Jesuit schools are guided by a well-developed statement of the characteristic features which contribute to distinctive Jesuit style of education: (The characteristics of Jesuit Education, published in 1986).
The model of chaplaincy at St. Ignatius College is derived from the characteristics of Jesuit Education (CJE). It aims to set out in a systematic and comprehensive way the different areas of activity which should be found in the chaplaincy of St. Ignatius college. There are eight areas:
- Encounter with the person of Jesus Christ
- Personal Philosophy of life
- Social outreach
- Involvement in the life of the church
- Pastoral Care.