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Supporting wellbeing                                                       Wellbeing

We are living in extraordinary, unprecedented times and it is natural for us all, especially children, to feel anxious and worried. This is a normal reaction, and some stress is to be expected. Although we may be facing living in isolation, we should never feel isolated when we know that we are part of community and that we are loved by God. We know that you will support your children through what is undoubtedly a challenging and unsettling time.


Please click here to download the letter from Mrs O'Keeffe sent to parents 23 March.

Please click here to download support for parents and carers at this time. 

If you have any concerns about how your child is coping or you need any other support from the school, please let us know by contacting us at:


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Please see below information, documents and links to external websites which may be helpful



Daily Thought


Please see below the 'daily thought' for today:



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The Examen




Please click here for the current PDF version.

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How to Participate in Mass During This Time

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For those of you who would normally attend Mass either during the week or at the weekend, you can still access Mass via a live stream from a number of local parishes.  Please click here for further information.


Click here for other Mass streaming sites and prayer resources.


Other Prayer Resources:


College Prayer Wall

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We have created the college prayer wall where the community can send their prayers in. If you would like to do this, please click on the following link:

Chaplaincy Challenge

Challenge26 June - 10 July 2020

This weeks' challenge is: St Ignatious in Action

Please click here for this weeks' Chaplaincy challenge


Previous weeks' challenges:

Week 9 – Jesuit Schools Liturgy of the Word

Week 8 - Laudato Si' Art

Week 7 - Jesuit Spirituality 

Laudato Si Week Challenges:  1,  2,  3,  4  &  5

Week 6 - CAFOD Si' film

Week 5 - Beatitudes for a Global Pandemic

Week 4 - The 2.6 Challenge

Week 3 - Climate Change

Week 2 - I can pray a rainbow

Week 1 - Journals and Writing for Wellbeing


Speakers for Schools - Interactive Virtual Talks


We have been made aware that Speakers for Schools have released a weekly schedule of Virtual Talks from some of the countries leaders of industry. These talks are fantastic opportunities for you to gain an insight into the world they work in. You are also able to submit live questions to the speakers. The talks range from the Vice President of Spotify to one of the countries leading Freelance Journalist. Please check out the website below:



Supporting the Community


If you are able to and would like to make a donattion to the local Food Bank, the Trussel Trust who campaign to stop hunger in the UK or The Passage, a Roman Catholic homeless charity based near to Westminster Cathedral, please see links below:


North enfield foodbank

North Enflied Food Bank:


The trussle trustTrussel Trust:



The passage

Help St Ignatius help the homeless



One of the charities the school supports is The Passage which is a Roman Catholic homeless charity based near to Westminster Cathedral. During the Covid 19 crisis The Passage has been tasked with providing meals every day for homeless people currently housed in emergency accommodation in local budget hotels. To help fund this work for the next 10 weeks The Passage need to raise £300,000 from charitable giving. We are asking if you would consider helping to support their work by donating the £10 cost of a day’s meal package for a homeless person. If you are in a position to do so you can do this very easily by clicking on the link below:

Thank you for considering this request. We know that it would really help the work of this great charity if you could afford to donate.


Parents: How to Support your wellbeing.

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The following resources may be helpful to you as parents: 


Parental guidance booklets from Enfield Council:

Support for Parents

Supporting Secordary aged Children

Covid 19 - Wellbeing Support


Talking to chlidren about the Corovonavirus: 


The following resources will be helpful for older children:


The Government has published a new guide on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the outbrreak of the Coronavirus.  Please click here to take you to this site.


The NHS also has a website 'Every Mind Matters' giving advice on looking after your mental health.  Please click here to take you to this site:


Anna Freud a National Centre for Children and Families has some excelent advise on their website and have also produced some documents to support parents, carers and familes::

Advice for Parents and Carers:   Reassuring childen and young people who are                                                                                                worried about coronavirus

Advice for Famlies:                        Top tips to help familes work together and support                                                                                        one another during the coronavirus outbreak

Advice for Young People               

Please click here to take you to the Anna Frued website.


National Online Safety has produced a poster on 'How to Obtain Good Mental Wellbeing during Isolation' with good tips on:

  • Mindset and Thoughts/Positve Thoughts
  • Good Quality Sleep
  • Keeping Physically Active
  • Eating Well
  • Accepting Help
  • Doing Good
  • Staying Connetcted

Please click here for this.


Exercise    Exercise

Exercise is important at this time for everyone, both young and old.  

Please click here to take you to the 'PE with Body Coach Joe Wicks' website where you can find a free PE session for students 3 times a week: and you are also welcome to join in!  These take place Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9.00am.

Virtual Choir and Band

We are delighted to be able to share with you our Virtual Choir & Orchestra performance of 'Lean on Me', performed by students and staff! from St Ignatius College.  


A special thank you to our Year 11 student, Luke Jones who put the video together  for us and Mr Duguid, our Director of Music who was the overall director.  Plus a HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed to the recording - it was a lot of work, but definitely worthwhile and we couldn't have done it without you! 


Hopefully this is a timely reminder that while this pandemic may keep us physically separated as a community, we can still come together and make music.

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TV/ Film Recommendations

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Summer 2020

We invite staff, students and their families to join us in watching some of the the TV programmes/films which our staff have been recommending over the last few weeks.


Race across the world (BBC I Player): In a frenetic race across the world, travellers can choose any route they like- but no flights or smartphones allowed. This series finds our intrepid couples racing from Mexico to Argentina and taking in the sights of the beautiful South American Continent.

A history of the world in a 100 objects (BBC Radio 4): Each programme is just 15 minutes long. They are fascinating and thought-provoking and there is something really restful about listening to them.

The School That Tried to End Racism (Channel 4): This is a documentary series that follows a British school helping its students uncover and eradicate hidden racial biases exploring how this can affect us all and what we can do to tackle it.

The Man Who Knew Infinity (YouTube): This is a full length movie based on true story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.

Au Revoir Les Enfants (YouTube): A film about  Occupied France during the second world war (In French with subtitles)

Ti Mai (Netflix): A family movie about a grandmother who fights to bring her adopted Vietnamese granddaughter home to Spain (In Spanish with subtitles)

How Food-bots are Changing How We Eat (YouTube): Explores how robots are being used in the food industry and questions whether jobs are at risk because of it.

Sacred Wonders (BBC IPlayer): Even though we are experiencing a period of social distancing it is inspiring to learn more about other religious traditions and dream about visiting these wonders in the future.

The Brain with David Eagleman (YouTube): Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the wonders of the human brain in a series that reveals the ultimate story of us, why we feel and think the things we do

The Mind (Netflix): Excellent short episodes introducing our brain and behaviour. This will allow you to begin to develop your understanding of how what is going on in your mind affects your everyday choices.

Grayson's Art Club (4 OD): Grayson Perry, one of Britain's leading artists, investigates the image now and through history. Through art, making new works and hosting masterclasses he sets out to unleash our creativity during lockdown.



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