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50 Year Celebrations


Celebrating 50 years in 2019! 

Ignatius Park College invites our community to celebrate 50 years of Iggy Park.

From the Principal

I offer you a warm welcome to Ignatius Park College, an all-boys Catholic College in the Edmund Rice Tradition. Ignatius Park College or as it is known “Iggy Park” has played an important thread in the history of Townsville. This is a special year at Ignatius Park College as we celebrate our 50th year.

The College opened on its current site in Aitkenvale in 1969, continuing the proud all-boys schooling traditions of Our Lady’s Mount, which was the first school opened by the Christian Brothers in the Townsville region in 1911. Over the past 50 years, over 8,000 students have graduated through the College. To be an ‘Iggy Boy’, is a legacy that rests itself on value-rich education, a reputation of brotherhood and looking after your mates.

This year, as a College, we acknowledge that we are ‘Standing on the Shoulders’ of others before us and our rich heritage which provides a steady foundation in equipping our students for the diverse and tumultuous landscape of the 21st Century. To commemorate our 50th year we have incorporated the symbol of the Phoenix that was used in association with the Crest when the College was originally established. The Phoenix represents Christ’s resurrection, as from ashes the Phoenix is reborn to new life.

Our rich heritage and traditions offer our community an education that allows students to dream the impossible and realise their incredible potential. Throughout the year there will be several events for our College community both past and present. Events include the return of the Iggy Park Fete, a Blue and White Ball, an Anniversary Mass and Christian Brothers Lunch. For more event details or to register as an Iggy Old Boy for event information please refer to this website.

This year is an important milestone in the history of this college, as we celebrate 50 years of education on our current campus. I invite all past and current staff, students and parents to attend the many celebratory activities that will be occurring in 2019, acknowledging our rich tradition and renowned reputation in providing a safe, happy and values rich education for young men in Townsville.


Key dates:

Monday, 4 March 2019 - Open Day
All welcome.

Friday, 3 May 2019 - Edmund Rice Mass
All welcome.

Saturday, 11 May 2019 - Iggy Park Fete
All welcome.

Saturday, 22 June 2019 - Blue and White Ball
All welcome.

Blue and White Ball Photographs are now online!

Head to www.advancedlife.com.au and use the code: XGNL8PRBG, select 'Events' to view and purchase the images taken at the Blue and White Ball.


Thursday, 15 August 2019 - Anniversary Mass
All welcome.

Saturday, 24 August 2019 - Iggy Stars Under the Stars 
Tickets only $10 which includes nibbles and a night of entertainment!
There will be Drama performances, Film, TV and New Media presentations as well as musical performances.Only 200 tickets available. 
All welcome.


Saturday, 5 October 2019 - Past and Present Staff and Old Boys Reunion
Old Boys, current and past staff are invited to celebrate.
Tickets $20


Click here to view the photographs from the Oktoberfest and download high resolution files. 

To download a photograph, simply click the Download button after opening a photograph. The Download button is circled below:

https://ignatiusparkcollege.pixieset.com/oktoberfest2019/ 

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