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Friday 17 November 2017 | Fr Ross Jones SJ
Companions in Conversation
This week we have been sponsoring the annual Advanced Ignatian Teacher Programme at the College, with almost thirty teachers from Jesuit schools across Asia in attendance. We explored with them something of best practice from our Ignatian tradition. Here at the College we have a Companions Programme, running a number of years now, which we shared with our overseas colleagues. The programme aims to partner a teacher with an experienced mentor, a Companion...
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Friday 3 November 2017 | Dr Paul Hine
New Beginnings
Over the past week there has been much activity around the Senior School as the boys who are taking up enrolment in 2018 began the formal process of transition. A mixture of excitement, apprehension and not a little bewilderment at the scale of what will be encountered over the coming years was clearly evident. Parents, a number of who are new and unfamiliar with the routines of school life ‘Riverview style’, experienced their own sense of awe
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Friday 11 August 2017 | Fr Ross Jones SJ
Status or Service?
Two years before Saint Ignatius’ College opened, Roger Vaughan, the Archbishop of Sydney (whose image in marble is in our College Parlour), let it be known that he had invited the Jesuits to Sydney to begin a school. A risky decision. At that time, there was great suspicion of the Jesuits and our work.
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Friday 4 August 2017 | Dr Paul Hine
Unsung Heroes
There is a small army of unsung heroes around the College who, often out of the sightline, perform their work with enormous commitment and professionalism. That wonderful band of medical staff who operate the Health Care Centre is one such group whose constant ministrations to the boys responds at the deepest levels to the Ignatian principle of cura personalis; that is, responding to the needs of each and every boy as they are made manifest.
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Friday 21 July 2017 | Dr Paul Hine
Janus: A Timely Metaphor?
The Roman god Janus is regarded as a wisdom figure of transitions and dualities. He is often depicted as having two faces – one which looks to the past and the other to the future. It is a fitting metaphor as we consider this stage of the year: one that has seen End of Semester reports distributed that summarised progress over the first half of the year and what that means for the coming term.
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Friday 19 May 2017 | Dr Paul Hine
Heads Down!
As we conclude the fourth week of term, the impact of the assessment regime is pervasive. Year 11 End of Semester Examinations are at mid-stage with still one week to conclude, and they will be followed in quick succession by Year 9. With little down time, the boys in Year 9 will move from NAPLAN testing to their own examinations, while in other year levels, assignments and research projects are keeping many focussed on their course work and intense revision programs.
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Friday 31 March 2017 | Dr Paul Hine
Educating for Values
Recently I was fortunate to attend an assembly on the Regis campus. The purpose of this particular assembly was to launch some new awards which align with the key values of Jesuit education: competence, conscience, compassion and commitment. In Jesuit parlance, they are referred to as the 4 C’s and they define key characteristics of what underpins the tradition of an educational program in an Ignatian tradition:
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