Our student council participated in a Student Voice activity with Mrs Charlemagne, where they provided their feedback on various aspects of school life. Issues such as homework, learning, safety and relationships were discussed. Mrs Charlemagne was very impressed with their thoughtful contribution to the discussion and with their excellent ideas. We have decided to have a reward lunch with Mrs Charlemagne once per half term for students who are making exceptional progress in their studies. This will commence in January. Mrs Charlemagne's only worry is that this will not help with the post-Christmas diet! ... See MoreSee Less
After many years of dedicated service to the school, Alex Matthews has moved on to pastures new. Alex has a long affiliation with the school, having attended as a pupil at both Charlton House and the College from 1996 to 2005, achieving 12 and a half GCSEs at A*-C, thanks to the fantastic support of the teaching staff. He later returned as a freelance technician to assist in operations, prior to being employed as a member of staff in 2011. As well as his role in IT and site, Alex has supported countless plays and musicals over the years.
In true style Alex dug out his old school uniform and wore it to work on his last day. Most commented that Alex could still pass as a Year 11 student even after 12 years.
He will be missed, and we wish him the very best in his future endeavours. ... See MoreSee Less
We have received a lovely letter from the Wessex Heartbeat Charity for whom our students performed last week.
I hope that you are well.
I just wanted to write and thank you for providing the excellent choir for our “Light up a Heart” event last Friday evening. The children were again a credit to your school and I am so sorry that we couldn’t have arranged warmer weather for you all.
Please pass on our thanks to Miss Tomkins for all her hard work with the choir and for taking time out on a Friday evening after school. Thank you once again for all your support and we look forward to working with you all at St Mary’s in 2018.
Merry Christmas to you all.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnFyMisCO2k&t=8s ... See MoreSee Less
Public Speaking Competition
Two teams from St Mary’s Independent School had a nerve-wracking, exciting and enjoyable night on Monday as they battled in the first round heats of the English Speaking Union’s Public Speaking Competition.
Teams from Winchester College and The Ryde School (two apiece) travelled to Southampton and competed with our Year 10 and Year 11 teams in the Jean De La Mennais Room for the honour of progressing to the district finals.
Our Year 10 team consisted of Nico Bray as chair-person (stepping in at the last minute due to illness), Molly Finking as speaker and Janek Codlin as questioner. Molly was introduced and questioned by one of the Winchester College teams, and Nico and Janek introduced and questioned students from The Ryde School. All overcame their understandable nerves and performed very well.
The St Mary’s Year 11 team – Alessandro Leoni (chair), Emily Cooney (speaker) and Jaden King (questioner) – benefited greatly from their experience in the competition last year. According to the judges, they were one of the three outstanding teams of the heat and were apparently only knocked into third place after some very intensive debate on the judging panel, who had awarded us the same arithmetic total as another team.
Gratifyingly, Emily Cooney was awarded an individual prize for ‘Best Speaker’ for her speech on ‘Why personal best is the most important measurement in sport’ and her impressive handing of her subsequent interrogation!
All in all, it was a very successful evening and, although naturally disappointed to miss out so narrowly on progressing to the next round, our students can hold their heads high and know that they have learned a great deal from their experience. ... See MoreSee Less
Year 2 had a great resilience week, we created our own class superhero to remind us of all the great ways we are now thinking about our learning! ... See MoreSee Less
Hampshire U16s Table Tennis Finals
Mark Jennings, Benedict Mall, Harry New and Augustin Sorel gained selection to compete for St Mary’s in the Hampshire Table Tennis Finals. All students competed fantastically well against the best teams in the County. All competitors won matches, narrowly missing out making it through to the knock out stages, losing against one school and drawing against the other. ... See MoreSee Less
Throw back Thursday to some of the very first girls to attend Charlton in 1992. Can anyone identify them and tag them for us? We would love to know where they are and what they are doing now. ... See MoreSee Less
Year 3 had a very special furry visitor who spent the day with them. Pom-Pom the kitten was found abandoned in Southampton and was handed in to a local vets. Year 3 created wonderful ‘Wanted- New Home’ posters which they displayed around the school.
Lucky Pom-Pom had a new home with a loving family very soon after as Constance decided she had to take her home! Pom-Pom is now ‘Poppy’ and after a difficult start in life is now living a well-deserved life of luxury and love. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy 70th Anniversary to the Queen and Prince Phillip. ... See MoreSee Less
Whole School Photo 1985-86
Can you spot your friends, favourite teachers, classmates?
Where are they now? Where are you now? Let us know. ... See MoreSee Less
Great to have a visit from one of the local FA Coaches who came in to assembly today to talk about the free football club which takes place after school on Thursdays. ... See MoreSee Less
Come and join us for a morning of Christmas crafting fun for ages 3-11
All materials provided
To book your free place, please phone 02380 671267
or email email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
Christmas Craft Activity Morning
December 2, 2017, 10:00am - December 2, 2017, 12:00pm
Come and join us for a morning of Christmas crafting fun for ages 3-11 All materials provided Admission: Free Refreshments available To book your free place, please phone 02380 671267 or email se...
As we approach the forthcoming season of Christmas we will be holding our annual Carol Service.
By kind permission of Monsignor Vincent Harvey the Carol Service will take place St Edmund’s Church on The Avenue on Thursday 14th December, featuring traditional carols and readings.
It is recommended that you arrive early due to the popularity of this event.
This event is completely free of charge; however there will be a retiring collection in aid of the society of St. James to help the homeless of Southampton this Christmas.
If you would like further information please
contact the school on:
Tel: 02380 671267 ... See MoreSee Less
December 14, 2017, 7:00pm - December 14, 2017, 9:00pm
As we approach the forthcoming season of Christmas we will be holding our annual Carol Service. By kind permission of Monsignor Vincent Harvey the Carol Service will take place St Edmund’s Church o...