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Schools for boys understand and celebrate boys. Recognising that boys think and learn differently from girls, schools for boys are able to tailor curriculum and teaching strategies to boys’ learning styles.

Boys’ schools provide:

• A tailormade curriculum designed for boys
• Schedules and programs with boys in mind
• Freedom to be who he wants to be
• Lifelong friendships extending beyond the school gates

Since opening in 1969, Ignatius Park College has proudly educated boys. As Townsville’s only high school for boys, the College focuses on the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional lives of boys and young men, the College is built on the strong tradition of academic, personal and sporting excellence by providing the highest standard of staff, facilities and opportunities for students with a strong focus on pastoral care.

Schools for boys help students discover and explore their full potential. Research shows that students in an all-boys’ school are more likely to explore their strengths and interests. An all-boys’ education can provide the freedom for boys to pursue their chosen interests whether that be sport, art, languages or music. Ignatius Park College offers a large range of subjects and co-curricular activities for students to explore their passions.

Ignatius Park allows students to choose their path by having a large range of study options available. Students can choose subjects with a university degree or job in mind, choose to study a vocational education pathway in readiness for an apprenticeship post school, or a blended mix of both. “Our VET subjects offer boys the opportunity to gain credits towards certificates and apprenticeships, giving real world advantage before they have even finished high school,” Grant Rossiter, the Dean of Pathways at the College said. Schools for boys foster lifelong friendships.

It is this connectiveness in boys’ schools that allows students to develop a strong sense of ‘brotherhood’, to teach the next generation how to improve, to nurture respect, have respect for women and by respecting others to build a better society. This brotherhood extends beyond their years at school, with a strong network of Old Boys providing opportunities for future career and personal growth. Schools for boys seek first to build good men.

An all-boys school lays the foundation in an environment that understands and celebrates boys, allowing them to unpack their emotions, reveal their inner self and be open to what they are and what they feel, understanding that they learn in different ways and how they best learn.

The Ignatius Park College Open Day will allow your son to choose his path to his future. Please register your attendance on the College website.