Category: Priory Post

Prep I enjoy a French Christmas

15th December 2020

Le Sapin de Noël.   Prep I Form Teacher, Mrs van der Merwe, informs us about some linguistic advances made by Prep I: ‘Prep I have always loved their language lessons with Miss Gandi and this half term we have had the opportunity to learn even more. Miss Correia has been helping us to learn…

Christmas: Jumpers and Lunch!

15th December 2020

  An enjoyable day. On Thursday 10th December the annual Christmas lunch took place at St Augustine’s Priory.  Alongside this, pupils and staff came in resplendent in their Christmas jumpers.  With turkey and decorations, crackers and hats, girls this was a wonderfully colourful and delicious day of celebration!  

Meeting Members of Staff

15th December 2020

Mr H AlAzawi. As we near the end of term, we welcomed Mr AlAzawi to St Augustine’s Priory to teach in the Seniors.  He is a Chemistry specialist, having obtained his Master’s degree at University College London and then spent two years working at a Special Education Needs school. Mr AlAzawi says, ‘One of my…

Prep III Nativity

11th December 2020

A dramatic enchantment. The Prep III Nativity held on Wednesday 9th December was a Christmas triumph.  The girls enchanted and enthralled both the staff present in the Chapel and the families watching from home via their computers.  This was a production that was the result of a talented and hard-working Prep III and their teachers…

Upper V researchers

11th December 2020

Stretch and Challenge. The Stretch and Challenge initiative has been running for several years at St Augustine’s Priory.  Under the guidance of Mr Elder, this is an opportunity for girls in Upper V to explore subjects that are not covered in the curriculum but which the girls would like to investigate and research.  Recently, over…

From the Counsellor’s Chair

10th December 2020

Seasonal Greetings 2020. Mrs Good, our School Counsellor and Play Therapist, looks back over the year and encourages activities which will enhance the wellbeing of all of us: ‘With Christmas imminent and the New Year approaching, the past 12 months have witnessed devastating bush fires in Australia, wild fires on the Amazon and along the…

Prep II to Upper II poets

10th December 2020

‘Untold Stories’. This autumn, English Heritage organised a nationwide poetry competition entitled ‘Untold Stories’.  This competition invited children to submit their poems and was divided into several age categories:  5 – 8 years old, 9 – 12 years old, 13 – 16 years old and 17+. Our Juniors took this competition to heart and everyone,…

A Musical Christmas present idea

9th December 2020

An album of carols. For those of you who would like to accompany your Christmas Day with music, why not enjoy some music, provided by our guitar teacher, Mr Scott? This year he has produced an album entitled, ‘Christmas Carols for Solo Guitar’.  Mr Scott studied both classical and jazz guitar while at the Royal…

Christmas at St Augustine’s

9th December 2020

The After Dark Trail. We are so used every year to the Preps entertaining us with their Nativity plays.  However, this year Preps I, II and III were in for a treat as, on Monday 7th December, the Juniors entertained the Preps with the story of the Nativity.  But this was no ordinary Nativity.  It…

The Christ who accompanies

8th December 2020

A poem for Christmas. Trees and lights adorn St Augustine’s Priory as we journey through Advent.  From trees in the grounds to wreaths in Reception, the school is getting ready to celebrate the Christmas season.         But amidst all the decorations and the joy, the following poem by Malcolm Guite from ‘Sounding the…