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Bishop' Mass, June 2011


Forthcoming events:

Chavagnes Summer Ball, Friday 1st July 2011


Mass of Thanksgiving, celebrated by Bishop Alain Castet, Monday 20th June, 12.00.


Open Day, 10am - 6pm, Saturday 18th June.


New chaplain for September 2011, Fr Bede Rowe


University honours for Chavagnes alumni ...


Chavagnes celebrates the Royal Wedding:


Our academic programme : full details of all subjects and our current timetables:


Congratulations to Dominic O'Leary who distinguished himself in his A-level exams last summer at Chavagnes. Dominic has been spending the last two terms of his GAP year helping out here but has now been given an unconditional offer to read English Literature and Celtic at the University of Edinburgh from September 2011. His former Chavagnes classmate, Patrick Adams, is currently in his first year at the University of Buckingham.

Teaching Vacancies. The College Governors are seeking to appoint several new teachers for September 2011. Click here for details. Additional opportunities exist for internships, especially for young graduates interested in the teaching profession.

Christmas 2010: Rugby victories, singing for the elderly, Medieval mystery plays and a Carols Service. It's been a busy end of term ...

Latest news from the Chavagnes scouts: 2010-2011 is going to be a busy year ...

News from the Chavagnes scouts

Brevet results/resultats 2010

Summer Ball and end of term events: 2nd July, 2010.

Confirmations at Chavagnes: 24th June 2010

Rugby vs Esperance, 17th June 2010.

St Patrick's Night photos

Mathematics success

In this year’s Intermediate UK Maths Challenge, aimed at the 13-16 age group, Paul de Guibert (13) achieved a Gold certificate and was invited to participate in the prestigious Pink Kangaroo Challenge, Benjamin Bellec (14) and David Mobberley (14) attained silver certificates. Maximillian Micallef-Eynaud (13) achieved a bronze certificate.


The Intermediate UK Maths Challenge is aimed at the top third of pupils in Year 11 or below in England and Wales, Year 12 or below in Northern Ireland and S4 or below in Scotland. The top 40% of students nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3 and each institution receives a Best in School certificate. Visit the official website for more information on the UK Intermediate Maths Challenge.


Meanwhile other pupils of all ages enthusiastically participated in World Maths Day on 3rd March against schools from around the globe. In WMD 2010 a total 1,133,246 students and 56,082 schools from 235 countries united to set a new world record by correctly answering 479,732,613 questions online. Chavagnes belongs to the international Mathletics project, which enables pupils to compete online at solving mathematical problems, challenging other young people from English-speaking schools all over the world.


Baroque evening

On 4th March the boys enjoyed an excursion to the local chateau of ‘La Chabotterie’ for an evening of baroque musique provided by Hugo Reyne (leader of the Symphonie du Marais) on the recorder and Yannick Varlet on the harpshichord.


25th January: Burns Night, annual celebration of the poetry of Robert Burns. With the traditional kilts, pipes, haggis, speeches and song ... (click here for photos)

Christmas End-of-Term events Production of Shakespeare's Macbeth; Advent Carol Service. Click here for dates and details ...

Kevin Sinnott, former Chavagnes pupil, in tragic swimming accident

Alex Morrison, OC (2002-2005) becomes Brother Stephen O.Praem.

June 2009 Exam results

Choir Tour : August 2009 in Oxford and Wales ... (for photos click here.)

Staff appointments for September 2009. 

Photos from the end of school year festivities (July 2009) at Chavagnes: Sports Day, The Play, The Summer Ball ...

Fontgombault Abbey visit23-25th June, 2009. Visit to Fongombault Abbey. (text and photos).

Chavagnes Year 8 boys have netted three gold and two silver certificates in the 2009 UK Maths Challenge. Read more ...

On 23rd May, in the annual Vendee Races (on the occasion of the annual 100km race in Chavagnes), our boys won most of the prizes in the junior 2km race. Well done, boys! Read more (and photos) ...

Chavagnes vs Esperance Rugby, 14th May, 2009.

A crushing defeat, but good fun all the same ...

Click here for details and photos.

Mr McDermott's Senior Latin class enjoyed a Roman banquet on Saturday 9th May. On the menu were pig's ears and feet, sausage and meatballs cooked in fermented fish sauce and nuts, mussels, fried sole, olives, cheese, figs, dates and prunes. Plus some delicious homemade Roman bread, baked by Antoine Haentjens. For more details and photos from our Roman banquet, click here.

7th May, Inter-house debate (Charette vs Rochejacquelein), "This house believes men and chimpanzees share a common ancestor." The motion, proposed by Charette, was defeated 10 votes to 6, with 4 abstentions. The topic was meant to coincide with media attention surrounding the 150th anniversary of Darwin's The Evolution of the Species.

28th April 2009. A group of boys made a pilgrimage to St Laurent sur Sevre, in honour of St Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort. For photos and more information, click here.

6-a-side soccer photos from March.

ON 9th March all boys and staff enjoyed a trip to the Circus, where Benjamin and Max got to ride on a elephant !  More details and photos.