2018 Term 3 Week 8

2018 Term 3 Week 8
From the Principal
During the course of this week, I had the opportunity to speak with some of our Year Eleven students who are considering possible student leadership roles in 2019. For a number of years now, our Coordinator of Student Leadership, Ms Kathy George, has conducted seminars for students interested in learning more about this aspect of school life. I spoke to the 40 or so Year Elevens gathered about how I... read more
From the Rector
Our Chair of Board, Professor Suzanne Le Mire, recently wrote to our community outlining some findings from our consultation and the next steps in our strategic planning process. Last Sunday the College Board and Leadership Team met to discuss the Strategic Plan. Suzanne introduced the day by encouraging us to consider four touchstones that frame our discussion. Ethos: We are blessed by the bedrock... read more
Ignatian Ethos
Last week I spent time with Ignatian Coordinators from other Jesuit and Ignatian Companion schools. One of the main items was to review a paper presented by the Superior General of the Jesuits, Fr Arturo Sosa SJ, at the Congress for Jesuit Education Delegates held in Rio de Janeiro last year. Australia’s delegate, Ms Jennie Hickey led us through this paper, Jesuit Education: Forming Human Beings... read more
From the Head of Senior School
I know that many of you have seen the TED Talk by Angela Lee Duckworth ‒ Grit: The power of passion and perseverance, and if you have not then you may wish to Google this inspirational presentation. Angela left a high-flying job in consulting, and took a job teaching mathematics to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realised that IQ was not the only thing separating the successful... read more
From the Head of Junior School
Thank you to the Reception and Year 6 Students who have prepared a wonderful liturgy on the importance of Grandparents. Imogen Baily and Martin Baily provided some wonderful insight into what we value and celebrate within our community. Grandparents’ Day serves as a reminder to, for us all to be grateful for the loved ones in our lives. We are so lucky to be surrounded, whether present with us... read more
From the Head of Studies and Innovation
A Restless Desire for Greater Things Blockbuster Video was on top of the world in 2004 when a small start-up called Netflix approached them and offered to sell the company to them for $50 million. Blockbuster laughed. Today, Blockbuster Video is bankrupt, Netflix is worth tens of billions, and it is changing the way entertainment is created and delivered. So, what is the lesson to be learned here? Quite... read more
Vocational Services Report
Vocational Services Report This term has been very busy in Careers. I’m very pleased to report that many students have been booking appointments to have a one on one opportunity to discuss courses, as well as attending information sessions run by University of Adelaide, Flinders University ‘Plan B for Medicine’ seminar, Flinders University Unitest, as well as Subject Selection interviews.... read more
Senior School Arts & Activities
  • MUSIC
  • DEBATING
  • MUSICAL - HAIRSPRAY
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Senior School News
  • BEANIE DAY FOR CANCER
  • MAKAN SIANG INDONESIA - INDONESIAN LUNCH
  • LANGUAGE PERFECT CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVING
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Ignatius Early Years News
At the IEY this week in our Thursday extended care program we had our resident veterinarian nurse Stacey Braithwaite give Squirtle the Turtle a check-up. “Squirtle the turtle” is the IEY turtle and was given to us a number of years ago by the Horvat family. He draws much attention from the IEY children and their younger siblings in his aquarium at the early years. He always pretends he is... read more
Out of School Hours Care
  • OCTOBER VACATION CARE
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Junior School Sports
  • JUNIOR SCHOOL SPORT REPORT TERM 3 WEEK 7
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Junior School Students’ Achievements...
Royal Adelaide Show - Junior Textiles and Art, Craft and Design Congratulations to Connor Teh (3R) and Logan Teh (1G) who have won prizes for their entries in the Junior Textiles and Art, Craft and Design categories at the Royal Adelaide Show. Connor (right) won first place for his Crows beanie he knitted. Logan (left) won 3 categories - a first in two different knitting categories for the... read more
From the Parents & Friends

UPCOMING YEAR LEVEL EVENTS:

  • YEAR 2 MUMS' DESSERT EVENING
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Tuck Shop Rosters
  • TERM 3 SENIOR SCHOOL ROSTER
  • TERM 3 JUNIOR SCHOOL ROSTER
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