St Aloysius’ College has a commitment to the development of the whole person. Sport and other co-curricular activities are seen as an integral part of the formation of students. Participation in cultural, sporting, spiritual and service programs of St Aloysius’ is expected of all students.
St Aloysius’ College prides itself on developing programs that provide for each student’s interests and talents and that teach him to accept both success and failure graciously. We want students to become aware of the need to co-operate with others, using the best qualities of each individual to contribute to the well-being of the whole group. Emphasis is placed on effort and participation.
All students in Years 7 to 12 are expected to be involved in a full time (summer and winter) co-curricular activity.
One summer sport is to be selected from Cricket, Basketball, Tennis, Water Polo, Swimming, Volleyball (Years 10-12 only), Tae Kwon Do or Fencing.
One winter sport is to be selected from Rugby Union, Football, AFL, Tennis, Volleyball (Years 10-12 only), Cross-Country, Tae Kwon Do or Fencing.
All sporting co-curricula require two training sessions per week as well as Saturday commitments. Most training takes place between 3.30pm and 5.00pm on Mondays to Thursdays. Sports teams have either outside professional coaches, staff or Old Boys assisting.
The Athletics season falls between the winter and summer season in Term III. It is not compulsory for students to participate but they are strongly encouraged to do so.
Cadets, Debating, Music, Chess, Theatresports, Mock Trials, Duke of Edinburgh, Engineering, Da Vinci Decathlon, Snowsports and Tournament of Minds may be selected as an addition to the normal co-curricular commitment.
Exemption from a co-curricular activity should be applied for in writing to the Director of Co-Curricula. Students will not be exempted due to work commitments or because they are playing for a club, or in a district competition. Any student physically unable to participate in co-curricular activities may be called upon to assist in other co-curricular duties.
Students commencing at the College in Year 7, 2020 will be asked to make their summer sport selection after Orientation Day via a web link provided. For new students commencing at the College in Years 8 to 11, 2020 they are asked to see Mr Nicholas Lah, Senior School Sportsmaster in Week 1 of Term I, 2020 to make their summer sport selection.
Sport training transport
Buses are provided to take students to most sport training venues. Buses return to Bradfield Park, Broughton Street, (opposite Pitt Street) Milsons Point, after training at approximately 5.30pm. However, parents may collect their sons from the training venue at the conclusion of training.
Boys do not need to change into school uniform after training, but in winter, students are to wear their tracksuit home over their training gear.
The Senior School Co-curricular Music Program demands the same discipline from the students as for any other team activity, with regular independent practice and attendance at all rehearsals being a key requirement. The students’ experiences of in-house music camps, concerts, international tours, performing arts competitions, collaborations with other schools and liturgies make the effort more than worthwhile. Students have the opportunity to be involved a variety of ensembles. If your son would like to join an ensemble, please complete an Application for Music Ensembles form. Detailed information regarding the College's Music Program is available here.
The College Music Department also facilitates the engagement of vocal and instrumental tutors for individual students. Fees are payable for private tuition. Detailed information regarding the College's Music Tuition program is available here. If your son would like to receive Music Tuition please complete a Music Tuition Enrolment Form.
The College has a limited number of instruments for hire. If you have any questions or would like more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the Music Department on 9936 5510.
IMPORTANT MUSIC DEPARTMENT FORMS AND DOCUMENTS
See below links to important Music Department forms and documents:
• Vocal & Instrumental Tuition Handbook
• Music Tuition Enrolment Form
• Music Tuition Termination Form
• Application for Music Ensembles
• Co-curricular Music Ensembles Rehearsal Schedule
The College Cadet Unit comprises of approximately 300 students from Year 7 through to Year 12 and is supported by a regular Unit of the Australian Army. Regular camps and bivouacs are held. Cadets are instructed in abseiling, orienteering, first aid and field craft. The Unit offers opportunities to attain rank, enabling students to develop leadership skills
Other Co-curricular Activities
The College offers a wide range of co-curricular choices including Drama, Debating and Public Speaking and many more which your son can enjoy, for a full list click here.