I would like to acknowledge that –
For thousands of years Indigenous people have walked this land, on their country. Their relationship with this land has been and still is at the centre of their lives. I want to acknowledge prior stewardship of this land by the Wadawurrung people, and the importance of this area as a meeting place for people from many nations over many years.
St Alipius Parish School was founded in 1853 on the Goldfields of Ballarat - the thirteenth non-government school formally registered in the state of Victoria. From these humble beginnings grew the school that we know today - a school that is recognised for its commitment to nurturing the growth of all children within a warm and welcoming, faith-filled community.