2020 Term 2 Week 4

2020 Term 2 Week 4
From the Principal
On Friday last week we had our first Senior School Assembly for the term and, whilst we weren’t able to gather as we normally would in the Dennett Centre, we were able to use technology to link all the home groups together at the same time. Watch below. Students who had travelled on immersions to India and Cambodia at the end of last year presented some wonderfully colourful and lively reflections... read more
From the Rector
Vale, Fr 'Nico'! This week on 20 May the previous Superior General of the Jesuits, Adolfo Nicolas, died in Tokyo. Born in Spain in 1936, he was sent to the mission of Japan, where he was a theology professor, Rector of scholastics, and Provincial. For ten years he lived in the Philippines, serving as director of the East Asia Pastoral Institute and coordinating the Provincials in the Asia... read more
Installation Mass
The installation Mass for Archbishop Patrick O’Regan DD will be live streamed from St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on Monday 25 May at 10.30am and replayed at 5.30pm on Channel 44. Further information is available in the attached booklet or by clicking HERE. The installation Mass video can be viewed on YouTube HERE. read more
Foundation Board AGM - 19 May 2020
The Annual General Meeting of the Saint Ignatius’ College Foundation was held on Tuesday 19 May 2020. The Foundation undertakes two essential fundraising functions – for College Bursaries and for College Building projects with the help of the Advancement Office team. The Bursary corpus supports families to attend Saint Ignatius' College who would not otherwise have the means to... read more
Ignatian Ethos
AMDG Recently I was reading a piece of work a Jesuit priest had typed and I noticed the placement of AMDG in the top left-hand corner of the paper. I realised this is something we have lost with the arrival of personal devices for all students. Until the last few years every page of a student’s exercise book would have (or should have had!) AMDG written in the top left-hand corner and the date... read more
From the Head of Senior School
The theme for this year’s National Reconciliation Week – In this together – was chosen well before COVID-19 was on the horizon. It does remind us, whether in a crisis or on the journey of Reconciliation, we are all #InThisTogether. It is 20 years since the reconciliation walks of 2000, when people came together to walk on bridges and roads and showed their support for a more reconciled... read more
Reconciliation Week 2020
During Week Five and Six Australia celebrates National Reconciliation Week which is a time to reflect on our shared histories and relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The 2020 theme ‘In This Together’ reinforces that we all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation, and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value... read more
From the Head of Studies and Innovation
I have recently been looking back on some of the articles I wrote for previous editions of The Ignatian. I was not surprised to find a common theme − that of change. The narrative about educational reform continues to get louder, while change on a global scale is obvious in our current societal predicament. So how do we cope with change when it feels as though we are constantly being asked to... read more
From the Director of Teaching and Learning...
  • After-school homework assistance
  • Year 10 & 11 Semester 1 Examinations
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Student Leadership
On Friday of last week our Student Chapter Representatives for 2020 were formally announced to the school in a virtual ceremony and presented their badges by their home group teacher. Thomas Schell and Irina Bal summarised the position beautifully, saying “This position is one which carries responsibility and opportunity, as you are the voice and representative of your class and expected to lead... read more
Senior School Music News
Congratulations to Year 9 student, Eve Corso, on receiving an A for her AMEB Grade 2 French Horn examination. read more
From the Head of Junior School
Year 4 Red led us in liturgy this week, focusing on the theme of gratitude. We live in a society that often promotes individuality over community, and entitlements over gratitude. It can also be very difficult to live in a disposition of gratitude when we are challenged or anxious, like when we are living in a type of isolation and there is so much change in our lives. Gratitude has a powerful effect... read more
Junior School News
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From the Parents and Friends
Dear Parents & Caregivers As it’s National Volunteer Week this week (18-24 May), I would like to personally thank everyone who has volunteered their help to the Parents and Friends Committee. Without the generous help and assistance of volunteers, convenors of events and committee members we wouldn’t have the strong sense of community that the College fosters.  A... read more
Cooking for Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless...
We are currently cooking for the Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons, supplying approximately 15kgs of lasagne on a weekly basis. Next week, we are adding to our donation and making vegetable soup. If you are in a position to donate any fresh vegetables, the Tuckshop at the Senior School would be more than happy to use them to 'cook up a storm'. We are also in need to plastic containers,... read more
Out of School Hours Care
Dear families This week the children in OSHC have been busy writing thank you letters and making floral gifts for the health care workers in our community. The enthusiasm shown by the children during this experience was lovely to see and it prompted thinking and conversations about the importance of many different workers, who have helped us over the last few months during Covid-19. Bec and I will deliver... read more
Foundation Beanie - Building the Bursary ...
At the annual Foundation Breakfast in August 2019, the College’s Foundation Board launched ‘The 5th Term’ campaign and showed how, with the purchase of a beanie, the Ignatian community can help build the College’s Bursary Program. The 5th Term is a concept to be imagined. An additional school term that only exists in our dreams and in our hopes of giving the opportunity... read more