The Christmas 2018 edition of the SJBC school newsletter is now available to read online here.

SJBC students have busy readying themselves for the forthcoming festive season. 

As you will learn in the following pages our students are embracing advent in preparation for Christmas.  An enthusiastic group of choir year 7 singers joined local primary schools and children from Thomas’s Day School to sing their hearts out amidst the snow at Battersea’s annual Carols in the Square event.   A larger group still attended the Catholic Children’s Society Advent Carol Service in Westminster Cathedral and were treated to a reflection that really brought the Nativity story to life and included a live donkey and sheep!

Wednesday 28 November was officially ‘Red Wednesday’ on which we remember Christians throughout the world who are being persecuted for their faith.  As you will learn in this edition, our pupils marked the occasion in style!  They also raised significant funds to send a number of Christmas parcels to families in war-torn Syria.  Closer to home our Harvest Festival collection filled fifteen boxes of food which a group of KS3 pupils helped to deliver to the Foodbank at St Mark’s Church.

At St John Bosco College we pride ourselves on developing pupils’ literacy and it’s a pleasure to celebrate the achievements of our ‘word millionaires’ in these pages as well as recalling the enjoyment of our KS4 pupils who were treated to a wonderful production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by the Globe Players.
Given the current political situation it is reassuring to know that our pupils have had their own first-hand experience of democracy when participating in this year’s student council elections.  You can read all about the work of the student council in this edition and find out how they got on when they met a delegation of councillors from Wandsworth who were visiting the school.

I hope I’ve given you a flavour of what’s inside this Bosco Times and as you read on I’m sure you’ll agree there is plenty for us to celebrate.

As we approach the school holidays I would like to wish that all our students, staff, governors and friends of the school a happy, peaceful and relaxing Christmas and all the best for 2019!