Saint Aloysius' College (Sevenhill)

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Saint Aloysius' College
Location
Sevenhill, South Australia, SA, Australia
Information
Type Catholic Independent College
Denomination Catholic (Jesuit)
Established 1856-1886
Colour(s) Red, Black, White

Saint Aloysius' College was an independent boarding school in Sevenhill, South Australia. The school was the first Catholic boarding school in South Australia. It also served as a seminary, novitiate and retreat centre. The school was part of the international network of Jesuit schools begun in Messina, Sicily in 1548. It is now part of the Sevenhill Cellars site.

Background[edit]

The Austrian Jesuits were in South Australia to help mission the Mid North and Far North regions of South Australia. They were based at Sevenhill, South Australia in the Clare Valley, and constructed a short-lived boarding College, Saint Aloyisius College, open between 1856 and 1886. This College is the site of Saint Aloysius, Sevenhill and Sevenhill Cellars. It also makes up one part of the Centre of Ignatian Spirituality.

History[edit]

Saint Aloysius' College began in Sevenhill in 1856, as part of the Jesuit missioning to the colony of South Australia. The college took on boarders, as a boys only college, from places as far away as Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand.

In 1886, the school was closed with increasing competition from Christian Brothers College, Adelaide. Its sister schools include Saint Ignatius' College, Adelaide, St Ignatius' College, Riverview, St Aloysius' College and Loyola College, Mount Druitt in Sydney and Xavier College in Melbourne.

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