Catholic Education Townsville
Ignatius Park College is proudly dedicated to boys: their spiritual, academic, social, and physical growth as they approach maturity.
We are committed to creating an environment in which the safety, wellbeing and participation of all students are paramount.
The College’s changing academic programs 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.
As Townsville’s only boys' school, we are uniquely placed to cater for their specific needs.
A Future For All In Education
At Ignatius Park College, we aim to expand and enhance the young minds of our students by providing them with a distinguished education and pastoral care approach. We continue to be committed to future-proofing generations of young men who will be assets to their communities, workforces, and families.
At IPC, we want our students to flourish beyond the classroom. We always encourage creative thinking, flexibility and determination in all aspects of their lives to foster confidence in young men who know that they can achieve anything they set their minds to.
At Ignatius Park College, we are Growing Strong Minds and Building a Brotherhood.
A Tailored approach to boys education
A tailored approach to boys’ education involves designing educational strategies and programs that consider the unique learning styles, developmental characteristics, and needs of boys. It’s a fact boys learn differently, and we have to take that into account when teaching by:
- Recognising gender differences – Acknowledging that boys learn differently and applying that to our educational approach.
- Tailoring our Curriculum – We’ve structured our curriculum to cater for boys’ academic development. Our dedicated teachers have designed courses and teaching methods tailored to how boys learn best.
- A Boy-Friendly Pedagogies – We’ve adopted a boy-friendly pedagogy that gives our students the best possible learning outcomes. These methods involve active learning, hands-on experiences and physical activities to engage boys’ interests and learning styles.
- A supportive Academic Environment – IPC supports our student's academic environment that fosters personal growth. The environment in which they learn is crucial for helping students thrive academically and personally.
We Help Students Discover & Explore Their Full Potential
We are nurturing critical thinking and creative world views for our IPC Students. As a college, we believe knowledge and education are equally as powerful as the foundational principles that allow our students to excel in relationships and the community at large. We strive to produce young men who are resilient, confident, and ready to enter the world.
Why Choose Ignatius Park College
Building a brotherhood is at the heart of our school’s journey. While at Iggy Park, students will develop the skills necessary to sustain relationships that are supportive inside and outside of the classroom. The Ignatius Park College teachers are committed to education and pastoral care, giving students the foundations they need to live with integrity, pride and commitment to the values of the gospel.
As the only boys' school in Townsville, we're uniquely equipped to focus on the specific educational needs of young men.
Safety and Well-being
Our commitment to student safety and well-being is second to none, ensuring a secure and supportive learning environment.
We're more than a school; we're a community with strong ties and a focus on service learning, making a positive impact locally and beyond.
By choosing Ignatius Park College, you're not just selecting a school, you're choosing an educational journey that will shape him into a responsible, compassionate, and capable young man ready to enter the world.
Ignatius Park College FAQs
What kind of extracurricular activities do we offer at Ignatius Park College?
At Ignatius Park College, we are proud to offer a diverse range of extracurricular activities. Our programs, encompassing competitive sports, music and arts, various clubs and societies, leadership opportunities and community service projects, are designed to cater to a broad spectrum of interests. We believe in the importance of these activities in fostering well-rounded individuals who excel academically, personally and socially.
What does being an 'Independent Catholic School' mean for us?
As an Independent Catholic School, we cherish the freedom to tailor our educational approach to best suit our community's needs while upholding our Catholic ethos. This independence allows us flexibility in curriculum choices and resource management, ensuring alignment with the values and traditions of Catholic education.
Do we have a dress code or uniform policy?
Yes. At Ignatius Park College, we maintain a strict dress code and uniform policy. This policy underscores our commitment to discipline, equality and school pride. Our uniform, symbolising our identity and values, is expected to be worn by all students during school hours, at school events and in transit to and from the school.
How does Ignatius Park College integrate technology into learning?
We are dedicated to integrating technology into our educational framework. This commitment is reflected in our use of digital classrooms, interactive learning tools and a variety of online resources. Our goal is to equip students with essential digital literacy skills, preparing them for success in a technologically advanced world.
What sports facilities are available at Ignatius Park College?
At Ignatius Park College, we offer a range of modern sports facilities. Our campus includes meticulously maintained playing fields, courts for different ball games, a swimming pool, and a comprehensively equipped gym. These facilities play a crucial role in our comprehensive sports program, promoting active participation among students to support their overall health and well-being.
How does Ignatius Park College support students with special educational needs?
We are committed to supporting all students, including those with special educational needs. Our approach involves individualised learning plans, assistance from specialised staff and access to tailored resources. Our aim is to foster an inclusive environment where every student has the opportunity to thrive.
What leadership opportunities are available for students at Ignatius Park College?
Leadership development is a cornerstone of our educational philosophy. We offer a variety of leadership opportunities, including student councils, peer mentoring programs and community project involvement. These programs are designed to cultivate confidence, responsibility and community spirit among our students.
How does Ignatius Park College engage with the local community?
Community engagement is a fundamental aspect of our ethos. We actively engage in local events, community service projects and collaborations with local organisations. These engagements not only contribute to the community but also provide our students with invaluable experiences and foster a sense of social responsibility.
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Edmund Rice Education Australia Colleges LTD,
Trading as Ignatius Park College. ABN: 58 395 448 571
Term 1 starts Monday 23 January 2023
Acknowledgement of Country
The Ignatius Park College Community would like to humbly acknowledge the Wulgurukaba peoples on whose land our College is located, as well as the Bindal peoples on whose land many of us live and travel across daily. We respectfully thank the elders of this traditional land both past and present for guiding us through the journey of time to where we are today.