At Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview we take great pleasure in holding an annual four day holiday camp for children with physical and intellectual disabilities.
(Parents apply here)
St Ignatius' College, Riverview
Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview is a Catholic school for day boys and boarders from
Years 5-12. It was established by the Jesuits at Lane Cove in Sydney in 1880 and is part of the international network of Jesuit schools begun in Messina, Sicily in 1548.
- To provide a fun camp for children at no cost to parents.
- To provide children opportunities they might not otherwise experience.
- To offer respite care to families.
- To offer our senior students an opportunity to serve others.
We hope to be able to accommodate 30 boys and girls between the age of 5 & 15 who have intellectual and physical disabilities.
The Medical Support
Medical facilities of the highest standard are available at the College. We have registered nurses on duty each shift and doctors on call 24 hours a day.
We pride ourselves on our choice of companions. Each year we have about 100 students from Saint Ignatius’ College, Monte Sant’ Angelo and Loreto apply for the position of personal companions. Each applicant is interviewed and selected with great care. These students consider the experience as a privilege and learn so much about children with disabilities and themselves.
Along with the nurses, the companions are supported in their role by a number of teaching staff from the various schools.
An outline of the Camp
Activities include swimming daily, ferry rides, aquarium visit, disco, fete musical activities, surprise special visitors, games soft play room, story telling and much much more.
Sony Foundation Australia
The Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp Program is the longest standing Sony Foundation partnership and the program that started it all.
Since 1999, the Camp Program has given Year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to care for a child with special needs over a four-day period in what is a unique and life-changing experience for all involved. Each camp is provided free of charge for the participants and the majority of the camps run in the September and December school holidays.
Sony Foundation is committed to expanding the camps further to enable more young people to participate in this life-changing program. It hosts fundraising events throughout the year to allow this to occur.