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Jesuit schools across the country celebrated their pupils’ superb A-level results last week.Mary O’Keeffe, Headteacher of St Ignatius College in Enfield, North London, said: “We are incredibly proud of the academic achievements and the wonderful results of our Year 13 students. They have developed into fine young men and women who will continue to make a positive contribution to society. It is wonderful that our students have the academic qualifications that they need to access the courses and...
Dr Nicholas Cuddihy awarding Aidan Perry Ruds
Mount St Mary’s College has inaugurated a new award: the Arrupe Colours Award. Named in honour of the great Jesuit Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ, who coined the phrase ‘ Men and Women for Others’, this award will be given to any student who shows themselves to be a true ‘man or woman for others’ and who has demonstrated initiative in pursuit of this cause.At assembly on 11th January, the school made the first Arrupe Colours Award to celebrate Aidan, a student in Rudiments, who has been working for many...
The last weekend of the October half term has long become the traditional reunion weekend for Old Mountaineers of Mount St Mary’s College and Barlborough Hall School. In keeping with that tradition, the 20th & 21st October saw many OM’s return to the Mount to tour both schools and enjoy a weekend of memories, good cheer and fine food.For many, this is a regular trip, but for some it was their first time back at the school, bringing family and loved ones with them to share their memories of...
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...
Two Wombles made history for Jesuit Missions on the 22nd May, as they attended Mount St Mary’s (MSM) Strictly 175 fundraising event. The Jesuit school in Derbyshire was celebrating their 175th anniversary of the school as well as raising money for Jesuit Missions.Amongst the 8 couples, who had all been training and practising hard with the help of professional choreographers, there was a surprise performance by two Wombles who showed off their twist moves.One of the Wombles surprised...
 Bishop Peter pinning the KSG medal to Bernard's uniform
Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton celebrated Mass at Holy Cross Church in Bedford and invested Bernard Waddingham (Old Mountaineer 57) of Holy Cross Parish as a Knight of the Pontifical Order of Saint Gregory the Great on 17 March 2018.As Bishop Peter said, Bernard and his wife Margaret have worked for the parish, schools, the Diocese and for the Church nationally and internationally.The church was full for the Mass, with many of Margaret and Bernard’s family present, including Bernard’s...
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A team of ten runners from Mount St Mary’s and Barlborough Hall, in Derbyshire, will be taking on the challenge of running the London Marathon for Jesuit Missions in five weeks. Jesuit Missions Communications Officer Stephanie attended their charity ball on the 10th March to meet the runners and find out more about how their training is going.She said, “It was a fantastic evening; very well organised with a three course dinner, waited on by the sixth form students, followed by a casino. A great...
Mount St Mary A portrait
Michael Beattie SJ has finished writing his book on the history of Mount St Mary's College.  Due to be published in October,  it marks the 175th anniversary of the college’s founding by Fr Randal Lythgoe SJ.  Given the title, ‘A Portrait of Our College,’ it covers both ‘The Mount’ and Barlborough Hall. Fr Michael is an old boy of the school, an 'Old Mountaineer'  but his research in writing the book was more than just a trip down memory lane.  ‘ It resurrected many good...
Mount St Mary's students
Mount St Mary's is gearing itself up for a year of special events to mark the 175th anniversary of the college’s founding by Fr Randal Lythgoe SJ.Having already celebrated a 'Grand Academy Ball 175' at the end of May, which brought together 600 guests from all around the world, the formal start to the celebrations will be in September, with a solemn Mass.The 'Demisemiseptcentennial' academic year will finish next summer with a special ball and a reunion of former students, or 'Old Mountaineers...
Chaplain Fr Simon Ellis accompanied pupils of Mount St Mary's College in Spinkhill, Sheffield, to deliver pieces of low-tech equipment that will make an amazing difference to communities in Zambia.The publication of Pope Francis’ ‘ecology encyclical’ Laudato Si  in June, 2015, could not have been better timed for the 17 staff and pupils at Mount St Mary’s College, Spinkhill, who were preparing for a sustainability partnership visit to their partner school Canisius Secondary in Chikuni...

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