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.
We could not use the hall at all on Wednesday 9th September, so we had a pop-up café in the playground!
LV= Streetwise Safety Centre in Bournemouth will be running ‘Keep Your Child Safe Online’ sessions for parents, grandparents and carers on Wednesday 21st October. Each session will last for 1½ hours and will be delivered by Dorset Police’s Safe Schools and Communities Team. The sessions will last for 1½ hours and will take place at 9.45am, 1.00pm and 4.30pm. (Each session will be the same so you can choose the time which is most convenient for you.) If you would like to go then you should book directly with LV= Streetwise on 01202 591330. The cost is just £3 per person.
Friday afternoon is buddy time!
Everyone gets the chance to share books or their writing with their buddy. We all help each other learn and find out what children in other year groups have been writing about.