Category: Nursery

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…

Prep I Ballet Display

19th May 2022

  Dancing festival. Prep I delighted an audience of families and the Nursery when they danced the afternoon away on Wednesday 18th May.  Dressed in a variety of splendid costumes, they demonstrated their expertise on the dance floor to a variety of musical pieces.  The audience were treated to both solo and ensemble work and…

The Preps travel to South Africa

12th May 2022

Learning about animals and their environment. The Preps travelled to South Africa on Friday 6th May as Preps I, II and III took part in a live zoom call with a Wildlife Biologist & Conservationist and a Protected Area Manager & Conservationist from South Africa.  Miss Algar had arranged this exciting session and said that…

A visit to Priory Farm

12th May 2022

Nile Lodge Playgroup visits St Augustine’s Priory. There was great excitement on the morning of Wednesday 11th May, as the Nursery pupils from Nile Lodge Playgroup came to visit the Priory Farm!  The Sisters, parents and children all came and met the chickens, ducks and, of course, our new lambs.  Our Farm Managers were on…

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…

Six Lambs in Six Days!

5th May 2022

The Priory Farm produces. ‘Six lambs in six days!’ was Farm Manager’s Freya’s comment on the recent hive of activity in the Priory Farm.  Spring has definitely arrived at St Augustine’s Priory as Priory Sixthformer Freya’s pictures show.  Visitors are plentiful to see the newborns, who are very quickly finding their feet and enjoying life….

Easter liturgies

13th April 2022

The School marks the Easter journey. The end of the Lent Term 2022 was marked at St Augustine’s Priory with several liturgies to prepare for the coming of Easter.  The Preps, with energy and enthusiasm, held a Palm Sunday Liturgy and also an Easter Egg Hunt.  Palms were made and waved and then the Meadow…

Bronze STARS

5th April 2022

TfL accreditation scheme. Earlier in the Lent Term we received our plaque and certificate from TfL (Transport for London) for achieving our Bronze STARS – Sustainable Travel: Active, Responsible, Safe Accreditation. This has been awarded in recognition of achievement in active and safer travel initiatives. STARS is “TfL’s accreditation scheme for London schools and nurseries….

Student Council

31st March 2022

‘You said, we did’. Listening to and acting upon students’ concerns is one of the key functions of the Student Council.  This dedicated student-led body meets regularly throughout the year and takes the initiative to hear and put forward proposals coming from pupils. Some of the recent proposals coming from the Student Council were: Asking…