Category: Whole School

Form III Music Scholars

23rd January 2018

Music Matters. Music encourages imagination, creativity, discipline and, as our website states, ‘ Music is a vital part of a complete education, and at St Augustine’s Priory we encourage each girl to develop her musical skills and interests both in the classroom and through partaking in a range of extra-curricular activities’. Dr Higgins, Director of…

Careers’ Choices

19th January 2018

Dr Barbara Marino As part of our Careers’ programme for Priory 6 and Upper V we host a range of speakers every year who come to share their experience and expertise in their chosen field.  This week, Dr Barbara Marino, Director, ORSA Consultancy, visited St Augustine’s Priory to speak about the many careers available in…

Update: Society of Heads Exhibition 2018

19th January 2018

Exhibition of A Level Art Work Following the article last week about the Society of Heads Exhibition on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th January 2018 at the Livery Hall, Guildhall (accessed via the Basinghall Street entrance) we thought we would wet your taste buds with a glimpse of some of the exciting artwork we will…

Regulatory Compliance Inspection Report

18th January 2018

December 2017 Earlier this week Mrs Raffray, Headteacher of St Augustine’s Priory, sent to all parents the Regulatory Compliance Inspection Report, the result of an inspection held by the Independent Schools Inspectorate in December 2017, in which St Augustine’s Priory was found to be fully compliant.  It is a brief report, running only to eight…

Stretch and Challenge (5)

17th January 2018

Autism Woon Sim Tan (Upper V Alpha) researched Autism for her Stretch and Challenge project.  Inspired by personal circumstances, she investigated people’s attitudes and the reality of life lived with autism.  Woon Sim Tan’s project shows that our Stretch and Challenge programme allows pupils to investigate any topic of interest – from an in-depth look…

Exploring photography

16th January 2018

Pinhole Photography Workshop Ms Porter, Art Department, here reports on the workshops held by photographer, Lotte Hampson, on Friday 12th January.  It is of such value for the pupils to meet professional artists and to gain from their experience and knowledge.  With our A Level photography course proving popular and now a working darkroom which…

Stretch and Challenge (4)

16th January 2018

North Korea Mariella King, Upper V Alpha, is the author of the latest Stretch and Challenge presentation for Priory Post, a project on North Korea which she presented to other students and staff in November 2017.  Since then has come the welcome news that North Korea is planning to participate in the Winter Olympics to…

Society of Heads Exhibition 2018

12th January 2018

A Level Art Work We are excited to announce that St Augustine’s Priory and the Freemen’s School, Ashtead are proud to be hosting the Society of Heads Art Exhibition to be held at the Livery Hall, Guildhall London, on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th January 2018. You will remember that St Augustine’s Priory hosted this…

From Big Apple to Megacity

12th January 2018

New York, New York! There was a valuable supplement to the Geography curriculum at the end of the Michaelmas Term when senior girls travelled to New York on a fieldvisit – an incredible opportunity to examine and investigate New York.  Mr Chappory, Head of Geography, here reports on this exciting visit: ‘From 13th to 18th…

Different paths

12th January 2018

Changing direction This week has been about changing directions.  From the Feast of the Epiphany, when after visiting Jesus, the Magi ‘were warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, and returned to their own country by a different way’, to the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord when Jesus, after his…