Category: Whole School

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…

Lower II Retreat

20th May 2022

A day of joy. Lower II’s Retreat on Tuesday 17th May was around the theme of ‘The Great Mandatum’.  They gathered in the Chapel to think about their relationship with God and how we can all be closer to Him.  The day was based around Jesus’ commandment to love God and love one another as…

Prep I Ballet Display

19th May 2022

  Dancing festival. Prep I delighted an audience of families and the Nursery when they danced the afternoon away on Wednesday 18th May.  Dressed in a variety of splendid costumes, they demonstrated their expertise on the dance floor to a variety of musical pieces.  The audience were treated to both solo and ensemble work and…

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 VI and ‘Hamilton’

19th May 2022

A superb production. A Level Drama pupil and Scholar, Maggie, in Lower VI, here reviews ‘Hamilton’ the musical theatre production Lower VI went to see on Thursday 5th May. ‘I went to see the Broadway production of Hamilton at the Victoria Palace theatre with Ms Brown on 5th May. I thought that actor and writer…

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…

A Level Geography field visit

18th May 2022

Aberystwyth. From 7th – 10th May the A Level Geography field visit took place.  The remit was to study coastal management in the area around Aberystwyth and the resulting write-up from the field visit will be worth 20% of the A Level marks.     The coastline around Aberystwyth is managed and maintained by the…

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…

The Preps travel to South Africa

12th May 2022

Learning about animals and their environment. The Preps travelled to South Africa on Friday 6th May as Preps I, II and III took part in a live zoom call with a Wildlife Biologist & Conservationist and a Protected Area Manager & Conservationist from South Africa.  Miss Algar had arranged this exciting session and said that…