2019 Term 2 Week 1

2019 Term 2 Week 1
From the Principal
I offer a warm and enthusiastic welcome back to everyone as we commence Term 2. I hope that the break was a happy one. During it, I was fortunate to join Father Hosking and our Board Chair, Professor Suzanne Le Mire, at a Jesuit Province gathering in Sydney. This meeting, chaired by the Provincial, Father McCoy, brought together Jesuits and lay leaders from all the ministries in the province. Father... read more
From the Rector
Welcome back to school as we commence Term 2. Over the holidays, I was privileged to join some of our Year 10 and 11 students on a College cultural and history experience in Europe (photos below). One of the sad events was the burning of the spire and roof at the Notre Dame Cathedral de Paris, which happened a few days before we arrived there. While there was no evidence of a deliberate act, it affected... read more
Ignatian Ethos
Our Staff Day in Term 2 is a day we devote to Ignatian Formation for staff. This year we spent the day learning about and discovering ways to connect with the various Jesuit Social Services. Speakers represented Jesuit Mission Australia, Jesuit Refugee Service Australia, The Cardoner Project and Jesuit Social Services. These Jesuit works advocate for and serve those in need in Australia and globally.... read more
From the Head of Senior School
I join with others and welcome you all to Term 2. The staff from all three campuses came together on Monday for our Ignatian Formation Day. We were blessed with the opportunity to deepen our understanding of our Ignatian spirituality, and to explore the great work of the Jesuit Refugee Service, the Cardoner Project, Jesuit Mission, and Jesuit Social Services. It was a wonderful day that gave us an appreciation... read more
Senior School News
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Parent Teacher Interviews
Thank you to parents and guardians who were able to attend the Parent Teacher Interviews for Years 7, 10 and 12 in Term 1. These nights continue in the coming weeks of Term 2 with the following year levels; Year 11 Thursday 9 May 4:00pm–8:30pm - Students attend (in College uniform) with parents  Year 8 Wednesday 15 May 4:00pm–8:30pm Year 9 Thursday 23 May 4:00pm–8:30pm - This... read more
There are many important ‘buzz words’ in education today. One that continues to be a part of discussions around learning is that of metacognition. In simple terms, metacognition is ‘thinking about thinking’. In broader terms, it’s about understanding how you understand something. It’s about gaining mental perspective and a sense of cognitive awareness. According to... read more
Homework Club
In Term 2 the College is continuing with the successful Homework Club in the Library after school, from 3:50–4:50pm. Whilst a number of staff attend to provide support, there will also be recent old scholar tutors involved in assisting our students in the areas of English, Humanities, Research Project, English, Mathematics, Science, Chemistry, Biology and Chinese. The program of when these occur... read more
Vocational Services Report
National Careers Week May 13-19 2019 This year Saint Ignatius’ College will be celebrating National Careers Week with an exciting series of events. On Monday 13 May at 7pm we are very excited to be hosting our inaugural ‘Parents as Career Coaches’ evening. Thank you to the many parents who have indicated their support for this evening. Due to the larger than expected numbers of attendees... read more
Arts and Activities
  • DEBATING 2019
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The Importance of Being Earnest
Court Theatre Company have been working hard to prepare a truly hilarious and unforgettable rendition of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, which opens this week on Friday 3 May. One of the cleverest comedies by one of the greatest writers in the English language, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ introduces us to Jack and Algernon, two charming bachelors... read more
From the Head of Junior School
In commencing the term, the staff were privileged to listen to key drivers across a number of Jesuit agencies operating at local, national, and global levels, through Jesuit Mission, Jesuit Social Services, and the Jesuit Refugee Service. Humbled by the remarkable work they do under what is often the most challenging of circumstances, we were reminded of our Ignatian story and how this vision is a lived... read more
Junior School News
  • STEM - YEAR 4
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P&F - From the President
Welcome back to all, we hope you had a wonderful, relaxing Easter break. It was definitely a busy term with many of the parent reps organising social events on a class or year level and there’s a lot more organised for this term (see P&F - Parent Reps (Class Events) article). It’s great to see everyone getting together to form closer bonds and a strong sense of community. The Saint Ignatius... read more
P&F - Parent Reps (Class Events)
  • Year 2 - Mum's Night
  • Year 6 - Mum's Drinks
  • Year 5 - Coffee Morning
  • IEY - Meet and Greet
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Foundation Board AGM
Please be advised that the Foundation Board Annual General Meeting will be held on: Tuesday, 21 May 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm Richard Flynn Theatre Foyer Saint Ignatius’ College 2 Manresa Court, Athelstone RSVP: advancementoffice@ignatius.sa.edu.au by Monday, 13 May 2019 (for catering purposes). For more information contact Mrs Belinda Mears at b.mears@ignatius.sa.edu.au or 8334 9356. read more
Federal Election Update
Federal Election Update - Catholic Education’s key election objectives Catholic schools are a vital part of Australia’s education landscape; from humble beginnings almost 200 years ago, Catholic Education is now the nation’s largest provider of education outside the government. The key national issues for Catholic Education at the upcoming federal election are: increased capital funding... read more
Tuckshop Rosters Term 2
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