Principal’s Welcome

St Ignatius is a remote, Catholic, K-6 school situated in the Outback of NSW and part of St Ignatius, Bourke Parish. It currently has 89 students enrolled. Our parish community is led by Father Magnus Kobbi, AJ. As a Catholic school in the Diocese of Wilcannia- Forbes we commit ourselves to:

  • Be true to the message, teaching and witness of Jesus.
  • Be sustained as a faith community into the future
  • Be one as a community, with close connections between families, school and parish, and
  • Provide students with a faith-based, high-quality education- academically, physically, culturally, socially, and spiritually, in catering for their diverse needs ( Catholic Education Office: 2015).

At St Ignatius, we work to co-create a Catholic community of 21st-century safe, respectful learners who build, maintain and restore healthy relationships and enable all to contribute positively to the world. Through a focus on teaching and learning, opportunities are provided to develop children’s literacy and numeracy skills, engage in sporting and artistic endeavours and develop their sense of wellbeing. Staff are deeply committed to the children in their care and work with families to enable the children to achieve their best.

Yours in partnership,

John Cowan.