Principals of St Aloysius College

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    1891 – Sr Magdalene Carroll
    1914 – Sr Aloysius Grant
    1918 – Sr Teresa Dunlevie
    1945 – Sr Carmel Bourke
    1954 – Sr Deirdre Jordan
    1969 – Sr Phillippa Ridgway
    1970 –  Sr Patricia Pak Poy
    1976 – Sr Anne Rivers
    1979 – Sr Mary Densley
    1983 – Sr Judith Redden
    2013 – Paddy McEvoy
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    Sr Magdalene Carroll
    Born Julia Carroll in Geelong in 1863, she taught before coming to Adelaide and receiving the holy habit of the Order on June 6, 1888. Two years later, Sr Magdalene Carroll was professed as a Sister of Mercy on May 1, 1890.
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    Sr Aloysius Grant
    Sr Aloysius Grant: 1914 – 1917
    Sr Aloysius received the holy habit of the Order on June 29, 1898, and was finally professed on June 22, 1900. During the following years, she was a member of the Angas Street congregation and taught the primary class before being appointed Principal of St Aloysius College in May, 1914. In 1917, Sr Aloysius relinquished the position because of ill-health, but remained active within the Congregation.
    In 1921, Sr Aloysius was in charge of ...
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    Sr Teresa Dunlevie
    Born in Adelaide in 1884, Teresa Dunlevie attended St Aloyius College for her entire schooling.  From there she studied at Adelaide Teachers’ College and then joined the South Australian Department of Education. She taught for seven years before entering the Convent on April 26, 1913.
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    Sr Carmel Bourke
    Carmel Bourke became a boarder at St Aloysius College in 1920 as a second year high school student. She remained as a boarder for seven years but was only a part of the college for three years. The other four years were spent at Adelaide High School. She remained at SAC as what was known as a ‘parlour boarder’ while at Adelaide High and then Adelaide Teachers’ College.
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    Deirdre Jordan came to St Aloysius College as a boarder from Loxton in February, 1939. She was twelve years old. An outstanding student, Deirdre went on to become dux of the school and head prefect in 1943. Deirdre received the holy habit on October 6, 1946, was temporarily professed on October 9, 1948, and finally professed on October 6, 1951.
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    Sr Phillippa Ridgway
    Philippa joined the Mercy order in 1959 and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree and her Diploma of Education prior to being admitted to Final Profession on the November 25, 1964.
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    Sr Patricia Pak Poy
    Patricia enrolled at St Aloysius College as a seven year old in 1942 and completed her entire schooling at the college. In 1952, her Leaving Honours year, Patricia was made a prefect of the college and captain of St Clare’s. Patricia went on to Adelaide University and completed her Bachelor of Arts in 1955.
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    Sr Anne Rivers
    Anne Rivers enrolled at SAC as a first- year high school student at St Aloysius in 1958. After completing her Leaving Certificate in 1961, Anne received the Holy Habit of the Order on August 27, 1962, and was admitted to Final Profession on November 12, 1967. An Honours graduate in music, Sr Anne spent some time in the South-East, teaching at Mater Christi College before returning to work at Angas Street.
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    Sr Mary Densley
    A foundation boarder at Mercedes College, Mary came to St Aloysius College from Mercedes in 1958 for Leaving Honours. Upon leaving school, Mary completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1962, her Diploma of Education in 1963 and joined the Mercy order in the same year, aged twenty one.
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    In 1958 Judy Redden came to St Aloysius College from Star of the Sea Convent, Henley Beach. In 1959 she was made Head Prefect, captain of St Anne’s and Sports Captain of her new school. In the years following school, Judy trained as a teacher and was eventually appointed to a school in Alice Springs. Judy joined the Mercy Sisters in 1963.
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    Paddy McEvoy
    Paddy McEvoy completed her secondary education at St Aloysius College from 1980 to 1984. She was the youngest of eight children and her four sisters graduated from SAC in the 1970’s. In Years 11 and 12, she was an active member of the Student Representative Council.