Ignatius Park College

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Ignatius Park College
Ingatius Park College Logo.jpg
Coordinates19°18′01″S 146°45′26″E / 19.3002°S 146.7572°E / -19.3002; 146.7572Coordinates: 19°18′01″S 146°45′26″E / 19.3002°S 146.7572°E / -19.3002; 146.7572
TypeSecondary school
MottoSeek Truth
Religious affiliation(s)Christian Brothers
DenominationRoman Catholicism
FounderChristian Brothers
PrincipalShaun Clarke
ChaplainRod Ward
GradesYears 7–12 (As of 2015)

Ignatius Park College is a Catholic boys' secondary school in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. The school is affiliated with the Edmund Rice schools network that operates under the direction of the Congregation of Christian Brothers;[1] the school was established in 1969 at its current location in Cranbrook, though it was built as a successor school to Our Lady's Mount, the former Catholic boys' secondary that was located in Stanton Hill.[2] The college has a student population of 850 boys from grades 8 to 12. In 2015, the college will introduce a grade 7 cohort as part of the Queensland transition of year 7 students from primary school to high school.

House system[edit]

Like many other Australian high schools, Ignatius Park is built upon a system of seven houses, with the introduction of the Putney House (named after Michael Putney) in 2014; each house has one class per year level, which is divided into two separate homerooms from year 8 through to year 11, and combines as one through year 12. These houses are the Baillie House, Carew House, Nolan House, Putney House, Reid House, Rice House and Treacy House.


Ignatius Park College has over 40 pianos and 20 guitars, with the combined music room worth around 100,000 dollars.[citation needed] It has around 10 computer labs for student use.[citation needed] The Edmund Rice Hall is used for assemblies, special events and community use. Ignatius Park is one of a handful of schools in Queensland with a 50-metre Olympic swimming pool.

Rugby league[edit]

Ignatius Park's rugby league program is offered from U/13s through to the First XIII with around 300 students involved in teams.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Ignatius Park College". Education AUST. Archived from the original on 25 October 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "IPC History". Ignatius Park College. Archived from the original on 25 October 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)