Founded in 1880, Riverview is an all-boys day and boarding school
catering for Years 5–12 and located 12km from the centre of Sydney. Riverview
is a Catholic school moulded in the Ignatian tradition, where each boy is
provided the opportunities to discover the talents God has given him and use
them “for the greater glory of God”. The school strives for excellence in all
things, as is evident in the College motto, Quantum potes, tantum aude (“As
Much as You Can Do, So Much Dare to Do”), which challenges students to go
beyond mediocrity and achieve their full potential.

Facilities: A legacy of the vision of the early Jesuits, the College
is fortunate to have spacious grounds covering over 110 acres on picturesque
Burns Bay and the Lane Cove River. From the state-of-the-art library, completed
in 2008, to the 129-year-old St Michael’s House, the buildings and grounds
cater for the academic, physical and spiritual needs of the boys while
maintaining a connection with the rich traditions of the past.Curriculum:
Aboriginal Studies, Agriculture, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Chinese,
Classical Greek, Commerce, Design and Technology, Drama, Economics, Engineering
Studies, English, French, Geography, History, Industrial Technology,
Information Processes and Technology Italian, Latin, Mathematics, Music, PD/Health/PE,
Photographic and Digital Media, Physics, Primary Industries, Science, Studies
of Religion, Visual Arts, Writing Mastery.

Sport: Summer: basketball, cricket, golf, fencing, martial arts (tae
kwon do), mountain bike cycling, sailing, swimming, surf life-saving, rowing,
tennis, water polo. Winter: Australian rules, cross-country running, fencing,
football, martial arts (tae kwon do), mountain bike cycling, rugby, snow
sports, tennis, volleyball. Summer–Autumn: track and field.

Extracurricular activities: A strong emphasis on debating, Music and
Drama is a feature. The school’s focus on social justice is evident in the
community service opportunities in which each boy must partake every year. More
in-depth challenges are provided through the College’s Immersion Program which
brings staff and students to marginalised communities in Australia and
overseas. Finding “God in all things and all things in God” becomes more than
just words — it is a real experience.

Welfare and personal development: Each student in Years 5 to 8 has a
homeroom teacher while those in Years 9 to 12 are placed in the care of a
Housemaster and Tutor, who meet on a daily basis with each boy and offer advice
and guidance. The homeroom teachers, Housemasters and Tutors are supported by
careers advisers, chaplains and school counsellors. Additionally, the Centre
for Teaching and Learning Support offers a wide range of services to all
students, including both an extension program for gifted and talented students
and an innovative Special Education Immersion Program for boys with special

Special features: Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview is a member of
the GPS group of schools. Boarders, whose presence is valued for the contribution they make to the character of the
school, are given a high priority in enrolment. The school’s means-tested
Bursary Program provides assistance to those families who otherwise would not be able to afford a
Riverview education.

School Information

Saint Ignatius
  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Single-sex, Boys

  • Faith-based: Catholic
  • Year: Year 5 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 1555 students, 331 of whom are boarders.<br />
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: Over 16k tuition $16,940 to $20,130. boarding additional $13,180 to $14,730.
  • Address:Tambourine Bay Road, Lane Cove 2066
  • Phone:02 9882 8222
  • Fax:02 9882 8490
  • HSC Subjects offered:Please contact the school
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:Sports, Music, Drama, Debating & public speaking, clubs

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