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This term has presented a wonderful array of opportunities for our students and engagement with our broader community. After prolonged restrictions for the past 2 years, we have thoroughly enjoyed these 'green shoots' of new life. Our Year 6 students have relished their three-day residential camp away in the Adelaide Hills. The Festival of Arts provided a fantastic opportunity for our musicians to showcase their dedication and talent to an appreciative audience of parents and friends across the College. Our Year 3 and 5 Strings and Woodwind instrumental programs have appreciated sharing their newly developed proficiencies over the past two terms, with their recent performances within the Miguel Pro Auditorium. Our two Aerobics Teams have made it through preliminary finals and compete in the state finals this Sunday. We have welcomed our Mid-Year Reception students and families who have completed their transition program and look forward to beginning at the Junior School next term.

We are very grateful for our strong sense of community who are so engaged with us in support of the school. There are a number of parents who have generously given of their time to the school as coaches, supported classes on excursions and assisted with the tuck-shop. As a school that advocates the development of the whole person, we provide nearly 30 different co-curricular options for our student body, comprising of rich in tapestry of summer and winter sports, musical ensembles, debating, drama, robotics and so much more. This is an incredible offering we are committed to maintaining in support of our educational philosophy.

At Saint Ignatius’ we do not so much refer to the enrolment of students, as to the enrolment of families. We are the richer for your involvement with the school. In order to advocate and maintain this high level of parental engagement, we are encouraging all parents to consider attending a Parent Volunteer Induction morning facilitated by the school Thursday 11 August, 8.15-8.40am. This will outline the mandatory process to all interested parents and caregivers who wish to volunteer within the school in any capacity.

Lastly, I hope that the following holidays provide you and your families with a well deserved break. Stay safe, go well, and we look forward to welcoming you all back afresh to Term 3.

Mr Nic Boys
Head of Junior School

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