Jesuit Schools

The St Aloysius winning team with the judges
Last week, St Mary’s Hall (SMH) hosted Eloquentes  - the inaugural Jesuit Junior Schools' Year 5 debating competition  - in Theodore House, the recently opened Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst.Pupils from six Jesuit junior schools took part  in the speeches and debates. Hosts St Mary’s Hall were joined by their friends from St John's Beaumont Windsor, Donhead Prep School Wimbledon, Barlborough Hall School Chesterfield, St Aloysius' Junior School Glasgow and St Joseph's,...
Joel Thompson SJ
Jesuit Missions welcomed Joel Thompson SJ to the UK for a Lenten speaker tour which took place last week. He has been travelling the country visiting Jesuit schools and parishes to speak about his work with the indigenous people in Guyana and the importance of ecology in Guyana.He has visited Donhead Preparatory school, Wimbledon College, St John's Beaumont, St Ignatius College Enfield, Stonyhurst and St Aloysius Glasgow.Joel is a Guyanese Jesuit scholastic currently living and working among...
St John’s Beaumont hosted the first ever conference for Directors of Music of Jesuit Schools. Organised by the Jesuit Institute, the day explored the use of liturgical music in schools. In attendance were representatives from every Jesuit School in the UK, as well as the Jesuit Associate School in Cannock. The event, which took place on the 14th of January, was a rare opportunity for the directors of music to share ideas, resources and learn more about the liturgy. Fr Adrian Porter SJ, who...
“On behalf of all of us from the Mount, we would like to thank everyone for their warm hospitality,” said William Yacomeni, Deputy Head Boy of Mount St Mary’s College, at the conclusion of the Jesuit Student Leadership Conference. “We learnt a great deal.”The conference, which ran from Wednesday 26th September to Friday 29th September, was held at the Jesuit summer house in the tiny hamlet of Barmouth, North Wales. Nearly 20 student leaders from St Ignatius College (Enfield), Stonyhurst...
The Role and Responsibility of the Commission in regard to schools and parishes associated with the Jesuits.ParishesIn safeguarding matters, parishes are the responsibility of the local diocesan bishop. Safeguarding policy and practice in all parishes are the remit of the local diocesan safeguarding commission.The Jesuit Safeguarding commission will work in partnership with diocesan commissions, guided by the CSAS protocol when agreeing who has the lead responsibility, in the functions of the...
JECSE delegates in session
The Loyola Retreat Centre in northern Spain was swathed in snow last week as it hosted a major gathering of the head teachers of Jesuit schools in Europe.  Heads of all the Jesuit schools in the UK attended, alongside colleagues from Portugal to Poland.125 head teachers travelled from across Europe to the birth place of St Ignatius for the triennial European Jesuit Primary and Secondary Education Conference (JECSE) entitled “Can we talk about Jesus – Jesuit schools in a multi-faith context...
Pupils and staff from Jesuit school Colegio Seminario
Stonyhurst welcomed a group of pupils and staff from the Jesuit school Colegio Seminario in Montevideo, Uruguay.There were sixteen Uruguayan students, all aged between sixteen and seventeen. Eight boys and eight girls had been selected from a large number of applicants at their school and were accompanied by their lay deputy head, Maria Ines Berasain, and a Jesuit Scholastic, Brother Pablo Michel SJ.The Rector of the Colegio Seminario, Fr Marcelo Coppetti, also joined the group for their first...
Lower Grammar students participating in Computer Science Day
Students at Stonyhurst College Lower Grammar school enjoyed a Computer Science Day full of coding robots, programming courses and battling it out sumo-style with robots.They also had the opportunity to build a whole new world using Raspberry Pi and learned how to crack encryption codes, Caesar ciphers, and shift ciphers. The Raspberry Pi is a small computer that enables you to learn and practice programming in a fun and engaging way.On Thursday 25 January, students enjoyed a day ‘off...
St Mary's Convenant statue
From Thursday 5th to Friday 6th October, chaplains from the Jesuit schools came together at St Mary's Convent in Handsworth, Birmingham, for the Jesuit Institute Chaplaincy Conference. Chaplains came from St Ignatius College in Enfield, Donhead Preparatory School, St John's Beaumont School, Mount St Mary's College, Barlborough Hall School, Stonyhurst College, St Joseph's School in Hurst Green, St Mary's Hall, St Aloysius College, and St Aloysius Junior School, as well as Loreto College in...
“We enjoyed every minute of it, as well as learning how to become good leaders with the hope of having a big impact back at school by sharing our experiences with the wider community to produce a real change.” These were the words of the Stonyhurst head boy, Nico Mariscal, at the end of the Sixth Form Leadership Conference. It went from Wednesday 28th September to Friday 30th September and was held at the Jesuit summer house in Barmouth, Wales, with sixth formers from St Ignatius College (...

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