2018 Term 3 Week 3

2018 Term 3 Week 3
From the Principal
During the last week or so, a number of our parents and caregivers have participated in focus group meetings related to the creation of the College’s new strategic plan. All members of our community were invited to complete a survey related to this last term and then people were invited to nominate themselves for a focus group should they wish to. During this same period, some staff also volunteered... read more
From the Rector
On Wednesday this week, we celebrated the Feast of Mary of the Cross MacKillop, the founder of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, and Australia’s first official saint. I was fortunate to be educated by the Josephite Sisters at St Peter Claver’s School in Dulwich on the site of what is now St Patrick’s Special School. Mary MacKillop was born in Melbourne in 1842, the eldest of seven children.... read more
Ignatian Ethos
In my role I receive many emails from numerous websites about various topics. Some articles ‘jump out’ at me. The emphasis of the article that attracts my attention varies depending on the time of term, events that are occurring and the frame of mind I find myself. This article by Vinita Hampton-Wright, Six Ways to Let Children Lead Us in Finding God, explains the beauty of living and seeing... read more
From the Head of Senior School
At the recent Year Twelve Parent Information Evening, Philip Guerin from Flinders University clearly described the SATAC application process for tertiary entrance and how enrolment offers will be made. It is essential to attend these opportunities and hear the latest advice, as the universities are constantly introducing new programs and initiatives. All families are strongly encouraged to attend the... read more
From the Head of Junior School
Cura Personalis is a Jesuit phrase, meaning care for the whole person in Latin. A term widely used in Jesuit education around the world, it is a phrase that applies to every aspect of the person’s wellbeing. Within the context of the College, the phrase embodies the responsibility we have towards our students, and how our giftedness, personal attributes, physical growth, desires, hearts,... read more
From the Director of Teaching & Learning...
  • STAGE 2 RESEARCH PROJECT RESULTS
  • DATES OF THE SACE INFORMATION EVENINGS
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Arts and Activities
  • PUBLIC SPEAKING
  • CHESS
  • FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVING
  • MUSICAL - HAIRSPRAY REHEARSALS
  • DEBATING
  • MUSIC - SAVE THESE DATES
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Senior School Sports
Intercol 2018 The annual Intercol sporting competition aims to forge friendship and camaraderie between Saint Ignatius’ College and Mercedes College. Since the first Intercol in 2005, the competition has been both a highlight of and a wonderful conclusion to the winter sports season for staff and students from both schools. Senior students from both schools compete for a total of 21 shields across... read more
Junior School Sports
Special Guest Runs Training The Year 5/6 Football Team arrived at this week’s training session to find current Port Adelaide Power player Jack Trengove filling in as Coach. The team were put through their paces with many different drills by the former Melbourne Demons captain. Listening intently to all the experience and tips Jack passed on, it was hard to wipe the smiles off the player’s... read more
Junior School Musicians Play in the ASO
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Big Rehearsal On Monday 6 August three of our Junior School musicians participated in the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Big Rehearsal. Xavier Lim (3R) and Connor Teh (3R) played alongside Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Cello players in the Junior String Orchestra and Ryan Tanti (6R) played with Intermediate Orchestra on Trombone.  Under the direction of Melbourne... read more
From the Parents & Friends

UPCOMING YEAR LEVEL EVENTS

Year 5 Dad's Dinner
Reception Mum's Coffee Morning

GALA BALL

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Out of School Hours Care
Dear Families It has been a very busy time in OSHC, with the Government changes to child care subsidy (CCS). I would like to thank parents and guardians for their patience, as we continually work through a large number of queries from families. Due to this transition, some families did not finalise their accounts at the end of Term two. As a number of accounts are outstanding, I would ask that all fees... read more
Tuck Shop Rosters
  • SENIOR SCHOOL ROSTER
  • JUNIOR SCHOOL ROSTER
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