Catholic Education South Australia


Our Story

At St Albert's we respect and value our past and continuously strive to improve our place of learning for future generations.

St Albert’s convent and school was officially opened in 1956 with an enrolment of 74 primary and 6 secondary students. The original school building, consisting of two large rooms was built of Mt Gambier stone and is still in use today. The convent accommodated 6 Dominican nuns who came from the Mother House of Cabra at the request of Bishop Gallagher.

The Dominican sisters continued to serve St Albert’s until the end of 1980 when they found it necessary to withdraw their services completely. The Parish appointed their first lay Principal (Mr Arthur Paar) in 1981.

The School keeps pace with the changing needs and educational developments of our community. Our learning environment is continually upgraded with new facilities recently added, catering for our growing numbers.

Patron Saint

St Albert’s School is named in honor of the Patron Saint of Scientists, “St Albert the Great”. He was a brilliant natural scientist whose work concerning the earth and our environment is still appreciated by scholars today.  St Albert also had a great devotion to his faith and inspired many of his students to find God in the mysteries and wonders of our world.

School Values


School Logo

Our school logo was originally designed by a student in 1998. It is made up of the following elements:

  • The cross, symbolising our Dominican tradition
  • The blue water of the River Murray
  • The gold for the cereal crops grown close by
  • The grapes and oranges for the vineyards and fruit blocks around Loxton
  • The sun not only for the sunny days we enjoy in Loxton but also for the love of Jesus watching over us.

Learning at St Albert's

St Albert’s is committed to keeping up to date with contemporary practices and providing the best education for your child. Our teaching and learning program aims to provide a broad and relevant education that is appropriate to the needs of each student along a continuum of learning.


13 Geraldton Street , PO Box 570
Loxton South Australia 5333
T: (08) 8584 5110    F: (08) 8584 5133