Harvest Mass

What a celebration of harvest! Rainbow colours as part of CAFOD’s Brighten up for Harvest, gifts of food for Swanage Food Bank and many parents and grandparents as guests.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Year 4 held a very successful coffee morning on Wednesday 7 October 2015, raising £265 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Well done Year 4, Mrs Horley, Mrs DeLeon and their helpers.


Uganda Fund Raising

We held a fund-raising afternoon on Tuesday 13 October, organised by the school council, and generating £215 for our partner school in Uganda. Well done to the school council, and thank you to all who contributed or attended.

Anti-Bullying Conference

On Monday 12th October Mrs Horley took our Year 6 School Councillors to Dorchester to attend the annual Anti-Bullying Conference. It was led by Dorset Youth Council and our students worked with other children from primary and secondary schools across Dorset. We attended 3 different workshops and the had the opportunity to start discussing how we can implement our action plan at St. Mary’s. We will be working hard over the next few weeks ready to launch our ideas in time for Anti-Bullying week which is 16th November.

CAFOD Fast Day

Bea, from Cafod, took assembly and told us about this year’s Cafod Fast Day.  We are planning to ‘Brighten Up for Harvest’ next week when we celebrate our Harvest Mass. Year 4 and 5 took part in workshops linked to children’s rights. Year 6 explored some traditional forms of African art and then spent time finding out about typical living conditions for rural families in Kenya.