All schools and educational entities in Australia in the Edmund Rice tradition are bound by a Charter of cultural characteristics which comprise holistic education, spirituality, faith in action, community, pastoral care, service of others, being just, caring for those at the margins, compassion, stewardship and reflective practice.
Living these characteristics give Edmund Rice Education a special position in educating for liberation and possibility. Each school and educational entity within Edmund Rice Education Australia is called to be authentic to The Charter.
Ignatius Park College is part of the network of Edmund Rice schools. Edmund Rice Education challenges all ‘to act justly, love tenderly and to walk humbly with their God' according to Edmund's story and dream.
The goals of Edmund Rice Education are to break the cycle of poverty and to enable people to be transformational in their society. The worth and liberation of the individual enhanced by personal formation in the light of Gospel and Christian values are essential in Edmund Rice Education.
These are exemplified in the presence, availability and love of a mentor.
Intrinsic to action, emanating from Edmund's life-story, are the following core values: