At the heart of the ethos is the teaching of the Catholic Church and the educational approach of Saint John Bosco. The educational philosophy of Don Bosco can be condensed into three words: reason, religion, and kindness. The basic principle of his system was a deep understanding and love for young people and their problems. His motto, 'it is not enough for every child to be loved, they must know that they are loved' embodies his approach perfectly.
Our school ethos is summed up by RUAH: Respect, Understanding, Affection and Humour. These four principles underpin every aspect of our school life and together spell out the Hebrew word for 'breath of life' or 'spirit'.
Pupils enjoy a school life that is supported by prayer, worship, celebration of the Eucharist and excellent chaplaincy provision. In addition, high-quality personalised learning which helps all pupils to achieve their potential, whether they need an excellent academic training or a more vocational approach.
Oremus - www.oremus.org
Taize - www.taize.fr
Traditional Catholic prayers - www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayers
The Divine Office - www.universalis.com
Sacred Space daily prayer - www.sacredspace.ie
Lives of the Saints - www.catholic-pages.com
Catechism of the Catholic Church - www.scborromeo.org
The Holy See - www.vatican.va
Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) - www.sdb.org
Salesians of Don Bosco in UK - www.salesians.org.uk
Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) - www.cgfmanet.org
Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) - www.salesiansisters.org.uk
UK Salesian Past Pupils Federation - www.donbosco.co.uk
UK Salesian Bosco Volunteer Action - www.boscovolunteeraction.co.uk
Salesian Educative Method - sites.google.com/site/dbway2010
These websites have no official link with the Chaplaincy or College and we are not responsible for their content.