2020 Term 4 Week 4

2020 Term 4 Week 4

From the Head of Junior School

This week the school gathered in two separate services in celebration of All Souls and All Saints Day Mass. Fr Peter Hosking reminded us that we are all sitting among living saints − or saints ‘in becoming.’ As people ‘born in this world but not of it’, we are reminded to stop and think about who we are. Ignatius believed that God taught him as a schoolteacher teaches a student. We might benefit in reflecting ourselves on who teaches me, how, and when do I listen? Ignatius’ spiritual exercises explores our own images we hold of God, helping us to understand how deeply each and every one of us is loved by the creator. Ignatius experienced this profound and generative power in his own life, which can be traced through time spanning some 450 years, to a small community in a far-off corner of the globe, known affectionately as Saint Ignatius’ College. Ignatius believed in the transformative power of God’s ability to touch our lives and enliven our deepest desires in this way, as: “A thick and shapeless trunk would never believe that it could become a statue, admired as a miracle of sculpture, and would never submit itself to the chisel of the sculptor who sees by her genius what she can make of it.”

Congratulations to all the Year 4 children who experienced their night’s sleepover at the College. COVID might have changed the experience this year, but it did not dampen the enthusiasm of all who enjoyed the adventure! A big thankyou goes to all the Year 4 teachers and staff who helped shape this opportunity and slept over with Year 4.

Friday proved a fantastic day for children in Years 3 to 6 who participated in the Junior School Swimming Carnival at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre. Well done to everyone who swam their best and gave of their best, and especially to Xavier, the winning House for 2020! Thank you to Mrs Polyak, Mr Canino, and Mr Bartlett for all your work in organising such an exciting and memorable day for our students.

Mr Nic Boys
Head of Junior School