Category: Senior

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

General 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…

Upper IV pupil’s playwriting achievement

19th May 2022

New Views. Ms Eaton, English Department, and Ms Brown, Head of Drama, launched New Views, the National Theatre’s playwriting competition, here at St Augustine’s Priory for the first time this year. The initiative offers twelve creative writers aged 14-18 years the chance to develop their own 30-minute plays. Our 12 writers: Lucy, Maggie, Marija, Darya,…

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…

Upper IV sees Wicked

12th May 2022

A spectacular experience. Upper IV went to the West End on Wednesday 11th May to see ‘Wicked’, the spectacular show that tells the untold story of the witches of the Wizard of Oz.   Staff and students all enjoyed this memorable production, with amazing singing and scenery and a witch that is green! Popcorn and good…

Lower IV linguists and designers

12th May 2022

Designing a sports and leisure centre. Ms Gandi, Teacher of French and Spanish, tells us of Lower IV’s Spanish design project, ‘Coming at the end of the module dealing with free time, ‘El tiempo libre’, the students were set the task of designing a poster advertising a sports and leisure centre.  They also had to…

Dynamite!

12th May 2022

Cheerleading achievements. St Augustine’s Priory’s cheerleading team, ‘Dynamite’, is having a very successful season.  Combining acrobatics and dance and involving energy, enthusiasm and very hard work, our team is going from strength to strength.  Our Director of Sport, Mrs Gosling, reports on their achievements, ‘At the end of April, Dynamite came second out of seven…

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…

Form III French cross-curricular project

9th May 2022

Du gâteau, des gâteaux! Form IIIA, Form III Alpha and Form III Aleph have all been involved recently in a cooking project that not only served to improve and expand their French vocabulary and encouraged new IT skills, but also resulted in some delicious cakes! Ms Assémat here reports on the project: ‘Du gâteau, des…

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…