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.
Monday, 4 March 2019 - Open Day
Friday, 3 May 2019 - Edmund Rice Mass
Saturday, 11 May 2019 - Iggy Park Fete
Saturday, 22 June 2019 - Blue and White Ball
Thursday, 15 August 2019 - Anniversary Mass
Saturday, 24 August 2019 - Iggy Stars Under the Stars (TBC)
Saturday, 5 October 2019 - Past and Present Staff and Old Boys Reunion
Old Boys, current and past staff are invited to celebrate.