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Enfield swimming pool
Staff and students at St Ignatius College are celebrating the opening of its newly refurbished swimming pool this week. After previously having had huge problems with the pipework which dates back to the 1960, the 25m indoor swimming pool has under gone an extensive refurbishment over the past few months and now offers students a modern and sleek swimming environment to perfect their skills in the water. Coupled with brand new changing rooms with all mod cons, this is a wonderful addition to...
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...
JP Morrison addresses the meeting of Westminster headteachers & governors
The Director of the Diocese of Westminster's Education Service, who was the Headmaster of St Ignatius College in Enfield between 2008 and 2013, has been outlining developments in the diocese's schools. John Paul (JP) Morrison, who stepped down from his position at the Jesuit school three years ago to take over the diocesan role, said at a meeting of headteachers and governors that he hoped the strategy would provide opportunities for schools to witness to faith and develop academic...
Junior dancers, Max Draper and Olivia King on the SCD set
Barlborough Hall School pupil, Max Draper, took to the dancefloor with his ballroom dance partner, Olivia King, at the weekend in front of millions of television viewers. They were taking part in the opening routine in BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, which generated an emotional response from viewers as junior ballroom dancers started to dance to ‘What the World Needs Now’. As the camera panned out, more elderly couples started to waltz around the dancefloor, before they were...
Matthew Bartlett
The Governors of St Aloysius’ College are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Matthew Bartlett as Head Master with effect from October 24, 2016. Mr Bartlett is currently Headteacher at twice ‘outstanding’ Ofsted-rated Dover Grammar School for Girls, which also hosts a co-educational Sixth Form. He expressed his delight at taking up the role of Head Master at St Aloysius’ College, describing it as having ‘a treasured place in Jesuit, Catholic and Glaswegian education’. Mr Bartlett said...
Dermot Preston SJ with St Aloysius College students
Fr Preston SJ spent the first of his two days at the College in the Senior School where he met with pupils and staff and caught up with all that has been going on in the past year.In meetings with the Chairman of the Board of Governors, the Senior School Leadership team and the Christian Formation team, the Provincial heard about how Christian Formation is present in all aspects of life at St Aloysius’ College.Mr Day, The Director of Christian Formation, spoke highly of the visit and of the...
Jesuit Missions produces a wide range of resources for primary & secondary schools
Riding on a wave of some amazing achievements last year, Jesuit Missions is looking forward to another full year of producing thought-provoking resources for schools.Beginning this Lent (which starts on 10 February 2016), Jesuit Missions has prepared Our Common Home - a set of four weekly PowerPoints, designed for school assemblies. It follows a similar format to last year's Great Hope but with an even stronger emphasis on the environment.Week One: Finding God in all thingsWeek Two: The life of...
Dancers at the 2015 migrants' mass at St George's Cathedral, Southwark
Jo Siedlecka from Independent Catholic News shares her experience of this year's Migrants Mass at Southwark Cathedral.There was a sea of colourful banners, flags and parasols at St George's Cathedral, Southwark on Monday as an international congregation of more than 1,500 people, many in their national dress, processed in for the annual Migrants Mass celebrating the Feast of St Joseph the Worker.Organised by London's three Catholic dioceses: Brentwood, Southwark and Westminster, with the ethnic...
A new work by the renowned Scottish composer, James MacMillan CBE, will be performed for the first time as part of the Ogilvie 400 celebrations in Glasgow.  The Ave Verum has been specially commissioned to mark the 400 years since St John Ogilvie SJ was martyred at Glasgow Cross on 10 March 1615. It will be included in Mass at St Aloysius Church on Sunday 8 March, at which 66 pupils from six Junior Schools will join together to sing the Mass setting dedicated to St Aloysius Gonzaga SJ.“The...
The Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ) will be exploring educational initiatives which support young people, families and schools, in a Seminar at Heythrop College, University of London, this week. ‘Stepping Stones to a More Equal Society will take as its starting point the CARJ publication of the same name, which investigated what individuals and groups are doing and could do to offer higher quality education to young people from a broad variety of backgrounds. Speakers will...

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