St Ignatius College, Geelong had its opening assembly for the year earlier this month, marking the beginning of its life as a Jesuit partner school
Australian Jesuit Provincial Fr Mark Raper and Province Education Delegate Fr Gerry Healy attended the opening school assembly on 6 February.
St Ignatius College is the only secondary co-educational Catholic school in the region, with students travelling from as far away as Lorne to attend.
Formerly known as Catholic Regional College Geelong, the school has undergone significant development over the past few years, adding new buildings and facilities.
The partnership agreement means Xavier College in Melbourne will be assisting St Ignatius in implementing a Jesuit style of education, known as the Ignatian pedagogy.
To mark the new partnership, Fr Raper presented the college with two paintings, including one from Miriam Rose Ungunmerr Baumann, a former principal of St Francis Xavier School at Daly River, Northern Territory.