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2019 Term 3 Week 4
Intercol 2019
The annual Intercol sporting competition aims to forge friendship and camaraderie between Saint Ignatius’ College and Mercedes College. Since the first Intercol in 2005, the competition has been both a highlight of and a wonderful conclusion to the winter sports season for staff and students. Senior students from both schools compete for a total of 21 shields across the co-curricular activities... read more
Year 12 Drama - The Book of Everything
The Book of Everything Adapted by Richard Tulloch From the novel by Guus Kuijer Year 12 Drama Exam Performance – Mrs Sheldon’s class Richard Flynn Theatre, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 August, 7.30pm Thomas Klopper is 9 – nearly 10 and dreams of only one thing as a young boy, 'when he grows up, he wants to be happy'. Thomas' beautiful acceptance... read more
Vocational Services Report
  • SATAC - first offer round
  • Career Tools
  • Choosing a course - QILT
  • University of Adelaide Parent Information Website
  • University Open Days / Evenings
  • Defence Force Careers
  • Education Statement for teaching applications for 2020
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Foundation Breakfast
  • A breakfast event with special guest speaker, Jess Trengove
  • INTERVIEWER - YEAR 12 STUDENT, LEO JAMES
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2019 Saint Ignatius Art Show
Last weekend the College hosted the 15th Saint Ignatius Art Show. The Friday Opening Night sponsored by Sevenhill Cellars, was a sold-out event and the terrible weather did not keep people away as the crowd descended on the Saint Ignatius' College Junior School. The exhibition was buzzing with excitement and the mood was high, despite the chill. This year we were very proud to exhibit over 600 art... read more
P&F - Parent Reps (Class Events)
  • Year 4 Coffee Morning
  • Year 3 Dad's Drinks
  • Year 5 Dad's Drinks
  • Reception Evening
  • Year 1 Dads and Kids Bowling Day
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P&F - From the President
The 2019 Saint Ignatius Art Show Opening Night was held last Friday. It was a great evening, thanks to all the hard work and planning over the last 12 months by the Art Show Committee. Belinda Chhabria and her team of volunteers should be so proud of how their hard work paid off. The weekend saw the café and bar open to the public and it was great to see so many people come through to look at... read more
Junior School News
  • BOOK WEEK
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Arts and Activities
  • FESTIVAL OF ARTS CONCERT 'ELECTRIC SOUNDS'
  • THEATRE ARTS
  • Intercol
  • DEBATING RESULTS ROUND 4
  • Public Speaking
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Junior School Sports
  • SACPSSA CROSS COUNTRY CARNIVAL
  • TERM 3 WEEK 3 SPORTS REPORTS
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Senior School Sports
  • Catholic Primary Schools Cross Country
  • TERM 3 WEEK 3 SPORTS REPORTS
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From the Head of Junior School
In celebration of Science Week, the Junior School offered lunchtime activities for interested students from Reception to Year 6. With the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing having occurred this year, ‘Flight’ was chosen as the theme. On Monday and Tuesday, students were challenged to fold a paper plane based on the four main styles of bird flight (glider, drifter, darter, and swooper)... read more
From the Head of Senior School
This week’s Senior School Assembly celebrated the College’s co-curricular program. Students described their experiences during the recent school holidays at the Australian Jesuit Debating Carnival and the JACSA Girls Sports Carnival. Congratulations to all who represented the College at these carnivals with great pride and humility, and to the staff for their support. In a captivating address,... read more
From the Rector
During our consultations for our new strategic plan, Striving for the Magis, and through work done by staff and student groups, the College identified six pairs of virtues we seek in an Ignatian today. Loving and Generous Grateful and Joyful Just and Courageous Faith-filled and Hopeful Curious and Wise Reflective and Discerning In the coming weeks, we will offer a few reflections on these pairs of virtues.... read more
From the Principal
‘Arts in August’ is a term that in recent years has come to be in common use at the College.  Certainly, during the past week, this has been the case for me as I have been fortunate to witness the importance of the arts in our community on three separate occasions. In the middle of last week, I attended the opening night of the Year 12 Drama production ‘Masquerade’ and was... read more
Year 12 Drama Productions
  • MASQUERADE OPENING NIGHT
  • THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING
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OSHC
Dear Families, We welcome all new families to our service and hope you enjoy a wonderful term. We are already into Week 3 and our new children are settling in beautifully. The new Reception children have taken the OSHC program in their stride and are following our routines really well. Please note that the afternoon program is very busy and it is not always possible to answer detailed queries regarding... read more
P&F - Parent Reps (Class Events)
  • YEAR 4 COFFEE MORNING
  • YEAR 11 MUM'S DINNER
  • YEAR 3 DAD'S DRINKS
  • YEAR 5 DAD'S DRINKS
  • RECEPTION EVENING
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P&F - From the President
The Saint Ignatius Art Show opens tonight with a fantastic night and weekend planned. The response to Opening Night has been amazing, with tickets now sold out! Come along on Saturday 10 August and Sunday 11 August from 10.00am-4.00pm, entry is free. The P&F committee is running a café and bar for refreshments in a family friendly environment. This is a reputable SALA event with awesome artwork... read more
Tuckshop Term 3
  • SENIOR SCHOOL ROSTER
  • JUNIOR SCHOOL ROSTER
  • BURGER DAY - FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER
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Junior School Sports
  • TERM 3 WEEK 2 SPORTS REPORTS
  • GYMNASTICS COMPETITION PLACING
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Junior School News
  • JUNIOR SCHOOL MUSIC
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From the Head of Junior School
This week’s 4 Gold liturgy focused on the importance and value of maintaining healthy friendships in our lives. Students enjoyed the official launch of our Friendology program, sharing some ‘quick comebacks’ as one feature within this exciting new curriculum. Year 6 students ably demonstrated their dance prowess to our feature theme song, and everyone met one the College’s real-life... read more
Arts and Activities
  • FESTIVAL OF ARTS CONCERT
  • THEATRE ARTS
  • CHESS
  • PUBLIC SPEAKING
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Senior School Sports
  • TERM 3 WEEK 2 SPORTS REPORTS

  • JOSH WINKLER - SA 18 & UNDER ICE HOCKEY 

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Senior School News
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From the Head of Senior School
At the recent Year 12 Parent Information Evening, Kirstie Salter from Flinders University clearly described the SATAC application process for tertiary entrance and how enrolment offers will be made. It is essential to attend these opportunities and hear the latest advice, as the universities are constantly introducing new programs and initiatives. All families are strongly encouraged to attend the university... read more
Ignatian Ethos
Listen to the Angels During the holidays the three-yearly Jesuit And Companion Schools Association (JACSA) Conference was held in Adelaide. We were fortunate to hear from many excellent speakers including Fr Ross Jones SJ who spoke on Discernment, which is a way of finding God’s will in our lives. He reminded us that God’s will is like a parent’s will and there is a process to help... read more
From the Rector
The College is a busy place, with students engaged in studies, service, sport, days of reflection, wellbeing programs, music, drama, art, immersions, public speaking, and many other activities. People flourish when they are involved in a wide variety of things. It is important to find the right balance between activity and rest, depth and breadth, in the present and looking to the frontiers. In so many... read more
From the Principal
During the course of this week, the ground floor of the Holy Family Building has been transformed into an amazing temporary art gallery for the College’s biennial art show. What follows is the foreword for this year’s art show booklet and, in it, I attempt to explain why this particular event is so important to our community. For nearly twenty years now, the Saint Ignatius’ College... read more
P&F - From the President
Hard to believe that the Saint Ignatius Art Show is only a week away. Opening night is Friday 9 August and there’s still time to purchase tickets but you need to hurry. Don’t forget. We’ll have the café and bar open all weekend so you can have refreshments as you’re looking at the stunning art work. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.trybooking.com/BBDMF... read more
Ignatian Ethos
St Ignatius of Loyola has been at the forefront of our minds this week as we have celebrated his feast day. Father Rob Morris SJ celebrated the Mass on Wednesday and reminded us of the focus of Jesus and God in Ignatius’ life and this is the reason we are all here together at the College. In Ignatius’ desire to connect with God and find God’s will in his life he discovered the importance... read more
Year 12 Drama Productions
  • MASQUERADE
  • THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING
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Senior School News
  • Future Problem Solving 2019
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Arts and Activities
  • DEBATING
  • FESTIVAL OF ARTS CONCERT - ELECTRIC SOUNDS
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Senior School Sports
  • 100km RELAY - SENIOR TEAM WINS GOLD
  • TERM 3 WEEK 1 SPORTS REPORTS
  • STATE REPRESENTATIVES
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Junior School Sports
  • TERM 3 WEEK 1 SPORTS REPORTS
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Junior School News
  • MUSIC CAMP
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From the Head of Studies and Innovation
This term our senior students will be required to make some decisions about their futures. Our Year 12’s will be undertaking university entry applications, while our Year 9 to 11 students will be involved in subject selection processes for 2020. This has the potential be an intimidating and daunting experience for some of our students as they often feel a perceived pressure to map out their career... read more
From the Director of Teaching and Learning...
  • HOMEWORK CLUB
  • OLD IGNATIAN TUTORS
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From the Head of Junior School
This week we celebrate in gratitude the Feast of Saint Ignatius, a time in which we celebrate our unique identity, one which is shared by our 11 other Jesuit and Companion Schools in Australia and over 570 educational institutions around the world. Through the vision of Saint Ignatius, the Jesuits rapidly expanded over the globe, establishing schools in the grand endeavour of helping others for the... read more
From the Head of Senior School
The Saint Ignatius Patronal feast day mass on Wednesday 31 July was a very special opportunity for the whole College community to come together, from Early Years, through Junior School, to Senior School. I was extremely proud of our Year 12 students who spent the morning with students at the Junior School. They participated in a variety of classroom activities, including playing Simon Says in Chinese,... read more
From the Rector
Last Wednesday, 31 July, the whole College gathered in the parish church at Norwood to celebrate the feast day of Saint Ignatius Loyola (image below). Over 1,400 students from IEY to Year 12 and 250 staff were packed into the church and hall. Fr Robert Morris SJ from the Spirituality Centre at Sevenhill was our main celebrant with eight other Jesuits on the altar, including Bishop O’Kelly. Ignatius... read more
From the Principal
Unsurprisingly, our focus this week has been largely on our Patronal Feast Day on Wednesday. Even before Wednesday though, there were significant celebrations at Norwood on Sunday as part of the 150th anniversary of the parish. In the shadow of Ignatius’ feast day, the Provincial, Fr Brian McCoy, celebrated mass at 10.00am. This was followed by a lunch for around 250 parishioners on the ground... read more
Library News
50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing Last Friday witnessed the 50th anniversary of the historic Moon landing by the Apollo 11 crew. This event brought to fruition the vision laid out by US President John F Kennedy who, in 1962, informed the American public that by the end of the decade NASA would put a man on the Moon. To commemorate this event our senior school library has arranged a display of various... read more
Tuckshop Term 3
  • SENIOR SCHOOL ROSTER
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P&F - From the President
  • WELCOME - TERM 3
  • UPCOMING EVENTS
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P&F - Parent Reps (Class Events)
  • Year 3 Coffee CATCH UP
  • IEY Coffee Morning
  • Year 4 Coffee Morning
  • Year 11 Mums Dinner
     
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Senior School News
  • EdTechSA Conference
  • AEROBICS STATE FINALS 2019
  • AUSTRALIAN GIRLS CHOIR - CASSIE WINKLER
  • Australian Final of the Rostrum Voice of Youth - EVELYN VINCIN-WALKER
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From the Director of Teaching and Learning...
  • Stage 2 Research Project Results
  • Dates of the SACE Information Evening for Students in Year 9, 10 and 11
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Senior School Sports
  • JACSA Girls Sports Carnival

  • SAPSASA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS


     
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From the Student Counsellors
Positive Parenting School TV Despite the best efforts of parents around the world, the reality is, there is no such thing as the ‘perfect parent’, however arming yourself with quality evidence-based information is a good start. Research shows, that one of the most important protective factors in the lives of young people, is a close relationship with a supportive adult. With the mental health... read more
OlA Sporting Extravaganza
  • OLD IGNATIANS' SOCCER CLUB
  • OLD IGNATIANS' FOOTBALL CLUB
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Junior School Sports
  • CONGRATULATIONS LAWYER HOSKING - SAPSASA GOLF
  • TERM 3 WEEK 1 SPORTS REPORTS
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From the Head of Studies and Innovation
Recently free to air television aired the documentary ‘The Final Quarter’, the story of the final three years of champion AFL indigenous footballer Adam Goodes. The documentary was built around the premise that ongoing poor crowd behaviour towards Goodes was racially motivated. For me, it was a confronting film, that in many ways highlighted the good and bad of Australian society. What I... read more
Senior School Sporting Achievements
  • National Cross Country Championships
  • SAPSASA Football Carnival
  • SAPSASA Netball Carnival
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Vocational Services Report
  • SATAC applications Information Evening
  • Parks SA Volunteer Ranger Program
  • Naval Shipbuilding College Apprenticeships Program
  • University Open Days – Diary Dates
  • Motor Trade Association Open Day
  • VET toolkit for parents
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Arts and Activities
  • YEAR 12 DRAMA - MASQUERADE
  • DEBATING RESULTS - ROUND 3
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From the Head of Junior School
During the holidays, Saint Ignatius’ College hosted the 2019 triennial Jesuit Education Conference. With over 110 delegates attending from our family of Jesuit schools hailing from Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, and South Australia, we were fortunate to have a number of nationally recognised presenters speaking to our mission, identity, and community. To commence the conference, we were... read more
From the Head of Senior School
I join with others and welcome you all to Term 3. I hope that families made the most of the midyear break, and I can confidently say that our students have started the second half of the year with great enthusiasm. My sincere thanks go to all the students and staff who have participated in the various JACSA and Jesuit carnivals over the holidays. Our prayers are also with the students and staff currently... read more
From the Rector
Fifty years ago, at about 10.30am on 20 July, I was in Rooms 1 and 2 of the classroom block (now classroom 7.1 and the IT room). Under the supervision of Mr (now Bishop) O’Kelly SJ and Father Bowler SJ, the whole Senior School was squeezed in − 250 boys from Years 8 to 12 glued to a small black and white TV. A few days earlier, three astronauts had set off for the moon. Early that morning,... read more
From the Principal
As we commence Semester 2, I offer a very warm welcome to our returning students as well as the 41 new students who have started their educational journey with us. Most of our new students are in the two Reception midyear classes, with others joining at different year levels throughout the College. It is my great hope and prayer that these students and their families will find us to be a warm and welcoming... read more
Ignatian Ethos
Another busy term is coming to an end and we are all, students, parents and staff, looking for a slower pace of life over the next three weeks. Ignatius wanted his followers to be ‘contemplatives in action’ and we have tools such as the examen to assist us with this. At times it is worthwhile to take ourselves on our own mini-retreat and spend more time on contemplation and a little less... read more
Tuckshop Term 3
  • SENIOR SCHOOL ROSTER
  • JUNIOR SCHOOL ROSTER
  • PASSATA BOTTLES - GIVE AWAY
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Arts and Activities
  • ARTIST AND STUDENT EXHIBITION
  • GIRLS CHESS MASTERCLASS
  • YEAR 12 DRAMA - MASQUERADE
  • MUSIC FESTIVAL CO-COMPERE - TIM WILSON
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Year 12 Drama Production
On behalf of the cast of The Book of Everything, I would like to introduce one of the most amazing and hardworking directors; Karen Sheldon. No stone goes unturned when putting on a massive production and we would like to thank her for all the hard work and effort that Mrs Sheldon has put in so far. This exclusive interview with Mrs Sheldon will show you just how passionate and loving she is towards... read more
From the Students (Senior School)
Week 8 was Refugee Week, a time in which the college showed our support for those who are forced to flee their homes due to persecution and violence. The theme for the week was ‘Real people. Real stories.’, highlighting the fact that refugees are people like each of us with families, homes, friends and lives that they have left behind. In chapel the Social Justice Group and some Year 12... read more
Junior School Sports
  • SACPSSA ATHLETICS CARNIVAL
  • TERM 2 WEEK 8 SPORTS REPORTS
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P&F - From the President
  • upcoming events
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P&F - Parent Reps (Class Events)
  • Reception Coffee Afternoon
  • Year 5 Coffee Afternoon
  • Year 9 Mum's Drinks
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Senior School Sports
  • TERM 2 WEEK 8 AND 9 SPORTS REPORTS
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From the OSHC Director
Dear families Bookings for Vacation Care have now closed. Thank you to those families who booked in by the due date, this allows us time to confirm numbers with excursion destinations and special guests, plus purchase the appropriate amount of consumables and craft for the holidays. As we approach the end of term, a reminder to please finalise all OSHC accounts in full by Friday 28 June remembering... read more
Senior School News
  • REFUGEE WEEK
  • SCHOOL AEROBICS STATE FINALS
  • ROBERTO LOMBARDI - FOOTBALL UMPIRE MILESTONE
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Junior School News
  • YEAR 1 ASSEMBLY
  • YEAR 2 ZOO EXCURSION
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From the Head of Junior School
Fr Obwanda Meyo SJ, headmaster and Jesuit priest from Kenya, has spent some time visiting the Junior School this week and last. In celebrating the Mass of the Sacred Heart, he spoke on the virtue of gratitude, one of the founding characteristics of Ignatian spirituality. As a central element of Ignatius’ spiritual exercises, gratitude refers to the appreciation of beauty and excellence in all... read more
From the Head of Senior School
This has been a dynamic week at the College, with the Year 10 students at their various Work Placements, the Year 11s have been dedicated to their community service as part of the Caroline Chisholm program and the Year 9 students involved in their wellbeing and gender-based programs. Thank you to all the staff for their work in ensuring the success of these truly valuable experiences for our students.... read more
From the Rector
As we come to the end of Term 2, we consider how we have lived the ideals our College promotes. At Saint Ignatius’ College, we seek to link learning with the development of character. We do this in partnership with families, and we ask students to support and lead each other in this special life quest. Our aim is for people to grow in an excellence of humanity, to be people of the Magis −... read more
From the Principal
During the past few days, the College has been fortunate to receive some very favourable media coverage related to student activity. Of course, we do not determine the success or otherwise of an event by the coverage it does or does not receive, but it is nice when good-news stories are able to include us. On Friday night, ABC television news presented a reasonably lengthy piece on our senior students... read more
P&F - Parent Reps (Class Events)
  • Reception Coffee Afternoon
  • Year 5 Coffee Afternoon
  • Year 9 Mum's Drinks
  • Photos from the Year 3 Paella Night
  • Photos from the Year 5 Bottle and Plate Night
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P&F - From the President
  • Junior School Grandparent's and Special Friends Morning
  • Athletics Day Bake Stall Cheque
  • Class Events
  • 2019 Saint Ignatius Art Show
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From the OSHC Director
Dear Families The 2019 July Vacation Care Program is out now and bookings are strictly taken only with forms and payment. Copies of the program are available at the OSHC Desk or by clicking on the following link: July 2019 Vacation Care Progam. Please be aware that bookings are only taken with full payment of $70.00 per child (childcare subsidy applies) and that all Pupil Free days and Vacation... read more
Senior School Sports
Senior School Sports Results - Term 2, Week 7 Click here to view the Senior School Sports Results for Term 2, Week 7 read more
Ignatian Ethos
Our annual Ignatian Professional Development Day for staff this year focussed on the various ministries of the Jesuits in Australia. One of these is the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and as this week is Refugee Week it is timely to share information about their mission. The JRS was founded in 1980 by Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ, largely in response to the humanitarian concerns of those fleeing Cambodia and Vietnam.... read more
Junior School Sports
  • Junior School Sports Report - Term 2, Week 7
  • SAPSASA Netball
  • Independent Primary Schools Swim Meet
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Head of Studies and Innovation
I am constantly in awe of how innovative and advanced the Jesuits have been in the education domain over the years. We live in an educational time where there is a strong urge to acquire not only content knowledge but cognitive and human competencies (often referred to as capabilities), built on attitudes and values. This need will ensure that we not only prepare our students for their future working... read more
Senior School News
  • Jigsaw Puzzle in the Library
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Junior School News
  • News from the Mary MacKillop Library
  • Cancer Council ‘Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea’
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Special Wine Offer
A reminder the Sevenhill Cellars community offer will be closing tonight, 28 June. Sevenhill have a rich history of supporting our national parish communities and schools. In addition to this support, with every six bottles of wine sold, Sevenhill will forward $10 to the College Foundation, and deliver straight to your door. Click HERE to order. read more
From the Head of Junior School
At Saint Ignatius, many parents comment that we are gifted with a strong sense of community that feels like family. This week we were blessed to acknowledge and celebrate our broader Ignatian family on our Grandparents and Special Friends Day. In welcoming over 600 guests before school on a cool morning, we were warmed with cups of tea and coffee and the presence of so many family members who were able... read more
From the Head of Senior School
Our students in Years Ten and Eleven have now completed their end-of-Semester One examinations, and I take this opportunity to thank the staff for the wonderful organisation of this major event. Next week all Year Eleven students will be involved in four days of service in their community, and we have placements at nursing homes, childcare centres, the Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, and St Patrick’s... read more
From the Rector
This week we have had a number of activities to remind us of the plight of forcibly displaced peoples in the world. I have been privileged to spend some of my life in refugee camps. Through this, I have met some of the most resilient people possible. In 1988, I spent time in Site 2 on the Thai-Cambodia border. In the makeshift camp hospital, I visited an 11-year-old girl who had lost both legs and her... read more
From the Principal
On the weekend, a dozen or so staff from the Senior School travelled to Melbourne for the ordination of Kieran Gill. Father Gill SJ, as he is now, is well known to many of us since he spent over two years with us as a novice from January 2014 to July 2016. Since then he has been studying at Boston College in the USA, in preparation for his priestly ministry. Andy Nguyen was also ordained at the same... read more
Ignatian Ethos
Last week, ten staff members spent three days at Sevenhill attending the second stage of Ignatian Formation for staff. The staff were from all three campuses and from a range of roles within the College. The programme enables participants to gain a deeper understanding of Ignatius Ethos. Above: Staff at Sevenhill. Sessions include the History of Jesuits in Australia and especially the story of the first... read more
Special Wine Offer
Sevenhill Cellars Community Offer A reminder the Sevenhill Cellars community offer will be closing in two weeks. Sevenhill have a rich history of supporting our national parish communities and schools. In addition to this support, with every six bottles of wine sold, Sevenhill will forward $10 to the College Foundation, and deliver straight to your door. Click HERE to order. read more
From the Students (Senior School)
Term 2 has been another busy term for the Liturgy group, with the Campion House Mass, Reconciliation Week Mass, Pentecost Mass, chapel services and more! Here are some of the highlights of our term: The Mission Fete liturgy set the tone for the day and allowed us to think about how radically different the lives we are privileged to lead in Australia can be to those of students at our sister school,... read more
Entertainment Book Membership
  • WIN 2 RETURN FLIGHTS TO LONDON
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Senior School Sports
  • OAKBANK STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • TERM 2 WEEK 6 SPORTS REPORTS (including Netball Week 5)
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P&F - Parent Reps (Class Events)
Above: Year 7 new and ‘old’ mums got together at The Alma, Friday 7 June. Thanks all for making the effort and joining us. Year 2 Family Night Friday 14 June, 6:00pm Altavilla Irpina Sports and Social Club 281 The Parade, Norwood Reps: Year 2 Blue Talia Lily: talia.lily@live.com.au Jade Foti: jadeerica.foti@gmail.com Year 2 Gold Jo White: mcenteej@hotmail.com Year 2 Red... read more
Junior School News
  • LUNCHTIME SPORTS INITIATIVE
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From the Head of Junior School
This week we extend a very special welcome to the midyear Reception students and their families as they commence their transition program into the Junior School. We hope that they will be made to feel especially welcomed joining our community as much as we look forward to their new beginnings with us. We had a special visit from the Turbans and Trust program, which spoke to the children about the world’s... read more