News from Academic Year 2017

Year 11 Parents' Evening

There will be a Year 11 Maths, English and Science parents evening will take place TUESDAY 18 th SEPTEMBER, 5pm-6pm. All year 11 pupils and their parents are invited to attend.... more

29 August 2018

September Attendance Rewards

As we enjoy our end of term activities we are already excited about the new year ahead. Don't forget that attendance is as important as ever and we have exciting rewards already planned.... more

18 July 2018

Open Evening 2018​

We are really excited about our Open Evening 2018. It will take place on Thursday 27th September 3.00pm - 7.30pm. If you're looking for the next step in your school life come along a see us for more information. A free evening meal will be provided for our visitors. Come along and see if you get... more

13 July 2018

Charity Race Huge Success

Following all the careful planning and preparation our Race for Life event was a huge success. Despite the very hot weather some of our participants achieved personal best times and all our runners and walkers had a brilliant time. The best news of all was together we raised over £800 for Cancer... more

12 July 2018

Race for Life

On Monday we will be running and walking 5k to raise money for Cancer Research. Well done to everyone who has signed up, it is sure to be a brilliant event.  In order to keep everyone safe and well during the event we have some safety advice to share to make sure we all finish... more

29 June 2018

Open day Tours

If you would like to see our school in action, see fantastic lessons taking place and our students hard at work then come along for a tour of our building on Friday 6th July. To book your place contact Claire Burns on 0151 235 1620 or e-mail her more

25 June 2018

5k Race for Life​

ST JOHN BOSCO ARTS COLLEGE PUPILS JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER We are hosting a special event at school on Monday 2 nd July at 3pm as part of Race for Life’s schools programme. Around 40 students, aged from 11 to 18-years-old, will join forces with teachers and governors, to take on cancer and... more

22 June 2018

Year 5 Fun Day​

Our Year 5 Fun Day will take place on Wednesday 27th June. If you know a year 5 student that would like to get involved then contact Claire Burns 0151 235 1620 for more information.... more

18 June 2018

Blackpool Attendance Trip

Letters for our attendance reward trip will be sent out in two weeks. Remember every day counts. Don't miss out on this fantastic day.... more

4 June 2018

Half Term Revision Sessions

Here are all the revision sessions for year 11 over the May half term break. All students are welcome to attend.... more

25 May 2018

Early Bird Breakfast for our Year 11's,12's and 13's

Throughout the exam season there will be a free hot breakfast with a cup of tea waiting for Year 11, 12 and 13 students from 7.30 – 8.20am to take with them to subject warm ups.... more

11 May 2018

Merseytravel Fare Changes

We have received a message from Merseytravel that from Tuesday 1st May there will be an increase in their fares. The change includes that for young people and will change from 80p to £1.00.... more

18 April 2018

Every Day Counts

Our new attendance reward has been announced. Blackpool here we come. Remember its a fresh start for everyone and every day counts in school.... more

10 April 2018

Salesian Family Fun Day

This Sunday is the Annual Salesian Family Fun Day, it is taking place at St John Bosco from 12.30pm - 3.00pm. Lots of fun and a activities for the whole family to enjoy.... more

9 April 2018

Easter School

To help support our Year 11 and 13 students there will be a range of revision sessions running during the Easter break. Th timetables below outline the dates and times of each session.... more

23 March 2018

Body Language

Tickets are now available for our annual dance show. Our students have been working really hard on their performances. Tickets are available from the school finance office.... more

21 March 2018

Bosco Book Week - The Origins of Emoji

Our annual Bosco Book Week focused on ‘The Origins of Emoji’. Staff and students explored 21 st Century reading skills- symbolism, visualisation, inference and deduction of emoji. To launch our celebrations we began each day with an assembly using the biography of Shigetake Kurita, the creator of... more

12 March 2018

Revolting Children

We have a new date for our primary production. It will take place on Tuesday 13th March. All tickets already purchased can be used on the night. There are still some available from Mr Gaffney for the 4.30 performance.... more

7 March 2018

Outstanding report for our RE Department.

We are delighted to have been graded ‘outstanding’ in a fantastic report by the Archdiocese of Liverpool. We were recently visited by the Archdiocese of Liverpool inspectors who spent the day observing lessons and talking to staff and students. Each area of our school; Catholic Life, Religious... more

28 February 2018

Revolting Children Production

Our latest primary production is taking place on Thursday 8th March. All of the students have been working really hard getting the show just right. We have students from St John Bosco and five local primary schools involved. Tickets are available from Mr Gaffney in school.... more

28 February 2018

Visit from Storytelling Laureate Taffy Thomas.

On Tuesday 23 rd January 2018, we were thrilled to welcome the storytelling laureate of the United Kingdom, Taffy Thomas MBE and his delightful wife Chrissy. Taffy enchanted our students with an ancient tale from India and shared some old folklore tales which our students adored. The stories were... more

28 February 2018

Project P.A.

. Project PA is a programme where Year 9 and Year 10 pupils become mentors to Year 7 and Year 8 pupils who are at risk of becoming persistent absentees. The groups meet up once a week during registration and they discuss with their mentors what their attendance has been like for the previous... more

26 February 2018

Half Term Year 11 Booster Sessions

This half term we are running a series of booster sessions for our year 11 students. We encourage our year 11 students to come along to as many of these sessions as possible. Monday 12 th February Spanish 10am -1pm Drama 9am -1pm Tuesday 13 th February Maths (Mr. Johnson) 9am -12pm ... more

9 February 2018

Feast Day 2018

Happy Feast Day! What a wonderful celebration. We have had a whole morning of activities ranging from circus skills, trampolining and creating our own Salesian super hero’s to yoga, hand massage and candle decoration. We have topped off our day with a wonderful mass celebrated together and led by... more

31 January 2018

Awards Evening

We love to celebrate the success of our students and a big part of this celebration is our annual Awards Evening. We were delighted to welcome back our former Year 13 students who received their certificates and awards. We were entertained with performances from our... more

20 December 2017

It's A Hard Knock Life

This year our college production was "It's a Hard Knock Life" and what a wonderful show the students put on for packed out audiences.  Students spent three months in preparation and all their hard work and dedication paid off. The students who performed were supported by their back stage team... more

20 December 2017

Everton Enterprise Challenge

Two students from Year nine took part in an Enterprise Challenge held at Everton Football Club. Students had to prepare and deliver a ten minute business pitch, in front of five judges. Their topic was about how they would increase the number of woman attending premier league football matches. The... more

18 December 2017

St John Bosco Arts College welcomes Mother Yvonne for special visit.​

As the only Salesian Sister school in the UK, we were honoured to welcome Yvonne, Superior General of the Salesian Sisters during her tour of the GBR Province. Mother Yvonne started her visit in Glasgow and visited all of the Sisters’ communities during her week-long stay in the UK. On her arrival,... more

18 December 2017

High Flyers November 2017

On Thursday 30 th November we welcomed students from our feeder primaries for our exciting High Flyers project. Students used their analytical reading skills to explore the writing techniques Charles Dickens used to create the character of Ebeneezer Scrooge in the novella ‘A Christmas Carol.’ We... more

18 December 2017

Operation Christmas Child

This week we have been launching our annual appeal through Samaritans purse- Operation Christmas Child at our Remembrance assemblies with Miss Crowley and Anne our school chaplain. Our focus is not only to remember all those we have lost in war and conflict but also to remember the living and the... more

10 November 2017

Arts Update

Here is your monthly update of the goings on across the Arts Department at St John Bosco. Wowzers! What a busy few weeks it’s been. We are so pleased to see all our students back working hard in their classes and even more excited about all the opportunities we have to offer outside of the... more

6 November 2017

Readathon with Liverpool Learning Partnerships

We united with other schools across the city to take part in Liverpool Readathon week 9-13thOctober. The week-long sponsored read during National Libraries Week (9-14 October) was organised by the Liverpool Learning Partnership and the charity, Read for Good, which has been running its Readathon in... more

1 November 2017

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Our main charity event this term has been Macmillan. We joined with the rest of the country hosting a coffee morning raising money for cancer research. Working in partnership with our literacy coordinator Miss Strode and e-safety coordinator Miss Crowley we hosted a coffee morning for Yr 7 parents;... more

20 October 2017

Welcome Mass for Year 7 and Sixth Form

Fr. Kenny Hyde our Parish Priest from Our lady and Queen of Martyrs helped us to celebrate our welcome mass for both Yr 7 and Sixth form. The liturgy for our Yr 7 mass was based on St Matthew’s Gospel ‘ You are the light of the world. The first reading was taken from St Paul were we are asked to... more

20 October 2017

KS3 Reading Buddies

Congratulations to our successful appointed Year 8 and 9 Reading Buddies. These students have been selected because they have demonstrated initiative and leadership in their own learning. They are positive role models within our school community and most importantly, avid readers.These students... more

20 October 2017

National Poetry Day

The theme for National Poetry Day was ‘Freedom’. Miss.Strode ran a competition - Illustrate your favourite song lyrics. This competition enables students to demonstrate the core reading skills of visualisation, inference and deduction. We have had lots of fabulous entries winners will be announced... more

20 October 2017

International Literacy Day

Year 7 had a wonderful day celebrating International Literacy Day.The theme this year was in digital literacy. Our learning focus was on literacy, communication and e-safety. Students completed a cross- curricular literacy and numeracy project which was informative and challenging. Students... more

20 October 2017

Roald Dahl Day - 101 Years

On Wednesday 13th September students had a wonderful learning experience: we celebrated Roald Dahl day at St. John Bosco Arts College. During form-time students discussed a brief biography of Roald Dahl and discovered some fascinating facts about the famous author, short story writer and... more

20 October 2017

Choir of the Year

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12 October 2017

Sixth Form Induction

Our Sixth form students started their studies with gusto this September with some workshops to help them get the best from their studies. The first was a workshop from Mando on Careers in digital media: How would you like technology to be used to improve your education? What roles exist... more

10 October 2017