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2021 Term 2 Week 8
Pyjama Day
Dear Parents and Caregivers, On Friday 25 June, the SRC group and Year 6 Leaders have organised for students to wear their pyjamas to school for the day! Students are asked to bring a gold coin donation in exchange for wearing their pyjamas with the funds supporting Catherine House. Catherine House provides emergency accommodation and support services for women experiencing homelessness. For further... read more
Cross Country Championships
  • OAKBANK STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 
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Saint Ignatius Art Show
  • MINIATURES EXHIBITION
  • SATELLITE EXHIBITIONS
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WICKED
Dear Parents and Caregivers WICKED! the musical is well under way and the cast are making excellent progress with the musical numbers. It is wonderful to see the students rising to the challenge of learning the dances and singing at the same time! As term two draws to a close, I wish to bring to your attention the changes to next term’s rehearsal schedule. CLICK HERE to view the Term 3 rehersal... read more
Senior School Sport
  • State Little Athletics - Eva Di Iulio
  • TERM 2 WEEK 7 SPORTS REPORT
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Junior School Sport
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SEQTA
  • WEEKLY TECH TIP
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From the Head of Ignatius Early Years
On Thursday 10 June 2021 Ignatius Early Years had a visit from Tracey McNally the “Bug Lady”. She showed the children stick insects, leaf insects, inch worms, caterpillars and a scorpion. Three and four year olds love bugs and show great interest in them. The gold room invited Tracey to come and talk. This is what the children had to say about the stick and leaf insects. Otis: “Wow!... read more
From the Head of Studies and Innovation
The real purpose of assessment and reporting As we move into the latter part of the term and the end of our first semester, the thoughts of many of our staff, students and families turn to upcoming assessment and reporting processes. Not surprisingly, like several different areas of education, assessment and reporting has become a contested space. As a result, and unsurprisingly again, the purpose of... read more
From the Head of Senior School
Our students in Years 10 and 11 have now completed their end-of-semester examinations, and I take this opportunity to thank the staff for the wonderful organisation of this major event. Next week all Year 11 students will be involved in four days of service in their community. We have placements at primary schools, childcare centres, community centres, Meals on Wheels, Bene Aged Care, and St Patrick’s... read more
From the Head of Junior School
This week has been a joyous showcasing of music through our Year 3 Strings and Year 5 Woodwind music programs. Children have thoroughly enjoyed their experience, from first-time musicians with no prior knowledge of their given instrument, to sharing about five or six pieces within their ensemble over the space of two terms. Acting as a key, into which the musician and audience enter creative and affective... read more
From the Rector
Next week, two groups of Year 10 students will spend eight days on a new immersion for our College to the Ikara-Flinders Ranges. Immersions enable us to go into someone else’s land and culture. We go as the stranger, the guest. It requires courage and trust to be open to the unknown as we encounter new places and people. We discover that we are there to learn and that the people and country have... read more
Saint Ignatius Art Show
  • MINIATURES EXHIBITION
  • SATELLITE EXHIBITIONS
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From the Parents and Friends
  • The Greatest Gala Ball
  • Colour Fun Run
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SEQTA
  • WEEKLY TECH TIP
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The Greatest Gala Ball
  • EARLY BIRD TICKETS
  • AMITY DRY & BAND
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From the College Counsellors
This Month on SchoolTV - Friendship & Belonging Learning how to make new friends and keep them involves a number of skills every young person needs to understand and develop. For some, these skills will come very naturally, allowing them to easily move between different friendship groups, sharing their experiences and opening up to new people. For others, this can be a much harder space to navigate.... read more
From the Head of Senior School
At this week’s Senior School Assembly, there were reports on Arts and Activities Week, the jazz festival, Sport and the Reconciliation Round, and recent initiatives by senior leaders, along with the Rector’s address.  CLICK HERE to view the Assembly. 10.30-15.30 Arts and Activities 16.00-18.30 Music 22.00-26.00 Sport 26.00-31.00 Senior leaders 31.30-41.-30 Rector Father Hosking reminded... read more
Year 6 Camp
Nestled on the bend of the Onkaparinga River of the Adelaide Hills, Mylor Adventure Campsite provided the ultimate playground for our Year 6 Camp this week. The children received a Welcome to Country from Mandy Brown, a senior custodian of the Paramangk people. Temaana and Iteka, of Adnyamathanha Country around the Flinders Ranges, later shared their notion of family and kinship. Split into gender groups,... read more
Tuckshop News
  • Senior School Volunteers
  • Senior School Lunch Orders
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Junior School Sport
  • TERM 2 WEEK 6 SPORTS REPORT
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Senior School Sport
  • TERM 2 WEEK 6 SPORTS REPORT
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From the Head of Junior School
Nestled on the bend of the Onkaparinga River of the Adelaide Hills, Mylor Adventure Campsite provided the ultimate playground for our Year 6 Camp this week. The children received a Welcome to Country from Mandy Brown, a senior custodian of the Paramangk people. Temaana and Iteka, of Adnyamathanha Country around the Flinders Ranges, later shared their notion of family and kinship. Split into gender groups,... read more
From the Vocations Promoter
'Vocation' means a calling in Latin. A vocation is a call to be a man or woman for others in a particular way. You receive a unique vocation, or call, because you are the only person in this world with your thumbprint – the only one able to make your unique and particular contribution in the context of your life. This month, Pope Francis invites us to pray for married couples and... read more
From the Principal
During the past two weeks, events in Melbourne have offered a stark reminder of the challenges that COVID-19 continues to provide for us. I think we have become rather complacent here in Adelaide in some ways, and compliance with very simple things such as hand hygiene and the use of QR codes has slipped. I believe it is incumbent on all of us to try to do our part, however small, in helping our community... read more
From the Parents and Friends
Dear Parents & Caregivers, Tickets for the Gala Ball are selling fast and are limited, so organise your tickets now! You can purchase single tickets or book a table of 10 or 12 and join us on the 21st August. When booking, you can nominate a table captain in order for you all to be seated on the same table or you can nominate a year level and we’ll seat you on a table with Parents/Caregivers... read more
Foundation Breakfast

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Gifted and Talented/Challenge Program
  • Novel to Film Day
  • Gifted Awareness Week Challenge Program Parent Night 
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SEQTA
  • Weekly tech tip
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Cross County
Over the weekend, two of our dedicated Cross Country runners competed in races and achieved amazing results. Brae Rawnsley (Year 10) participated in the South Australian Road Runners’ Club Barossa Half Marathon. After completing a marathon earlier in the year with his mum, Brae backed up this weekend and completed the half marathon in 1hr36minutes. This is an extremely quick time and it earnt... read more
Year 7 SAPSASA Knockout AFLW
Round 1 - Week 5 SIC 6.9 def Burnside 1.0 A windy day saw the start of our SAPSASA Knockout campaign. Our first opponent, Burnside Primary School, looked ominous with plenty of height.  Our first quarter was a fairly even contest with SIC scoring the first goal. The second quarter was once again reasonably tight with Burnside scoring their first goal. We went into the half time break at 1.1 to... read more
Out of School Hours Care
Dear Families, The June/July Vacation Care program will operate from Monday 28 June to Monday 19 July and a program is out now! You can pick up a copy at the OSHC desk, find it on the College website or by clicking HERE. Please ensure you fill out and sign all of the appropriate forms for the days you require. A reminder that bookings will not be accepted without payment and consent forms. All days... read more
Indigenous Sporting Round
Last week, Saint Ignatius’ College celebrated Indigenous Sports Round which coincided with Reconciliation Week. The week kicked off with the highly anticipated Year 12 Boys vs Girls netball match in the Dennett Centre. After a description of the Indigenous Uniforms and an Acknowledgment of Country by Lucinda Baily the match ebbed and followed through the four quarters as the girls managed to hang... read more
Senior School Sport
  • TERM 2 WEEK 5 SPORTS REPORT
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Junior School Sport
  • TERM 2 WEEK 5 SPORTS REPORT
  • Indigenous Round - 6 Blue netball team
  • SAPSASA Netball - East Adelaide 
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From the Careers Department
  • Institute of Marine and Antarctic Science
  • Year Ten Work Experience
  • University of Adelaide, Year 10 Visit & Year 11 Entry Pathway
  • Australian Society of Medical Research
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From the Head of Ignatius Early Years
In Week 5, starting on Wednesday 26 May 2021, the children at Ignatius Early Years took part in a number of activities related to ‘Sorry Day’ and ‘Reconciliation Week’. They listened to Thomas Mayor read “Finding our Heart”. This is a beautifully illustrated picture book about understanding Australia’s past and accepting the indigenous voice and culture as a... read more
From the Head of Junior School
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From the Head of Senior School
Last Sunday was the feast of the Most Holy Trinity in our tradition. In the one God, we recognise God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. This feast gives us the opportunity to give thanks for the blessings of the Christmas and Easter seasons. At this week’s chapel services, senior leaders Sylvia Davis and Stephanie Jersmann spoke to the students about the significance of World Environment... read more
From the Rector
In the Senior School, our Houses have been showcasing their artistic skills and talents during the House Arts and Activities Week. We had chess tournaments, debating competitions, and House Performances. On Friday afternoon, students creatively brought together the story of their House patron saint with a modern musical presentation. Above: House Debating Grand Final Above: Winning House Xavier The... read more
Gifted and Talented/Challenge Program
  • Senior Ethics Olympiad 
  • Year 7 English Enrichment Day
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From the Head of Senior School
Catholic Education in Australia On Monday, more than 550 students and staff gathered in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral as part of the national celebration of 200 years of Catholic education in Australia. The Director of Catholic Education SA, Dr Neil McGoran, spoke of how our schools and parishes seek to bring alive the Gospel in our world by their witness to love, hope, and compassion. Above:... read more
From the Parents and Friends
  • Year 6 Parents Gathering
  • Reception Parents Gathering
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Debating
  • Round Two Debating Results
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From the Foundation Board
On behalf of the Foundation Board, I am excited to share the 2020 Impact Report. This is the first donor report delivered to our community, and it is one to celebrate as we acknowledge past contributions and  future plans. I was delighted to share this on 11 May at the Foundation AGM. Last year was a challenging year, and we acknowledge that 2021 remains uncertain. Across 2020, 61% of our donors... read more
Winter Woolies
Over the last five weeks the College Houses have been engaged in a ‘Winter Woolies’ campaign in support of The Adelaide Day Centre. To date, 14 donation bins have been filled and delivered to those most in need around Adelaide. Special mention to Year 11 students (Alex Dry, James D’Agostino, Tom McGuire, Zach Anderson and Justin Shair) who are currently working each Saturday night... read more
Year 10 Immunisations
  • IMMUNISATION INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/LEGAL GUARDIANS OF YEAR 10 STUDENTS
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Senior School Aerobics Demonstration
  • SENIOR SCHOOL AEROBICS DEMONSTRATION
    Friday 11 June 2021
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Out of School Hours Care
Dear Families, Don’t forget to book in for the Pupil Free Day scheduled for Friday 18 June. An incursion has been booked which will involve a “Gaming party” with virtual reality headsets, Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox games. The usual OSHC craft, cooking and outdoor activities will also occur. You must book in by filling out the consent form and returning it to an OSHC educator... read more
Senior School Sport
  • Hockey 
  • TERM 2 WEEK 4 SPORTS REPORT
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Junior School Sport
  • TERM 2 WEEK 4 SPORTS REPORT
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Reconciliation Week 2021
During Week 5 and 6 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 2021 theme 'More than a Word'. Reconciliation takes action, urges all of us to be braver and more impactful in our reconciliation actions, which complements our Ignatian idea of actions speaking louder... read more
SEQTA
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From the Head of Junior School
More than a word. Reconciliation takes action is the theme for National Reconciliation Week this year (27 May to 3 June). Celebrating the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision respectively, these significant dates bookend Reconciliation Week. Through an appreciative inquiry focus, our students explore how we value all cultures and learn about our shared history. The Junior School... read more
From the Principal
This week is a significant week in Australia, with a particular focus on Reconciliation. The theme for National Reconciliation Week, which runs from Thursday 27 May to Thursday 3 June, is ‘More than a Word. Reconciliation Takes Action.’ At the College, a variety of events related to Reconciliation will take place and, whilst our sporting teams engaging in Reconciliation Round will, in some... read more
From the Parents and Friends
  • The greatest Gala Ball
  • Year 7 parents Gathering 
  • Year 4 parents Gathering 
  • Year 6 parents gathering
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SEQTA
  • WEEKLY TECH TIP
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From the Head of Studies and Innovation
Ignatian Pedagogy – the Supermarket of Education The recent opening of public consultation on the review of the national curriculum has again highlighted the contested ground on which education sits. Education is unique in that everyone has had an experience of it and therefore feels positioned to offer an opinion on it based on their experiences. This is completely natural and appropriate as... read more
Vocational Services Report
  • Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR)
  • Annual Careers Market (images) 
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Community Notices
  • Free Movie night - CampbelLtown Library
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Challenge Program
  • Da Vinci Decathlon 2021
  • Mission to Mars Science Enrichment Day
  • CHALLENGE PROGRAM PARENT EVENING 
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Senior School Sport
  • TERM 2 WEEK 3 SPORTS REPORT
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Junior School Sport
  • TERM 2 WEEK 3 SPORTS REPORT
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From the Head of Junior School
This week marks the beginning of the Ignatian Year, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the gradual conversion of St Ignatius of Loyola. Tending to his injuries received from the battle of Pamplona on 20 May 1521, Ignatius spent months and even years evaluating his life direction, committing himself to God’s work. His visionary approach and conversations with others led him to write the Spiritual... read more
From the Head of Senior School
The theme for this year’s National Reconciliation Week – More than a word. Reconciliation takes action – encourages us to be braver and more involved in our relationship with our First Nations people. Reconciliation Week is an opportunity for our community to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation... read more
From the Rector
This week we had a whole-school Mass at the Junior School for the Feast of the Ascension, and at the Senior School for Pentecost. Pentecost, a Greek word for fiftieth, is celebrated fifty days after Easter, and this period is full of the consolation and hope of the Risen Lord and the Holy Spirit. Pentecost marked the birth of the Christian Church. Those first disciples were enlivened to go and set the... read more
SEQTA
  • WEEKLY TECH TIP
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Saint Ignatius’ College Foundation ...
  • AGM
  • The Building Program
  • College Bursary Fund
  • Foundation Breakfast
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From the Head of Ignatian Ethos
We are only three weeks into this second term and many aspects of our Ignatian Ethos and Identity have been at the forefront of activities at the College. The first day back for staff this term was our annual Ignatian Formation Day for staff which this year was held at Sevenhill. Mr Peter Coffey gave details of this day in our first Ignatian Newsletter this term and explained the focus this year of... read more
Vocational Services Report
  • Annual Careers Market 2021
  • Celebrate National Careers Week
  • Apprenticeships and Traineeships
  • Work Experience
  • Year 13 Virtual Career Expo
  • Defence Force Careers Information Sessions
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POWER to End Violence Against Women
On Wednesday this week, eight Year 11 boys attended a Leadership Day for the Power to End Violence Against Women program at Karen Rolton Oval. They had the opportunity to listen to current and past Port Power players about the importance of being young men who stand against inappropriate behaviour and violence towards women. Travis Boak, Tom Jonas, Ollie Wines, Justin Westhoff, Patrick Stewart,... read more
Interschool Chess
In the last couple of weeks our Chess players started their Interschool games at the Adelaide Chess Centre. On Friday night, the buzz of excitement for being back after a whole year of online games was evident. On Friday 30 April, players in Div 1 opposed a very strong opposition against PAC and St. Peter’s College. Congratulations to Suhas Challa (Year 7), who played board 2 in Ignatian... read more
From the Head of Ignatius Early Years
  • Environment excursion 
  • Mother's Day
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Junior School SAPSASA Cross Country
On Friday the 7th of May, students from Years 4, 5 and 6 competed in the East Adelaide SAPSASA District Cross Country Carnival at Foxfield Oval, Athelstone. The students were accompanied by Kate Donnelly, Hayley Staggs and Sophie Grant, who coached the students on the day. A special thank you to Emma Ashworth and Courtney Nettle, who have also assisted with training sessions on Friday mornings.... read more
Out of School Hours Care
Dear Families, A Pupil Free Day is scheduled for Friday, 18 June and OSHC will offer care from 7.30am – 6:00pm on this day. An incursion has been booked which will involve a “Gaming party” with virtual reality headsets, Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox games. The usual OSHC craft, cooking & outdoor activities will also occur. You must book in by filling out the consent form and returning... read more
Junior School Sport
  • TERM 2 WEEK 2 SPORTS REPORT
  • Brotherly love
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Senior School Sport
  • TERM 2 WEEK 2 SPORTS REPORT
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From the Head of Senior School
This week our students in Years 7 and 9 joined more than a million students who sat for the NAPLAN tests. We were among the 70 per cent of schools that participated in NAPLAN Online in preparation for full transition to online in 2022. We are grateful to Mr Anthony Wentzel, Prefect of Studies − Middle Years, and the home group teachers for their coordination of the NAPLAN tests this week. Many... read more
From the Head of Junior School
It was wonderful welcoming so many mothers and grandmothers to our special morning tea and Mother’s Day liturgy held in the chapel on Monday. In celebration of Mother’s Day, it is appropriate to recognise the gift of mothers, their nurturing role in our lives and, more broadly, the unique importance of women in society. There is no greater vocation in the world than raising... read more
From the Parents and Friends
  • RECEPTION PICNIC IN THE PARK
  • YEAR 7 PARENTS GET TOGETHER
  • YEAR 4 PARENTS CATCH UP
  • YEAR 6 PARENTS GET TOGETHER
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Senior School SAPSASA Cross Country
Friday, 7 May 2021 A number of Year 7 runners tackled the local Foxfield Oval Cross Country course on Friday, 7 May. They were competing in the Torrens River SAPSASA Cross Country event. For many of the runners it was their first time racing over 3km and whilst the 1km was challenging, all runners persisted and finished strongly. Our best performer on the day was Seth Valente who ran very... read more
From Director of Student Wellbeing
  •  The Resilience Project
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Challenge Program
  • Problem Solving Days
  • Challenge Program Parent Evening 
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Campbelltown Art Show and Sale
Congratulations to Year 10 Student Ella Bauze who has a work entered into the Campbelltown Art Show and Sale. The 2021 Campbelltown Art Show and Sale is run in conjunction with The Rotary Club of Campbelltown and Campbelltown City Council and will be held over 9 days from the opening night on Friday, 14th May to its conclusion on Saturday, 22nd May. Entry fee is $5 (includes catalogue). Artists will... read more
Tuckshop News
  • JUNIOR SCHOOL TUCKSHOP ROSTER
  • Senior School Volunteers
  • Senior School Winter Specials
  • MOORE STREET SOUP RUN
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From the Principal
During the recent holidays, significant work was undertaken with respect to recruitment for the new pastoral leadership roles at the Senior School in 2022. We were very fortunate to have much interest in the roles advertised, with more than 20 applicants interviewed. I am very pleased to inform our community of the following appointments for next year. Coordinator of Pastoral Care:    ... read more
Community Notices
  • High Street Cafe - Mother's day
  • Potential Performing Arts Centre - CampbelTown city council
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Junior School Sport
  • TERM 2 WEEK 2 SPORTS REPORT
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School Sport SA Cycling Championships
The third instalment of the School Sport SA Cycling Championships were held at Victoria Park Racecourse on Tuesday 4th of May with Saint Ignatius having seven representatives: Luke Henry, Paul Bon Gonzalez, Jonathan Nguyen, Brae Rawnsely, Eli Hinton, Hugh Serocki and Will O’Callaghan.  The day was comprised of three events; Time Trial, Points Race and the Criterium. All students performed... read more
SEQTA
  • WEEKLY TECH TIP
  • INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS NOW ON SEQTA
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From the Head of Ignatian Early Years
The IEY have been collecting bread tags now for a few years. The bread tags are recycled to fund wheelchairs in South Africa. Sometime people bring in big bags they have collected over time. Emilia has consistently put a couple of bread tags in each week at the IEY. Every bread tag makes a difference. For more information, visit Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs on Facebook or on their WEBSITE.... read more
From the Parents and Friends
  • Reception picnic in the park
  • YEAR 7 PARENTS GET TOGETHER
  • YEAR 6 PARENTS GET TOGETHER
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Round 1 Debating Results
Junior and Intermediate Grades Tuesday 4 May A good start to the season, with a few wins and many hard-fought, narrow defeats. For many students, it was their first ever debate, and they comported themselves admirably. Congratulations to the Best Speakers, who gained the top points across both sides in their debates. Teams Opposition Topic Score Junior 1 – Ms Tran Jennifer Carroll, Evie Gleghorn,... read more
Senior School Sport
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Vocational Services Report
  • University of Adelaide STEM Careers Night 
  • Animal and Vet Sciences Info Sessions
  • University of Adelaide 2021 Parent Information Events
  • Saint Ignatius' College Careers Market 
  • Adelaide Careers and Employment Expo 
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From the Head of Senior School
Our Senior Leaders presented at this week’s Senior School Assembly. They acknowledged the good start to 2021, and the way in which students have embraced this year’s theme of ‘Choose to Change’. The leadership group injected an element of House spirit into the raising of funds for Project Compassion in support of Caritas Australia, and thanked the community for raising $7,451.95.... read more
From the Head of Junior School
This week we celebrate Catholic Schools Week with over 100 schools across Adelaide. Celebrations such as these encourage us to consider what we value and identify within our own unique Catholic community here at Saint Ignatius. Ignatius considered this himself when recuperating from his battle wounds. At first he preferred to imagine more worldly things, but progressively he found greater consolation... read more
Tuckshop News
  • Winter Woollies Appeal
  • Junior School Tuckshop Roster
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From the Rector
This Sunday we celebrate Mother’s Day. We thank our mothers for the extraordinary contribution you make to the lives of your daughters and sons. We hope our students offer their mothers some appropriate expression of gratitude to convey the depth of love they feel for you, to remember all that has been, and to look forward to all that is to come. We pray for those mothers who are not well and... read more
Vocational Services Report
  • National Careers Week
  • Work Experience
  • Defence Force Careers 
  • Naval Shipbuilding Careers
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