Since setting up our link with a partner school in Uganda we have enjoyed visits to and fro, lovely learning opportunities for our children – spiritual, social and academic. We are very proud of this relationship and its place as a core part of our school. So far, our fundraising activities have helped raise over £20,000 for this most worthy cause. Thank you to all who have supported us over the years. You can see some of the Uganda stories here.
The girls of the maths club made a brilliant job of shopping, writing menus, taking orders and giving change. They raised over £50 for Brother John and our partner school in Uganda. Thank you to Mrs Gadston and Miss Meteau for organising the cafe, and to Mrs Nash for the scones.
They have started work on repairing the roof and toilets at Nakirebe Primary school – many thanks for all the donations of cakes last term. Our fund raising, combined with generous donations over Easter from the local Easter breakfast, has meant that we have been able to send £1000.
You can also see from the pictures that a large container has arrived. This is the result of a lot of work with another sponsor in the UK. We did send some things to go into the shipment and plan is that the container will be kept by them and fitted out as a play room for the younger pupils.
Last time Brother John visited us he took back some seeds to grow hoping that is would help to vary the vegetable diet for the orphans. As you can see he has been very successful with the courgettes and the sweetcorn is looking good too!!
Many thanks, as always, for your continued support of our link school in Uganda.
Last Friday disaster struck our partner school in Uganda when the year 1 and boy’s dormitory roofs were severely damaged by torrential rain and storms. We are asking for extra support to help them to repair the damage swiftly. Sadly, many books and other resources were also lost.
Help with the fundraising by making and/or buying cakes after school on Friday 7th April @ 3.15pm.
It was lovely to welcome Brother John to our school once again. We held a celebration assembly and Brother John visited each class during the course of his week with us. The children are fascinated to hear about the life of his school in Uganda, and the lives of the children there. We fundraise all year round to help and it is rewarding for us all to see and hear about the changes Brother John has been able to make at Dr Archbishop Kiwanuka School & Nakirebe Primary School.
St Mary’s School Council are holding a cake sale after school on Thursday 15th September in the school hall. All funds received will benefit our partner school in Uganda.
If you would like to contribute something for the sale, please bring it to school on the morning of the sale.
Thank you, The School Council
Thank you to all the acts that auditioned for St Mary’s Got Talent 2016. We had an excellent range of talents on show at our final last night. A big thank you to our judges who had the very hard task of choosing our winners, and to the winners themselves. Thank you also to the parents and carers who supported them in their journey! We raised over £100 for our partner school in Uganda, so thank you on their behalf.
On Friday 18 March the whole school took part in a fun run on the school playing field. Very well done to everyone who took part and to the many parents who came to support the children, or to run themselves. We were raising money for our partner school in Uganda, to help them put a secure fence around their school. Thanks to the wonderful generosity of friends and family we have so far raised over £1000!
On Friday 18th March we have decided to support Sport Relief by organising a Fun Run at St Mary’s School. All money raised will go directly to our partner school in Uganda to pay towards a much-needed security fence around their school grounds. Our fun run follows a course around our own school grounds and each lap will be around half a mile. Children will be encouraged to run at their own pace for as long as they want.
Members of the school council, who are helping to organise this event, gave an assembly to the whole school, explaining how the Fun Run will work.
We hope you will enjoy reading this report of the trip Mrs Gadston and Mrs Meateau took to Uganda in October 2015. It shows how hard they worked when they were in Uganda and how many positive changes have been possible with the help of our fund-raising.