St Ignatius Vision for learning is to 'LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS' by Loving Jesus, Loving Learning and Loving Each other. We value and believe:
By our Love of Jesus:
- That we nurture and live the Gospel values in the light of the Jesuit Tradition
By our Love of Learning:
- That we foster a love of learning that is life long and future oriented
- That we promote responsible and accountable practices
- That we provide learning that is holistic, well supported yet challenging
- That we suport a learning environment that celebrates creativity, develops independence and personal responsibility
By our Love of Each Other:
- That we work collaboratively with each other and the school community to form positive partnerships
- That we celebrate and respect difference and self-worth
- That we provide and sustain a safe learning environment that promotes a healthy and active life
St Ignatius, Toowong as one of the 150 schools of the Brisbane Archdiocese, is bound to improving educational outcomes for all our students, in that they will live fulfilling productive and responsible lives through loving Jesus, loving learning and loving one another. This philosophy aligns with the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals (2009). These goals for Australian schools are to promote equity and excellence for all young Australians to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens.
The Melbourne Declaration emphasises the importance of knowledge, understanding and skills of learning areas, general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities as the basis for a curriculum designed to support 21st century learning.
Brisbane Catholic Education key messages about learners and learning and teachers and teaching are informed by our Christian Catholic traditions and the Brisbane Catholic Education Learning Framework.
Here at St Ignatius, Toowong we have begun to implement the Australian curriculum through the planning and teaching of Mathematics and English this year and will implement History and Science in 2012. In this period of transition from Queensland syllabuses to a National Curriculum, teachers are supported through planning and professional learning to ensure the teaching and learning here at St Ignatius is aligned with current knowledge about children’s learning and sound teaching practice.