2019 Term 2 Week 3

2019 Term 2 Week 3
From the Principal
Our winter co-curricular seasons began in earnest on the weekend at both the Junior and Senior Schools. Some sports had their first matches the previous weekend but all were in action this week. In considering this, I thought it might be useful to highlight what I view as some of the key features of our winter sporting program. The first thing that strikes me is the size of our program, which is really... read more
From the Rector
Recently Jesuits and our key partners in mission met to discuss our priorities as a Province. Peter Coffey, our Principal; Suzanne Le Mire, our Chair of the College Board; and I attended this gathering in Sydney. Since 1848, Jesuits and their companions have sought to be of service to the Church within Australia. Over that time, we have been known for our contribution to spirituality, education, intellectual... read more
Ignatian Ethos
Last week I wrote about, and provided a link to the benefits of Ignatian Discernment. To be able to discern, Ignatius teaches us to become “indifferent” or adopt an inner freedom. We must detach ourselves from that which will affect us, “disordered affections”. This is much easier said than done! We are all busy with work, family and just life, so to put all that to one side... read more
A Message from the Head of Senior School ...
I offer my thanks to all those in our community who have been so kind and thoughtful to me and my family during this sad time for us. Your prayers, good wishes and condolences on the death of my father have been much appreciated. I consider myself very fortunate to belong to such a faith-filled community. Mr Phil Donato Head of Senior School read more
From the Head of Studies and Innovation
National Careers Week This week we have celebrated National Careers Week at the College, with a number of significant events. Led superbly by Lisa McDonald (Vocational Services Coordinator), Linda De Poi (VET Coordinator), and Annalisa Barry (Faculty Leader for Specialist Learning Programs), the College held its inaugural ‘Parents as Career Coaches’ evening, with over 150 parents attending.... read more
Senior School Sports
  • 50km RELAY 2019
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Senior School Arts & Activities
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From the Students (Senior School)
A Welcome to Term 2 Now well into Term 2 at the Senior School, I think it is fair to say that all students are ‘feeling the heat’, with assignments due and many new tasks always on the go. For those families living with a Year 12 student, Research Project is sure to be a constant talking point over the next six weeks or so. Please be extra patient with us! From a Senior Leader perspective,... read more
From the Student Counsellors
Parenting Styles - What type of parent are you? There are so many different opinions offered on how best to parent. You may have heard of ‘Authoritarian (too hard), Permissive (too soft) or Authoritative (just right) Parenting’ which are based on our levels of response and demand? Or perhaps you’ve heard of the more modern terms Helicopter Parenting, those of us who hover to protect... read more
From the Head of Junior School
Mother’s Day What a beautiful way to open the week in celebrating Mother’s Day within our community. Beginning with coffee and scones, it was lovely seeing so many mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers enjoying time spent with their loved ones. Moving into the morning liturgy, Class 2 Red reminded us of the importance of our mothers in our lives, and just how important and central their... read more
Junior School News
Mary MacKillop Library The Love Reading Bus has arrived! Above: Year 2 students Harrison Mullins, Charlotte Cirocco, Alexandra Demetriou The library has a new chill-out space: the Love Reading Bus. Many children are enjoying this quiet space to read and relax with their favourite books. Premiers Reading Challenge Two of our classes have completed the Premiers Reading Challenge and are in line for a... read more
Junior School Sports
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Out of School Hours Care
Dear Families A Pupil Free Day is scheduled for Friday 21 June and OSHC will offer care from 7.30am–6.00pm on this day. Planned activities include a Robotics workshop which will be held on College grounds and run by STEM KIDS. The usual OSHC craft, cooking and outdoor activities will also occur. Please be aware that bookings are only taken with full payment of $70.00 per child (childcare... read more
P&F - From the President
Dear Parents and Caregivers We have quite a number of year level functions over the next few weeks, be sure to check out the Parent Rep section in this newsletter. Below please find the scheduled P&F events for this year. In the lead-up to the end of year, we are looking at the possibility of hosting a Colour Fun Run. Full details of this exciting and entertaining event will be provided as soon... read more
P&F - Parent Reps (Class Events)
  • Year 4 Scavenger Hunt
  • IEY Picnic
  • Year 5 Bottle and Plate Night
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Tuckshop Term 2
Mission Day - Friday 24 May, Senior School Parents, as you would be aware, Friday week is Mission Day (24/5) at the Senior campus. The Tuckshop will be open for normal provisions for recess, but will then close as we will be assisting the classes in providing lunchtime meals for students. Please be aware, that no lunchtime orders will be filled and the Tuckshop will NOT be open for lunch. Mrs Rosalie... read more
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
Please see below a link to the latest NCEC (National Catholic Education Commission) election edition newsletter. During the course of the election campaign we have sought to provide families with an option to read about specific issues affecting catholic schooling. We hope that this has been helpful. https://ncec.schoolzineplus.com/newsletter/57570 read more