Dorset Admissions Consultation

Dorset will be consulting on admission arrangements for 2019/2020 with effect from Monday, 2nd October 2017 to Friday, 10th November 2017. Details of the consultation will be available to view at https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/school-admissions-policies  from Monday, 2nd October 2017.

The key dates for the consultation are set out below.
 
Dorset LA consultation begins
2nd  October 2017
Dorset LA consultation ends
10th November 2017
Own Admission Authorities (including Dorset LA) determine Admission  Arrangements
28th February 2018
Own Admission Authorities (including Dorset LA) publish Admission Arrangements
15th March 2018
Deadline for Objections to Office of the School’s Adjudicator
15th May 2018

Snapchat Map Location Warning

We are aware that some of our children may use the Snapchat app on their phones. If you know that your child is using Snapchat, please be sure to read and share this information with them:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40509281

You can also read how to switch this feature of Snapchat to ghost mode (where the user’s location is not shared).

You should also be aware that the lower age restriction for using Snapchat is 13, and may wish to discuss this with your children. NSPCC netware Snapchat page: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/snapchat/

End of Term dates

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
Sports Day
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

Ahoy!

Children from our school choir finally took part in the performance of Ahoy! which they have been working towards for months. What a super evening! Children from local primary schools, ex-St Mary’s pupils, a large adult choir and a super band, as well as dancers from the Ranger School of Dance, all celebrating the recovery of the Mary Rose with sea shanties and new music. Thank you as always to Jay Buckle for leading us in this uplifting venture.

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Green Team Gardening

The Green Team have been planting the flowers from the Mary Procession. They are also planning some raised beds for summer vegetables, and planting giant sunflowers in and around the school ground.

Thank you to all parents, family and friends who contributed plants to the procession.