2019 Term 2 Week 2

2019 Term 2 Week 2
From the Principal
I think most parents are probably aware that the annual NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) testing occurs next week. I have written about this before, and rather than rehashing the issues around this – the anxiety and cost created by such testing relative to the feedback received, which may be helpful in assisting students – I thought I would draw attention... read more
From the Rector
This week at a chapel service in the Senior School, Felix Kimber shared about our experience on the European Cultural and Historical Tour for Year 10 and 11 students. He spoke of the impressive places we visited in Spain, Italy, Germany, France, and Britain, and reminded us of the deeper learnings that occur when we reflect on experiences. TS Eliot invited us to consider the importance of reflection... read more
Ignatian Ethos
I received an email this week listing the benefits of Ignatian Discernment. The term discernment is heard regularly, but what is Ignatian Discernment? In ‘What is Ignatian Spirituality’ David Fleming SJ writes ‘One of Ignatius’ greatest gifts is his Rules for Discernment which form part of the Spiritual Exercises. He showed how God speaks a language to us through our feelings.... read more
From the Head of Senior School
At this week’s Senior School Assembly, Year 12 student Hannah Clancy spoke to us about her experiences as a Rotary exchange student last year in Finland. Hannah encouraged the students to step out of their comfort zone and consider an exchange to another country as she described it as a life-changing opportunity. Our Senior Leaders also presented the ways in which they have been working to ensure... read more
Senior School News
Future Problem Solving This year the Future Problem Solving (FPS) programme will be investigating and finding solutions to the following four topics; Mission to Moon, Mars and Beyond, Drones, Food Loss and Waste and Coping with Stress. Our Middle Team consisting of a mix of new and existing FPS members; Tushar Jacobs, Oscar Whatson, Seniru Pathirana and Ryan Tanti has worked well sharing knowledge and... read more
Arts and Activities
2019 Artist in Residence Programme Artist – Cedric Varcoe, Friday 17–Thursday 28 May, 2019 We are pleased to announce that contemporary artist, Cedric Varcoe will be our Artist in Residence this year. Cedric’s language groups and tribes are Ngarrindjeri and Narangga. His art includes weaving and painting as well as design work. His paintings tell the creation stories of his lands... read more
Senior School Sports
  • School Sport SA Cycling Championships
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From the Head of Junior School
As we continue to celebrate the season of Easter, 3 Red reminded us in this week’s liturgy of God’s grace and love that he showers upon us in the example of Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice. As the Jesuit Provincial, Fr Brian McCoy, says, sacrifice is not a word to be used lightly. All gifts are sacrifices in transferring something of oneself to another person. The word sacrifice stirs many... read more
Junior School Sports
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Tuckshop Term 2
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P&F - Parent Reps (Class Events)
  • Year 8 Bottle and Plate
  • Year 3 Coffee Morning
  • Year 1 Bottle and Plate Night
  • Year 3 Mum's Coffee Morning
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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
As we head towards a Federal Election, parents are encouraged to consider how each political party is promising to support our Catholic schools. The National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) has asked the major political parties to respond to specific questions regarding Catholic education. Please go to the Catholic Education South Australia website to: •            ... read more