Category Archives: boys

Understanding boys

Schools are not succeeding in capturing the imagination and energy of many boys. Too many boys feel that school is a combination of a hostile authority and meaningless tasks. And governments are concerned because schools are not imparting to many boys the values governments wish them to learn – such as productivity, citizenship and helping the community. Boys and men at risk cost the community in road deaths, suicides and broken families. Men are 90 per cent of the people kept at great cost in prisons. Likewise, the vast majority of school suspensions and expulsions and slow achievers are boys.



Chavagnes one of Europe’s best schools

Property Guides, the European relocation experts, list Chavagnes International College among Europe’s twenty best schools:

Chavagnes International College is the leading European Catholic boarding school for boys, educating young gentlemen through the medium of English and preparing them for UK university entrance, including Oxford an Cambridge.


Being a parent to boys is different …

Here is one mother’s account of the adventure of being a parent of an energetic little boy; full of surprises, but worth every minute:


Many schools are failing our boys

From the Washington post :

My 8-year-old son has been struggling in school. Again.

Re-entry after winter break has not been easy for him. The rules and restrictions of school – Sit Still. Be Quiet. Do What You Are Told, Nothing More, Nothing Less. – have been grating on him, and it shows. His teacher recently emailed me; she’d noticed a change in his behavior (more belligerent, less likely to cooperate) and wanted to know if there was anything going on at home.

My guess, I said, was that he was upset about having to be back in school after break. I was right.

The lack of movement and rigid restrictions associated with modern schooling are killing my son’s soul.


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Students at Chavagnes International College

Students at Chavagnes International College

Chavagnes International College :

Real Catholic education for boys.

Boys who like to make stuff

Boys like to learn through action, creation, putting things to the test …