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"
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”
"To anticipate and prevent or eliminate difficulties, disadvantages, etc., by effective measures."
"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."
2017-18 OPTIONS BOOKLET
YEAR 7 PROSPECTUS
YEAR 7 PARENTS' HANDBOOK
SIXTH FORM PROSPECTUS
SIXTH FORM OUTLINES