//The Jesuit Principal

The Jesuit Principal

The task of a Jesuit Principal is monumental because he has to ensure the integral formation of the students under his care. He has to see that the institution is functioning according to the Ignatian vision of education. St. Ignatius’ vision of education consists in “the total and integral liberation of man, leading to participation in the life of God Himself.” Peter Hans Kolvenbach, former General of the Society of Jesus, further clarified St. Ignatius’ vision of Jesuit education in thus: “Our ideal is a well-rounded person who is intellectually competent, open to growth, religious, loving and committed to doing justice in generous service to the people of God.” The Jesuit Principal, therefore, has to ensure the development of the moral, spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, civic, cultural and aesthetical potential of the students to the maximum.

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