Saint Ignatius’ College is a Jesuit-owned school whereby the Jesuit Order is the proprietor of the school, and hence has the legal and leadership responsibility for it. The direction and policy formation for each Jesuit-owned school has been delegated, in the first instance, to the Provincial’s Delegate for Education and, through the Delegate, to the College Council. The Council has delegated responsibility for the governance of the College, within established Province policies. The work of the Council is guided by the Characteristics of Jesuit Education and is focused on the spiritual, educational and financial well-being of the College.
When establishing School Councils for our Jesuit schools in the early 1990s, it was decided that all members of Jesuit School Councils in Australia would be appointed by the Provincial and would not be representative of any constituencies in the school community. In other words, members are chosen for the particular skills and experience they bring to Council deliberations, and not to represent any specific groups or issues within the College community. College Council focuses its attention on developing policies that are enacted by College leaders. The Provincial Delegate for Education sits on College Council to represent the Provincial at all meetings.
The Principal, as Head of the College, is responsible for the management, good order and quality of performance of the College, as well as the educational and pastoral welfare of the students and staff. He is assisted by a Jesuit Rector who is responsible for the spiritual and religious health of the College community and all such programs to nourish its development. The Head of Senior School, the Head of Junior School and the Head of the Ignatius Early Years have delegated responsibility from the Principal for the day-to-day running of their respective campuses.
The College Leadership Team is comprised of the Rector, the Principal, Head of Senior School, Head of Junior School, Head of Ignatius Early Years, Head of Ignatian Ethos and the Head of Business. The Principal and the Rector meet regularly with the College Leadership Team to consult, seek advice and formulate administrative and leadership decisions that impact on the smooth running of the College and its strategic direction. In addition, the Rector and Principal meet regularly with key executive roles at each campus.
The governance and leadership of the College are guided, in all their decision-making and actions, by the mission of the College: to provide a Catholic education in a holistic fashion, consistent with our Ignatian charism, which is guided by the principles of Christian humanism. We endeavour to build on the generosity and wisdom of those who have gone before us to create an educational community that is loving, stable and sustainable, and earnestly engaged in the formation of young people in the image of Christ.
Members of College Council
Professor Suzanne Le Mire (Chair)
Mr Ted De Poi (Deputy Chair)
Fr Thomas Renshaw SJ (Chair, JEA)
Fr Peter Hosking SJ (Rector)
Mr Peter Coffey (Principal)
Mr Rod Buchecker
Mrs Diane Campbell
Fr Michael Head SJ
Fr Gerard Healy SJ
Mr Jay Hogan
Mrs Geraldine Lloyd
Mr Paul Tanti