Saint Ignatius’ College prides itself on helping young men and women to realise their potential, empowering them to make their mark on the world. This takes place across three scenic campuses that boast a wide range of facilities in a friendly and safe environment. Our appeal rests in our strong sense of community and the values we celebrate, and in providing a balanced education that addresses the academic, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual dimensions of our students’ lives.
An Ignatian education embraces the latest educational methodologies yet remains founded in the spirit of the Jesuit tradition. In upholding the Jesuit philosophy of ‘cura personalis’ – care for the whole person – our students are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities, both in and out of the classroom, while being offered valuable life experiences that will assist them in their future years.
Whilst academic excellence is celebrated at the College, we also provide students with meticulous care in the development of their imaginative, affective, and creative abilities. We seek to engage not only their heads, but their hearts and hands. This enriches their learning and prevents it from being a solely intellectual pursuit.
All aspects of a Saint Ignatius’ College education have one common purpose: the formation of the balanced person with a personally developed philosophy of life and a genuine concern for others. Our graduates are part of an international network of students who have all passed through Jesuit educational institutions and who recognise the importance of taking action to bring ‘light’ to our world.
Saint Ignatius of Loyola believed that we ‘Find God in All Things’, and hence we have a responsibility to care for the Earth as well as its people. At Saint Ignatius’ College there are a number of initiatives in place to contribute to the quality of our environment. The College has appointed a Sustainability Coordinator whose role is to work collaboratively with students and staff to ensure that ‘Reconciliation with Creation’ is a key focus in the life of the College.
The Senior School co-curricular group, LEAP (Leaders in Environmental Awareness and Protection), is active in awareness and fundraising initiatives throughout the year. The group manages a collection depot for Trees for Life; cares for Fifth Creek, which flows through the senior campus; and works towards increasing the College’s plant biodiversity. Year Nine students have been involved in the construction of an outdoor classroom and a native food garden. Year Twelve students study Laudato Si’ as part of their SACE Religion subject.
At the Junior School, students work on a garden as part of the Science curriculum. There is also a student eco-group and a senior leader with a focus on creation and environment. Sustainable practices have also been incorporated into the curriculum at Ignatius Early Years. The College has adopted programs that include the recycling of paper, plastic, lights, batteries, and mobile phones. Solar panels and water tanks will be installed in 2018. All of these actions are taken as practical responses to Gospel values that are presented daily to our students and staff.