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Kevin Walls with St Aloysius' pupils
In a unique partnership project between St Aloysius’ College and the Glasgow School of Art, Bafta Award-winning artist Kevin Walls spent 12 weeks as the College’s ‘Artist in Residence’, guiding Aloysians as they created innovative self-portraits. St Aloysius’ College and the Glasgow School of Art are close neighbours in Glasgow’s Cultural Quarter, and have shared a number of projects together in the past year. Mrs Daly, the Head of Art and Design at the...
St Aloysius' College
Before heading off on study leave this year, pupils from St Aloysius' College were delighted to have raised £630 for charity with a number of events. Stephen Considine and Lara Barclay presented the fruits of their charitable work to Anne McIlveen of Salt and Light, a charity which aims to give hope and dignity to those in need on Glasgow’s streets.To encourage their fellow pupils to donate funds, the S5 year group organised a bake sale, a Teachers v Pupils...
John Ogilvie: Burns and Howson paintings
Two modern paintings of St John Ogilvie SJ show the Jesuit saint at different stages in his life and exhibit contrasting aspects of his personality. As we mark the 400th anniversary of his martyrdom in 1615, Ged Clapson looks at the messages the artists sought to portray in their works.Commissioned in 1998 by St Aloysius College Glasgow for its new Junior School building (which is dedicated to St John Ogilvie), the painting by Gerard M Burns (far left) is very different from the more usual...
St Aloysius’ College in Glasgow went casually festive with their annual Christmas Jumper Day and raised several hundred pounds for charity, as well as smiles. On the day when the refectory served up their Christmas Lunch, pupils and staff were invited to wear their favourite Christmas jumpers and make a donation to one of the college charities. The day was hailed as a great success with Aloysians from Kindergarten to S6 accepting the invitation, as well as their teachers. A total of...
Aspiring scientists from St Aloysius’ College Junior School in Glasgow were delighted to have been shortlisted in a national science competition for schools. The pupils from classes P1, P2 and P3 entered a home-made film about finding beauty in science, which reached the shortlist in the 2014 Bill Bryson Science Prize. Entries were invited to address creatively the questions Where is the art in science? Or Where is the science in art?The video entry from the young Aloysians made it to the...
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...
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...
In a lecture in Glasgow, the British Ambassador to the Holy See has shared his vision of the Church in the world under the first Jesuit Pope. Nigel Baker was delivering the second in the 2014 series of Gonzaga Lectures at St Aloysius College. In it, he described the Holy See as “a global organization led by an evangelizing missionary with tremendous clout beyond the confines of the Church” and he went on to address what the focus of Holy See diplomacy is.Mr Baker took as his point...
The 2014 Gonzaga Lectures at St Aloysius’ College in Glasgow will provide four reflections on Pope Francis’ Address to the Nuncios under the heading: Pastors Not Princes. Speakers will be drawn from religious life and academia, from politics and the hierarchy, in the lectures on Tuesday evenings through March. They will consider the impact that Pope Francis has had upon the Church and more widely since his election last March. The first lecture (on Tuesday 4 March) – by author...
Barbra Kolasinski, an artistic OA who is completing a Master’s degree in Fashion Design and Technology has been selected to present a fashion collection at Graduate Fashion Week in London and has highlighted the role St Aloysius' College played in finding her true calling.Barbra graduated from St Aloysius’ College in 2007 and went on to pursue her passion for creative design by applying to study Fashion at the Edinburgh College of Art and then Fashion Design and Technology at...

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