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Growing Strong Minds | Building a Brotherhood 

Ignatius Park College was established in Townsville in 1969 as a boys-only Catholic college. Guided by the foundations of the Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) Network, founded on Christian values and 200 years of educational mission.

At IPC, we are future oriented, our educational and pastoral care is centred around Growing Strong Minds and Building a Brotherhood. Providing students with the tools they need to create positive relationships inside and outstanding the classroom, IPC educators are committed to guiding students by the values of the Gospel, producing young men who are resilient, confident and ready to enter the world.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Ignatius Park College community would like to humbly acknowledge the Wulgurukaba people, on whose land our College is located, as well as the Bindal people, on whose land many staff and students live and travel across daily. 

We respectfully thank the Elders of these traditional lands, both past and present, for guiding us through the journey of time to where we are today. This spiritual and cultural journey is significant in allowing the freedoms our society has today. 

As a College, we reflect on the histories of Australia and its First Nations peoples and respectfully ask all Elders to guide us to a promising and enriching future. As a community, we need to ensure that we continue to develop our minds to be respectful and learn from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples, alongside all people who make up this country of Australia. 

College Leadership Team 

The College Leadership Team collaboratively offers guidance and direction to the College Community in pursuit of the Ignatius Park College mission. Operating under the Principal's guidance, each leadership team member assumes distinct responsibilities in managing various facets of college life. 

  • Luke Thomson - Principal 
  • John Doolan - Deputy Principal 
  • Vilton Crasto - Director of Business Operations 
  • Shane Dove - Director of Curriculum 
  • John Deer - Director of Students 
  • Mark Holmes - Director of Mission and Identity

College Advisory Council 

The Ignatius Park College Advisory Council plays a crucial role in the contribution to shaping the College for the future. Comprising of dedicated members from diverse backgrounds, the council provides insights and recommendations to support strategic decision-making. Their collective expertise and commitment help ensure that the College continues to thrive, offering the best education experience for our students.

  • Michael Keir - Chair 
  • Leo Foyle  
  • Matthew Morton
  • Lee-Ann Barton
  • Steven Mosch 
  • Nadene George 
  • Miranda Mears

College Deans 

  • Tim Lindeberg - Dean of Middle School
  • Rohan Lloyd - Dean of Senior School
  • Christian Quabba - Dean of Student Wellbeing
  • Matthew Arnold - Dean of Co-Curricular

Pastoral Leaders

  • Baillie House - Michael Turner 
  • Reid House - Liam Dunne
  • Rice House - Matthew Groves 
  • Nolan House - Kylie Tillack 
  • Carew House  - Paul Bruce 
  • Putney House - Ben Williams 
  • Treacy House - Owen Flanagan

Strategic Plan 

We are acknowledging the vital importance of maintaining a dynamic and ever-evolving learning environment that offers young men the best possible opportunities. Our College is driven by the desire to collaborate with the community in fostering and advancing excellence among both students and our staff within an inclusive and innovative educational setting.

Our Strategic Plan for 2022 - 2025 serves as a roadmap to realise our vision, which is centred on nurturing respectful young men who are inspired and committed to lifelong learning and active engagement in their community. To achieve this vision, we leverage the College's strengths, including our extensive array of co-curricular activities, diverse curriculum, vocational programs, rich cultural offerings, and pastoral care initiatives. These assets are instrumental in bringing our strategic vision to fruition.



P: (07) 4796 0222

F: (07) 4796 0200

384 Ross River Road,
Cranbrook, Townsville
Queensland, 4814

Acknowledgement of Country Acknowledgement of Country

Acknowledgement of Country 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.