Category: Sixth Form

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…

Digital Transformation

26th February 2016

Individual education Our earliest education is through play and exploration. It is a process limited logistically only by waking (alas not daylight) hours and the facilities with which one finds herself presented. By following our curiosity at a pace that suits us, our mood and emotional priorities, within a very short space of time most…

Music Festival

26th February 2016

Music for the whole school Mr Martin, our Director of Music, reports on our Music Festival: ‘The Music Department has had a wonderful week of listening to girls at all levels of the school perform musical pieces they have worked hard to prepare as part of the Music Festival. It has been wonderful to see…

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…

Screen Time

26th February 2016

An evening with Dr Aric Sigman St Augustine’s Priory is looking forward to hosting an evening on Thursday 10th March with renowned Psychologist and Health Education expert, Dr Aric Sigman. The evening will follow a series of discussions between Dr Sigman and Senior School pupils and staff throughout the day. As we rely increasingly on the use of digital screens for work, study…

From the Counsellor’s Chair

25th February 2016

The virtues of a daily walk   It often appears these days that walking for its own sake is an undervalued activity. The pure enjoyment of walking to appreciate our surroundings, to take the opportunity to think and meditate and to improve our general health and well-being can be sorely lacking in our daily lives.  In…

‘Wira of Warsaw’ to visit St Augustine’s Priory

12th February 2016

An extraordinary visitor For most of us World War II is something we heard about from our parents or grandparents but for some people alive today it is a major part of their life history, something they lived through and in which they participated. On Thursday 25th February we will be visited by one of…

Science at St Augustine’s Priory

11th February 2016

St Christina’s enjoys experimenting On Tuesday we were visited by Year 5 of St Christina’s Roman Catholic Primary School to enjoy a morning of science.  This visit, a continuation of links with local Catholic primary schools was a great success, with our science teachers and Sixth Formers guiding our guests as they carried out experiments…

Spring Open Day

5th February 2016

An individual approach We have been delighted to receive applications from so many intelligent, caring, ambitious young women during this year’s selection process. Many of these girls discovered the exceptional characteristics of St Augustine’s Priory by visiting our Open Day last October. The event attracted significant numbers of prospective Augustinians, who contributed to a dynamic…