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Bosco

Patron Saint of boys and apprentices

House Colour: Red

Head of House: Mrs A Carney 

House Manager: Mrs N Barrow

House Admin: Miss S Dixon 

House Office Location: Edmund Block

Feast day: 31 January

 

St John Bosco grew up in a poor Italian farm family. To earn extra money, he presented magic shows to children with a promise that they pray with him before and after the show. He devoted his spare time to finding poor children in the city slum, entertained them with stories and tricks and found them jobs. He knew it was important for adults to take responsibility for wayward children. He founded the Salesians of Don Bosco, an order of priests who educated boys. To aid abandoned girls, he founded the Daughters of Mary, Help for Christians. He was the founder of the Union of Co-operator Salesians for lay people. He also believed greatly in the power of Holy Communion. His most famous quote was ‘young people must know they are loved’.

Prayer: Saint John Bosco, as you saw Jesus in the face of every child, help me show kindness to the strangers I meet. Amen.

 

Mrs A Carney - Head of House -  a.carney@st-anselms.org.uk

The Head of House is responsible for overseeing the Academic and Pastoral care of the students within the vertical structure of the House.  The Head of House is also responsible for the quality of Teaching and Learning within Art, PE, DT, Food & Health Science, Performing Arts, working in conjunction with the Curriculum Managers.

Mrs N Barrow - House Manager -  n.barrow@st-anselms.org.uk 

The House Manager should be the first point of contact in the House Office and has attendance and pastoral welfare as primary areas of focus. She leads on our support from external agencies.

Miss S Dixon - House Admin -  s.dixon@st-anselms.org.uk

The House Admin undertakes a range of administrative tasks under the direction of the Head of House. 

 

Subjects

Art and Photography, Design Technology, Food and Health SciencePE, Performing Arts