St Aloysius' College is a Jesuit school for boys providing, in cooperation 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 and 7. Students are also admitted into other year levels if vacancies occur.
As St Aloysius' College is not a 'full-fee 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 co-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.
- Complete an Application for Enrolment. A non-refundable application fee of $300 is payable at the time of application. If application is made for a particular year of entry and you wish to change that year of entry, please notify the Registrar via email. Application may only be made for one year at a time. If unsuccessful for any particular year, applicants may apply for a later year of entry and must sit another entrance examination.
- All students must sit an entrance examination which takes 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 required to complete a Registration Form prior to sitting the examination. The Registrar office will advise you of the date of the examination.
- The College reviews all applications and selects suitable candidates for interview. Unsuccessful candidates are advised. Not all candidates offered an interview will be offered a place.
- Should your son be offered a place, a non-refundable acceptance fee of $2850 is required in order to secure a place. This place cannot be deferred to another year. Year 3 and 5 places are offered in the year before commencement. Year 7 positions are offered two years before commencement.
The College is fortunate to receive more applications from many well-deserving candidates than there are places available. Consideration is given to any previous or current association with the College, however, prior or current association cannot guarantee a place. This also relates to siblings and to sons of Old Boys.
When assessing applications, consideration is given to:
- boys who are baptised Catholics, whose families are active members of their Parish.
- the results of the entrance examination and other academic documentation.
- whether the family’s value system is congruent with that of the College.
- family ties the student has with the College.
No priority is given to the date of application.
Within the context of a formation in the Christian humanist tradition, the College seeks to prepare boys for tertiary education. 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.
The acceptance of an application and enrolment decisions are at the discretion of the Rector. The College will not normally enter into negotiations with respect to admission. The College reserves the right to change the Enrolment Policy and Procedure at its discretion.
Summary of Conditions of Enrolment
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.
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.
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 Business Operations 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. Additionally copies of the College's Statement on Privacy and the College's Privacy Collection Notice are available below:
College's Statement on Privacy
Privacy Collection Notice
St Aloysius' College is a Catholic School conducted in the Jesuit tradition. 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 cooperation, 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.