Details of special services during Holy Week are here.
The Church of the Holy Spirit & St Edward, Victoria Avenue, Swanage.
Food Blessing Święconka – Holy Saturday, 3rd April @ 11am
Please bring baskets filled with Easter food and chocolates.
We bring eggs (hardboiled and decorated) as a symbol of new life; bread as a symbol of the body of Christ; salt and pepper to add to our other Easter food and any other food you would like to be blessed.
We hope to see you there.
On Friday 24th May, St Mary’s will be supporting ‘Bring £1.00 to Work / School day. Organised by Wessex FM, who have selected Mosaic this year as their chosen charity. (Please note this is not a dress down day)
Mosaic was created to fill the gap in the provision of bereavement services for children and young people across the county. They provide counselling for children and young people who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or loved one through any cause of death. They also offer support to families facing the death of a loved one.
As a school we been fortunate to have accessed help from Mosaic for our own children and families within the school. We also received staff training from Mosaic for our ELSA staff to enable them to support children appropriately.
Please see below link for more information on Mosaic. If you feel able to support this very worthwhile course, please send a £1.00 in with your child on Friday.
Family Palm Sunday Mass will be celebrated at St Edward’s on 14 April at 9am.
On Saturday 20 April, Holy Saturday, there will be a food blessing service at 11am.
As a school we are holding a fast day on Wednesday 3 April 2019. We are not asking you or your children to fast, but to think about a luxury or treat you regularly eat that you could forego for a day, or a week, or all of Lent. Any money you save in this way would be welcomed as a donation that we will send to CAFOD to support our neighbours in other parts of the world.
More information on the CAFOD website.
Friday 1 February, 3.15-5.30 pm in the school hall.
Payment must be made in advance to the office – £2.50 to include popcorn or fruit and a hotdog.
This Friday, 25 January 2019, we are raising money for St Mungo’s and their work with homeless people. We are wearing hats to school and holding a special assembly and cake sale. The whole day has been organized by Year 5.
Please see details of this party – taking place on Saturday 15 December 2018 – on the attached flyer.
Our school council have organised The Great St Mary’s Bake-Off in the school hall on Friday 29 September 2017. Details and timings are being sent home in book bags, but please do support the school council raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
It’s a very busy two weeks until the end of term. Here are some of the things you will not want to miss:
Thursday 6 July
transition afternoon – all classes (pick-up as normal)
Summer Fair, 3.15pm
Monday 10 July
year 6 to Arne, all day
Tuesday 11 July
preschool: 9.30-10.00 am
reception to year 3: 10 am-11.45 am
marching: 11.45 am
picnic lunch on field: 12-12.45pm
years 4-6: 1.00-3.15pm
farewell cream tea for Mrs Lake at 3.15-4.30pm
Friday 14 July
Leavers Mass, St Edward’s Church, 9.15am
all children (not reception) dropped at church (early birds and minibus separately) – letter with full details to follow
St Mary’s Got Talent – The Final, school hall, 6pm
Monday 17 July
Bikeability level 2, all day
year 2 to Brownsea Island, all day
Reception to Farmer Palmers, all day
Tuesday 18 July
Bikeability level 3, all day
year 6, concert in a day, school hall, all day; performances information to follow, probably 3.30pm and 4.15pm
Wednesday 19 July
last day, school finishes 2.15pm