We wish a happy and peaceful year ahead to all our children, parents, family and friends.
On a very cold evening, our year 6 children, the school choir and instrumentalists, the Purbeck Arts Choir and a full congregation in excellent voice joined for a joyous celebration of the Christmas story.
A really joyous occasion today as the whole school (including reception for the first time this year) celebrated Mass with the theme of Preparing for Christmas. All classes had written prayers to share. We wish all our families and friends blessings at this great feast of the year.
These prayers were written jointly by the children in each of our classes as we prepare for Christmas 2017.
Photos of the holy family as we offer them shelter in our homes.
Year 6 spent a fantastic day at Salisbury Cathedral. They dressed up as members of the clergy to find out about who’s who in the cathedral, as well as having an interesting tour and creating a stained-glass window.
Congratulations to former St Mary’s pupils who were confirmed recently, shown here with Father Paul and Bishop Mark.
May is traditionally the month that is dedicated to celebrating Mary, the mother of Jesus. In many places in Europe this will include vibrant and colourful processions; at St Mary’s pupils brought summer plants in; these were blessed by Father and will now be planted in the grounds to brighten our environment through the summer term.
Father Paul visited Years 5 and 6 to talk to them about liturgical colours and vestments.