Category: Prep

Meeting Members of Staff…

20th September 2018

Miss V Norris. Miss Norris joins us at St Augustine’s Priory as the new afternoon Receptionist.  Here she introduces herself: ‘Since having my son (who is nearly four years old), I decided it is about time I needed to get back into working life and it is just wonderful to be here at St Augustine’s…

Yourstage: 10 Years On

13th September 2018

New course and a new relationship. In 2008 Faith Hagerty, a drama teacher at St Augustine’s Priory, decided that she wanted to bring drama, dance and music to more of Ealing’s children. Yourstage Drama (then Yourspace) was born. Now, 10 years on, Yourstage runs Summer and Easter courses as well as Saturday morning term time…

The influence of the St Augustine’s Priory Association

11th September 2018

The rewards of work experience. St Augustine’s Priory is a community not only of pupils, parents and staff, but of past pupils, parents and staff.  As the years go by the years the community grows in numbers and strength, sharing knowledge and experience that benefit the current generation of pupils. Over this summer the strength…

Meeting our new chickens…

10th September 2018

A variety of breeds. The Michaelmas Term has brought some new members to roost in our farm.  Together with our micro-pigs (who are enjoying the apple harvest) and our sheep, we have a variety of breeds of chickens which have joined us – some Plymouth Rock cross, Polands and Silkies.    These three types of…

Meeting Members of Staff…

10th September 2018

Miss H Snell. We are pleased to welcome Miss Snell who joins us this term as LAMDA teacher, an-ever popular subject which gives pupils the opportunity to enter graded exams in areas such as the speaking of verse and prose and acting.  Here she introduces herself: ‘I am delighted that I will be teaching LAMDA…

The Beginning of a New Term

7th September 2018

A vision of happiness. At the staff Inset day on Monday 3rd September, Mrs Raffray, Headteacher welcomed us all back for a new term with words that explain our rationale for being here.  She said that St Augustine of Hippo, our patron saint, talked about how, ‘people learn well when they’re happy – we are…

Association Day, 30th June 2018

7th September 2018

A day of sunlight and celebration. On a bright and shining Saturday in late June, the inaugural St Augustine’s Priory Association Day took place in our wonderful grounds.  Pupils and their families, past pupils, staff, both present and past and neighbours all came together to join in the festivities.  The Parents’ Committee worked tirelessly both…

Sheep Shearing at St Augustine’s.

13th July 2018

Sunday 8th July started out hot and ended up hot – for most of us anyway!  For some inhabitants of St Augustine’s Priory it ended on a much cooler note as Sunday was the day that the sheep shearers came calling!  Below are some pictures of the event, but if you would like to see…

Junior and Preps Sports Day

29th June 2018

A record-breaking day. Wednesday 20th June saw the Prep and Junior School Sports Day, a day of wonderful weather and exciting sport. Mrs Gosling, Director of Sport, here tells us about the day: On Wednesday 20th June we saw the Preps and Juniors have their turn for Sports Day. With expected scorching temperatures, we were…

Sharing the Journey

26th June 2018

CAFOD campaign. ‘Share the Journey’, CAFOD’s campaign of awareness raising of the plight of refugees saw Augustinians of all ages – from Nursery to Priory 6 to staff and parents walking around the school grounds last week.  Throughout the week, from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd June each class gathered in our Chapel and then…