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Dec
14

School Council

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 […]

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Dec
13

A Fond Farewell

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. […]

By Kim Jackson | News . Old Simmarians . Senior Department
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Dec
12

Wessex Heartbeat

We have received a lovely letter from the Wessex Heartbeat Charity for whom our students performed  last week. Dear Claire 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 […]

By Kim Jackson | Uncategorised
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Dec
05

Christmas Craft Morning

What a wonderful way to start Christmas! Thank you to everyone who came to make Christmas crafts on Saturday.  Staff from the Prep and Pre-prep departments ran crafting tables in the John de la Mennais room that involved numerous gallons of glue, gigantic quantities of glitter and prodigious amounts of pom-poms. Children took home their […]

By Kim Jackson | Extracurricular . Prep Department
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Dec
05

Advent Wreath

The origins of the Advent wreath are found in the folk practices of the pre-Christian Germanic peoples who, during the cold December darkness of Eastern Europe, gathered wreaths of evergreen and lit fires as signs of hope in a coming spring and renewed light. Christians kept these popular traditions alive, and by the 16th century […]

By Kim Jackson | Prep Department . RE . Senior Department
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Dec
05

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 […]

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Dec
05

Year 8 Butterfly Project

2017 has been the worst year for butterflies since a nationwide counting scheme began in 2010. There was an average of just eleven individuals per count. It seems that a mild winter and warm spring meant that some species emerged earlier than normal so that some were past their peak by the time of the […]

By Kim Jackson | Art . Senior Department
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Dec
04

Science dress up day

Year 2 had a fantastic day on Thursday, they dressed up as their favourite foods as part of “science day”. They created their own reports to tell each other all about where the foods came from.   Well done year 2!

By Alex Matthews | Prep Department
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Independent Day School for girls and boys aged 3 to 16.

NURTURE

"The quality of the school's provision for pupils' welfare, health and safety is outstanding"

INSPIRE

"The school's provision for pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is exemplary"

ACHIEVE

"Pupils' behaviour and personal development are outstanding"

CONTACT

Executive Headteacher – Claire Charlemagne
Email: senior@stmiss.co.uk
Email: prep@stmiss.co.uk

Telephone: 023 8067 1267

Address: 57 Midanbury Lane, Bitterne Park, Southampton, SO18 4DJ

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