St Aloysius College

Stonyhurst's next Headmaster: John Browne
The new Easter term begins today at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire and with it comes the announcement of its new Headmaster. Mr John Browne, currently the Headmaster of St Aloysius College in Glasgow, will take over from Mr Andrew Johnson at Stonyhurst from this September.In announcing Mr Browne’s appointment, Mr John Cowdall, the Chairman of the Board of Governors at Stonyhurst College, praised Mr Johnson for his ten years of leadership and said that Mr Browne would be joining the Jesuit...
Sir James MacMillan
Earlier this month, composer and former Glasgow parishioner James MacMillan received his knighthood from Prince William at Windsor Castle and became Sir James MacMillan. He was also named as Catholic of the Year 2015 in the Catholic Herald.Sir James and his wife, Lynne, are lay Dominicans and their children have been educated at St Aloysius College in Glasgow. He has expressed his delighted at being involved in the school and at seeing their children over the years grow in the Jesuit charism. “...
The organ of St Aloysius' Church, Glasgow
The Archbishop of Glasgow, Rt Rev Philip Tartaglia, has unveiled a new Van den Heuvel organ at a special Mass of Dedication in St Aloysius' Church in the city. The organ was played by guest organist, Martin Baker, Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral. The organ, a Van den Heuvel ‘Cavaillé-Coll’, built in the 19th century French symphonic tradition, was installed in the church on Rose Street, Garnethill as the result of a joint venture between the St Aloysius’ Parish and St Aloysius’ College...
St Aloysius College's Chemistry students, Clare, Nick and Laura with Mr Anderson
Three former students of St Aloysius’ College in Glasgow have collaborated with the University of Glasgow in some major scientific research. During their final year in the Green Blazer, Clare Scanlon, Nick Daly and Laura Docherty, then of S6 at the college, were selected to assist the research to find a new type of crystal in the field of solid-state ionic-chemistry.Dr Daniel Price, the researcher leading the project for the University of Glasgow, explained that Advanced Higher chemistry...
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...
Greg Boyle SJ speaking at St Aloysius College
Two years ago Fr. Greg Boyle SJ was visiting Scotland at the invitation of Police Scotland. He kindly agreed to come to the College for his only available free hour to speak to S2 pupils who were taking part in the Being Different makes a Difference Retreat. His sharing that day, and the universal enthusiasm with which his remarks were received by both pupils and staff, prompted the decision to invite him back to Glasgow to speak to a wider audience. That hope became a reality on Tuesday 8...
Fr Tim Curtis SJ and John Browne with the organ crowns
On Monday Fr Tim Curtis SJ, parish priest of St Aloysius Glasgow, and John Browne, head teacher of St Aloysius College, helped with the final stages of the installation of the new organ for St Aloysius Church.  In a “topping out” ceremony they each installed one of the two crowns which grace the summit of the organ. The organ, a “Cavillé-Coll”, built by Van den Heuvel of Amsterdam was built for the Duke’s Hall of the Royal Academy of Music in London. It has since been returned to...
The St Aloysius exterior letterring
Students of St Aloysuis College, Glasgow, celebrate another landmark year in their SQA examinations.College pupils in year S5 have once again achieved outstanding results at Higher level, improving on last year’s record A-rate by 3.2%, with 63.2% of entries being at grade A.Fifth year pupils recorded an excellent 96% pass rate, with just over 25% of pupils earning five or more A grades – three of which being awarded six As. Overall, 92% of S5 pupils achieved at least three Highers.Meanwhile, S6...
The St Aloysius' College Summer Arts Show 2015 will include performances from the College Opera Group, the Senior Schola Cantorum and the Junior School String Ensemble.  Performances are on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 June.  Tickets are £5 for an adult and free for a child and can be purchased now from the Senior School Reception.  Refreshments will be served.
Two students of St Aloysius College in Glasgow have achieved Gold Awards in the Senior Maths Challenge, placing them in the top 10% of all performers across the UK. Alexander Früh and Michael Dunn from S4 were taking part in the Maths Trust Challenge, a UK-wide competition designed to inspire and engage Senior School pupils in mathematics. This year, 33 Aloysians volunteered to take on the Senior Challenge for S4-S6 pupils.Alexander Früh’s score in the Senior Maths Challenge meant that he also...

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