I am delighted to welcome you to St Aloysius Catholic Primary School Cronulla. Our school offers students a unique and personalised education allowing them to achieve their best in many curricular and co-curricular domains.
Our teachers are highly skilled, passionate and enthusiastic educators, committed to ensuring every student receives a contemporary education with the skills needed for an increasingly changing world.
We also believe that learning is done in partnership with parents, who are warmly welcomed into our school community. The latest technologies and teaching methods are used to deliver a dynamic and differentiated education which connects us with local and global communities, within a nurturing and inclusive school environment. We encourage authentic student participation with students given opportunities to make decisions on matters that affect them. They are active in social justice and are explicitly taught social and emotional skills to enhance their resilience and wellbeing.
St Aloysius is a Mercy school with a strong Mercy tradition based on the values of stewardship, welcome, excellence, compassion, dignity and respect, and justice and service.
St Aloysius Catholic Primary School Cronulla is proud of its Catholic heritage. Founded by St Mary MacKillop’s order of nuns, the Josephites in 1918, and entrusted to the Mercy Sisters only a few years later, the sisters maintained an active role in the school’s curriculum up until recent years. The historic 1930’s Thornton Hall, where the first sisters ran the school, still stands today on Nicholson Parade.
Through our faithfulness to the spirit of Catherine McAuley’s vision, St Aloysius works to provide a Catholic education which enables the formation of the whole person imbued with the Mercy values which are championed by each grade every year. Our Mercy charism is particularly evident in our annual celebration of Mercy Market Day and our partnership with the Sisters of Mercy.
At St Aloysius Catholic Primary School Cronulla, we practice the ideals captured in our mission statement – nurturing faith, empowering minds, inspiring action.
Innovative minds and merciful hearts contributing to a hope filled future.
Our principles are the guides that inform our teaching:
nurturing spiritual and educational growth
empowering students to think creatively
work collaboratively, communicate effectively
developing critical thinking skills
inspiring students to drive positive change.
Our school logo which includes the Mercy Cross and the shell, represent our Mercy charism and the locality of Cronulla derived from the aboriginal name Kurranulla, place of pink seashells. St Aloysius the pilgrim, is also represented in the symbol of the shell. The seven teal bands of the shell represent our seven Mercy values.
The community of St Aloysius Catholic Primary School Cronulla is one of trust, reflection and relationships under the guidance of our beloved Parish Priest, Rv James McCarthy at St Aloysius Parish.
Both parish and school are dedicated to the patron saint of youth, St Aloysius Gonzaga, an Italian saint whose feast is celebrated on 21 June. The Mercy charism and heritage is sustained throughout all the school’s undertakings, as evidenced by the students adopting one of the seven Mercy values for each year of their schooling. The students learn and understand how they can strive to live these values each day.