Tags: Salesian Schools
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Posted: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 10:38
In his article this week, Catholic teacher and Deacon, Michael Bennett asks us to look closely at our schools and our world to find the silent sermons of God all around us.
As a teenager I used to enjoy Sunday evening Mass. It was a great time for young people. It meant that I could lie in on a Sunday morning, go to Ju-jitsu and laze around the day with friends. There was, however, one drawback. The... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 11:08
Br Martin Pushparaj SDB offers a thought for Lent in the latest of a series of videos produced by St John Bosco College, Battersea, and featuring our Salesian Brothers.
Br Martin reflects on the different relationships we have in our lives, from close family ties to the 'Hi ... Bye' encounters we have with those we hardly know.
He says that Lent is a good time to ask which group Jesus comes into in our... Read More »