A Catholic College in the Oblate Tradition
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 200 staff in teaching roles as well as learning support, counselling, administration, IT Services, 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.
Our vision is to be inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the life of St Eugene de Mazenod. The Iona College community focusses on educating and empowering young men to dare to make a positive difference throughout their lives and to the lives of others.
Our mission is to live, learn, lead and serve as a Catholic learning community within the Oblate spirit.
In Living, Learning, Leading and Serving We Value…
Human Dignity and Reconciliation
Ionians walk with each other, recognise and celebrate the unique God-given dignity of each person and develop the courage to stand up for justice. We respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people to call Australia home and embrace multiculturalism and reconciliation for all people.
Excellence and Aspiration
Ionians encourage, support and challenge themselves and others to strive for personal excellence in learning and to live as a people of hope and conviction throughout their lives both locally and globally.
The Oblate Charism
Ionians embrace the life and spirit of St Eugene de Mazenod; with the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate we reach out and serve those most in need in our communities.
Conscious and appreciative of our heritage, Ionians continue to be generous and act responsibly with resources. We plan prudently for our future, respecting and nurturing our local community and environment.
Faith and Mission
As Ionians we are passionate and full of zeal; we are formed by the Gospel, celebrate the Eucharist and promote prayer in order to contribute to the evangelising mission of the Catholic Church locally and internationally.
Ionians foster a sense of belonging and inclusion that creates openness, acceptance and loyalty, enabling us to serve respectfully and P.R.O.S.P.E.R.