From the Rector
At Speech Day, the following Year 11 students were presented to our community as leaders for 2021.
College Captains: Lucas Bradley and Evelyn Vincin Walker
Captain of Social Justice – Madison Noack
Captain of Liturgy – Gerald Freislich
Captain of Campion House – Jackson Centenera
Captain of Kostka House – Molly Ingram
Captain of Regis House – Mara Koutsouridis
Captain of Xavier House – Lucinda Baily
Senior Leaders: Max Busato, Emma Carey, Stefan D'Annunzio, Sylvia Davis, Antonia De Angelis, Joel De Pasquale, Alexandra Hinton, Carl Hodges, Stephanie Jersmann, Ella Keats, Benjamin O'Connor, Michael Sodano, Harry Whitford
Music Captain – Erin Goh and Vice-captain – Carl Apolloni
Drama Captain – Eddie Ward and Vice-captain – Pari Nehvi
Above: Senior Leaders of the College 2021
We had more than 50 students apply for leadership in 2021, and we thank all who made themselves available for this service. We congratulate the appointed leaders and hope they are blessed in their responsibilities and with the teams they form to support these. We look forward to all our Year 11s taking a senior role in leading our College community to be loving and generous, just and courageous, curious and wise, reflective and discerning, grateful and joyful, and faith-filled and hopeful.
In recent years, a dedicated group of students and staff have been meeting to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan for the College. Mr Chris Toome has led this process and liaised with Kaurna Elders throughout. He is guiding working groups at the Senior School, Junior School, and IEY to engage with and implement the plan, and provides a further outline of the work in this edition of the newsletter. We will review the Reconciliation Action Plan regularly and welcome any support you can give to better living out our commitment to Reconciliation.
Please click HERE to view the plan.
Next week over 50 of our Year 4s will celebrate their sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion at Saint Ignatius’ Church, Norwood. We congratulate them and their families on this important step in their faith journey and pray they grow in the gifts of the Holy Spirit – wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord.
This week I attended the launch of Pilgrims 100 in South Australia. Pilgrims 100 was recently established to support the work of Jesuit Mission. It works on the principle of 100 people donating $1,000 each year. Already they have over 63 donors including many families connected to Saint Ignatius’ College. Pilgrims 100 would be a worthy group to support, if this is within your philanthropy means. Its steering committee comprises James and Genevieve Hill, Elizabeth Boylan, John Carey, Tim Heffernan, and Richard Pagliaro. At the gathering, the wider group discussed which of four Jesuit Mission projects in Cambodia, Myanmar, Timor-Leste, and northern Thailand to support in the coming year. It chose to support a mobile medical clinic, a feeding program, and a secondary school in Railaco in the Ermera District of Timor-Leste. If you are interested in supporting Jesuit Mission through Pilgrims 100, please contact email@example.com.
At the Senior School Eucharist for the Feast of All Saints and All Souls this week, we commissioned 20 students from Year 11 to be Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. They will assist our Liturgy portfolio with Senior School and Voluntary Student Masses throughout the year. This is another example of the generosity of spirit amongst our Year 11s, for which we are grateful.
Above: Some of the recently commissioned Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Fr Peter Hosking SJ
OREMUS (Let us pray)
We remember all in our College community. May our prayers comfort those suffering at this time. May God’s blessing be a source of support in their sorrow and loss, and bring courage, patience, and hope.
“Ask and you shall receive … knock and the door will be opened unto you.” (Matt 7:7)
If you would like someone to be remembered by the College community in prayer (even anonymously), please provide details to the Rector, class or Home Group Teacher, or Year Coordinator.