2019 Term 1 Week 6
From the Principal
During the course of this week, I had cause to reflect on a couple of occasions about the significant changes that have occurred at Saint Ignatius during my time on staff. I hasten to add that I am not referring to changes of a physical or structural nature, but rather changes related to the way in which we maintain our core identity. When I returned to the College as a staff member in 1995 following... read more
From the Rector
This week Peter Coffey and I attended a meeting for the principals and rectors of the Jesuit and Companion Schools in Australia (JACSA). JACSA is an association of Jesuit and companion schools across Australia that facilitates networking and formation in Ignatian pedagogy among students and staff. The Jesuit-owned schools in Australia are Xavier College Melbourne (est 1878), St Aloysius’ Sydney... read more
Ignatian Ethos
Last week I was reminded of the power of silence in our lives. A group of staff participated in an Ignatian Formation experience at Sevenhill which has a large silent component built into each day. The real power of silence is how it heightens the other senses. When we are silent, we hear, feel, see and even taste more, it enables us to notice. St Ignatius believed strongly in conversation; with God,... read more
From the Head of Senior School
I was fortunate to recently attend an Ignatian Spirituality and Ethos conference at the Sevenhill College Retreat Centre. The conference known as ‘Magis Three’ is the third in a series, which in the form of a silent retreat, provided staff in attendance with a deeper experience of our unique Ignatian spirituality. The theme of the retreat was The Journey, The Way, The Truth, and The Life,... read more
From the Director of Teaching and Learning...
Parents and caregivers may have read recently about a review of the SACE Research Project following the SACE Review conducted in 2018. In one report it stated that the Research Project will no longer be a compulsory Stage 2 subject. The article then goes on to say that students will still have to complete it at some point in their senior schooling – either as a 20 credit (full year) Stage 2 subject... read more
Senior School Sports
  • YEAR 12 PHYSICAL EDUCATION - KAYAKING PRACTICAL
  • CONGRATULATIONS THOMAS MAYO - Gillespie Cricket Academy
  • TERM 1 WEEK 5 SENIOR SCHOOL SPORT REPORTS
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Senior School Arts and Activities
  • Year 10, 11 and 12 Art Excursion to the Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition
  • CONGRATULATIONS HENNY WALTERS - 'THE MIRACLE WORKER'
  • BURNSIDE YOUTH CONCERT BAND WORKSHOP
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Tuck Shop Burger Day - Senior School
Stop Press: Friday 29 March 2019…Burger Day We will offer: Hamburgers Chicken burgers Vegetarian burgers and a variety of burger rolls: white, wholemeal, gluten free and brioche. Just order what burger/bread roll you want with the following options: tomato, lettuce, mayonnaise, sauce, cheese, onion (included). Cost: $6.00 You may pre order by email, or direct on the day. read more
Homework Club
Homework club is open to all students and provides a quiet space to complete homework under the supervision and guidance of teaching staff. Homework club runs after school from 3:45pm until 4:45pm. Details of days, locations and supervising staff are listed below: Middle Years Homework Club for students in Years 7, 8 and 9 Tuesdays in BE323 with Ms Anne Clancy (Middle Years Coordinator of Adaptive Education)... read more
From the Head of Junior School
In celebrating Ash Wednesday this week, we are called to centre ourselves and orchestrate our busy lives into a rich and vibrant melody. Our lives often involve the ‘bolting on’ of additional commitments, placing further demands on our time. During this period of Lent, we are given the opportunity to live simply, redefining and valuing those connections in our lives that are life-giving,... read more
Junior School News
  • YEAR 2 CHEERLEADING INCURSION
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From the Parents and Friends
  • PARENT REPS, UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Family Fun Fair - Donations
  • PRE-LOVED SCHOOL UNIFORMS - PAY IT FORWARDS, BACKWARDS
  • UPCOMING YEAR LEVEL EVENTS
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Out of School Hours Care
Dear Families The April Vacation Care program is almost complete and ready for distribution, so keep an eye out for this. The same guidelines apply for Vacation Care, as for Pupil Free Days, in terms of bookings, payments and cancellations. OSHC cannot accept any bookings without consent forms and payment. Remember to book early to avoid missing out on excursion days. If you have not filled out a 2019... read more
Tuckshop Menus and Rosters
  • TUCKSHOP MENUS
  • TUCKSHOP ROSTERS
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