Month: March 2021

Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Column

26th March 2021

Work in progress. The news that next term will see the launch of our Inclusion Committee was backed up this week by work in both Juniors and Seniors. Departments across the school are involved in putting together a programme of work which addresses the issues of inclusion, diversity and equity. Mr Chappory reports that ‘Every…

Gala Concert

26th March 2021

A memorable musical event. Last night, Thursday 25th March saw the culmination of a musical event that has been taking place amongst the Seniors over the past few weeks.  This was the Gala of the Music Competition. The heats took place over several lunchtimes and those chosen performed yesterday evening in the Chapel in front…

Lower VI and the Base Challenge

25th March 2021

A national competition. Mrs MacLennan, Director of Priory 6 here tells us of the work conducted by Lower VI this week: ‘The Lower VI students have been taking part in the BASE Challenge organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).  They have been working in groups of three to four…

Woman of the Mount

25th March 2021

Poetry for World Meteorological Day. Monday 23rd March was World Meteorological Day.  It is fitting that Megan in Lower V recently composed this poem expressing timely concerns over climate change. Woman of the Mount Her fingers, made rough by the years of wisdom, brushed through Her gentle white waves. Softly singing, Her sighs echoed around…

Lower VI prepare for the Farmers’ Market

25th March 2021

Bags, Bags, Bags! If you decide to visit the Farmers’ Market held at St Augustine’s Priory this Sunday you will find an additional stall amongst the wonderful regular contributors who sell a variety of delicious products. Lower VI entrepreneurs have been busy designing and making tote bags to sell.  These bags will be available at…

Prep II Easter Egg Hunt

25th March 2021

Eggs Galore! A delighted Prep II scoured the Prep Meadow today in their valiant efforts to find as many Easter Eggs as possible!  Fortunately, their hunting skills were well developed and no leaf was left unturned in the meadow until each girl had found an Easter Egg.  We hope they remember not to eat them…

Nursery and Preps mark Palm Sunday

25th March 2021

A moving liturgy. The Nursery and Preps gathered in costume in the Prep Meadow on Thursday 25th March to hold their Palm Sunday liturgy.  This is an annual tradition and all the children contributed wonderfully to this celebration.   Bible readings and prayers marked the occasion and, when Jesus rode his donkey through the crowd,…

Lower V prepares Mass

25th March 2021

Mass in the last week of term As we near the end of term and the end of Lent, the last Mass of the term was this week celebrated by Fr Thomas and prepared by Lower VA.  Although it was the day before the feast of the Annunciation, that feast’s readings were used.  We heard…

A resounding staff win!

24th March 2021

Netball thrills. The coming of the end of the Lent term was celebrated with a battle royal on Wednesday 24th March as senior pupils and staff took on each other in four lunchtime netball matches.  They were exciting matches, with thrills and skills to the fore as the astroturf filled with spectators from the Seniors…

Lower II Scientists

24th March 2021

 Scientific projects displayed. Lower II have been working hard creating some imaginative science projects this term and 24th March saw them demonstrating their results to the rest of the Juniors.  Taking turns, class by class, from Lower I to Upper II, the Juniors visited the imaginative and creative work undertaken by Lower II in an…