Ignatius Park College is proudly dedicated to boys: their spiritual, academic, social and physical growth as they approach maturity. As Townsville's only boys' school, we are uniquely placed to cater for their specific needs.
The College's challenging academic programmes revolve around a recognition that boys think and learn differently from girls. Our routines and curriculum are therefore carefully structured to allow maximum personal growth within an environment tailored specifically to cater for boys' academic, physical and emotional development.
The College spans across 17 acres and supports three full sized sporting ovals, full Olympic-sized swimming pool, fully air-conditioned hall with 1500 conference style or 700 banquet style seating. Trade Training Centre catering to the vocational and training students.
Ignatius Park College's challenging academic programmes revolve around a recognition that boys think and learn differently from girls. Our curriculum is therefore carefully structured to allow maximum personal growth within an environment tailored specifically to cater for boys' academic development. We have adopted a range of boy-friendly pedagogies designed to maximise learning in a supportive academic environment. All lessons are structured to include variety of pace and learning activities, catering for different styles of learning. Student progress and performance is carefully monitored to ensure boys achieve to their potential.
We offer a two-tiered approach to learning reflected in our College structure which provides a seamless transition from one phase to the next.
Edmund Rice’s educational values came to us in stories about school practices and in the recording of the lives of the early Brothers.
While Edmund had a concern to provide the poor with schools, he also wished to offer an education that affirmed and integrated Faith within a system of schools at the service of the Church mission. His emphasis on right relationships was not just exercising good pastoral care but was also showing reverence to the presence of God in all people.
The clear direction of social justice for all and of service to others within and outside the College Community presents a particular challenge to our Schools and to Ignatius Park. There have been growing efforts to transmit our Edmund Rice Ethos to the wider College community.
Many students and staff are involved in the newly formed Social Justice Group, the College St Vincent de Paul Society, Edmund Rice breakfasts, Edmund Rice Camps, the Blood Bank Appeal, experience and Service Learning activities. Each House adopts a particular outreach activity while the College as a whole assists many Local, National and International Charitable Organisations.
Students also have the opportunity to participate in visits to the Townsville Community Learning Centre, to work with other students from underprivileged backgrounds.
Ignatius Park College, an inclusive Catholic community, enriched by Townsville culture and grounded in the Edmund Rice Tradition, educates and inspires young men to live simply and make a difference
Ignatius Park College is a reflective community that encourages its members to seek truth through the spirit of Edmund Rice by nurturing right relationships and respecting the dignity of each person. In partnership with families and the wider community, we strive to promote a learning community that actively encourages excellence in teaching and learning, within and inclusive curriculum framework, based on Gospel values.