Therry Building Site Tours

We’re excited to announce that construction of the new Therry Building is now at a stage to accommodate site tours. Tours will run from 4.00–5.00pm each Wednesday throughout Term 4 and is limited to 15 people. Each tour will be facilitated by Capital Works Manager, Bob Marsh, along with other members of the College Leadership team.

Please note:

  • Punctuality is crucial, and latecomers will miss out. This is for safety reasons, as each tour is accompanied by a certified operator.
  • Personal protective equipment will be provided and must be worn for the duration of the tour, including a hard hat and safety vest. It is advisable to wear clothing that covers exposed limbs, e.g. long sleeves and long trousers/jeans.
  • No photos are to be taken on the site, as part of our agreement with the building contractors.
  • All tours are subject to any last-minute direction from the builder and the prevailing weather. This is to ensure your safety and avoid any compromise to the building schedule. Any changes to a tour will be advised as soon as they are known.


Ignis Project Update

The school holidays saw a number of changes to the new Therry building. Concrete has been poured on all levels and the foundations are now finalised.

During Term 2, work will proceed on the framework for the new node areas. We look forward to keeping you updated with these exciting developments.


The Ignis Project Time Lapse from Saint Ignatius' on Vimeo.


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Breaking Ground

On the 15th February 2017, Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview, celebrated a milestone by turning the soil and blessing the ground upon which the new Therry Building will be constructed.

To mark the occasion Rector Fr Ross Jones SJ, and Senior Chaplain Fr Jack McLain SJ, led a small group of staff, students, alumni, volunteers and benefactors in a ceremony acknowledging the history of the land and ushering in a new and exciting chapter for Riverview.

College Vice Captain (Day Boys), Benjamin Sullivan, led the Prayers of the Faithful, while Vice Captain (Boarding), Andrew Du Pont, 'broke ground' using a pick-axe that we believe dates back to 1883 from the original Gartlan Senior Boat Shed.

A time capsule containing letters from students and College mementos, was presented by Regis students Luke Bannerman (5.2) and Julian Reynolds (5.4) to Capital Works Manager, Bob Marsh. This was sealed and passed on to Tim Perrignon (OR76), from the QUASAR Group, to be buried in the foundation of the new Therry Building. We hope it will serve as a valuable history cache for future generations at the College.

With demolition concluding, preparation for the piers, footings and new foundation will commence. A number of initiatives are being introduced to reduce inevitable noise, including:

  • Core holing dowels into the existing slab;
  • Using a hydraulic pulveriser to remove the remaining concrete; and
  • Installing additional insulation along the science labs

In consultation with our contractors, north facing windows in the Vaughn Building will be closed at certain times to minimise dust from the construction site, and re-opened when appropriate to provide ventilation. Additional fans have been procured to ensure a safe and comfortable learning environment for our students and teachers.

If you have any questions regarding the Ignis Project please email [email protected].


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IGNIS Project Therry Animation

Following an extensive period of consultation and planning, it is with great enthusiasm and excitement that Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview can unveil the design of the new Therry Building.

The design facilitates learning while supporting pastoral care of our students and celebrating our Ignatian foundations. Containing new, porous spaces that blend natural light and flexible working areas for both students and teachers, the new Therry Building will offer the best facilities for the agile, interactive and collaborative learning environment of today and tomorrow.

Teaching capacity will increase from 14 to 24 learning areas, accommodating multiple formal and informal learning settings allowing for combined classes. All of this consistent with modern 21st century teaching approaches.

Six house areas ensure complementarity between teaching and pastoral care. Facilities for support, counseling, learning and socialising, provide a place to call home for every boy. And, in the Ignatian tradition of education it will facilitate and encourage reflection and action as part of the learning process.

Graphic and striking in form, the design follows an energy efficiency hierarchy, harnessing renewable energy and passive building systems to provide a comfortable and healthy learning environment.

Operational in 2018, the new Therry building marks the beginning of the Ignis Project, an exciting new era at Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview.

Wishing you joy and happiness over the holiday season.

Merry Christmas,
Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview


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IGNIS Project Builder Announcement

Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview is pleased to announce a building partnership with the QUASAR Group on the much-anticipated first stage of the Ignis Project – the redevelopment of the Therry building.
We look forward to working with QUASAR to deliver an exceptional learning and teaching environment for our students, staff and extended College community.

QUASAR has an extensive and enviable portfolio of successfully delivered projects with independent private schools. Their clients include; Trinity Grammar School, The Scots College, Mosman Prep, Knox Grammar, PLC Croydon and Ravenswood School for Girls.

During their 20 years of commercial works, QUASAR has become proficient in delivering educational projects both within Sydney and across regional NSW; a portfolio that encompasses heritage, traditional, and contemporary educational projects.

QUASAR will begin site preparation on Monday 5th December, with demolition of the Therry Building commencing Friday 9th December. Demolition works will consist of the removal of the roof, internal fittings and external facades, while keeping the integrity of the original structure. This process will continue through till January 25th of 2017, ensuring minimal disruption to students and staff.

The College looks forward to updating you on the progress of the Ignis Project in the following weeks.


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~ Go, Set The World On Fire ~