Academic emphasis and intellectual competence have been hallmarks of a Jesuit education for more than 450 years. We can trace this all the way back to Saint Ignatius himself, who realised that in order to affect his world, he needed to engage with it by means of sound ideas and reasoning – to change something, it must first be understood.
Today, our world is as exciting, tumultuous and as desperately in need of change as that of Ignatius Loyola’s time.
Rather than exploring and colonising geographic frontiers, students today are pushing the boundaries of technology in a way we did not dream of even 10 years ago.
The understanding of environmental and social justice issues has created challenges and opportunities that our students will confront and overcome. This is why a Jesuit education focuses on helping men and women become people capable of succeeding in so many different ways.
By becoming people versed in languages and the arts, mathematics and sciences, music and literature, by performing on the stage and on the sporting field, our students become people who can recognise and cope with challenges of all kinds – people who understand that God will not be confined within the four walls of a church, but is found in these pursuits as well.
By creating an environment where students are challenged to become open to growth, intellectually competent, loving, religious and committed to justice, we encourage them to live out the Jesuit ideal of seeking and finding God in all things.