Christmas Shows

Congratulations to all our wonderful children for three super celebrations of Christmas: starting off with Reception and Year 1’s ‘Shine, Star, Shine!’, followed by Year 2, 3 and 4’s ‘The Magical Christmas Jigsaw’, and, finally, the Year 5 & 6 Carol Concert at St Edward’s.

Shine, Star, Shine!

The Magical Christmas Jigsaw

Carol Concert

Christmas Tree Festival

1516_WP_20151209_16_19_13_ProDon’t forget the Christmas tree festival at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Thursday 10th – Saturday 12th December. It is worth a visit just to see all the twinkly lights and smell all the trees, but there is also a life-size nativity scene with dressing up! See if you can find our beautiful tree, with decorations made by Reception and Year 6.

School Orchestra

Mrs Buckle put the orchestra through their paces yesterday in preparation for  the School Carol Service on Monday 14th December.  You would be most welcome to come and join us – 6pm at St Edward’s Church.

Christmas Fair

Congratulations to all Friends of St Mary’s organisers and helpers on such a successful Christmas Fair. There was a super atmosphere in school, with excellent and enthusiastic help from children in year 4, 5 & 6. There were many generous donations of items for sale, prizes and people’s time for which we are extremely grateful.

Swanage Food Bank – School Council Assembly

At a recent meeting the school council were very keen to follow up their harvest appeal for items for the Swanage foodbank. Children, parents, staff and friends had been so generous in their donations at harvest that the school council decided to do something for Christmas.


In a special assembly they asked for our help to provide special Christmas treats for the foodbank to deliver at Christmas time. Items for donation can be dropped off in school as normal.


Country Dancing

In front of a large audience, in an unfamiliar venue, twelve St Mary’s children once again proved their mettle on Saturday 28 November at The Swanage School. They danced tremendously as a thank you to accordion player Rollo who has helped us so much with country dancing.