Sunday 25th June 2017

Retreat for New Students

All of our year 7 students recently took part in retreat mornings in the chapel looking at the theme of working together.

Working in form classes the boys had the opportunity - through games, discussion, prayer and meditation - to reflect on how they each have an important part to play in the school community.

The groups looked at the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 as well as at the inspirational example of 'Team Hoyt', a father and son who worked together in life and never gave up.

The boys then spent some time examining Cardinal Heenan's mission statement and in particular the 'aim to build a true community who live by the words and example of Jesus.'  They were then challenged to put this into practice in their school and home lives.

To conclude the session a member of the PE department team came in and set some interactive building challenges thus bringing together our Catholic ethos and specialism in sport.

What our students said about the retreat

"It made me think about how much more I could do to help people in school and at home"

"It was really good to work together in the different activities and to get to know each other whilst we were doing them"

"It was great to spend time thinking about our faith and beliefs in a different way"

"I liked being able to try meditation and to learn that there are different ways to pray"

Bible Quote

“Praise the Lord because he is good.  His faithful love will last forever.”
Psalm 136:1

Word of the Week

Pandemic (noun)

Subject which uses this term: Science, Geography

Meaning: An epidemic that sweeps across continents or the whole world.

For example: "Scientists are working hard to ensure the world does not see another viral pandemic."

Thought for the Week


"Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people."

2017-18 Options Booklet

Year 7 Prospectus

Year 7 Parents' Handbook

Sixth Form Prospectus

Sixth Form Outlines