A huge thank you to everyone who contributed so generously to our harvest collection for Swanage Foodbank. All of the food will go to help vulnerable people in our own community. We are hoping some of our school council will be able to visit and help sort food and find out about how the foodbank works.
It was also lovely to welcome parents to Mass; you are always welcome to join us – keep an eye on the school calendar for future dates and opportunities for you to join us for our worship times.
St Mary’s belongs to a multi-academy trust, Plymouth CAST, which includes 35 Catholic schools from Devon, Dorset and Cornwall. Recently a new CEO, Raymond Friel, was appointed and he has worked on producing a shared Vision and Values statement for the Trust based on the Gospel values. There is a consultation period until 14th October when comments are invited from pupils, parents, staff and governors. The document can be read as a word document or PDF.
If you would like to comment on any of the questions in the document, please either send an email using the form below or call in to school to speak with Mrs Gadston or Mrs Meteau.
The latest newsletter has been sent out – look here.
Dorset are re-consulting on the Home to School Transport Policy and the Post 16 Transport Policy for 2019/2020 with effect from Monday 3rd September 2018 to Sunday 30th September 2018. Details of the consultation are available to view here. There are also two accompanying documents to provide additional information to potential respondents.
All comments (both negative and positive) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Breaking news! The Christmas chicks, which were purchased for our Ugandan partner school with the proceeds from our Christmas concerts and carol services, are all grown up and laying plenty of eggs!
Congratulations and best wishes to all our children who celebrated their first communion on Sunday 15 July 2018.
Our amazing children! Thank you to all parents and carers who helped on the walks, and to all who have pledged sponsorship. We had a great – rather hot – day out. Between them, the children walked almost 750 miles!
A big thank you to the Swanage crew from Dorset Fire & Rescue who visited St Mary’s this morning. They joined in our whole-school morning run then showed us round (and through!) their amazing offroad fire engine.
Here are some photos of our children’s work on display in our Polish link school. We are now awaiting some work from our friends in Poland.
Many thanks to all parents and carers who sent in plants for the Mary Procession. Green club are looking forward to planting them around school.