An Ignatian Education

Any education that is true to the spirit of our patron, Saint Ignatius Loyola is concerned with forming or shaping the whole person – mind, heart and hands.


Formation of the mind to think critically and reflectively; formation of the heart from which is to spring character, virtue, spiritual depth; and development of practical skills in whatever field of endeavour one pursues. These are the trademarks of an Ignatian education.

For the past 450 years, Jesuits have made education their focus throughout the world. Loyola Senior High School students are among the 1,900,000 students who are the recipients of an Ignatian education.

Loyola, then, is not merely concerned with ‘getting a good HSC’, important as this is. Education is not limited to short-term achievements. Its focus is the full, lifelong development of the students entrusted to us. It is concerned with what type of person we will become. It is why what goes on beyond the classroom is as important as what transpires within it. How we relate to others, how we cope with our circumstances, how we deal with our problems and even, from time to time, our tragedies, are all important moments of caring, learning and growth.

Loyola Senior High School - A Jesuit School

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Our patron, Ignatius Loyola, is a man who lived in the 16th century, and founded the Jesuit Order. The Jesuits have made education a primary platform in its mission throughout the world. Students of the Loyola Catholic Trade Training Centre are numbered among the 1,900,000 people who are the recipients of an Ignatian education worldwide.

The Ignatian Teaching Model

  • Context - What do we need to know about our students?
  • Experience - What is the best way to engage our students in learning?
  • Reflection - How do our students reflect more deeply on what they have learnt?
  • Action - How do we encourage students to move beyond knowledge to action?
  • Evaluation - How do we assess our student’s growth in mind, heart and spirit?

Any education that is true to the spirit of Saint Ignatius Loyola, is concerned with forming or shaping the whole person – mind, heart and hands. The Loyola CTTC, then, is committed to the full lifelong development of the students entrusted to us - the type of people our students will become beyond the classroom.

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Sr Irene McCormack

 

Loyola Senior High School is separated into 4 houses, each named after Jesuits - Arrupe, Faber, McCormack and Ward.

Our motto is ‘through deeds not words’ and Loyola Catholic Trade Training Centre has chosen as its house patron, Sr Irene McCormack RSJ, a person who best exemplified those values.

Sr Irene McCormack was a teacher in Western Australia before she had the calling to become a Sister of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, and help the poor by working as a missionary for the impoverished in Peru. She came to understand that effective action is a way of loving. Tragically, she was murdered by terrorists in Peru for the ‘crime’ of feeding the poor.

We follow her dedication to pastoral care in the development and care of all students within the CTTC.

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