Saint Ignatius College Geelong

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An Ignatian Education

A Jesuit education has a clear purpose: the development of a well-rounded Christian person of competence, conscience and compassion who will be of service in the world and has the generosity to make a contribution.

Jesuit education seeks to be world affirming - to reveal a world “charged with the grandeur of God”.

It encourages study of all reality, promoting the search for God in all things while respecting the infinite variety of ways in which God is revealed to an individual.

Its objective is to produce wisdom and a deep sense of reverence rather than marketability or a narrow orientation towards a specific career.

Central to a Jesuit education are:

  •  A commitment to a faith that does justice - an awareness of the needs of others, and a readiness to place one’s talents at their service

  • A personal concern for the whole life of each student

  • A development of a broad liberal education

  • An emphasis on critical thinking and effective communication

  • Striving for excellence

  • A philosophy that emphasizes actions rather than words

  • The Ignatian Teaching model

    The Ignatian Teaching Model

    The Ignatian Teaching Model is framed around a number of guiding questions:

    Context: What do we need to know about our students?

    Experience: What is the best way to engage our students in learning?

    Reflection: How do our students reflect more deeply on what they have learned?

    Action: How do we encourage students to move beyond knowledge to action?

    Evaluation: How do we assess our students’ growth in mind, heart and spirit?



    Learning to serve – serving to learn

    In developing a well rounded Christian person of service in the world, Jesuit education seeks to be world affirming - to reveal a world "charged with the grandeur of God."

    It encourages study of all reality, promoting the search for God in all things while respecting the infinite variety of ways in which God is revealed to an individual. Its objective is to produce wisdom and a deep sense of reverence, rather than marketability or a narrow orientation towards a specific career.

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