Category: Senior

Open Day, 5th March 2016

11th March 2016

Welcoming our guests   We welcomed a record number of families to St Augustine’s Priory for our Open Day on Saturday 5th March.   After visiting our café for refreshments, families were taken on tours around the school by our Senior School guides.  There were activities in every subject area, ranging from mono-printing in the Art…

Music News

11th March 2016

Forthcoming events  Mr Martin, Director of Music looks forward to forthcoming musical events: ‘As we approach the Spring Concert on 22nd March, lovely sounds are emanating from the last few rehearsals of all the ensembles and choirs which will be taking part.  We are particularly looking forward to a James Bond medley from the Senior…

Space Seeds!

11th March 2016

Experimental horticulture   Miss Varrow, Science Department, informs us of the incredible news concerning space and St Augustine’s Priory: ‘I am very excited to announce the Biology department of St Augustine’s Priory will be taking part in an experiment run by the UK space Agency. After Easter we will be receiving seeds that have been…

Visit of ‘Wira of Warsaw’

4th March 2016

Hero of Polish WWII resistance speaks at St Augustine’s Priory At St Augustine’s Priory our theme for this year is ‘Courage’.  We were privileged to welcome someone who exemplifies this quality on Thursday 25th February when Mrs Danuta Szlachetko visited us.  A young girl living with her family in Poland at the outbreak of the…

Seniors and Mathematics

4th March 2016

Intermediate Maths Challenge 2016   The Mathematics Department at St Augustine’s Priory always encourages our pupils to enter the Mathematics Challenges, organised by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust, and this year was no exception.  Here, Mrs Bennet, Mathematics Department, tells us about the results of the Intermediate Maths Challenge, sat earlier this year. ‘The annual…

Upper V iGCSE Science

1st March 2016

Challenges Ahead For Physics and Biology Students We encourage our students to step outside the curriculum and challenge themselves in order to augment their knowledge and studying capabilities.  In Science, alongside the iGCSE curriculum we are encouraging students to take part in additional challenges.  Miss Hayden, Head of Physics, outlines the programmes in which our…

Poetry by Heart 2016

26th February 2016

A courageous recital One of the many joys to which we are privy as educationalists is the seemingly boundless imagination demonstrated by our young people. An example of this creative flair can often be found in our girls’ interpretation of verse. Not only can a good poem elicit emotions (many of us didn’t know we…

Film Quiz Night, Friday 15th April 2016

26th February 2016

A première evening!   The St Augustine’s Priory Parents’ Committee Quiz Nights are often likened to Mastermind or University Challenge.  The parent body and staff members sit, pencils in hand, pondering the solutions to such queries as ‘what is the capital of Moldova?’ or ‘how many UK number one hits did The Beatles achieve?’ This year…

Star Gazing

26th February 2016

Astronomy Observation Evenings Astronomy has been available to study at St Augustine’s Priory for several years and is a popular choice at GCSE.  Situated at the top of Hanger Hill, with our wonderful grounds and big sky, we are ideally placed for star gazing!  Here, Miss Hayden, Head of Physics and teacher of Astronomy, tells…

Careers Day

26th February 2016

Upper IV investigates the future Cliodhna Rochester, Upper IVA, reports on the recent Careers Day, a day which introduces Upper IV to the amazing options available to them: ‘On Tuesday 9th February, Upper IV took part in a day dedicated to exploring careers. The activities, organized by Mrs Murphy, took place in the school hall…