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Helping students prepare their class Mass is a moving experience

Helping students prepare their class Mass is a moving experience

Posted: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:56

Ms Shemaraiah Bloomfield-Johnson, (pictured above with Chaplain, Fr Saju SDB) an RE Trainee at SJBC Battersea, writes about her first experience of helping her Year 7 students plan and prepare their class Mass.

I had the honour of planning and facilitating my first Holy Mass with my Year 7 class at St John Bosco College. Admittedly, I was anxious when I knew I would be teaching Holy Mass; there is some... Read More »

Tags: Homepage; Salesians of Don Bosco; Salesian Schools; Battersea; Religious Education

SJBC students explore the legacy of St Augustine

SJBC students explore the legacy of St Augustine

Posted: Wed, 19 May 2021 17:28

Last week, Yr 8 at St John Bosco College were on a mission to find evidence to support the claim that St Augustine's mission to bring Christianity to England in 597AD was successful.

The RE Dept were very grateful to Rev Ruth and Zebida from St Saviour's Church, Battersea, who came to talk about their work in the local community. Sr Breda also took time out to come and chat to our students about the... Read More »

Tags: Battersea, Homepage, Religious Education, Salesian Schools, Salesian Sisters, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

Young philanthropist helps victims of St Vincent volcano

Young philanthropist helps victims of St Vincent volcano

Posted: Wed, 05 May 2021 15:00

Santana, an inspirational student at St John Bosco College Battersea (SJBC), launched a fundraising campaign to help the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines, following the devastating volcanic eruptions of La Soufrière in April. With the support of his amazing mum and staff at SJBC, he appealed to fellow students and their families to donate supplies and cash, and also managed to mobilise... Read More »

Tags: Battersea, Homepage, Salesian Schools, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

SJBC Year 7 students learn about Baptism

SJBC Year 7 students learn about Baptism

Posted: Wed, 05 May 2021 11:10

Recently the Year 7 students at St John Bosco College Battersea had an opportunity to act out the ceremony of Baptism in the school chapel. It allowed students to witness what a baptism ceremony might look like. The reflections of Vicente De Oliveira from Year 7, showed how powerful he found the whole experience:

The first thing that came to my mind when I was reading from the Gospel of St Mark, ​was... Read More »

Tags: Battersea, Homepage, Religious Education, Salesian Schools, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

Don't forget the fun - its holy!

Don't forget the fun - its holy!

Posted: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 14:23

Fr David O'Malley SDB, our Province Schools Coordinator, writes about the importance of play to all of us, and its centrality in Salesian education and youth ministry.

Play is sacred and essential at all ages. It is the place where we waste time, explore and forget the past and the future. That is why it revives the soul, brings perspective and tops up humour. Play with others whether in sport or in... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Salesian Schools, Salesian Spirituality, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

Prof Lydon of Salesian Schools Team is new Editor of 'International Studies in Catholic Education'

Prof Lydon of Salesian Schools Team is new Editor of 'International Studies in Catholic Education'

Posted: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 12:32

Congratulations to Associate Professor John Lydon, a member of our Province's Salesian Schools team, who has been appointed following a highly competitive process to the role of Executive Editor for the Routledge International Studies in Catholic Education journal published by Taylor & Francis, on behalf of St Mary's University, London. John will take on the role from January 2022 from founding... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Salesian Schools, Salesians of Don Bosco

Salesian students' Duke of Edinburgh Award achievements

Salesian students' Duke of Edinburgh Award achievements

Posted: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 12:28

Our schools are very proud of the achievements of students taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. Several students at St John Bosco College Battersea received their Bronze awards this week, and Salesian School Chertsey is delighted that during the lockdown period, their students have clocked up more than 1500 hours of community service volunteering towards their awards.

The Duke of Edinburgh... Read More »

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Savio Salesian College thanks generous donors for laptops

Savio Salesian College thanks generous donors for laptops

Posted: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 11:30

Savio Salesian College, Bootle, was delighted this week to receive a further donation of laptops for their students from Everton in the Community, the official charity of Everton Football Club.

The pandemic has exacerbated and drawn greater attention to the inequalities in our society, one of which is the 'digital poverty' of many households, where there is little or no access to computers and internet... Read More »

Tags: Bootle, Homepage, Salesian Schools, Salesians of Don Bosco

Passover in Judaism

Passover in Judaism

Posted: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 13:56

Faith Matters is a magazine produced by sixth formers at St John Bosco College Battersea for an adult audience. By kind permission of the editorial team, we feature Benjamin's Nunoo's article setting Passover in its faith context, and including an interview with Ruth Jampel, Director of Judaism for Schools, on what the festival means to her, and how she and her family celebrate Pesach together. (Image:... Read More »

Tags: Battersea, Homepage, Lent, Salesian Schools, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco