The whole school took part in a Green Afternoon on Thursday 24 September. Activities were organized by the Green Team and included composing music, art, design technology and writing.
We were delighted to receive this letter from Dorset County Council’s Challenge & Improvement Team. In brief, it confirmed that St Mary’s continues to perform consistently well and provides a high standard of education.
A copy of the letter sent home during the week of 21 September 2015 is here.
Year 3 were lucky enough to be invited to view the Cyril Diver exhibition at Studland Study Centre, and to undertake some fieldwork looking for plants that were recorded by him at Studland 80 years ago. There were fascinating photos and specimens of insects to look at, and microscopes, too, for close-ups of moss, moths’ wings and beetles’ legs.
Read more about the Cyril Diver Project at Studland.
Classes elected their representatives for the Green Team and School Council this week. Prospective candidates presented manifestos explaining why they chose to stand, as well as their suitability for the job. Children then voted in class elections. Congratulations to the successful candidates.
Congratulations to last year’s Year 6 who put on a fabulous production of Treasure Island at the Mowlem Theatre in July. They raised £320 for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal.
An exciting day for staff and children at St Mary’s as our new priest, Father Ralph, led his first Mass with us in the school hall. He spoke to us about friendship, and the constant friend we have in Jesus.