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Monday, 22 December 2008

Photos from the Chavagnes Photography Club

Here are some recent photos from our photography club. David holding the sun is my favourite (here scanned at very low res.) These were all taken with a traditional camera on 35mm film.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Boy Bishop celebration 6th December 2008

A (rather shaky) film of our Boy Bishop for this year ...

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Rugby 7s match: 27th November

80-25 victory for Chavagnes against valiant opponents from l'Esperance. (11-14 year-olds Rugby 7s.)

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Chavagnes Taster Week for potential pupils: during UK half term

Chavagnes Taster Week for potential pupils.

From 16th-20th February 2009, we are inviting boys from 9 to 17 to come and spend a week with us and experience the Chavagnes routine, join in a few classes, meet the other boys in their age group, participate in some fun activities and discover something of our region of France. The cost for this week (from Monday 16th to Friday 20th) is just 75 pounds or 95 euros.

Most boys in the UK should be on half term that week; so go on, sign up and experience Chavvers for a week, no strings attached!

Please contact us at office@chavagnes.org if you would like to book a place.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Catholic High School Study Abroad Program

We have recently launched a new site to promote the College in North America. It includes details of academic equivalency between US qualifications and British GCSEs and A-levels.

There is also a proposal to provide excursions around Europe during most of the school holidays, in order to provide a richer cultural experience for students coming from outside Europe.

for more details, visit our Catholic High School Study Abroad Program site, www.catholicstudyabroad.com

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Tracks from the latest Chavagnes Choir CD

Above: Praise to the Holiest in the Height

Above: Vivaldi Gloria (extract) and Widor Toccata.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Ian Verrier plays the Chavagnes organ


Click on above link to hear an extract. Mr Verrier's new CD will be available soon ...

Sunday, 31 August 2008

Chavagnes on Vatican Radio, just in case you missed it


Click on the link above to hear Mr McDermott, Head Boy Jose Senosiain, plus David and Max, interviewed by Vatican Radio.

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Chavagnes - Sicily 2008 Choir Visit Photos

Follow the link below for photos of the Choir's Sicily Visit 2008.

I am loading up more as I receive them.
So keep looking over the next few days.

I will leave them online for a few weeks.
Best wishes,
Mr McDermott

(This photo shows us with the Trapani Match Race Sailing Club - we had a great time sailing in the sea off the Sicilian coast.)


Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Info for Sicily

Please remember to limit baggage to a suitcase of 50cm high and 25-30 cm wide. This will be carried on the plane and not checked in. If your sleeping bah does not fit, don;t bring it with you.

Please also remember that the uniform is navy blue bermuda shorts (2 pairs) and white polo shirt (4 would be sufficient.) 4 changes of underwear and socks, plus the ones you are wearing, will be enough. We can wash clothes in Trapani.

Please make sure you are at the airport in Stansted in plenty of time. (See the details in the email attachement already sent.)

Any questions, please call Mr McDermott

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Reminder - Chartres

We will be contacting parents very soon regarding the Chartres pilgrimage. (10-12 May, 2008).

Some images from my visit to Trapani

The view from the Trapani-Erice cable car;
The beautiful Sicilian coastline; Yours tuly with the Bishop of Trapani.

Successful planning visit to Sicily

I've just a great week in Sicily, making plans for your choir visit in July.

Everyone was very hospitable. I met with the bishop, the mayor and a whole host of other important people who will do their best to make sure we have a wonderful visit this summer.

Here's an outline of the programme so far. There will be a few minor modifications, but this it is how it is looking at present.

Monday 14th July: boys living in France take flight to Stansted and stay the night nearby.
Tuesday: We all fly to Palermo from Stansted. Reception in the evening with some Italian families. Explore the town of Trapani a little. Settle in at the Seminary, where we will be staying.
Wednesday: Visit to Segesta. Dinner with host families.
Thursday: Sightseeing in Trapani; afternoon on the beach. Evening: Concert in a historic church in Trapani. Dinner with host families.
Friday: Morning, reception at Bishop's summer residence, with Italian scouts. Exploration of local countryside with scouts, camp, etc ... Night away from Seminary, camping with scouts.
Saturday: More exploring with the scouts; trek up to mountain to ERICE. Evening; dinner at Erice and concert in a historic church. Come down the mountain in cable car. Back to Seminary at end of evening.
Sunday: Day of sailing on the sea; visit to the Egadi Islands. Evening : dinner and then sing at late evening Mass at San Vito Lo Campo.
Monday: Free time in Trapani, visit to beach. Rest ...
Tuesday: Return to Stansted
Wednesday 23rd: French boys and teachers return to Nantes.

Saturday, 22 March 2008

Choir Tour to Sicily

Please feel free to submit comments and suggestions re the forthcoming choir tour to Sicily (14-23 rd July for French boys; 15-22nd July for UK boys). I will try and post some information about Trapani (the town that is hosting us) and the surrounding area.