News

‘Mes Chers Voisins’ By Onatti Productions

23rd November 2017

Mr Alejandro, Head of Modern Languages, explains the value of Onatti Production’s work “On Monday 20th November 2017 the Modern Languages Department welcomed the first of three visits this academic year by Onatti Productions. The production company’s aim is to “Boost the students’ confidence so they leave having watched a play in a foreign language,…

Charities Week

23rd November 2017

27th November – 1st December 2017 We are all looking forward to Charities Week which, although usually held in the Lent Term, this academic year has been brought forward to next week!  Activities aplenty will take place including talent shows, cake sales, an eco-fashion show, dodgeball tournament, a bring and buy sale and the ever-popular…

Darkroom now up and running!

22nd November 2017

Developments in photography Our Art Department enables girls to creatively explore and expand their talent in many ways and the great results are on show in our annual Summer Arts Evening.  Whether it be through painting or sculpture, or working with textiles or in photography our Art Department stretches and challenges the girls throughout their…

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…

Upper II and their Form III Taster Afternoon

16th November 2017

Preparation for lifelong success On Monday 13th November our first ever Form III Taster Afternoon took place, a new initiative thought up by Mrs Knowles, Deputy Head, Juniors, and Mrs Gosling, Senior Form Teacher, Form III.  You will have read in last week’s article (http://sapriory.com/priory-post/preparation-lifelong-success/) that on Taster Day, Upper II spend an afternoon as…