Tags: Salesian Schools
Posted: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 18:10
The Salesian parish of St James Bootle was delighted to be able to bring together their Brownies group recently:
Our Brownies have recently enjoyed their first outdoor meeting since the lockdown. They met to get together and say goodbye to our Year 6 leavers from the summer term and to celebrate their time in the Brownies. To mark this occasion they all received special leaving gifts: a special Girlguiding... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 10:11
In this week's Catholic Teacher Article, Mike explores his recent ordination as a deacon, and how he intends to use this role to aid his teaching.
At the beginning of the second week of the summer holidays, I was ordained a deacon. In spite of the Covid-19 restrictions, there were fifty-six guests, and St James Bootle looked fuller than it had been since the lockdown began. To be a deacon means to serve.... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:33
The second online fundraising concert organised by Christ the Prince of Peace parish in Weybridge, Surrey, has raised over £4000 for the children of Don Bosco Ashalayam in Kolkata.
The parish has adopted the Ashalayam as a charity, and had planned fundraising events which were thwarted by COVID-19, but when such a valuable cause is at stake, 'the show must go on', and they found an inventive way... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 11:26
Michael Bennett, author of our 'Catholic teacher' series of articles, will be ordained Deacon on Sunday 26 July, at the Salesian parish of St James' Bootle, Liverpool.
Mike was for many years Head of RE and Associate Assistant Headteacher at Savio Salesian College, Bootle, and is now Deputy Head of School at De La Salle, Croxteth, near Liverpool.
In more 'normal' times, the Salesian Family would be packing... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 09:10
Kintsugi is a Japanese art form in which breaks and repairs are treated as part of the object's history. Broken ceramics are carefully mended by artisans with a lacquer resin mixed with powdered gold, silver or platinum. The repairs are visible — yet somehow beautiful. Kintsugi means "golden joinery".
Kintsugi is a way of seeing, that is only possible through the eye of contemplation. To contemplate... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 08:47
As school staff continue over summer with preparations for the return in September, Fr David O'Malley, our Salesian Schools Network Coordinator, has produced a video offering a Salesian approach to helping staff and students adapt to the new situation, and cope with the challenging experiences school communities have been through.
His 7-course menu advises schools to start with fun, build gratitude,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 15:40
This week marks the end of a very unusual academic year, and Salesian schools have created their final online assemblies and videos, capturing recent events, celebrating the spirit of Don Bosco in the lives of students and staff, and looking forward to the school community reuniting in September.
Salesian School Chertsey ended the year in an upbeat fashion, with glimpses of achievements over this very... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:53
The reunion of the Shrigley Old Boys planned for September 2020, has had to be postponed until next year, owing to Covid-19 restrictions.
While this is disappointing, it will be savoured all the more when it happens, and there are plans afoot for virtual events, especially as this year is the 150th anniversary of the Past Pupils of Don Bosco.
Posted: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 08:39
Year 12 students at St John Bosco College Battersea have produced the second edition of their magazine, 'Faith Matters', written and edited by students for an audience of adults. The termly magazine is produced for staff at the college, and the editorial group aims to address issues in Christianity that have captured their attention and are not widely covered in the press.
Articles include an outline... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:41
In this week's article, Catholic teacher Mike Bennett reflects on the vocation of teaching and his own experience of God's call to teach the young as a layman.
'The Priest' by Jimmy McGovern is a retreat in two hours. Like all of McGovern's work, it is real, grounded, rooted in the everyday experiences that so many of us can relate to. I watch it at least once a year if I can. For me, it is a story... Read More »