Jesuit School

What a year it has been at Mount St Mary’s College, the historic and beautiful day and boarding school for boys and girls, nestled in the picturesque village of Spinkhill, just south of Sheffield.The past year has seen generations of Old Mountaineers, current families, staff past and present and the surrounding community join together for a wonderful year of anniversary celebrations, marking 175 years since the College first opened its doors.A Grand Celebration Week began the celebrations...
School children from Zimbabwe
If you were asked to name the five biggest UNESCO World Heritage Sites from pre-colonial times the first four might be quite easy (answers at the end!). However, the fifth doesn’t have the same profile and might evade even the keenest of World Heritage Site tourists!  It is the former site of the Kings of the Gokomere people, who are the ancestors of the Shona people. Located in the south of the county that takes its modern day name from the site, ‘Great Zimbabwe’ means ‘Big House of...
Bishop John Arnold at Stonyhurst new museum
The Bishop of Salford opened and blessed the newly established Old Chapel Museum at Stonyhurst College on the feast of the Immaculate Conception 8th December, marking another important step in creating greater public accessibility to the oldest museum collection in the English speaking world.  Amongst the guests were foreign royals, religious leaders, British parliamentarians, and leading academics.The opening of the Old Chapel Museum at Stonyhurst College is the culmination of five...
Heythrop
Heythrop College has scored 85% in the annual Student Satisfaction Ratings, placing it comfortably in the top half of the 149 UK institutions ranked.The ratings show the percentage of students that "definitely" or "mostly" agreed that they were satisfied with course quality. Heythrop’s score ranked it above the University of Edinburgh and Imperial College, London, amongst others.This year’s survey was mired in controversy as 25 student unions called for a boycott, after it was announced that...
Next month alumni of Beaumont College will travel to the battlefield of Verdun to commemorate the Beaumont Old Boys who fought and died in the First World War. Beaumont College in Old Windsor, Berkshire, was run by the Society of Jesus from 1861 until its closure in 1967. Over 600 Old Beaumont boys (OBs) are known to have served during the course of the war. The final casualty figure stands at 132 OBs – for a comparatively small school this figure is thought to be among the highest of any...
Fidel Castro and Armando Llorente
Since the USA restored diplomatic relations with Cuba in July 2015 and Pope Francis visited the Caribbean island last September, Cuba is fast becoming a popular holiday destination. But some people might be unaware that its controversial former president, Fidel Castro - who celebrated his 90th birthday last week - was educated by the Jesuits.Fidel Castro wasn’t the best student. Known for being a troublemaker, he was taught in two other schools before being sent to study under the Jesuits...
Kevin Walls with St Aloysius' pupils
In a unique partnership project between St Aloysius’ College and the Glasgow School of Art, Bafta Award-winning artist Kevin Walls spent 12 weeks as the College’s ‘Artist in Residence’, guiding Aloysians as they created innovative self-portraits. St Aloysius’ College and the Glasgow School of Art are close neighbours in Glasgow’s Cultural Quarter, and have shared a number of projects together in the past year. Mrs Daly, the Head of Art and Design at the...
Mary O'Keeffe welcomed to St Ignatius' College
Governors are delighted to announce the appointment of Mary O’Keeffe as the new Headteacher of St Ignatius College.  Mrs O’Keeffe joined the College as Deputy Headteacher in September 2015, having previously been Deputy Headteacher at St James’ Catholic High School in Barnet. Mrs O’Keeffe takes over from the Executive Headteacher, Mr Kelly, with whom she has worked very closely. Following a national recruitment campaign, the Governors said they are privileged...
Cardinal Bo visits Stonyhurst College
His Eminence Cardinal Charles Maung Bo visited Stonyhurst College on Saturday 21st May, and delivered an inspiring talk to the students and staff of Stonyhurst College, in which he talked about the role of the Catholic Church and the struggle for religious freedom in his country Burma, or Myanmar.   Cardinal Bo opened his speech noting “a deep appreciation and respect for Jesuit scholarship and learning, and a recognition that Jesuits are the best educators ….You are the...
It's More than a School, It's a Way of Life
The Green Blazer worn as the key part of their uniform by all students at Scotland’s only Jesuit school, St Aloysius College, Glasgow - boys and girls, juniors and seniors - is an instantly recognizable sight around the city. Each and every one in the Aloysian community has his or her own “Green Blazer Story”.The photograph of 8 year old Jack Hamilton shows how happy he is to be wearing the Green Blazer. His mother declares, “the most important thing is that Jack is happy at school; if he’s...

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