Tags: Salesian Schools
Posted: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 10:11
Our schools have been working hard to prepare for more students returning to classes and have recently welcomed back years 10 and 12.
Students, teachers and support staff have been amazing during these difficult times, and they are all in our prayers as they begin to adjust to further changes.
Photo: Socially-distanced students at Salesian College Farnborough last week.
Posted: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 14:25
In a powerful online assembly last week, students and staff from St John Bosco College Battersea spoke about the injustices of racism and why we all need to come together show that black lives matter to all of us.
In his introduction, Headteacher Paul Dunne said, 'As a Christian, Catholic school, we believe, as Jesus taught us, that we are called to love our neighbours as ourselves, and that's why we... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 19:02
As schools continue to prepare for the 'new normal' and more students return, Fr David O'Malley SDB, our schools delegate, has put together a collection of links to websites and online resources that may be helpful to chaplains, pastoral and leadership staff.
Posted: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 16:30
In the first week of the last half term of the academic year, Thornleigh brings us a highly reflective assembly that touches on some key messages that are important to the Salesian community. These messages were brought to us by staff, students and friends of Thornleigh Salesian College, who have worked very hard to produce this assembly.
The first message that is brought to us is that of unity. With... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 28 May 2020 21:47
For over 10 years, students for Salesian College Farnborough have visited the City of Joy in Zambia to learn about and support the work of the charity Share the Light, which was born at the school, and is now preparing for a new chapter with exciting new developments being planned.
Naturally, the Zambia trip is not possible this year, but to make up for it, Salesian has created a very tough challenge... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 28 May 2020 17:20
This week, Mike looks at the importance of truly reaching young people in building the foundation of good teaching and learning in a Catholic school. (Photo: Charles Deluvio on Unsplash)
I have been blessed by the fraternal love of the Salesians of Bootle, which led me to the wider Salesian family and ultimately to the Lasallian family. To work, worship and belong to these communities, whose essence... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 11:49
A new presentation by Fr David O'Malley SDB, sets out the concept of an inner Salesian spirituality, and is addressed especially to those who do not have a strong faith background:
The Salesians have always said that they have an educational philosophy that spells out how and why we work together in the task of education. What is less appreciated is that there is also an underlying personal spirituality... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 11 May 2020 16:31
In this week's article by a Catholic teacher, Mike considers the countercultural Gospel values that make a Catholic school 'good'. Photo: Winners of last year's Faith in Acton Awards from Savio Salesian College, Bootle.
The dialogue between Jesus and Pilate in the Gospel of John, where Jesus is asked 'Quid est veritas?' (what is truth), has always intrigued me! It is a clash between two world views.... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 16:42
Everyone is adapting fast to our new situation, and for the start of the new term this week, schools have produced their first 'virtual assemblies', keeping students connected and bringing the familiarity of school into the homes of students.St John Bosco College Battersea and Thornleigh Salesian College are among the first to go virtual, and in both schools, there is a focus on the RUAH spirit (Respect,... Read More »