Historical Timeline

 1950s Aspendale was part of the Parish of St. Brigid’s, Mordialloc.
Parishioners asked the Parish Priest, Father J. English, to celebrate Mass in Aspendale.
 1959 Mass celebrated at Martin’s Dance Hall (opposite the Aspendale Station) by Father. J.J. Byrne from Mordialloc Presbytery.
 1961 Father English purchased the 8.5 acres site in Dolphin Street, Aspendale for $36,000. St. Louis Church and School buildings were commenced.
 1963 Martin’s Dance Hall was sold and demolished. Mass was then celebrated in the old Scout Hall in Regent’s Park.
 1964 St. Louis classrooms built and Mass was celebrated there, initially in incomplete and unused classrooms then in the School Corridor.
 1965 St. Louis de Montfort School opened with 85 students in grades prep, 1,2 and 3. Brigidene sisters in charge of school from 1965-1984. An extra class was added each year thereafter.
 1970 Presbytery at 17 Dolphin Street was purchased on 20th March. New Church / Assembly Hall built and conversion of Chapel into 2 classrooms.
 1971 First Parish Priest, Father G. Briglia, was appointed. Multi-purpose room built behind Church.
 1974 Father Anthony Eames appointed Parish Priest.
 1975 Tennis Club formed (Multi- purpose room used as Clubroom). Extra classrooms, toilets, and canteen area built joining School and Church.
 1979 School yard filled to form the school oval and play areas. Bike Shed built.
 1980 Father John Woodcock appointed Parish Priest.
 1981 Two more classrooms added. Portable classroom (placed at side initially then moved to back of school).
 1984 Multi purpose room extension to include Art room. Double portable purchased and placed in front of school. Mrs Jane Flannery appointed as first lay Principal.
 1986 Classrooms converted to an office, staffroom and library.
 1989 Bike path completed at side of school.
 1990 Father Pat Purcell appointed Parish Administrator. (Fr. Woodcock ill).
 1991 Father Peter Waters appointed Parish Administrator. Mr Chris Dickinson appointed Principal.
 1992 Father Bill Gill appointed Parish Priest. Adventure Playground built.
 1994 Double portable moved from front to the back of the school.
 1995 Additional portable on loan from CEO. Carpark area completed.
 1996 New School Offices and Teacher Resource Room built. Library extended. Old School Offices converted to Staffroom. Double portable classroom purchased. Pastoral Leader, Terry Curtin, appointed as Parish Leader.
 1997 Shade cover areas built in playground. Presbytery sold. (Parish Offices temporarily located in School’s Teacher Resource Room.) Parish Offices and Church extensions completed. Fitness stations / play areas placed around Oval.
 1998 Official Opening and Blessing of Church and School extensions by Archbishop George Pell. Double portable classroom / Art Room purchased (Tennis Club paid for half in return for the old Art Room).
 1999 Tennis Club built toilets and change rooms in old Art Room. Brick double portable classroom built near carpark.
2000 Mr James Whelan appointed Acting Principal for 12 months. Father Michael Quigley appointed Parish Priest of Aspendale and Mordialloc parishes. School Review conducted.
2001 Mr Tom Lindeman appointed Principal. Two additional portables on loan from CEO. Fish, Payne & Pattenden architects appointed to develop master building plan. Major library resourcing upgrade. Major computer upgrade including setting up a Computer Lab.
2002 Additional single portable classroom on loan from CEO. Approval granted for a $1.3 million building program made up of Supplementary Capital Grant of $890,000 and school loan of $500,000. Mick’s Shed demolished and new machinery shed erected on far side of tennis courts. Stonecon Constructions appointed to undertake preparatory site works (Term 2 holidays). Brick veneer 5 modular portable block removed, re-cladded in aluminium and relocated. Double and single portables relocated. Bike enclosure dismantled and relocated. Tenders called and Gemcan Constructions builders appointed.
2003 Major building program to demolish and rebuild toilet block, extend staffroom, erect new covered walkway to link external classrooms, build a new modular classroom block comprising 4 classrooms and multi-purpose room, upgrade electricity supply, replace drainage infrastructure, extend asphalt carpark and relocate basketball courts.
2004 Official Opening and Blessing of School extension and renovations by Archbishop Denis Hart.
2005 Classrooms 1-7 repainted and re-carpeted. Library, Computer Lab, Staffroom and Teacher’s Workroom air-conditioned. Church and parish hall refurbished.
2006 Additional single portable classroom on loan from CEO. New Adventure Playground built. Multi-purpose room air conditioned. Before and After School Care Program opened (October). School Improvement Review.
2007 School enrolment hits 600. Major computer upgrade. Classrooms 1-7 air-conditioned. Interactive Whiteboards installed in Rooms 10-13. McCarthy, Collins & Purtell appointed as architects to develop plans for Extension of Administration Block and Development of a new Hall/Gymnasium Complex.
2008 School enrolment reaches 635. Classrooms 15-22 repainted, recarpeted and air-conditioners replaced. Interactive Whiteboards installed in Rooms 18-22. Community Water Grant of $47,500 awarded towards $75,000 installation of 2 x 134,000 gigalitre tanks. New air-conditioners installed in Rooms 23, 24, 27, 28 and Art Room. Additional 5 module Portable Classroom purchased. Another $75,000 cyclic computer replacement program. Tenders called for Extension and Refurbishment of Administration Block and Bailey Constructions appointed as builders.
2009 School enrolment grows to 665. $550,000 extension and refurbishment of Administration Building completed in May. Interactive Whiteboards installed in remaining 12 classrooms. Additional Portable Classroom installed. Federal Government Grant for $3 million to build Hall/Gymnasium and extend Library and $200,000.00 for building maintenance works. Work on Hall/Gym commenced in June 2009 with Bailey Constructions appointed builders.
2010 School enrolment grows to 687 with 25 classes. New shade sails erected over adventure playground. New computer network backbone installed. Two additional 5 modular portable classrooms provided by CEO and another single portable relocated on site. Father Michael Quigley passes away unexpectedly in September. Hall/Gym completed and officially opened of 10th December 2010.
2011 School enrolment reaches 705 with 26 classes. Father Andrew Jekot appointed as Parish Priest of St Louis Aspendale and St Brigid’s Mordialloc.
2012 School enrolment increases to 730 with 27 classes. New Master Building and Grounds Sustainabilty Plan developed and application for Commonwealth Grant for Stage 1 lodged November 2012.
2013 School enrolment increases to 745. Stage 1 of Sustainability Precinct incorportating Garden Kitchen commissioned April 2013.
2014 School enrolment increases to 760 with 28 classes. Approval from the Supplementary Capital Fund ofthe Catholic Education Office granted for Stage 1 of our Building Masterplan for the construction of 12 GPLAs and two multi-purpose spaces and associated areas together with relocation and minor refurbishment of 12 modular classrooms to the value of $4,000,000.
2015 School enrolment levels out to 743. School celebrates its 50th Anniversary and given 5 Star Sustainability accreditation. Minx appointed as replacement architects to revamp Master Building Plan.
2016 Enrolment steady at 746. Reptile habitat added to Sustainability Precinct. New building plans developed and Capital Grant secured for total project cost of $6 million. Students Mason Dwyer elected City of Melbourne Junior Mayor, and Ella Bater awarded Fred Hollows Humanitarian Award. Solar Energy installed to fully power sustainability precinct. Musical production of the Wizard of Oz.
2017 Enrolment decreases to 724. Sienna Koop elected City of Melbourne Junior Lord Mayor. Allmore Constructions appointed builders for Stage 1 of new Building Program costed at $7.7 million.
2018 Enrolment decreases to 677 due to large exit Year 6 and smaller intake of Prep. Construction begins on Stage 1 Buildng project – due for completion mid 2019. Musical production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
2019 Enrolment steady at 670. New Performing Arts and Learning Centre, costing $7.8 million, completed in July and officially blessed and opened on 25th November 2019. Principal Tom Lindeman retires from Catholic Education after a career of 44 years, 35 years as Principal, and the last 19 years as Principal at St Louis.
2020 Enrolment 648. Ms Sarah McDermott (Deputy) appointed Acting Principal for 6 months.