St Aloysius College

St Aloysius College in Glasgow has launched  a new E-Safety campaign: Staying Safe and Staying Kind online. As part of the launch, a competition was held in which pupils were asked to create innovative ways to communicate the messages to their fellow pupils, and the responses from both junior and senior Aloysians were superb.The competition to find creative ways of promoting the College’s E-Safety messages was organised by Mr Ryan Ferrie and the College Safe Guarding Committee, which is...
Cleaning and childcare products were high on the shopping list for pupils of St Aloysius College in Glasgow as they spent hundreds of pounds of donations for Maryhill Foodbank. Students Nicholas Daly, James Haughey and Monica Murray represented the College with the Big Shop, which saw them spend £500 raised by the College community to buy items for the Foodbank.The £500 for the Big Shop was raised by the pupils of the Justice and Peace Society through ticket sales for the annual St Aloysius’...
Felicity Pitt, an S6 pupil at St Aloysius College in Glasgow, has made it to the final round of the national fashion competition, Junk Koture. Her entirely re-cycled designs are to be showcased tomorrow (Thursday 26 March) in Glasgow’s Arches.Felicity has created a design called ‘Stained Glass Legionnaire’ out of drinks cans and bottles for the Junk Koture competition which challenges teenagers to create high-end wearable fashion from everyday items that would normally find their way into the...
A pupil of St Aloysius College in Glasgow has been elected to the Scottish Youth Parliament. S3 student Calum Macleod will represent the Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn constituency and says he wants to use the position to encourage young people to remain as engaged in political debate as they were throughout last year’s independence referendum.“I would like to see votes at 16 implemented across the UK,” says Calum. “I think it’s wrong that you can join the army at 16 but you can’t vote for who...
The Vatican has announced the date for the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, the Salvadoran archbishop who was martyred in 1980. Speaking in El Salvador, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, said that Romero will be beatified in San Salvador on 23 May, the eve of Pentecost.Archbishop Paglia is the postulator of Archbishop Romero’s cause. The beatification ceremony will be presided over by Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of the...
The celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie SJ began on Saturday evening (7 March) with Solemn Vespers at St Aloysius Church in Glasgow (pictured below). 82 students from the five Jesuit senior schools performed Mozart's Vesperae solennes de Dominica (K321), accompanied by a professional orchestra and conducted by Keith Roberts, the Head of Choral Music at St Aloysius College, Glasgow. The homily was preached by Fr James Crampsey SJ.The following day, the...
Senior and junior choirs from ten Jesuit schools joined together this weekend to sing the music for the liturgies in St Aloysius Church, Glasgow, marking the beginning of the celebrations for the Four Hundredth Anniversary of the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie SJ. On Saturday the 7th March, the senior students sang the Mozart Vespers with orchestra in a church full of parishioners and visitors. On Sunday 8th of March, the junior choirs took their turn singing for the Parish Mass; a special Votive...
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 principles of Structural Engineering or cell biology would not normally be associated with children of Primary School age, but those were among the experiments undertaken by pupils at St Aloysius Junior School in Glasgow. They were taking part in the Primary 7 Science Fair 2015, which gave them the opportunity to display their impressive knowledge and enthusiasm for science.The judges, who included Professor Sir Harry Burns, said they had a very difficult time selecting winners out of such...
A former student of St Aloysius College in Glasgow been selected to represent Great Britain in Athletics for the first time at Under 20 level. 17-year-old Emma Canning, who graduated from the College at the end of her 5th year in 2014, is currently studying Law at the University of Strathclyde. She has been selected to represent Great Britain in Combined Events at a number of international events including one in Paris in which she will compete against the best young athletes from all over...

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