Why are we introducing these changes?
In 2019, we asked our parents and the wider community in the Sutherland Shire what they wanted in a Catholic education. Feedback indicated parents wanted more choice in secondary schooling models in the Eastern Shire. This was also a great opportunity to increase our connection with the parish and ensure our students are provided with a world-class, character-building education, with state-of-the-art facilities, co-curricular options, and partnerships with local industry and universities. 

What is the precinct model and what are the benefits?
There are many benefits from the precinct model: Families will have the choice of single-sex and co-educational pathways characterised by strong Catholicity, parish connection, and unique points of difference. Proximity and a strong collaborative partnership between the three Colleges will enable the sharing of resources, facilities, and specialist expertise that will benefit students, teachers, and families. 

  • Teachers across the schools share expertise with one another.
  • Students will be offered a broader curriculum and co-curricular options including sports, creative, and performing arts with the opportunity to access courses, programs, and initiatives across each school.
  • Dedicated learning, sporting, creative, and performing facilities will be available for use by students from all Colleges.
  • Wrap-around support services across the Colleges mean students and their families are assisted in their times of need.

Our educational precinct also includes our feeder parish primary schools, St Aloysius Catholic Primary School Cronulla, St Francis de Sales Catholic Primary School Woolooware, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School Caringbah, and Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School Miranda. The primary schools work in partnership with the secondary colleges to ensure a continuum of education and a seamless transition into high school.

Why is it important to have a choice of school model?
Students are all different and the learning environment that benefits one child may not benefit another. The new precinct model allows parents to choose the best fit for their child, knowing that they will receive the same commitment to excellence, faith, character building, and cocurricular options at any of the three Colleges. OLM and De La Salle Caringbah will continue to be specialists in the education of girls and boys.

When will the changes be rolled out?
Our project milestones outline the timeline for the precinct changes.  Currently, enrolments are open for boys and girls for Year 7, 2025. Visit our enrolment section for more information.

What are the new offerings for St Aloysius?
We are currently exploring a refurbishment and building program which will allow us to take advantage of the opportunities of our existing site. Any building work will be staged to cater to our enrolment cohort as we grow to a state-of-the-art, full Years 7-12 college.  

Will my child be able to continue Years 11 and 12 at St Aloysius College Cronulla?
The student capacity at Cronulla is limited as the site is gradually adapted to accommodate facilities for a full Year 7-12 college. Students who are currently enrolled in Year 10 at De La Salle Caringbah or Our Lady of Mercy Burraneer will have the option of continuing their senior years in their existing College or enrolling in Year 11 at St Aloysius for 2024. Automatic enrolments into Year 11 at St Aloysius in future years will depend on the site capacity.