2021 Term 1 Week 4

2021 Term 1 Week 4
From the Rector
This week we celebrated Ash Wednesday. In the Christian Church, Lent, the period leading to Easter, is a time to stop and take stock. We take the opportunity to recalibrate, to re-evaluate our lives and the people we are becoming. We consider how we can make a difference, especially to the people around us. This Lent, we pray particularly for all those who have been affected by COVID-19. Ashes remind... read more
From the Head of Studies and Innovation
“Process over product?” Starting a new school year is akin to making new year’s resolutions. That is, new beginnings offer the opportunity to set goals for the year ahead. Not surprisingly, many of our students set ambitious goals, be it achieving an ‘A’ grade in a particular subject, making the firsts team of a sporting team, being the lead actor in the musical, and for... read more
From the Head of Senior School
On Monday we held our rescheduled House swimming carnival in near-perfect weather conditions. The College House captains and others were enthusiastic in rallying their teams, and we had record participation rates. The House spirit demonstrated by all students was compelling. We congratulate the Xavier team on their hat-trick of wins, and the Campion team as winners of the Spirit Cup. Our thanks especially... read more
Student Leadership
The Senior Leaders of 2021 have certainly hit the ground running in Term 1, with a significant amount of work going on in the background to prepare for a busy and exciting calendar. The leaders met as a group before students returned to school to consider their ‘why’, their purpose which will act as a compass for all events and initiatives this year. A clear focus came from the planning... read more
Ethics Olympiad 2021
Middle School Ethics Olympiad 2021 On Wednesday 10 February 2021, two teams from Saint Ignatius’ College Senior School consisting of Year 8 and 9 Philosophy Club students, competed with 16 other secondary schools in South Australia, in a rather unique, online competition. The Middle School Ethics Olympiad is a wonderful initiative being held in Adelaide and across the country with... read more
Senior School Sport
  • State Relay Championships
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House Swimming Carnival
HOUSE SWIMMING CARNIVAL 2021 Xavier 2349 Campion 2004 Kostka 1829 Regis 1447 House Spirit: Campion Despite the delay due to inclement weather, the sun was shining for our House Swimming Carnival. The Year 12s and House Representatives arrived early at Payneham Pool and were very busy setting up their tents to reflect their house themes. The pool was brought to life with Xavier’s zoo theme; the... read more
Project Compassion
  • Ash Wednesday
  • RefLections for Lent
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From the Head of Junior School
In celebrating Ash Wednesday, I am always reminded of the mystery and intrigue that young children bring to this age-old practice, as they see things with new eyes. Talk of ashes and dust typically do not reflect family dinner conversations. Ash Wednesday is a time in which we remember our own humanity and how God can gently nudge us towards growth and change. It is a special time in which we are invited... read more
Junior School Sport
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Lenten Talks 2021
As part of a Lenten Series, we offer two talks on Wednesday 3 March and Wednesday 10 March from 7.00pm - 8.30pm in the Chapel of the Holy Name. These will be on the person of Jesus, belief in Christ, and what we are called to be. These series will be led by Jesuit novice, Dr Joel Hodge, who is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Theology at the Australian Catholic University. Please CLICK HERE for more... read more
Tuckshop Term 1
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From the Parents and Friends
Dear Parents & Caregivers, The Parents and Friends Committee’s main role is to build on the sense of community that the College tries to foster. We do this by hosting various events throughout the year, some are fund-raising events and some we like to refer to as friend-raising events which are purposed to engage and connect parents and caregivers. When we raise funds, as a committee, at the... read more
Art Show - Call for Committee Members
Call out for 2021 Saint Ignatius Art Show Committee Members Every second year Saint Ignatius’ College holds the Saint Ignatius Art Show as part of the South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA) during the month of August. Due to a number of circumstances, including COVID and the construction at the Junior School campus, the Art Show will not be going ahead in its usual form, but will instead... read more
Family Fun Fair - Call for Volunteers
The Family Fun Fair is seeking out volunteers to convene a couple of stalls. This is a great way for year level families to get together and have fun whilst helping to make the day a success. Help is needed in the following stalls: Sausage Sizzle Toy Stall Book Stall Silent Auction Drinks Stall If you wish to know more about what is involved or would like to help convene one of these stalls please email... read more