Union of hearts and minds
Developing theWhole Person
As Jesuit education is concerned with the development of the
whole person, co-curricular activities (sport, music, drama,
cadets) are seen as an integral part of the formation of students.
All members of the teaching staff are involved in co-curricular
activities and participation in cultural, sporting, spiritual and service
programs is expected of all students.
St Aloysius’ College has developed sporting programs that
accommodate each student’s interests and talents and that teach
him to accept both success and failure graciously. Within this
program an awareness of the need to co-operate with others, using
the qualities of each individual to contribute to the well-being of
the whole group, becomes more evident.
Students are encouraged to make an effort in their chosen activities
and receive coaching assistance to develop their proficiency and to
come closer to realising their potential. The importance of physical
well-being is promoted in the sporting program, with the aim
that health and fitness become a fundamental part of each boy’s
The College Cadet Unit was first formed in 1913. Today it has over
250 students fromYear 7 to Year 12. It is the largest voluntary
Army cadet unit in Australia. The challenges, resilience building
and comradeship offered by the Unit help form the students in
the Jesuit ideal of being ‘men for others’ and are designed to build
resilience in young men.
“... an awareness of
the need to co-operate
with others, using
the qualities of each
individual to contribute
to the well-being of the