2020 Term 2 Week 5

2020 Term 2 Week 5
From the Principal
During the past week or so, two significant events affected the Catholic community in Adelaide. On Thursday 21 May, the funeral mass for Mr Lynn Martin was celebrated at Henley Beach. Lynn was a wonderful leader in Catholic education for many years at schools including St Michael’s, Mercedes, Blackfriars, and Nazareth. Most significantly, he was the Principal of Xavier College, Gawler, for the... read more
From the Rector
This week we have been considering our journey of Reconciliation with our First Peoples. We now have three flag posts in front of the Caroline Chisholm Building for the Aboriginal, Torres Strait, and Australian flags. We recently received cultural approval to use ‘Kaurna miyurna yaitya yarta-mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku’ on plaques at the College. This recognises that Kaurna people are the... read more
Ignatian Ethos
This week being Reconciliation Week, it is an appropriate time to mention the Jesuit Bookends Project. Fr Brian McCoy SJ the Australian Provincial, named the bookends of rejection of Australian history. Fr McCoy named the arrival of the First Fleet as the first bookend. The second bookend being the reality that people who were seeking protection in Australia have been sent to places such as Manus and... read more
Return of Masses
Masses can now be celebrated with a limited number of people in attendance. The Jesuit community will celebrate extra Masses in the College Chapel in the coming weeks to assist people as we return to liturgies in common and receiving the Eucharist. Current conditions are outlined HERE.  We anticipate there will be further announcements about numbers and guidelines from the Archdiocese and... read more
From the Head of Senior School
On Monday, the installation of Archbishop Patrick O’Regan as the ninth Archbishop of Adelaide was live streamed from the beautiful St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral. The installation ceremony was conducted by Apostolic Administrator Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ, who also read the bull of appointment. The installation and celebration of the Eucharist were held on the feast of Our Lady Help of... read more
Ignite the Light!
Over the past weeks, the Senior Leaders, Social Justice Portfolio and the Faith and Service Team have introduced to the College our new collective initiative, ‘Ignite the Light’.  We are coming together to provide opportunities for students to reach out and serve. By giving more from the less that we have, we will ignite flames of love and light in a time of prolonged darkness. A small... read more
From the Head of Junior School
This week we celebrated Reconciliation Week and National Simultaneous Story Time. Through this experience of simultaneous story time, we recognise and celebrate the joy and power of books in our lives. The children (and staff as seen in the shared photos!) all over Australia and New Zealand enjoyed reading Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas at 11:00am on Wednesday 27 May 2020, as a virtual event. Time... read more
Social Justice Leaders visit Moore Street ...
The College continues to support the Adelaide Day Centre – Moore Street, recently delivering: 86 toiletry care packs (organised by the Year 10s as part of their service program) 6 trays of lasagne 8 shopping bags of canned food 25 blankets and 130 baked cookies (donated from the Junior School). Sister Nola (Head of the Mercy Sisters in Adelaide) was tearful when she saw the care packages... read more
From the Parents and Friends
Dear Parents and Caregivers The College Advancement Office offers a comprehensive Business Directory to our community. The Directory provides an opportunity for Old Ignatians, current and past parents to promote their business and create networks with the greater College community. The Parents and Friends Committee are assisting the College grow and promote the Business Directory. If... 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