Our school, which is one of only eleven Jesuit schools in the country, has a proud history and is a place where students are believed in, honoured and cared for. Our range of subjects allow natural talents and creative abilities to be recognised and celebrated. Our many after-school activities provide the opportunities for individual accomplishments to be appreciated and show-cased.
Our open evenings and transition days will allow you to get to know our school and it's community so that if you are joining us in September you will be excited and ready to begin this new phase in your life. During our special Induction Day in July you will be invited to visit the school, meet your new form tutor and tutor group, make new friends and try out some lessons! There is no need to worry if you are the only student joining us from your primary school as help is always at hand. Tutor groups and tutors have been specially chosen so that all students feels safe, happy and supported.
We know that together you will reach your fullest potential for excellence and work with enthusiasm and generosity so that you model the ideals we uphold ... to be 'men and women for others'.
A TYPICAL DAY AT ST IGNATIUS
Every school day will start with your tutor and form class. You will also finish the day with your tutor and form class so that very soon you will be part of a mini-community in the wider school community. You will have five lessons of 1 hour each school day and you will study a range of subjects including English, mathematics, Religious Education, geography, science and history, PE, music and many more.
There will be opportunities throughout the day for you to visit the canteen which provides hot and cold snacks/meals before school, at break time and during lunch time. We also have areas specially designed for Year 7 students with benches and tables as well as a playground just for the lower school. You may decide that you want to spend time in our library which is open for students before school and during break and lunchtime.
There is always something to do or be involved in at St Ignatius College. We offer many clubs and activities at lunchtime and afterschool. There are sporting teams such as rugby, football, athletics, tennis (summer term only) and table tennis, to name a few. If you are musical, why not join the choir, orchestra, string ensemble or jazz band? The science and geography departments offer a range of exciting and interesting lectures to attend or, if there is something you would really like to do, you might even decide to set up your own club or society.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION OR PROBLEM
Being 'men and women for others' means that there is always a student or member of staff at hand to help if you have a question or a problem. Your form tutor will be able to advise you during morning and afternoon registration. During the day you can visit Mrs Neary in Student Services or your Head of Year (called Year 7 Learning Coordinator). At break and lunchtime our Sixth Form prefects will gladly help you find your way around your new school.
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU IN RETURN
Pupils in a Jesuit school are growing to be:
Grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, becoming men and women for others.
Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerningabout the choices they make and the effects of those choices.
Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.
Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.
Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.
Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.
Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.
Intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the example they set to others.