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Saint Ignatius’ College is a ministry of the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). Saint Ignatius’ College (Adelaide) Limited is the separately incorporated legal entity that conducts the College, with which stakeholders engage, and is the employer of all of the staff at the College. The College Board of Directors reports to Jesuit Education Australia (JEA) and, through it, to the Provincial. JEA has overall responsibility for ensuring that the College operates as a Catholic school in the Jesuit tradition.

The College Board is responsible for strategic direction, oversight of the Jesuit identity, education programs, and financial management of the College. The Board approves the annual budget and the strategic plan, and monitors and addresses the risks faced by the College.

The Principal and Rector report to the Board, and share responsibility for day-to-day leadership and operations of the College. The Principal is the Chief Executive Officer of the College, and is responsible for the management, performance of the College, including our educational and well being programs. The Rector is a Jesuit with particular responsibility for pastoral care, Ignatian charism, and Jesuit mission.

Saint Ignatius’ College is comprised of the Senior School (Years 7 to 12), the Junior School (Reception to Year 6), and Ignatius Early Years. The College Leadership Team is the Principal, Rector, Head of Senior School, Head of Junior School, Head of Ignatius Early Years, Head of Business, Head of Studies and Innovation, and Head of Ignatian Ethos.


The Jesuit Province

Saint Ignatius’ College is a ministry of the Australian Jesuits. The Board of the College reports to Jesuit Education Australia (JEA) (its member) and, through it to the Provincial. The diagram below sets out the structure of incorporation governance:

The College Board

Current Board Directors:

Mr Sean Keenihan (Chair)
Ms Paula Capaldo
Mr Brendan Devine
Fr Gerard Healy SJ
Ms Wendy Hoad
Mr Jay Hogan
Fr Brendan Kelly SJ
Mr Peter Lyall
Dr Sarah Moller



The College Executive

Principal Peter Coffey is an alumnus of Saint Ignatius’ College Adelaide and in January 2018, he became the inaugural lay Principal. Peter graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Economics and a Diploma of Education. He has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Religious Education and is completing a Masters in Educational Studies. His early teaching career included roles at St Michael’s College, Henley Beach and a twelve-month placement at a mission school in Papua New Guinea. Peter returned to teach at Saint Ignatius’ College in 1995 and since then has served in key leadership roles.

Rector Fr Peter Hosking SJ commenced at Saint Ignatius’ College Adelaide in January 2018. He too is an old scholar of the College. Fr Hosking entered the Society of Jesus in 1975 and was ordained in 1987. He is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience working in a variety of Jesuit ministries including Jesuit Refugee Service, Jesuit Social Services, and as part of the leadership team in the Province office. Prior to his current appointment, he was Rector at St Aloysius’ College, Milsons Point, Sydney.

Saint Ignatius’ College has a Senior School (Years 7 to 12), a Junior School (Reception to Year 6) and an Ignatius Early Years centre. The Head of Senior School, the Head of Junior School and the Head of Ignatius Early Years have delegated responsibility from the Principal and Rector for the day-to-day running of their respective campuses.

The College Leadership Team is the senior operational team of the College and forms strategy and manages projects aligned to the College’s mission and overall direction. The College Leadership Team is comprised of the Principal, Rector, Head of Senior School, Head of Junior School, Head of Ignatius Early Years, Head of Business, Head of Studies and Innovation, and Head of Ignatian Ethos.

College Executive

Back Row L-R: Mr Kain Noack - Head of Studies and Innovation, Mrs Samantha Trenerry – Head of Business, Fr Peter Hosking SJ - Rector, Mr Phil Donato – Head of Senior School. Front Row L-R: Mrs Jacquie McCabe - Head of Ignatian Ethos, Mr Peter Coffey - Principal, Mrs Rosemary Allen – Head of Ignatius Early Years, Mr Nicholas Boys – Head of Junior School

College Organisation Chart