Xaverian School Captains

Thanks to Frank Lennon, we now know that the correct name for Xaverian Head Boys was ‘School Captain’. As a result of his information I have updated the list. This must be authentic as Frank himself was a School Captain! Barry Staniforth – circa 1960 Mike Watts  1960 – 61 John Moynihan 1961-62 David Ansbro  … Read more

Bernard Lackey

Mr Lackey taught me geography at Xaverian and it was no small feat to actually get me a GCE ‘o’ level as a result. He was an intelligent mentor and had the key to success in exams. His particular method was to produce mnemonics for all the facts that we would need to regurgitate to be successful in … Read more

Jim Phelan remembers Mr Crotty

Having been a teacher myself, I’m not over keen on criticising others in my profession, but as the victim of the inadequacies apparent in the staff at Xavs in the 60s, I feel in a position to objectively pass comment. The recruitment policy, if there was one, was to play ultra safe… no women, no … Read more

I think I’m going back…

A few years ago I visited Xaverian College with a couple of colleagues to view one of their student data systems – this was when I was developing IT systems in Further Education. The department we were visiting was in the Mayfield building at the far end of what used to be the cricket field … Read more

Xaverian Expulsions

I knew a couple of students who were expelled from Xaverian and at least one from the prep school. The boy who quietly disappeared from St Anne’s had a name similar to Morensky  and was the son of the chemist who had a shop on Wilmslow Road. This boy had a head which was definitely … Read more