Tags: Salesian Schools
Posted: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 12:56
Students from Thornleigh Salesian College's CAFOD Young Leaders group are working with CAFOD to combat the issue of water poverty and poor sanitation across the globe. They have set a fundraising target of £1000, and have created two charity activities so far, to help them meet it.
The group has arranged a charity football tournament and a walk, and with your help, they can achieve their target... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 16:05
The world of education in particular is driven by unceasing urges to do better. Catholic teacher and Deacon, Mike Bennett, looks at the impact on all of us when we stop valuing what is 'good'. (Image adapted from a cartoon by Bellinon on Pixabay)
At the age of nineteen, I went to live for a short time in the village of Bartrès, near Lourdes. I had secured a gap year position working at Hosanna... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 07:30
It's the feast of St John Bosco on 31 January, and as always, all the members of our Salesian Schools Network hold a Don Bosco Day celebration as close to the feast as possible. This year. that's today, and as things are just a little different in 2021, students and staff from the schools have gone on video from far and wide, to bring us all together in joy on this great day.
The video also includes... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 15:11
In this week's Catholic Teacher Article, Mike reflects on the gospel reading John 1:35-42.
My study at home has three icons on display.
First, The Trinity created by Russian painter Andrei Rublev in the 15th century.
Second, a painting of St John Bosco.
And finally, a painting of St Jean-Baptise de la Salle.
These sacred images ground me in the reality that the divine flow of the Trinity is the constant... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 17:25
Salesian School Chertsey has been preparing for the Feast of Don Bosco this year with a series of short videos exploring the Salesian qualities of Respect, Understanding, Affection and Humour. The word 'ruah' is Hebrew for 'spirit' and was understood as the 'breath of God': it spells out the values that form the spirit of our Salesian schools, and demonstrate God's presence within them.
The videos were... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 20 Jan 2021 14:11
Don Bosco's approach of 'loving kindness' is the key to delivering the best for our students, as Catholic teacher and deacon, Mike Bennett explains.
I have habits and routines. In these difficult times, when what was 'normal' is no longer the reality, I cling to those routines and habits that I can still enjoy; they are vital to my well-being. One such habit is listening to BBC Radio 4. The Today Programme... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 14:01
During the Christmas holiday, Delilah, a Year 8 student at Thornleigh Salesian College Bolton, took part in the 'Brave the Shave' initiative, for Lymphoma Action , raising over £2,700 in memory of her beloved grandad, who died from Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in May 2020, by sacrificing her beautiful 22-inch-long tresses.
Twelve-year-old Delilah has so far exceeded her fundraising target by over £1500.... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 15:33
Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB introduces 'The Salesian Martyrs of Auschwitz', the new book by Holocaust education expert, Dr Alasdair Richardson, published this week by Don Bosco Publications, setting it in the context of the Salesian presence in Poland. The book is available from our online bookshop (link at the end of the article).
Dr Alasdair Richardson's 'The Salesian Martyrs of Auschwitz' is a challenging... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 11:19
In this week's Catholic Teacher Article, Mike details the importance of listening to the Lord.
Since my undergraduate days, I have been attracted to the mystics. The mystics speak with a gentle authority, which comes from an experiential knowing. Through their attentive seeking they have attained a union with God that is infinitely possible. The mystic way is open to all; it is not something that is... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 11:11
Br Augustine SDB showed his versatility by helping out with Lateral Flow Tests for COVID-19 at St John Bosco College, Battersea.
As a new scheme for administering the rapid-result tests in schools was announced just as the Christmas holiday was beginning, schools worked hard to prepare for testing when term began this month. Br Augustine was helping with tests for staff and students.
Although a new national... Read More »