The presence of a community of Oblates anchors the school in the Oblate charism which is to give testimony to and present the richness of the Catholic tradition and invite and support students to grow in religious self-understanding. The Oblate charism also calls the college community to foster a sense of belonging and engagement among all families, build a strong spirit within the student body, and encourage a sense of community and of being a team among all staff.
The college employs over 100 teaching staff and a significant number of support staff in areas such as learning support, counselling, administration, IT, maintenance and grounds and the college’s performing arts centre. All staff play a valuable role in enabling the college to deliver a very high standard of education to its students.
Iona College believes that an important feature of academic performance is the development of individual initiative, self-reliance and self-motivation and we encourage students to be active participants in their own learning. Individual monitoring and goal setting are important features of the college’s academic program and staff work closely with students to reflect, plan and pursue academic objectives.
All teachers at Iona are specialists in their areas with a commitment to the learning of each student. Whether this is in the primary years, middle years or senior years, teachers have an excellent understanding of their subject’s content and an in-depth understanding of the pedagogical approaches and issues particularly associated with their subject.