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College Year 12 Leaders

College Year 12 Leaders

Name: Nicholas Rowan

Leadership Role: College Captain

When did you commence at IPC? Year 7 (2018)

College Involvement: Junior Rugby Union Grades 7-9, College Spelling Bee, Science/Math Competitions, Phoenix Flyers, Challenge Games Volunteer, Homeless Sleepout, Interschool Athletics, Healthy Minds Project, Peer Mentor

What makes Ignatius Park College a great school? I don’t believe that any other school can match our environment. A home can be defined as a place that nurtures growth, and encourages success. I’ve found myself a second home here, just as I’m sure any young man in blue has. The Park is unmatched in it’s spirit and culture. It’s these, that have been built since the college’s founding, that shape us, to be incredible men in the future, and make our home so special.

What is your fondest memory at IPC? Looking back on our grade 7 camp, I can’t really imagine anything that can match it. It was at Camp Gedling that I first built countless friendships that I have developed over time with my brothers in blue. From the endless activities, the countless memories, to the midnight conversations before bed. It showed me what it meant to find home in the people around me, and I think the bus trip back was when I decided I loved my school.

What will you miss when you leave at the end of the year? I’ll miss the simple things above all. A massive, supportive community, full of laughs, the tables full of lunchtime banter, the walls covered in memories, and the ovals where a story can be told about every square meter of grass. More than this however, I think I’ll miss my brothers. I may only have a small, close friend group, but I’ll miss seeing every member of the extended Iggy Park Family.


Name: Daniel Mosch

Leadership Role: College Vice Captain

What year did you commence at IPC? 2018 (year 7)

College Involvement: Peer Mentor, Member of the Healthy Minds Team, Help A Brother Out Mentor, Phoenix Flyers Program, Captain of Senior Football (Soccer) team at EREA Carnival, Interschool Football (Soccer), Interschool Cross Country, Interschool Athletics, Interschool Debating, Homeless Sleepout Participant, Annual Anzac Day March Participant, Open Day Volunteer and Guide, Toast Room Volunteer, Aitkenvale State School Breakfast Club Volunteer.

What makes Ignatius Park College a great school? Beyond the opportunities to excel and achieve your goals, so much more is offered here. It is the culture of Iggy Park which makes our school remarkable. The incredible support, care, and mateship promotes a strong sense of belonging and spirit, which is simply unmatched anywhere else. The morals and values deeply engrained in our community are also what make it special, particularly our ‘outwards’ focus on helping and empowering others before yourself.

What is your fondest memory at IPC? The many carnivals over the years, which were living experiences of Iggy culture and spirit, and which showcased the passion that the boys have for The Park. These are closely followed by the year level camps, where we got to have a laugh and build deeper bonds with one another.

What will you miss when you leave at the end of the year? I will miss the extraordinary support and care I receive from both students and staff, the Iggy identity and sense of belonging, and just the general interactions with everyone around the college which always brighten up my day. 


Riley Snell

Name: Liam Sutton

Leadership Role: Prefect of Liberating Education

What year did you commence at IPC? Year 7 (2018)

College Involvement: Peer Mentor, Bronze Ultimate Award, Healthy Minds Project (2021), Townsville to Cairns Charity Bike Ride, Open Football Team, Water polo, Phoenix flyers, Help A Brother Out Program, Mulkadee, Battle of the Bands, STEM programs and competitions, ANZAC day marches.

What makes IPC a great school? There are three things, support, opportunity, and brotherhood. The support and time that the teachers give you is immense, they really care and push you to be your best. The opportunities are also unmatched whether it’s on the field with sport or through the number of programs for academics. The brotherhood in the college brings this all together with the camaraderie of the blue brigade and enthusiasm for all areas of the college.

What is the fondest memory of IPC? My fondest memory of The Park is grade 7 camp when everyone was getting to know each other. The team building activities with the house were the best with everyone giving it their all and the last night with everyone trying to squish into one tent – it was very squishy.

What will you miss when you leave at the end of Year 12? I will miss the chats with mates, the long Wednesday study nights and the enthusiasm at carnivals but the thing I will miss most of all are the people I’ve spent 6 hours a day, 190 days a year, for the past six years with.


Name: Mitchel Waldon

Leadership Role: Prefect of Inclusive Community

What year did you commence at IPC? Year 7 (2018)

Co-curricular/Sporting Involvements: First XV and Grade 9/10 Rugby Union, IPC Touch football, School Chess, Toast Room helper, Help a Brother Out mentor, Phoenix Flyers.

What makes Ignatius Park College a great school? Ignatius Park is a great school because of its culture, the brotherhood, and the close connections which students have with their teachers. It also provides many opportunities for those students interested in areas such as academics, sports, the arts, or a trade.

What is your fondest memory at IPC? My fondest memory at IPC would have to be my first swimming carnival; walking into the IPC pool just two weeks into my schooling journey was something very special. The pure emotions and spirit shown by over 1000 boys dressed in various themes is a memory I will always cherish.

What will you miss when you leave at the end of the year? The things I will miss most about the park are seeing my mates every day, along with all the teachers who I have built such strong relationships with over the years.


Flynn Mintern

Name: Jude Foyle

Leadership Role: Prefect of Gospel Spirituality

What year did you commence at IPC? Year 7 (2018)

College Involvements: Rowing First VIII (coxswain), Peer Mentor, Phoenix Flyers, Junior Rugby Union, Middle School Leader, Shave for a Cure.  

What makes Ignatius Park College a great school? Ignatius Park has unparalleled connections between students and teachers. This, along with the near unending amount of co-curricular activities mean that The Park provides a positive environment for everyone.

What is your fondest memory at IPC? While hard to pick one favourite, I would have to say that my first swimming carnival was a big highlight. From the seniors helping us out of the pool to screaming war cries until our throats hurt, I won’t forget any part of it.

What will you miss when you leave at the end of the year? I will certainly miss the mateship. Being able to relax with friends in an environment that makes you feel comfortable is going to be the most difficult thing to leave behind.


Howard Keyes

Name: Nate Rasink

Leadership Role: Prefect of Justice and Solidarity 

What year did you commence at IPC: Year 7 (2018)

College Involvement: TCLC Visits, Rugby league, Touch Football, Help a Brother out program, Phoenix Flyers, Interschool Cross country, Physical Education Dux.

What makes Ignatius Park College a great school? The college provides students with a massive array of opportunities to excel within their given avenue. Whether it be through sporting, academic or even the work force, IPC allows students to pursue their aspirations. The bonds that are made during your time at the college make this place a truly special community to be a part of.

What is your fondest memory at IPC?  My fondest memory at the college is a pretty simple one, walking through the gates of the college with my mates every morning. The chats and banter are unparalleled.

What will you miss when you leave at the end of the year? I will miss being able to come into this environment and be lifted by both students and staff. Always having a whole community to be a part of will be something I will always treasure.


Jonathan Gatis

Name: Scott Swain

Leadership Role: Baillie House Captain

Commenced: Year 7 (2018)

Involvements: Touch Football Squad Year 7-10-11, Football team from year 7-9, Phoenix Flyers, Help a Brother Out Mentor, Homeless sleep out, Participation in ANZAC Day March Every Year, Toast Room.

What makes IPC a great school? I love how the school provides endless opportunities to all the young men at the park. The teachers at IPC are extremely supportive and they always seem to give up their valuable time to help any student here. The school pushes you to go above and beyond to get out of your comfort zone to develop the new friendships that will never end and construct a strong brotherhood within our community.

Fondest memory: My fondest memory would be my very first swimming carnival. Just seeing all the older boys getting around each other, doing spirit wars and war cries. It was even better that we were able to put the choccies in the fridge.

 What will I miss the most? I will miss walking through the gates ready to see all the boys, making memories that will last a lifetime and I will even miss the teachers that made school enjoyable.


Max Gough

Name: Orlando Parker

Leadership Role: Baillie Vice House Captain

What year did you commence at IPC? Year 7 (2018)

College Involvement: First XVIII AFL, IPC Interschool Athletics Team, Help a brother out Mentor

What makes Ignatius Park College a great school? Things that I believe make Ignatius Park College a great school is the connection between the students and all teachers, or the bond you automatically share with another Iggy boy, weather you know him or not. And finally, the culture within the boys at school or in extra-curricular events. 

What is your fondest memory at IPC? My fondest memory at The Park would be walking into the pool for my first swimming carnival in year 7. The pure atmosphere walking through the gate doors was nothing like I have ever felt. that moment will stick with me forever.

What will you miss when you leave at the end of the year? After leaving Iggy there are plenty of things, I’m sure I will deeply miss, But nothing will ever compare to the little things such as having a laugh with the boys at lunch, the banter thrown around on house competition days or the Monday morning lunch chats about what happened over the weekend.


Jacob Fowler

Name: Christopher Heagney

Leadership Role: Carew House Captain

What year did you commence at IPC? 2018 (Year 7)

College Involvements: First XVIII (18) AFL, junior rugby league, junior and senior soccer

What makes Ignatius Park College a great school? The brotherhood. If I had to pinpoint one thing that makes me look forward to coming to school every day it’s the mateship that is built up with your cohort and the entirety of the school for that matter the entirety of the way through. Every house and every student have their strong and weak points but it’s the ability for the entire school to come together as a whole, to stand strong as one which makes me think IPC is a great school. 

What is your fondest memory at IPC? It is impossible to single out one event that is my fondest memory of the park. But if I had to say just one it would be the carnivals, it always amazes me to see how much rivalry there is between each house but as soon as that home time bell rings the colour you wear on your shirt become irrelevant and you are as much part of their house as they are of yours. 

What will you miss when you leave at the end of the year? The park is a second home to me and as I and I’m sure many other of my peers can agree on I will miss seeing my mates every day, sharing a laugh and just all round having a great time. 


Brody Ah Kit

Name: William Buttigieg

Leadership Role: Carew House Vice-Captain

What year did you commence at IPC? Year 9 (2020)

College Involvements: Rowing team, Brooklea Lifestyle Village visits, Phoenix Flyers.

What makes Ignatius Park College a great school? IPC is a great school because it has such a strong sense of brotherhood and no matter where you are in the school you can feel the spirit/culture all around. The teachers always care for us and go out of their way to help their students. It was easy to become comfortable in the school very quickly because of how welcoming everyone is.

What is your fondest memory at IPC? I can’t choose my best memory at IPC between year 9 camp at Camp Gedling when my homeroom sat around the camp fire and spoke for hours or singing You Raise Me Up with the boys.

What will you miss when you leave at the end of the year? I will miss all of the bonds that I have made with my peers and teachers, sitting down each lunch with the boys and having a laugh. I will also miss the spirit and events like sports carnivals, battle of the bands and Eddie Rice Day


Name: Matthew Lynch

Leadership Role: Nolan House Captain

What year did you commence at IPC? Year 7, 2018

College Involvement: Interschool and NQ Swimming, Aitkenvale Breakfast Club, Pheonix Flyers, Catholic Studies, Help A Brother Out, Blue Brigade, Open Day usher.

What makes Ignatius Park College a great school? The sense of brotherhood that is so prominent within the College promotes creating healthy and strong relationships with both students and staff, allowing for a solid support system while at school and after graduation.

What is your fondest memory at IPC? It’s really hard to pinpoint just one thing, but one of my favourites has to be the camps, especially the year 7 one. The countless memories, funny moments, and good times I had with my mates while getting away from the stress of schoolwork is something I really enjoyed and will remember.

What will you miss when you leave at the end of the year? I will certainly miss everything about The Park. From the teachers who have nurtured and showed support over the 6 years of schooling and the mates who I’ve made endless memories with to the opportunities and activities the school offers, I will really miss everything offered.


Kym Nuth

Name: Hayden Moore

Leadership Role: Nolan Vice-Captain

What year did you commence at IPC? Year 7 (2018)

Co-curricular/Sporting Involvements: Volleyball, Junior Rugby Union, Basketball, Peer mentor, Middle School Leader, 

What makes Ignatius Park College a great school? The Brotherhood and the willingness to have each other’s back in the times of need.

What is your fondest memory at IPC? Year 7 because of the camps as they were very enjoyable and it was great to get to know all my fellow brothers, year 7 also had one of the best swimming carnivals I had been apart off. 

What will you miss when you leave at the end of the year? All my friends, being able to come to school see my mates and have a good time. As much as I hate to admit it to but the school work.


Gerard Di Bartolo

Name: Nathaniel Barton

Leadership Role: Putney House Captain

What year did you commence at IPC? Year 7 (2018)

College Involvement: CBSQ Basketball, Altar Serving, Faith in Action volunteering, Blue Brigade, Shave for a Cure, Mulkadee performing youth arts festival, Combined Schools Musical

What makes Ignatius Park College a great school? The opportunities and the camaraderie. Everyone is made to feel welcome at the Park and, no matter what type of activities you enjoy, it is most likely available to try out at our school. Everyone is supportive of everyone else and I feel as though, when times are tough, I can go to any one of my Iggy brothers for a shoulder to lean on. It truly is a special place and the brotherhood we experience is unparalleled.

What is your fondest memory at IPC? The school camps, that chats at lunch with the boys, and the sports carnivals are all wonderful memories I will treasure.
What will you miss when you leave at the end of the year? I will miss not seeing the boys everyday and having a laugh with them, along with the sports carnivals and all the spirit that is displayed.

What will you miss when you leave at the end of the year? One thing I know for a fact I will miss is the feeling of community. No matter who you are, no matter your background, etc, everyone is your brother. I feel like I will miss that the most. All the young men that I have spent the last 6 years with will be forever separated once we leave this beautiful place. I can say without a doubt that the brotherhood I have experienced will be the thing I miss the most.


Riley Masters

Name: Matthew Parker

Leadership Role: Putney House Vice-Captain

What year did you commence at IPC? 2018 (Year 7)

College Involvement: Interschool Athletics, Cross-Country team, Phoenix Flyers, Touch Football, Basketball.

What makes Ignatius Park College a great school? IPC is great because of the brotherhood and culture that connects us all together. The staff are also a big part in the greatness as they help develop all of us into the young men that we desire and strive to be.

What is your fondest memory at IPC? My fondest memories at IPC would have to be the sports carnivals, the camps, and lunchtime footy with the boys.

What will you miss when you leave at the end of the year? I will definitely miss being around the boys everyday and the friendly banter that comes with it, and all the sports carnivals as well.


Tim Doyle

Name: Isaac Seri
Leadership Role: Reid House Captain
What year did you commence at IPC: Year 7 (2018)
College Involvement: Throughout my years at the college, I have been involved in a large range of groups and events. Some of those include Peer Mentors, The Healthy Minds team, and going away to Brisbane on the Ed-Lead trip.
What makes Ignatius Park College a great school? Ignatius Park is a great school due to the friendships it makes and the opportunities it provides to all its students. It is a place of true inclusivity and makes everyone feel like they belong and are welcome when they walk through those gates.
What is your fondest memory at IPC? My fondest memory of IPC would have to be going to homeroom each day and talking to the Reid boys. An event which is fond to me is going on school camp.
What will you miss when you leave at the end of the year? When I graduate I will miss having a chat to my mates each day and seeing how they are going, this something that I treasure and will never forget no matter how many years pass after leaving Ignatius Park.


Daniel Gregory

Name: Alvine Njau

Leadership Role: Reid House Vice-Captain

What year did you commence at IPC ?  Year 7 (2018)

College Involvements: First XV, QMEA, TCLC, Brooklea Retirement Village, Phoenix Flyers. 

What makes Ignatius Park a great school? What makes IPC a great a school is the range of opportunities and teachers who help and take time to give students a pathway of success. Ignatius Park creates strong friendships and skills that create smart and respectful men through competitive sporting carnivals and values the school embed to the students.

What’s your fondest memory at IPC? My fondest memory of IPC are the trips that the school offers as well as the swimming carnival.

What will you miss when you leave at the end of the year? I will miss seeing my friends every lunch and in class that has formed the brotherhood I have for Iggy Park, as well as all of the teachers with whom I have formed strong bonds.


Jamal Shibasaki

Name: Samuel Keir

Leadership Role: Rice House Captain

What year did you commence at IPC? Grade 7 (2018).

Co-curricular/Sporting Involvements: First IV, Queensland all school touch football, interschool cross country, visits to St Benedict’s and Cranbrook state school, house captai

What makes Ignatius Park College a great school? I could narrow this down to one word and that is brotherhood. Of course the school offers great education and Arguably the best sporting opportunities in North Queensland, but if you were to ask every single student at the college this same question I am positive most of them would say the brotherhood and life long friends you make here at the college.

What is your fondest memory at IPC? Year 7 camp. My whole homeroom were all still new to each other but on camp Archie Allen spewed in Jake brewers tent. Jake then came into my tent, after that one by one the whole homeroom ended up in my tent. All 25 of us packed into a 8 man tent like a pack of sardines and we stayed there the whole night. That was the night I truly believe they became my brothers. (that tent broke that night and was never used again but it was worth it)

What will you miss when you leave at the end of the year? Mainly just the simple things like talking at lunch about last weekend and what we are going to do in the weekend to come, or catching up in homeroom, or playing basketball at lunch. I will miss seeing my best mates everyday.


Jackson Waldon

Name: Ryan Sutton

Leadership Role: Rice House Vice Captain

What year did you commence at IPC? Year 7 (2018)

College Involvements: Water polo, Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride, Peer Mentor, Phoenix Flyers, Faith in Action and Blue Brigade.

What makes Ignatius Park College a great school? Ignatius Park is unique to other any other school due to the variety of opportunities offered and the culture surrounding the brotherhood. It teaches students to aspire to be their best selves through encouraging them to be high achievers as well as to be young men of compassion, integrity, pride and commitment.

What is your fondest memory at IPC? My fondest memory while being at the park is spending time with my brothers’ singing songs around the fire on year 10 camp.

What will you miss most when you leave at the end of the year? I will miss seeing my brothers every day, the dedicated teachers and support staff along with the rivalry between the houses which is unique to Ignatius Park.


Matthew Hunter

Name: Angus Bamford

Leadership Role: Treacy House Captain

What year did you commence in IPC? Year 7 (2018)

Co-curricular/Sporting involvements: First XV, Basketball, Water Polo.

What makes Ignatius Park such a great school: The people you meet throughout your schooling experience and the mates that you make that last a lifetime. I enjoy the co-curricular side of IPC too, involving myself in sports.

What is your fondest memory at IPC? School camp trips in Hervey's Range, and the bus trips with the boys for Catholic studies.

What will you miss when you leave at the end of the year? I will miss going to homeroom and seeing all my friends and teachers faces. I will also miss the culture of the school but I will take these memories with me for the rest of my life.

 

 


Lachlan Tapp

Name: Drew Roberts

Leadership Role:  Treacy House Vice-captain

What year did you commence at IPC? Year 7 (2018)

College Involvement: Interschool IPC swim team, Water polo team, Phoenix flyers, Help a brother out, Ride to the Rock, Townsville to Cairns, Brooklea Nursing home visits, Homeless sleep out, Anzac Day march, Toast room.

What makes Ignatius Park College a great school? Ignatius Park offers endless opportunities and encourages all students to participate in countless competitions, tournaments, co-curricular and curricular activities. The Brotherhood created over the years with the boys is what makes our college great and unique.

What is your fondest memory at IPC? The school camps, chats at lunch with the boys, and the sports carnivals are all wonderful memories I will treasure. The competitiveness and spirit between every house to win the Patty Carew Shield specifically at carnivals will never be forgotten. 

What will you miss when you leave at the end of the year? I will miss the brotherhood, seeing the boys every day and having a laugh with them at lunch. I’ll also miss the house rivalry especially at the swimming carnival, where all the boys get around it striving for the win.

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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.