About Us

Cardijn College is an R-12 co-educational Catholic school in the Marist tradition, deeply inspired by the method of College patron Joseph Cardijn with a foundation built on the three pillars of his teachings; to See, Judge and Act. Educating and inspiring students in the beautiful Southern Vales region of Adelaide since 1984, Cardijn has grown to encompass three schools, each with distinct offerings.

Cardijn College Galilee at Aldinga offers Reception to Year 8, expanding to include Year 9 in 2023. Cardijn College at Noarlunga Downs offers Years 7-12 and is renowned for academic excellence and a vibrant extra-curricular program. Cardijn College Marcellin at Christie Downs provides a wide variety of vocational education and training opportunities for students in Years 10 -12 and beyond, with relationships that extend well into their careers.

With a current enrolment of 1750 students and 240 staff, Cardijn College is an institution which strives to be a beacon of faith in the community, with empowered students who have enormous influence and impact on both a local and global level.

We invite you to request a prospectus or book a tour to learn more about what Galilee offers students in a unique and specialised learning environment.

Our Story

Galilee Catholic School opened on 29 January 2007 after a need was identified for a co-educational Catholic learning environment in Aldinga. Due to the large number of families in the region and the desire for faith-centred learning, Galilee has expanded to an enrolment of nearly 350 students and employs 50 staff.

In 2007 Galilee consisted of four learning areas, a shared flexible space, toilets, storage and covered external areas. Stage 2 opened in 2009 with further classroom areas and a worship centre.

In 2012 Stage 3 opened with further homerooms for our older students. Russell and Yelland Architects together with the Galilee Catholic School Education and Building Committee made up of staff, students, parents, parish, community and Catholic Education SA representatives, worked in collaboration to prepare an exciting and innovative design for the learning environments which considers:

  • Space for community gathering that enables meeting, friendship, play and other experiences
  • Safe environments
  • Multifunctional, covered outdoor areas attached to all spaces
  • Maximum flexibility and adaptability
  • Integrated and cutting-edge information communication technology


Galilee boasts flexible, award-winning learning spaces which house our home groups as well as adaptable and open learning spaces for our students to explore. Our Early Years classrooms provide support and guidance for the newest members of our school community with dedicated indoor and outdoor learning spaces.

The opportunities for learning and development are endless with flexible learning that caters to your child's strengths. Our staff are dedicated to providing the best possible learning experience for your child and are committed to continuous learning and development with ongoing training and support.

In 2021, Galilee begins a new chapter as Cardijn College Galilee with a strengthened partnership with Cardijn College. This chapter also involves a long-awaited expansion to offer middle schooling to students at Galilee with new opportunities to step up to middle school.

SCHOOL News & Events

31 May 2022
Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of Cardijn College, Following the consideration of an incredibly high-calibre f...
21 February 2022
New year, new faces! Please join us in welcoming our new Galilee staff members for 2022:
Liz Ta...
24 January 2022
Returning to School Update See the email sent to our families here. ...