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God's Grandeur

The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not wreck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
is now bare, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs -
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.

~Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.

Other News
INTER-HOUSE ATHLETIC COMPETITION
2014-06-24

INTER-CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
2014-06-24

Womens' day 2014
2014-03-31

Campion Hall
2014-03-10

Interview for new intake in primary seven and senior one.
2013-12-18

Thank you
2013-10-16

OCJC's Inauguration
2013-08-14

Tree Planting
2013-05-17

Blessed Seelos Hall
2013-05-16

School Registration
2013-05-15

OCJC’s New School Van
2013-05-14

Sounds of the Earth 2013 in Europe
2013-02-12

Final Exams at OCJC
2012-11-15

Visiting Day at OCJC - 3rd Term
2012-11-03

Peace Camp at OCJC
2012-08-28

Feast of St. Ignatius at OCJC
2012-08-18

Sports Day - 2nd Term 2012
2012-07-15

OCJC best School in Northern Uganda at Youth Alive competition – Congratulations!
2012-07-01

Ugandan Martyrs Day 2012
2012-06-07

Opening of Second Term 2012
2012-05-25

Activities at OCJC during Term Break
2012-05-10

School life at the end of first term
2012-04-19

Easter Celebrations
2012-04-10

Visiting Day
2012-04-03

Coca Cola Football Tournament Gulu 2012
2012-03-27

International Women’s Day Celebrations
2012-03-19

Welcome Celebrations at OCJC
2012-03-05

Spring is dug out and sealed as second source of water
2012-02-13

Student's Report
2012-02-06

Interview Time at OCJC
2012-02-01

Primary-Leaving-Examination-Results
2012-01-25

Feast of St Campion, and Christmas Celebrations, at Ocer Campion.
2011-12-08

Visiting Day
2011-11-05

Sports day at Ocer Campion Jesuit College
2011-10-31

Students stock 2,000 talapia in school pond
2011-10-25

OCJC Students celebrate Ugandan Independence Day
2011-10-25

Medical Team from USA visits Gulu and OCJC
2011-10-24

Ground Breaks for New Men's Dormitory at Ocer Campion Jesuit College
2011-06-24

Baptisms Bring New Life to Ocer Campion Jesuit College
2011-06-19

Ocer Campion Shares Workshop with NESCO Boys
2011-06-12

Girl's dorm nears completion
2011-06-02

OCJC's first solar yardlight brightens the night sky
2011-06-01

Eleven new classrooms are about half finished
2011-06-01

Aerial of Ocer Campion
2011-05-07

CELEBRATING OF UGANDAN’S WOMEN’S DAY
2011-03-15

Presecondary Programm 2011 in OCJC has started
2011-02-26

OCER-students are Top-Students in Gulu district
2011-02-05

Trip to Fort Partiko
2010-12-04

Academic year ends. OCER students sit for their final examinations
2010-11-20

A team of medical professionals from the US visits OCJC
2010-11-20

Students and staff celebrate the Acholi Martyrs Day
2010-11-20

OCJC emerges second in the National Mock Examinations
2010-11-20

OCJC staff grows to nine
2010-11-20

Second Term at OCER
2010-06-21

OCER's construction work busier than ever
2010-05-21

OCER's Work Study Program
2010-05-21

End of Term One 2010
2010-04-29

Pioneer students in class
2010-04-29

Students learn about the negative effects of alcohol
2010-04-29

The First Day at OCER
2010-03-22

Life at Ocer
2010-03-22

The school t-shirts arrived
2010-03-22

OCER opens at last
2010-02-08

Ocer's advertisement displayed
2010-01-26

?Finger print signatures were yesterday?
2010-01-17

Roofing of the Classroom Block
2010-01-13

Foundation for the Jesuit Residence
2009-12-27

Ocer progress aknowledged by Rogers
2009-12-23

Workshops now part of OCER's timetable
2009-08-11

Teaching in Architectural Drawing
2009-07-28

Construction of the intermediate classroom block begins
2009-07-21

Workers' school starts
2009-05-19

Peter and Concy share their hopes for the new school
2009-05-19

Scholastic John Lwanga, SJ trains in hydraform technology
2009-02-09

Abononi Okumu - the head of the family that gave the land
2009-02-09

IDPs returning home
2009-02-09

Recent Construction Photographs
2009-01-30

Brother Stefan Hengst develops water resources for Ocer Campion
2009-01-30

View the latest Architect's Drawings of Ocer Campion
2008-07-26

Doll visits Tony Wach and Jim Strzok in Gulu, Uganda
2008-04-07

Sounds of the Earth 2013 in Europe
0201-02-12

 
School News Archive



Eco ponds begin to mature

Located in the headwaters of the Nile River, OCJC's sewerage undergoes special treatment so that pollutants never reach the Nile. Several years ago the UNEP located in Nairobi, Kenya, published standards for protecting the headwaters of the Nile. Since the Unyama River, which borders OCJC, carries surface and spring water into the Nile, we work hard to meet these standards.

Two years ago, thanks to a generous grant from Jim O'Kane, Class of '57, OCJC embarked upon an extensive sewerage treatment project. A 500 meter long sewer line carries foul water through septic tanks into an eco pond system designed to digest the sewerage, returning fresh water. A series of three ponds use aeration, algae beds, different aquatic plants and finally, catfish to bring water to near potable standards. However, we route the valuable water through banana plantations instead of into the river in order to make use of it on our farm.

The algae bloom in the first pond is doing great work breaking down course nutrients into soluble compounds. Students worked with Fr. Jim in early December, 2011 to plant papyrus, yams, bull rushes and other acquatic plants into the second and third ponds. Eventually catfish will be introduced in the third. Frogs and tadpoles, dragon flies, and even an occasional Blue Heron are already present in all three ponds - a good sign the system in working and is not toxic. It will improve even more with time.
(Picture above: First Pond)