Category: Faith Life

The Feast of the Ascension

26th May 2022

Whole School Mass. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the beginning of Half Term – a whole school Mass in the Meadow to celebrate the Feast of the Ascension, which commemorates the Ascension of Christ into heaven. Prep I to Priory Sixth gathered this morning to hear Fr Thomas celebrate Mass, joined by Governors…

Lower V and the Chapel

23rd May 2022

A privileged time. We are privileged at St Augustine’s Priory to have our own Chapel where we regularly celebrate Mass and hold retreats.  It is definitely the centre of life in our school.  On the morning of 23rd May, Lower V took part in another sacred event when they gathered in the Chapel where, Mrs…

Upper VI poetry

23rd May 2022

Core R.E. creative writing. Before Upper VI departed for study leave and A Levels, teacher of R.E., Mrs Flannelly, set them the task of finding an image of their choice – on the Earth or in space.  The pupils were then asked to write a short piece of creative writing to accompany the image, with…

Lower II Retreat

20th May 2022

A day of joy. Lower II’s Retreat on Tuesday 17th May was around the theme of ‘The Great Mandatum’.  They gathered in the Chapel to think about their relationship with God and how we can all be closer to Him.  The day was based around Jesus’ commandment to love God and love one another as…

Lower IV examine conscience

18th May 2022

The story of Irena Sendler. Head of Religious Education, Mrs Corkery, reports on the latest work from Lower IV.  ‘Lower IV have been busy recently exploring the topic of conscience.  Having learned about the life of St Oscar Romero, and how he became the conscience of many people in El Salvador, Lower IV independently investigated…

Form III and the search for Jesus

9th May 2022

To Whom It May Concern. In this Easter season, Mrs McDermott posed the following question to Form III in their Religious Education lessons:  ‘Write an explanation of your views and conclusions about Jesus’ missing body’.  This was to take the form of an official report and Aneet decided to write a police report, outlining her…

Upper V Thanksgiving Liturgy

6th May 2022

Journeying and Thanksgiving. The Upper V Thanksgiving Liturgy took place today, Friday 6th May, an event which saw Upper V pupils bid farewell for the summer as they embark on their study leave prior to their GCSEs before embarking on their A Levels in September.  This is the first year group for two years, owing…

Headteacher’s Blog: Speaking to the NBCW

6th May 2022

Education, Spirituality, Church and the Feminine. On Thursday 28th April Mrs Raffray was guest speaker at the National Board of Catholic Women (NBCW). This was a wonderful opportunity and Mrs Raffray seized it with both hands, speaking on ‘Education, Spirituality, Church and the Feminine’, an extraordinarily inspirational talk. The NBCW says, ‘As a body with…

Charities Week

5th May 2022

Four causes to support. Our annual Charities Week, held at the end of the last half term raised a wonderful £4,267.10 for the four House charities.   This is a wonderful amount which will be divided amongst MIND, the mental health charity; the Down’s Syndrome Association; SightSavers, the international charity which works to eliminate avoidable blindness…

Lower IV’s studies in R.E.

5th May 2022

St Oscar Romero and Abraham. Ms Corkery, Head of Religious Studies, tells us of the researches Lower IV have been undertaking in  R.E.: “Lower IV have been busy studying the topic of conscience and St Oscar Romero recently. They have also been designing their own El Salvadorian crosses, inspired by their own communities, background, culture,…

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