2020 Term 1 Week 4

2020 Term 1 Week 4

From the Head of Senior School

At our first Senior School Assembly of the year, our 2019 Dux of the College – Francesca Cehic − addressed the students and shared some advice that she learned during her 13 years at Saint Ignatius' College. Her advice was to:

  • get involved and find your balance
  • work consistently and set small goals
  • do not be afraid to ask for help.

Francesca added this special message for the Class of 2020:

“Now turning quickly to the Year 12s, I remember sitting where you are now, 12 months ago, feeling a bit apprehensive for the year ahead. Looking back now I believe it is so important to run your own race and not to compare your own goals to those of your peers. Each of you will have different ambitions and abilities to the person sitting next to you, so embrace that. Next, try to pace yourself. I will not deny the fact that there will be busy periods during the year, times when you somehow have an assessment for every subject due in the same week and in these times you are realistically just going to have to put your head down and get it done. However, remember you are not doing it alone, as you are supported by an incredible network of teachers and friends. And don’t worry, quieter periods of time will then follow, and in this time, you can refresh and prepare for the next phase of work to begin. Finally, as obvious as it may seem, enjoy your final year at school. By now you have already had your last swimming carnival, and many more ‘lasts’ are still to come, so make the most of all those House events, sport games, music concerts, and even lunchtimes with your friends as, trust me, the year will be over before you know it.”

My thanks go to the Deans of Students and Year Level Coordinators for their planning and organisation of the year level information evenings. I hope that parents enjoyed meeting staff and other parents and learnt some things to help their child through the year to come. We hope that our College is a place where students are known and cared for by teachers and staff so they develop a care for others, which helps them grow in confidence and goodness. I thank those parents who took the opportunity to introduce themselves.

We are blessed with great facilities to support our ever-growing co-curricular program for students and, at the weekend, it was wonderful to see all the students and coaches representing the College with pride.

Please take note of some special events at the Senior School during week 5:

Catholic Co-ed Swimming Carnival, North Adelaide Aquatic Centre − Tuesday 25 February, 6:30pm

Ash Wednesday Liturgy − Wednesday 26 February

Senior School Tours − Thursday 27 February, Flynn Theatre, 9:30am

Mr Phil Donato
Head of Senior School