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My Chapel reflection this week: Worshipping in Spirit and Truth can be read here.

Parents of Fourth-Form pupils are reminded about the Parent-Teacher Meeting taking place on Tuesday 15 January at 4.30pm.  Teas and coffees for parents arriving early to be served in the Library Lobby.

On Wednesday 16 January, the school will meet at 9.30 in front of the Oratory Church for Mass at 10am. Fifth form and Upper Sixth form pupils, who are not required for duties, will have study leave that day. School will finish early at 2.30pm and there will be no homework centre or extra-curricular activities after school and the Library will be closed.

School Uniform
I should like to remind parents of the school uniform donation scheme whereby parents can donate any unwanted school uniform to the school which can then be donated or sold as second hand to other families. At present we do sometimes receive uniform from Fifth formers and Sixth form leavers for this purpose but it may be that younger boys outgrow uniform which is still in good condition.

May we request that any surplus uniform is sent in to your son’s Housemaster or ADS. Any parent who may be seeking an item of uniform may then contact their son’s Housemaster who will check what is in stock.

New Front Gates & Turnstiles
The security gates at the front of the school are now fully operational.  Pupils have an access card which operates the turnstiles.  If a pupil has lost their card, for £2 they can get a replacement from the Registry.

If parents are meeting pupils at the end of the day we ask that they wait outside either the Fulham Broadway or Seagrave Road gates and the pupil will meet them there and make their onward journey from there; pupils cannot bring their parents across the School site.  Parents with an appointment or needing to speak to the receptionist should buzz the intercom next to the new pedestrian gate.

Parents are reminded that pupils should not be on site before 7.15am and access for pupils will only be available from this time.

Final Call for Volunteers: Annual Careers Fair – Wednesday 6 February 2019
Thank you to those to parents, Old Oratorians and friends of the school who have volunteered to assist at the annual Careers Fair. This is an informal evening aimed at pupils in the lower sixth. Volunteers are asked to attend on the evening to answer questions about their own careers and the routes they took to the positions they hold today.  Pupils greatly value this opportunity as they are embarking on firming up career plans and university applications. The guidance and insights volunteers provide is often invaluable. To register your interest in helping out please contact Miss Devaney at  (please use the title Careers Fair in your subject line).  Please respond by Tuesday, 15 January.

The Arts Diary of events for Lent & Trinity Term 2019 is now available to view.  Please see Forthcoming Events below of this bulletin.




Daniel Wright M.A (Cantab)


Week beginning 14  January 2019

Monday 14 January

Sixth-Form assessments continue until Tuesday

Upper Sixth-Form trial examinations continue until Friday

Upper Sixth-Form A2 trial Orals week

  8.40      More House daily prayer in the Chapel
               First-Form Assembly: Anti-Bullying, 1C, 1F and 1H to attend, Theatre
  3.45      Homework Centre

Tuesday 15 January

  8.40      Owen House daily prayer in the Chapel
  3.45      Homework Centre
  4.30      Fourth-Form Parent-Teacher Meeting
               Teas and coffees for parents arriving early to be served in the Library Lobby
  7.30      Selected Schola trebles participating in Nutcracker performance, 
               Royal Opera House

Wednesday 16 January – early finish at 2.30pm

All Fifth and Upper Sixth Form pupils on study leave for the day, unless required for duties or have examinations. No Homework Centre and the library will be closed after school. No after school activities

  9.30      Oratorian Saints & Beati Mass – The School meets at the Oratory Church for Mass
                at 10am
  6.30      Foundation Trustees meeting, Napier Room
  7.15       Choral Society rehearsal, Junior House Choir Room, finishing 9.00pm

Thursday 17 January

  3.45      Homework Centre

Friday 18 January

  8.25      Morning Mass in the Chapel
  3.15      Benediction in the Chapel: 2S, 3S, 4S, 5S and 6S to attend
  3.30      11 Fifth and Sixth-Form pupils to MUN Conference, St Paul’s School, until 8pm
  3.45      Homework Centre
               CCF parade, playground, finishing 6.00pm

Saturday 19 January

  9.00      J1 intake test for September 2019
                11 Fifth and Sixth-Form pupils to MUN Conference, St Paul’s School, until 5.30pm
  6.00      Schola singing Mass at The Oratory (Choral Scholars only)

Sunday 20 January

  9.00      11 Fifth and Sixth-Form pupils to the MUN Conference, St Paul’s School,
                until 5.30pm

Monday 21 January

  8.40      Campion House daily prayer in the Chapel
  9.00      2 Sixth-Form pupils to the Lessons from Auschwitz Memorial Day Ceremony,
                City Hall, until 1pm
  3.45      Homework Centre