2020 Term 2 Week 1

2020 Term 2 Week 1
From the Principal
On a few occasions during the past week or so, I have found myself discussing with others the suggestion that Australians may be gaining an even greater appreciation of the term ‘Lucky Country’. This may be even more so for us here in South Australia when we compare our experience of COVID-19 with that in other places in the world. When we look at the figures – fewer than 100 deaths... read more
From the Rector
It is hoped that these are the only Easter holidays that we spend isolated with the threat of COVID-19. Thanks to our sensible response to protect the common good of all in our state − through the practice of good hygiene, physical distancing, self-isolation, and taking care if unwell − our infection rates have been contained. We are hopeful of a smooth transition back to face-to-face learning.... read more
Ignatian Ethos
We have all just seen our way through an unusual ‘holiday’. It is difficult keeping our distance from each other, especially those we love, but I am grateful for the position South Australia is in with regards to the virus. On Monday, our first day back, staff began the day in small groups reflecting on the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius and were then led through an examen. Fr Rob Morris... read more
From the Head of Senior School
I join with staff at the Senior School to welcome you all to Term 2. Staff from all three campuses came together on Monday for our Formation Day. We were blessed with the opportunity to deepen our understanding of our Ignatian spirituality, albeit in small groups, and virtually with the use of Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and video recordings. Fr Rob Morris SJ, Director of the Centre of Ignatian Spirituality... read more
Senior School Sports
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From the Counsellors - Senior School
SPECIAL REPORT: Wellbeing - Checklist for Secondary Students The global pandemic is having a profound impact on our adolescents with many being forced to miss out on so many rites of passage. Some are becoming more anxious or depressed which is completely understandable given the current situation. However, should your teen display any unusual behaviour that lasts for more than 2-3 weeks, it may be... read more
Vocational Services Report
Unfortunately, COVID-19 has meant that we have had to cancel many of the features of our Careers Program at the College, including our annual Careers Market and the June Work Experience Program. However, this does not mean the students cannot continue to explore their career goals. In fact, it’s extremely important to do so - as a large factor (in fact the most important aspect one may argue)... read more
Senior School Tuckshop News
Due to current COVID-19 precautions, we have introduced an online recess menu. It will appear in the Flexischools sheet as RECESS OPTIONS 2020. A list of available options is below the icon (it is not the complete list of normal available recess items, but it covers the most popular ones). Students may order prior to 9:30am each day, with collection from the Tuckshop at recess time using all... read more
From the Head of Junior School
As we come out of Easter holidays and some sense of isolation, there has been a real joy in welcoming students back into school this week. There have been many happy faces of children reconnecting with friends and their teachers while our online teaching has continued for those students at school and at home. Next week presents another milestone, a welcome return to familiar routines of regular classes... read more
From the Counsellors - Junior School
SPECIAL REPORT: Wellbeing - Checklist for Primary Students Whilst most children are resilient and seem to be demonstrating a remarkable capacity to manage during this challenging time, others are not faring as well. Some are experiencing a variety of emotions ranging from fear to anxiety, all of which are considered normal or natural responses to this current situation. However despite this, it is still... read more
Annual General Meeting
Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting of the Saint Ignatius' College Foundation Incorporated, will be held on: Tuesday, 19 May 2020 6:30pm-8:30pm Richard Flynn Theatre, Saint Ignatius’ College, 2 Manresa Court, Athelstone. Due to the restrictions imposed on gatherings as a result of COVID-19, the Foundation will facilitate a ‘hybrid’ AGM where members... read more
From the Parents and Friends
Dear Parents and Caregivers Welcome back to Term 2. On behalf of the Parents and Friends Committee, I would like to thank the entire College staff for the communication they provided and all the great work they have done to ensure our children are well supported. We all faced some challenges towards the end of last term and we may face new challenges as we begin this term. There has been... read more
Entertainment Membership - Mother’s...
GREAT GIFT IDEA FOR MUM! Purchase a membership by 10 May 2020, and receive a BONUS $20 BIG W eGift Card for Multi City or Multi Plus Memberships or $10 BIG W eGift Card for Single City Memberships*. With a growing list of businesses offering takeaway and delivery for food, shopping and services continually being added, it's perfect for treating Mum. Latest additions include eGift Card offers... read more