St Mary’s Independent School’s two public speaking teams enjoyed a hotly-contested and highly informative evening as a local heat of the English Speaking Union’s Public Speaking Competition was held in our school’s Jean De Lamennais Room. Our teams both performed very well. In Team 1, chairperson Lamar Mukundi and questioner introduced and interrogated a speaker from Ryde…

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Founder’s Day 2019 by Jess Cooney As you may know, St. Mary’s Independent School has a founder; we choose to celebrate the day we were founded, our founder being Jean-Marie De La Mennais. On 22nd November came that day, on which we partook in many different activities that made it extra special, like our Mass…

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Founders’ Day Thorpe Park Trip by T Finch – Year 9 This term everyone turned up for the new term including some new faces in the form of the year sevens. Some of them looked excited for the journey ahead but some of them were feeling like a small fish in a big pond. On…

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Last weekend our St Mary’s Ski Team took part in the Southern Schools Skiing Championship, competing against schools from around the region. The girls Hannah Groves, Nicole Groves, Laura Harrison Smith and the boys Dan Hutchings and Daniel Groves from the Prep School represented the school with aplomb. As a team, they secured a win…

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To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, pupils in the Prep Department attended a workshop where they learnt about the events of the day.  During the presentation they were overwhelmed by the great sacrifice that Allied Forces made for their freedom. Dani: “I can’t believe how dangerous the beaches were and it’s amazing that the…

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