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The father of two pupils of St Aloysius’ College in Glasgow who is married to an Old Aloysian has raised nearly £2,000 for the college’s Kibera Charity Project by running in the Hoka Highland Fling Ultramarathon. Dr Andrew Mackay, whose daughters Amélie and Olive are pupils in classes P2 and KG respectively, completed the 53 mile race in a personal best time of just under 10 hours and 47 minutes.The St Aloysius’ College Kibera Project links the Glasgow Jesuit college...
Students of St Aloysius College in Glasgow have held their first live debate on Scotland’s Independence Referendum.  Anas Sarwar of Better Together and Old Aloysian Stephen Noon of the Yes Campaign took part to help inform S5 and S6 pupils about the issues surrounding September’s Vote.Throughout the debate, which attracted a large audience of both pupils and members of staff, Mr Sarwar was supported by Cristina Marini of S6 who is planning to vote No in September and hopes...
The Queen has awarded a CBE to Old Aloysian and former Chair of Governors of St Aloysius College in Glasgow, Dr Frank Dunn. As the city prepares to host the Commonwealth Games next month, Dr Dunn is among a group of medical professionals who have organised a major conference on sports medicine, which will take place at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow tomorrow and Friday. Dr Dunn, who is the President of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians in Glasgow,...
Pope Francis has been invited to Glasgow to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the martyrdom of Scotland’s only post-Reformation saint - a Jesuit. The invitation to the Catholic Church’s first Jesuit Pope has been issued by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow to celebrate the life, ministry and sacrifice of St John Ogilvie SJ.Ogilvie – whose national shrine is situated in St Aloysius Church in Glasgow - was executed at Glasgow Cross on 10 March 1615. Archbishop Tartaglia...
Pupils of St Aloysius College in Glasgow have raised £1,300 for a local charity by pelting their teachers with wet sponges and staging their own talent show. The Jesuit college’s S5 and S6 pupils stages events to raise money for Salt and Light, a charity which offers crucial help and support for vulnerable people on the streets of Glasgow.Last month, members of Salt and Light visited the college to talk to senior pupils and help them understand more about the charity and the...
The St Aloysius’ College Opera Group performed one of their biggest shows to date when they appeared as special guests of the Glasgow Studio Orchestra at their recent performance at Sherbrooke St Gilberts Church in Pollokshields.The Opera Group performed music from the Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Carmen by Georges Bizet with the 60 Piece, semi-professional, Glasgow Studio Orchestra.The College's Opera Group is open to members of the College's Choirs and is...
Sporting Glasgow pupils have taken part in St Aloysius’ College's annual Inter-House Hockey Competition at the Glasgow Green Hockey Centre. They then went on to complete part of their Commonwealth Dribble Challenge with three of Scotland’s National Hockey stars.In the competition at Scotland's home of hockey, Gonzaga House won the P7 Competition whilst Loyola were victorious in Primary 6. Emma Keily of P7G and Madeleine Kelly of P6L picked up the trophies for their...
Three pupils from St Aloysius' College in Glasgow collected individual prizes at the Scottish Schools Climbing Finals recently. A total of 65 pupils from schools all over Scotland took part, with competitors from Edinburgh, Inverness and Ullapool, as well as Glasgow itself.Ryan Gallagher (right in photo) came 1st in the S4 Boys Category, while Amber Masterson was 4th in the S3 Girls category; Connor Kearny (left) was 3rd in the S4 Boys Category. The annual Scottish Schools Climbing Finals,...
“What’s a baton, then?” asked a small boy standing in front of the Jesuit priest in the crowd in southern Guyana. He was one of the many primary school students who’d gathered, with their teachers and parents, at the airstrip in Aishalton. They waved their flags as a number of Commonwealth delegates alighted from two small aircraft. One of them carried the much-travelled Commonwealth, Queen’s Baton which was swiftly handed to one of the young students who proudly...
St Aloysius College’s Junior Choir has been awarded the accolade of the best Junior School Choir at the Glasgow Music Festival 2014 following the singers' fantastic performances in the festival at the Royal Concert Hall. The young boys and girls of the Junior Choir came first in their sessions at the Glasgow Music Festival after being awarded an Honours Grade for their performance.The Junior Choir, which is made up of around 100 young Aloysians from P4 – P7, was announced...

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