Category: Whole School

Vision of Hope

21st November 2017

A visit to the House of Lords The website of the National Schools Poetry Competition (NSPC4PEACE) says that the competition ‘is designed to unlock the potential of young people and to encourage them to express their emotions through writing poetry about peace.’ As it is supported by the Three Faiths Forum (3ff), Mrs McDermott, Head…

Christmas Fair

21st November 2017

A panoply of excitement Just over two weeks to go before our annual Christmas Fair, organised by our Parents’ Committee.  Friday 8th December at 3.00pm sees the event open and it will end with the Grand Prize Draw at 5.30pm. As always, Father Christmas will be setting up his grotto in the Prep Playground, ably…

Friendship Week in the Nursery

21st November 2017

An important lesson to learn When there are whole school activities and themes the Nursery are definitely not missed out!  Here, Miss Honeyman, Nursery Teacher, demonstrates how the latest events in the Nursery echo all that is going on in the rest of St Augustine’s Priory: ‘To complement Anti-bullying Week held last week, the Nursery’s…

Seniors visit Royal Albert Hall

20th November 2017

A Musical Michaelmas Term It is late November and preparations for our annual St Cecilia Concert this week are nearing completion and thoughts are already turning to our Christmas Carol Service on 12th December.  Here Dr Higgins, Director of Music, reports on an eventful Michaelmas Term: ‘Michaelmas is always a busy time for any Music…

Anti-bullying week: a Whole School mission Part 2

17th November 2017

The girls tell us about their Virtual Reality experience More news from the Virtual Reality workshop held as part of Anti-Bullying week. Ana, Lower IVA reports: “On Friday 10th November, St Augustine’s Priory introduced an Anti-Bullying Virtual Reality workshop to Form III – Upper IV. Before it began we were given a taster on virtual…

Anti-Bullying Parent Questionnaire

17th November 2017

Link below to national survey Please find below the link to a national survey on Anti-Bullying and our parents’ knowledge of our policies and procedures.  We are always reflecting on our practice in this area and our most recent change to our policy is that we have included a specific reference to parents as bystanders…

Digital Day 2017

16th November 2017

Our girls in STEM As you may have seen from our social media accounts, this Tuesday our Lower IV girls took part in ‘Digital Day 2017’. Here Mr Dellow, Head of Computer Studies, gives us more detail: “On Tuesday 14th November 2017 schools across the country took part in ‘Digital Day 17’. BIMA (British Interactive Media…

Macbeth at the Watermans Arts Centre

16th November 2017

Each Autumn nearly 30,000 young people from primary, secondary and special schools across the country unite in the world’s largest youth drama festival, the Shakespeare Schools Festival. Months of preparation culminate in exhilarating performance evenings; young people playing Shakespeare in professional theatres, raising aspirations and unlocking the potential of students and teachers alike.  Last night,…

Upper VI explore English Literature

16th November 2017

World War One and Its Aftermath Study days are a great opportunity for students to gain an insight into their fields of study, a chance to explore their chosen subjects in greater depth.  Friday 10th November saw one such opportunity for Upper VI English students who attended a study day at Imperial College.  As the…

Seniors and Ciphers: Rome’s Lost Legion

16th November 2017

The National Cipher Challenge 2017 The Mathematics Department is again excited to be taking part in the National Cipher Challenge, a nationwide, online codebreaking competition run by the University of Southampton which this year runs from 5th October 2017 to 4th January 2018. Their website says, ‘The competition is a great extension activity (or a…