2019 Term 3 Week 6

2019 Term 3 Week 6
From the Principal
Last weekend, Jesuit Education Australia (JEA) hosted a Combined Boards Retreat at Sevenhill.  Board chairs, directors, and officers (rectors, principals and company secretaries) from the five Jesuit-owned Colleges – Saint Ignatius’ Riverview, St Aloysius, Jarjum, Xavier, and ourselves – gathered from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon to participate in a prayerful and reflective... read more
From the Rector
The College has identified six pairs of virtues we seek in an Ignatian today. These arose from our consultations during our strategic plan, Striving for the Magis, and with staff and student groups since. Loving and Generous Grateful and Joyful Just and Courageous Faith-filled and Hopeful Curious and Wise Reflective and Discerning In the past two weeks, we offered brief reflections on four of these... read more
From the Head of Senior School
At Tuesday’s voluntary student mass, Regis House Captain, Jemima Leydon, presented a reflection on the theme of Challenges to Faith, which I offer you today. Near the end of last year, I struggled with a crisis of faith. A close friend, whom I had looked up to as a mentor, had recently lost a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was only in her late thirties and left behind a loving husband and... read more
Ignatian Ethos
Presently we are in a very busy time of the term. It can be tempting to rush through the day looking forward to the end of the week. I prayed an examen with staff recently and thought others in our community may also appreciate taking a few minutes to spend time on ‘being fully present’. I suggest giving yourself just a few minutes in a quiet spot, maybe with some quiet background music.... read more
Senior School News
  • YEAR 9 GEOGRAPHY - JURLIQUE VISIT
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Learning and Teaching Framework
Introducing the Learning and Teaching Framework "Saint Ignatius’ College brings 450 years of Jesuit tradition to spark fire in the hearts of every student.” (College Prospectus, 2019) This week, our teaching staff were introduced to our new Learning and Teaching Framework. As a response to the desires of our Strategic Plan, the framework aims to ensure that we prepare our learners for life... read more
News from the Campion Library
Research shows that students who read independently become better readers, achieve better in tests across all subject areas, and have greater content knowledge than those who do not. Book Week provides a wonderful opportunity to put the spotlight on reading. This year the theme was “Reading is my secret power” and while Book Week is much more low key in the senior school the Campion Library... read more
Senior School Sports
  • FINAL INTERCOL PROGRAM
  • U/18 STATE WOMEN'S CRICKET TEAM - TYA GONSALVES
  • SENIOR SCHOOL SPORTS REPORTS - TERM 3, WEEK 5
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Arts and Activities
  • Debating - End of Season Report
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From the Students (Senior School)
This term the Social Justice group has been focusing on the Winter Appeal for St Vincent de Paul. Each year we collect non-perishable food items that the Newton Conference of the organisation are in need of. It can be easy to forget the fact that there are people in our own communities who are vulnerable and struggling, which is why statistics that 6,000 people in South Australia alone are homeless,... read more
Parent Information Evening
On Wednesday 4 September you are invited to a parent information seminar, conducted by Encounter Youth, entitled A PARENT’S GUIDE TO YOUNG PEOPLE, ALCOHOL & PARTIES. This parent information seminar will follow presentations delivered to Years 10-12 on Friday 30 August, and will support you with evidence-based strategies for talking to you son or daughter about alcohol, protecting your home... read more
From the Head of Junior School
In anticipation of our Mission Fete Day, Class 4 RED provided a wonderful insight into how our students have provided sustainable development and support of Colégio de Santo Inácio de Loiola in Timor-Leste. Classes have already begun planning for their student-led stalls in anticipation of what is sure to be another wonderful show of community support for those in need. Thank you for your... read more
News from the Mary MacKillop Library
  • BOOK WEEK
  • AUTHOR IN RESIDENCE - PHIL CUMMINGS
  • PARADE DOWN THE PARADE
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Junior School Sports
  • AUSTRALIA HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • JUNIOR SCHOOL SPORTS REPORTS - TERM 3, WEEK 5
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The Foundation Beanie, Building the Bursary...
The Foundation Board hosted the third Foundation Breakfast at the Hilton Adelaide today and it was great to have Jess Trengove as our guest speaker. Our Chair, Jay McGrath, shared the work and commitment in building a robust Bursary Program, and with that also launched The 5th Term campaign – how with the purchase of a beanie you can help build our Bursary Program. The 5th Term is a... read more
October Vacation Care
Dear Families The October Vacation Care program is now available. This will operate from Monday 30 September to Monday 14 October inclusive. A reminder that bookings will only be taken with consent forms and payment. OSHC cannot hold bookings without these. The last day to book Vacation Care is Friday 20 September – any bookings made after this date may not be possible and a late booking fee of... read more
P&F - Parent Reps (Class Events)
  • Year 6 Family Night
  • Year 3 Mum's Dinner
  • Year 11 Dad's Drinks
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P&F - From the President
  • P&F Committee Meeting - Tuesday 3 September at 7:00PM
  • UPCOMING P&F EVENTS
  • UPCOMING COLLEGE EVENTS
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Tuckshop Term 3
  • SENIOR SCHOOL ROSTER
  • JUNIOR SCHOOL ROSTER
  • BURGER DAY - FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER
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