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Why choose an all-boys’ school?
Schools for boys understand and celebrate boys.
Since opening in 1969, Ignatius Park has proudly educated boys. As Townsville only secondary school for boys, the College focuses on the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional lives of boys and young men. The College is built on the strong tradition of academic, personal and sporting excellence by providing the highest standard of staff, facilities and opportunities for students with a strong focus on pastoral care.
Schools for boys know that boys develop and learn in different ways. We recognise that boys think and learn differently from girls, and we are able to tailor our curriculum and teaching strategies to boys’ learning styles.
Schools for boys seek first to build good men. An all-boys school lays the foundation in an environment that understands and celebrates boys, allowing them to unpack their emotions, reveal their inner self and be open to what they are and what they feel, understanding that they learn in different ways and how they best learn.
Our Pastoral system nurtures and challenges our boys to become confident, happy and responsible young men with a highly developed sense of social justice.
Schools for boys help students discover and explore their full potential. An all boys’ education can provide the freedom for boys to pursue their chosen interests whether that be sport, art, languages or music. Ignatius Park College offers a large range of subjects and co-curricular activities for students to explore their passions. At Iggy, we strive to create an environment where each student can feel confident to both discover and achieve his full potential.
Schools for boys foster brotherhood and lifelong friendships. It is this connectedness in boys’ schools that allows students to develop a strong sense of ‘Brotherhood’, to teach the next generation how to improve, to nurture respect, have respect for women and by respecting others to build a better society. Ignatius Park College is proud to have partnerships with the International Boys Coalition, a memorandum of understanding with James Cook University, a integral role in the Edmund Rice Beyond Borders and a working relationship with many authors of raising boys including Arne Rubinstein, Steve Biddulph and Maggie Dent.
Boys are an integral part of our future and our role at Ignatius Park College is to build better men.
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.