an illness, injury or other disability which prevents him from taking part in a particular sport, or that makes him particularly susceptible to injury, parents must advise the College.

In addition to a range of sports, there are a variety of activities e.g. music, drama, debating, chess, computers, cadets and the like, in which students are encouraged to take part. The College takes seriously the formation of the whole person.

Length of Stay:
We expect that applicants, if accepted, will continue at the College to complete their secondary studies unless unforeseen circumstances occur or it becomes clear that the boy is not benefiting from what the College has to offer. We understand that, with due notice, the parents have the right to remove their son from the College at any stage.

Rights of the College to Exclude a Student:
Students must act in accordance with the directions of College staff and observe all rules and regulations of the College. The College reserves the right to exclude any student either permanently or temporarily, consistent with published policies outlining procedural fairness.

Continuing Enrolment:
The continuing enrolment of a student is conditional upon his maintaining academic standards set by the College.  If the College forms the view that the student is not meeting those standards, it may terminate his enrolment. The College views the first year of enrolment as a year in which both parties can assess how well the College, student and home meet expectations.

Changes Made to Curriculum:
The College reserves the right to amend its academic and other programs at any time and without notice to parents. This may include the discontinuance of teaching subjects and other programs.

Fees:
School fees are due and payable within twenty-one (21) days of the date appearing on the account. When parents enrol their son at St Aloysius’ College there is a commitment to pay school fees on time. Overdue charges will be imposed on unpaid tuition fees from the date of the account on any amount outstanding after twenty-one (21) days. It is the responsibility of parents or guardians to ensure that remittances are made in good time to avoid the imposition of overdue fees. The amount charged on overdue accounts may vary from year to year. Parents are required to give the the College no less than one term’s notice in writing of withdrawal of a student, otherwise a full term’s fees shall be charged. Parents who are unable to meet their financial obligations are encouraged to speak to the Rector, Principal or the Director of Finance in confidence about their circumstances as soon as possible. If parents or guardians find themselves in need due to unforeseen circumstances, they should discuss a payment plan (e.g. a request for debt deferral or for financial assistance) with the Rector, the Principal or the Director of Finance. If payment of fees is not made by the end of the school year, the College is unlikely to enrol further siblings and reserves the right to discontinue the enrolment of a current student for the following academic year.

A full copy of the College's Conditions of Enrolment is available here. The College reserves the right to change the Admission Conditions and Practice at its discretion.

College Philosophy

St Aloysius' College is a Catholic School conducted by the Jesuits (Society of Jesus). It aims to complement the Christian values and Church attendance practised by the home. If the home does not rate these values highly, the student will be at best confused, and sometimes resentful, at this dissonance between home and school. A signed clergy reference is therefore required at the time of the entrance examination.

We believe that discipline has an important part to play in the personal formation of the boy. Apart from the discipline of study and of application to extra-curricular activities, the rules and standards of the College are intended to have a formative function.  We invite the boys to accept the discipline of the College in a spirit of willing co-operation, intended for the benefit of the student. We would wish each student in the College to be a strong character, self-disciplined, unselfish and clear sighted.