Yrs 6 - 12 | Boarding and Day
Tambourine Bay Road
LANE COVE, New South Wales,
Principal: Paul Hine
Head of Boarding Contact Information
Name: Adrian Byrne
Telephone: (02) 9882 8273
Number in School: 1562
Number of Boarders: 340
Located just 12 kms from the centre of Sydney, Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview is a Catholic, day and full-time boarding school in the Jesuit tradition, educating boys in Years 5–12. Our aim is to educate students so that they may become young men of competence, conscience and compassion, striving always for excellence in all they do. Our motto, Quantum Potes Tantum Aude, ‘As much as you can do, so much dare to do’, reflects this central theme of Jesuit education, which insists on individual care and concern for each student. We have developed an academic program and a pastoral care system, both of which enable our boys to reach their full potential as a persons of faith, created and loved by God.
The College is a full-time boarding community—we do not offer weekly boarding and all boys who board at the College receive one designated Saturday night leave permissible each fortnight. This helps with community building and enables the boys to be well prepared for their classes on Mondays.
Riverview’s boarding program aims to provide boarders with a second home, in a family environment. Boarders are grouped horizontally according to age groups, known as Divisions, and are housed in three Boarding Houses: Charles Fraser House (Years 6, 7 & 8), Saint John’s House (Years 9 & 10), and Kevin Fagan House (Years 11 & 12). Each Division Master and his family live in accommodation attached to the division, helping to create a family atmosphere. Boys have access to some state-of-the-art facilities: an on-site Infirmary is staffed by qualified nurses around the clock and the College doctor is present in the surgery every lunch time; The Gartlan Indoor Sports Centre includes an eight lane 25 metre heated swimming pool, two basketball courts, extensive weights room and a multi-purpose indoor cricket area; the Christopher Brennan Library, constructed in 2008, is open each week night for study; and the Woods Music Centre is open each week night for lessons or practice.
We encourage all families who may be interested in Boarding at Riverview to contact Mr Guy Masters, Director of Boarding, on 0417 216 857 to arrange a personalised tour.