St Ignatius of Loyola Catholic College aims to create young men and women of ‘Competence, Conscience, Commitment and Compassion’. Who will, in the words of Saint Ignatius, ‘go forth and set the world on fire’.
‘Competence, Conscience, Commitment and Compassion’ – known commonly throughout our Ignatian world as the four C’s, have led us towards the identification of the following important cornerstones. These cornerstones form the foundation of the curriculum presented at St Ignatius:
- Broad and Rich
- For and with others
- Personal Excellence
In this newsletter, the concepts behind a “Broad and Rich” curriculum will be unpacked and shared with you.
At St Ignatius, the competent intellectual foundation of our students is the guiding principle behind all our curriculum planning. We desire to develop in our young people a sense of deep curiosity about the world, which will spark a love of learning.
This love of learning will be fostered across a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. By following a carefully planned and tailored program with rich learning opportunities, our students will gain deep knowledge of their subjects.
Through the expert pedagogy of our teaching staff, they will work towards academic mastery in their chosen fields, which will not only prepare them for the demands of NCEA examinations but will allow them to continue to follow their academic passions into higher education, and take their place in the modern world.
Through a broad and rich curriculum we aim to successfully provide the following to all the young men and women at St Ignatius: