News from Academic Year 2015

Commitment to the Duke of Edinburgh

  We were delighted to be awarded the Gold Award in recognition for the school’s commitment to the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. Over many years the school has supported our students undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh Award through countless activities, ranging from volunteer community... more

15 June 2016

Congratulations Year 6!

A huge congratulations to all the year 6 students who are joining us in September. We are delighted you have the #boscobug and look forward to welcoming you to St John Bosco. information_and_welcome_to_sjb_letter.docx Please open the link for key transition dates.... more

17 May 2016

Students Vote on the EU Referendum

  During the last half term, as part of our citizenship studies and during our assemblies, students at St John Bosco have been considering the issues presented by the EU Referendum to be held in June. Students have had the opportunity to take part in a debate with their peers and... more

16 May 2016

Spring Into School

  During the spring term we ran an attendance award scheme to encourage as many of our students as possible to achieve 100% attendance. Spring into school was a great success and lots of students were able to pick up prizes. KS3 students received an Easter treat pack and KS4 students had... more

10 May 2016

LFC girls’ return after triumphant tour of Dubai.

  LFC Foundation College students have returned home after a successful football trip to Dubai. 21 girls, who are based at St John Bosco, took part in the football tour which saw them play against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) National side and take in the world famous sights. Football... more

22 April 2016

Friend Like Me.

Primary Students discover ‘A Whole New World’ whilst performing to sell out audiences! Our KS3 and Primary Production this year was a huge hit, Miss Burns worked with four primary schools to bring to life ‘Friend Like Me’ inspired by Disney’s Aladdin. Miss Burns said... more

22 March 2016

BBC Ten Pieces

  St John Bosco Arts College hosted the BBC Ten Pieces youth dance performance showcase.  This event was organised by Merseyside Dance Initiative (MDI) using the BBC Ten Pieces education scheme and took place on the 21st March.  The BBC Ten Pieces resource aim was to connect... more

22 March 2016

Salesian Student Voice Weekend

The Salesian Student Voice returned to Savio House, for their follow up weekend. Savio Salesian College Bootle, St. John Bosco Arts College Liverpool and Thornleigh Salesian College Bolton came together to put the skills learnt in October into situations they may be called upon to do as School... more

11 March 2016

Little Startlits Extravaganza 2016

On Thursday11 th February 2016, 45 primary students across 7 schools were invited to join Miss Newton and Miss Burns for a fun filled day at St John Bosco Arts College. The day’s activities were based on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen and was designed to encourage literacy... more

11 March 2016

Harry Potter Book Night

Our second celebration of Harry Potter Book Night was a fantastic success. Students had a wonderful time taking part in a quiz celebrating the series of books by J.K. Rowling. Students joined their “Hogwarts House” to form teams, bringing along their wands and many of the students... more

11 March 2016

Year 9 Cadbury World Visit

On Tuesday 2 nd February Year 9 students had the opportunity to visit Cadbury’s world. The students had a tour of the factory and listened to the history, heritage and information about the chocolate making process. During the visit the students enhance their... more

10 March 2016

Feast Day

  St John Bosco Arts College hold a Feast Day in remembrance of St John Bosco As a Catholic, Salesian College in Croxteth, we feel it is really important celebrate the life of St John Bosco. The whole school celebrated the day with a number of events, which all inspired by the of St John... more

5 February 2016

Top of the Bench

On the 11 th December 2015 St John Bosco Arts College entered a team into the Royal Society of Chemistry’s 'Top of the Bench' competition.  The event took place at Wirral Metropolitan College, the competition is a yearly event and is aimed at enthusing and exciting students... more

5 January 2016

Chelsea's Choice

As part of our safeguarding agenda, Alter Ego Company came into school on Wednesday 25 th November 2015 to present the play ‘Chelsea’s Choice’ to years 8-13.  ‘ Chelsea’s Choice’ is a hard-hitting Applied Theatre Production that has proven highly... more

16 December 2015

Drama News!

It’s been an incredibly busy term in Drama with students experiencing lots of different theatre in the classroom and beyond! The Tempest Our Year 12 and 13 Performing Arts A Level students performed The Tempest, at The Epstein Theatre. This festival, which involves over 1000 schools... more

16 December 2015

The Pensioner's Christmas Party

The annual St John Bosco Arts College pensioner’s Christmas party was a huge success once again. Over 60 of our local residents attended to enjoy an afternoon of excellent food and entertainment. As usual, Mrs Jenkins sporting her Christmas tights was the highlight afternoon, keeping everyone... more

16 December 2015

Primary Choir of the Year

We were delighted to have the local primary school choirs take part in the annual ' Primary Choir of the Year' competition here at St John Bosco Arts College.  The performance was Christmas themed and all the choirs gave fabulous performances really getting us all in the Christmas spirit! Well... more

15 December 2015

Choir of the Year

On Friday 13 th November we held our annual Year 7 Choir of the Year Competition at St John Bosco. The girls worked incredibly hard in their music lessons and with their tutors in registration time to learn the words and music for this event. Every class gave a super performance on the day with the... more

19 November 2015

Archdiocese Day

Six of our Catholic feeder schools gathered together to celebrate our shared Catholic ethos on Thursday 8 th October. 250 Year 6 students and their teachers worked with St John Bosco Arts College staff looking at the theme of ‘Follow Me’. Jesus Road Signs and Prayer boxes were... more

18 November 2015

The Tempest

The Epstein Theatre, 19 th November 2015     St John Bosco are putting on an abridged version of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest at The Epstein Theatre on the 19 th November 2015. A tempest summoned by a magical foe, causes a ship to be wrecked on a mysterious island. Not... more

13 November 2015

National Poetry Day

On Thursday 8 th October 2015, we celebrated national poetry day at St. John Bosco Arts College. The theme this year was ‘Light’. We read poems such as “Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and we had several poetry writing competitions. Congratulations to... more

8 October 2015

The Dalton Lecture

 Wednesday 7 th October 2015 The Dalton Lecture was delivered by Dr. Tony Bristow, a leading scientist at Astra Zeneca, at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. Dr. Bristow spoke about how mass spectrometers can be used for all sorts of applications, including finding poison in pet... more

8 October 2015

World Space Week

Discovery “A fast-paced exploration of our solar system inwhich students learnt lots of new things and also taught each other key facts”   On Tuesday 6 th October, all Year 7 pupils were involved in ‘Interplanetary tours’ as part of World Space Week. From Neil... more

7 October 2015

Make Your Mark

Our students recently completed the 'Make Your Mark' student vote activity -  their results can be accessed using the link below Make Your Mark Results  ... more

4 October 2015

Open Evening

St John Bosco Arts College recently held the annual Open Evening for prospective pupils.  A large number of our girls assisted during the evening and the comments received from our visitors were fantastic:   “This school is really bright and airy. I’m amazed at the acres of... more

4 October 2015

The Feast of St Teresa

St Teresa’s statue that once adorned the walls of our old school building has been restored, thanks to the hard work and fund raising organised by Mrs Dixon, St Teresa’s  church administrator. The statue had a farewell service from St John Bosco Arts College this morning. The... more

1 October 2015

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Friday 25 th September we held a Macmillan coffee morning , parents were invited to come in and spend time with staff, getting to know more about online safety, and literacy. We combined a morning of information with tea and cake. At break time staff and students were invited to the... more

1 October 2015

No Pens Day

On Wednesday 7 th of October our KS3 students will be participating in national literacy event called “No Pens Day”. The aim of the day is to focus teaching and learning on speaking and listening activities. The purpose is to promote thinking skills, communication and discussion.  ... more

1 October 2015

British Values

Last week all year groups considered 3 questions in citizenship about British values and voted to give their opinion.  The results were as follows:   1)    Do you have to be born in Britain to be British?   Year Yes No No opinion 7 28% 72% - 8 55% ... more

22 September 2015

Roald Dahl Day Monday 14th September 2015

Year 7 pupils had a great time during Roald Dahl Day at St.John Bosc Arts College. During form-time students completed a range of whizzy activities based around some of Roald Dahl’s much loved novels. During their English lessons pupils researched the life of Roald Dahl and discovered... more

16 September 2015

Student Council Elections

This week in citizenship the whole school has been looking at ‘democracy’ and what it means to be a democratic country.  The pupils then voted for their year group student council representatives, with the following results: Year 7:  Mahboubeh Solati , Eve Rush and Molly... more

11 September 2015