St Aloysius Catholic College Junior Campus specifically caters for students from Kindergarten to Year Four, in a nuturing learning environment appropriate for students in their first years of schooling. At the Junior Campus we provide a gradual, age appropriate development curriculum, in order to ensure a seamless transition to the Middle Campus.
At the Junior Campus, students engage in a comprehensive curriculum, that takes into account children's academic, social, physical and spiritual needs.
Students' daily learning includes dedicated Religious Education, numeracy and literacy time blocks, with regular Humanities (History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship) and Science programmed into each week.
Weekly lessons are also offered in Music, Library, Physical Education, French (Years Three and Four) and Social and emotional Learning (Years Prep, One and Two). Kindergarten students have experiences in Physical Education, Music and Library. Extra curricular activities are offered in dance, choir, instrumental music, sporting events, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and sporting teams.
To assist students as they move into secondary education, St Aloysius Catholic College has implemented Middle Schooling principles for students from Year 5 to 8. A Middle School curriculum is delivered in a manner that engages today's students, including the integration of modern technology in learning. However, the literacy and numeracy needs of Year 5 to 8 students are still central and are explicitly taught. Middle Schooling at St Aloysius is about balancing age appropriate teaching and learning with opportunities for students to grow in their independence and maturity as learners.
Year 5 & 6
To ensure a smooth transition from Year 4, the Year 5/6 learning centre follows many of the learning structures from the Junior Campus. This includes dedicated daily literacy, numuracy and spelling programs using the Soundwaves resource. Year 5/6 students undertake all core subjects; Religious Education, Maths, English, Humantities and Science. Specialist teachers deliver weekly lessons in French and Physical Education and some Arts and Technology subjects.
Year 7 & 8
Middle Schooling also provides for the different pastoral needs of early teenagers. A central pillar of Middle Schooling at St Aloysius is the role of Home Room teachers. In most cases, Year 7 and 8 staff teach their Home Room classes for a number of subjects. This enable teachers to develop a sound understanding of the pastoral and learning needs of the students in their care. Home Room teachers take on the special responsibility of ensuring their students transition smoothly into Year 7. The Home Room teacher is the first point of contact for parents, and effective communication between the College and home is highly valued at St Aloysius Catholic College.
As per the Australian Curriculum guidleines, students in Years 7 and 8 undertake study in the following core learning areas:
Year 7 and 8 students also study three elective subjects from areas of their own personal interest. As required by the Australian Curriculum, students must study at least one Arts and one Technology subject until the end of Year 8.
Year 9 & 10
A major focus for Years 9 and 10, is to prepare students for thier post Year 10 education and careers. Students are also supported to become independent, lifelong learners as they reach the end of their education at St Aloysius.
Students study the following core subjects:
The College also offers a number of elective subjects that aim to support all students, depending on their areas of interest or career pathways.
More information on Year 11, 2023 can be found here