Hats on for the Homeless

*** Don’t Forget – It’s Tomorrow, Friday 29th January ***

Please bring in £1 to wear your hat all day, and extra money (50p) for the cake sale at the end of the day. There will also be a selection of handmade hats, headbands and gloves for sale, too.


Year 5 gave an assembly this morning telling the school of their plans to support St Mungo’s charity in their Hats off for the Homeless campaign. Come to school on Friday 29th January wearing a hat and contribute £1. There is also a ‘design a hat’ competition, entry 50p, entry forms from the school office.



Epiphany Liturgy

We celebrated the Feast of Epiphany in school with the help of Year 5.

Djembe drums

Thank you to everyone who helped set-up and run the Christmas Fair, or contributed prizes or items for the stalls, or simply attended. The Friends of St Mary’s have used some of the money raised to buy these fabulous Djembe drums from West Africa. We used them for the first time this afternoon in upper key stage 2 music.


E-Safety session for parents

Do you know how to keep your child safe online?

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School has policies in place to ensure your children are learning in a safe and secure environment which includes being safe online. This session has been organised to help you to contribute to the process of helping your child to be aware of the potential risks associated with using the Internet and other modern technologies.

The session will provide information and advice to help you be aware of the risks to children when online and how to keep them safe and away from age-inappropriate content.

Tuesday 19 January 2016 at 2.15pm in the school hall.

Swanage Day Centre Christmas Fair

Members of Year 6 helped Swanage Day Centre run their Christmas Fair again this year.  They had a lovely afternoon and the clients at the centre enjoyed seeing their happy, smiling faces.

Christmas Tree Festival Preparations

Year 6 and Reception enjoyed an afternoon of craft as they made decorations to go onto our tree.  

Christmas Eve Mass

Children from St Mary’s took part in the Christmas Eve Mass celebrated at St Edward’s. Thank you to all children and parents who took part.

Rotary Young Musician Competition

Swanage Methodist Church: Saturday & Sunday, 6th & 7th February 2016

This is an opportunity for solo instrumentalists and vocalists to show off their musical talent. The competition will be judged according to age group (separate judging for KS2, KS3, KS4 & KS5), with the best musicians from each age group having the opportunity to perform at a concert in the Sunday evening.

To enter, please complete an application form (available in the school office) or contact: swanagerotaryyoungmusician@outlook.com

The overall winner of this competition will be asked to represent Swanage & Purbeck at the Rotary District Competition.

A concert will be held in the evening of Sunday 7th February at the Methodist Church where the best musicians from each age group will be invited to perform. All welcome.