Spiritual Activities

Saint John Bosco College is one of the new initiatives of the wider Salesian community in the UK and around the world. Build on the strong Salesian tradition and the educative system of Saint John Bosco, the educative experience has been focused on the wholistic development of the child. Saint John Bosco based his educative methods on the Preventive System, calling the young people to be “good Christians and honest citizens”. The school imitates the founder in creating a friendly and family atmosphere of learning and growing.

Saint John Bosco College has a Salesian Priest as chaplain, Fr Saju John SDB, who works with students and staff, celebrates Holy Mass and leads the spiritual animation. The presence of Sister Patricia FMA, adds more colour as well as good friendship to our girls. Opportunities are there to request the prayer support of the community for special intentions of family and friends.

Activities each week include:

  • Each Wednesday & Thursday 1.00pm to 1.25pm Rosary by Sr Patricia FMA - Chapel
  • Each Friday 8.00am – 8.30 Mass celebrated by Fr Saju SDB - Chapel

Chaplaincy Calendar

Spring 2014
Fridays (10th, 17th & 24th) Voluntary Morning Mass (Tutor Group)
Thursday 17th Yr 9 Mass (Period 1)
Friday 31st Feast of St John Bosco
Mass and Celebration
Fridays (7th, 14th & 28th) Voluntary Morning Mass (Tutor Group)
Friday 14th Yr 9 Mass
(date not confirmed) All Boys Retreat
Friday 28th & March 1st KS4 Retreat
Tuesdays (11th, 18th & 25th) Lenten Season Mass
Fridays (7th, 14th, 21st & 28th) Voluntary Morning Mass (Tutor Group)
Wednesday 5th Ash Wednesday Liturgy
Thursday 6th Lent Prayers in the School chapel
Rota Forms 
(date not confirmed) Day/s of Reconciliation
Way of the Cross Large playground/Hall/Chapel, each Yr group (RE lessons)
Thursday 6th Yr 11 mass (Period 1)
(date not confirmed) Whole school charity event
Summer 2014
Fridays (4th & 25th) Voluntary Morning Mass (Tutor Group)
Tuesday 1st Penitential Service (Whole School)
Wednesday 23rd  Easter Liturgy 
Thursday 24th  Yr 12 Mass 
Fridays (2nd, 9th & 16th) Voluntary Morning Mass (Tutor Group)
Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd All Girls Retreat – Worth Abbey
Wednesday 7th May Yr 10 Mass- date may change due to exams
Friday 23rd May Mary, Help of Christians, whole school mass
(date not confirmed) Yr 11 Leavers’ Mass
Fridays (6th, 13th, 20th & 27th) Voluntary Morning Mass (Tutor Group)
(date not confirmed) Yr 9 retreat
Fridays (4th, 11th & 18th) Voluntary Morning Mass (Tutor Group)
Friday 11th & Saturday 12th Staff Retreat
(date not confirmed) End of year charity event

CHAPLAINCy meetings

Lauduate Dominum - Spiritual Animation Meetings
Wednesday 15th January 2014 3.15pm – 4.00pm
Wednesday 26th February 2014 3.15pm – 4.00pm  
Tuesday 20th May 2014 3.15pm – 4.00pm
Tuesday 24th June 2014 3.15pm – 4.00pm


Masses and Days of Reflection

There will be an opportunity to take part in day retreats or residential retreats. The main aims of these are to:

  • To help students develop their relationship with God and to nurture their faith
  • To give students the opportunity to reflect and pray
  • To understand and experience the meaning of belonging to the school community
Key Stage 3 Provision
Voluntary Mass every week (Friday 8.00am) plus class/tutor masses throughout the year
Year 7 Mass Tuesday, October 1st
Year 7 Day of Reflection Friday, October 25th 
Year 8 Mass Wednesday, November 6th
Year 8 Day of Reflection Wednesday, November 13th
Year 9 Mass Friday, February 14th
Year 9 Day of Reflection Thursday, December 5th
Key Stage 4 & 5 Provision
Voluntary Mass every week (Friday 8.00am) plus class/tutor masses throughout the year
Year 10 Mass Wednesday, May 7th
Year 11 Mass Thursday, March 6th
Year 12 Mass

Friday, September 6th
Thursday, April 24th 

Year 12 Day of Reflection Yet to be announced
Year 13 Mass Tuesday, December 10th
Year 13 Day of Reflection Yet to be announced
All Boys February
All Girls May Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd
General Patronage Yet to be announced
Staff Retreat July, Friday 11th & Saturday 12th

The calendar will be added to as the year progresses and there may need to be changes due to unforeseen circumstances.


  • Address: Parkham Street, Battersea, SW11 3DQ, United Kingdom
  • Telephone: 0207 9248310
  • Fax: 0207 7381867
  • Email: info@sjbc.wandsworth.sch.uk

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