Category: Priory Post

Lower IV and a story for our time

5th February 2021

The relevance of the Old Testament. Mrs McDermott, Head of Religious Studies, realised that this contribution from Lucia in Lower IV, was eminently applicable to the current situation we find ourselves in. A moving and very relevant diary entry dating back to the days of the Old Testament, when the Hebrews were enslaved in the…

‘Whole Being’

29th January 2021

Now and Beyond Mental Health Festival. St Augustine’s Priory is celebrating Children’s Mental Health Week (1st – 7th February) with a programme of activities that everyone can become involved in, with the highlight being Wednesday 3rd February’s ‘Now and Beyond Mental Health Festival’. Both Juniors and Seniors have a programme of activities planned with Juniors…

Partnership in action

29th January 2021

Walking and working together. During the first lockdown last year, Priory Purpose, the Sixth Form student-led initiative that seeks to serve the community through fundraising via projects such as their annual Fright Night, created a website called Creativity Counts.  Moved by how so many children had no access to creative learning our Sixth Form sought to help…

Senior Mathematicians’ achievement

29th January 2021

University of Southampton cipher challenge. Mrs Bennet, Head of Mathematics, reports on how the mathematicians at St Augustine’s Priory are meeting the challenges of lockdown and triumphing in a way that shows how amazing they are! ‘Every year the University of Southampton runs a cipher challenge with a series of increasingly difficult messages to decrypt…

Fratelli Tutti

28th January 2021

Accompanying with an open heart. On 4th October last year, the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, the Vatican released the latest encyclical by Pope Francis, ‘Fratelli Tutti’.  Mrs McDermott, Head of Religious Studies, here tells us about a recent online training session led by Fr Eamonn Mulcahy on ‘Fratelli Tutti’. ‘Fr Eamonn is a…

From the Counsellor’s Chair

28th January 2021

Children’s Mental Health Week. Mrs R Good, our School Counsellor, here writes about an issue which is of concern to us all, and focusses on Children’s Mental Health Week, which is from 1st – 7th February 2021. ‘The concept of Children’s Mental Health Week was initially launched in 2015 by children’s charity Place2Be.  This year’s…

Seniors and the environment

22nd January 2021

Earthshot competition. This morning at Assembly, Mrs Raffray announced the winners in our Earthshot competition.  You will remember that last November we wrote about The Earthshot Prize, whose website stated, ‘The Earthshot Prize is the most prestigious global environment prize in history, designed to incentivise change and help repair our planet over the next ten…

2020 in Ten Poems

22nd January 2021

Poem of the Week. No-one who viewed the inauguration of President Biden this week could  have been failed to be moved by the power of poet Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Day 2021 poem, ‘The Hill We Climb’.  Although written especially for the day and speaking about the United States, there were lines that resonated with everyone…

Lower IV linguists

21st January 2021

Búsqueda de tesoros. Mlle Gandi, Modern Languages Department, tells us of the work Lower IV have been conducting in Spanish, ‘Lower IV have been learning about sports in Spanish this week and they have been exceptionally engaged in class. One of the activities was a treasure hunt, a ‘Búsqueda de tesoros’. In Ms De Lahitte’s…

Upper VI and religion

21st January 2021

World Religion Day 2021. Mrs McDermott, Head of Religious Studies, reports that, ‘Last Sunday,17th January was World Religion Day, celebrated by the Baha’i and other groups. This day promotes interfaith understanding by emphasizing factors common to all faiths. It was first introduced among Baha’i communities in the 1950s, and is now celebrated by a wider…

ISI Inspection Report 2021

The ISI Inspection Report 2021 has rated St Augustine’s Priory as EXCELLENT in all areas.

“The quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent”

Read the full report