St Aloysius Catholic Primary school is situated in Queenscliff, on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria. It is a school steeped in history with the original building dating back to 1902. In 2016 the school population stood at 141 students. After extensive renovations in 2015 the school now has a contemporary learning and teaching environment that boasts a music and drama multipurpose centre, a visual arts room, library, newly designed year 5 and 6 centre on the first floor, spacious indoor/outdoor learning spaces and an inviting administration area. The learning environment of the school can best be described as calm and engaging allowing students to learn both independently and collaboratively in an interactive and focussed manner. Set between Swan Bay and Port Phillip Heads the school is situated in a pristine natural environment that allows for seamless interaction and excursions with a unique environmental focus. The school also boasts modern sport and physical education facilities with all-weather tiger turf basketball court, playgrounds and oval.
There is a heavy emphasis within the learning and teaching programme on developing a strong base in literacy and numeracy. In recent years a significant focus has been placed on science and environmental science with a goal of instilling in our students a deep understanding of how our world works and to build upon their natural dispositions of inquiry. Robotics and coding have become an integral part of this programme. Students have the capacity to publish their learning through class and individual blogs allowing teachers and parents to provide genuine feedback in real time. The performing and visual arts are highly valued and promoted as a form of individual student expression.
The St Aloysius community is made up of students not only from Queenscliff and Pt Lonsdale but also surrounding areas of the Bellarine Peninsula including St Leonards, Clifton Springs and Portarlington. While being very proud of its history the St Aloysius community is intent on providing the most contemporary and engaging learning and teaching programme for our students today and into the future. Being part of a Catholic Community the St Aloysius students are guided by Catholic values and Catholic Social Teaching so as to make a difference in our world both locally and globally.