Information & Latest News
The School has now finished for the 2014/15 academic year. The new academic year starts on Wednesday 2nd Sept (Yr 7 only) and Thursday 3rd Sept (Yr 7 - 11).
The website will continue to be updated throughout the summer holiday period. Details of summer activities have been sent to parents/carers in end of term letters and have been summarised below.
We hope that all students, parents/carers and staff have a happy, safe and restful summer holiday!
Yr 6 into Yr 7 Transition Summer School:
Week Beg 10th August & Week Beg 17th August
Summer School will run from 10am to 3pm each day. Students need to dress in comfortable clothing suitable for practical activities and bring a packed lunch.
Yr 9 into 10 GCSE English Summer School:
Week Beg 10th August & Week Beg 17th August
English Summer School will run from 10am to 12noon each day. Students need to bring pens and pencils. All other books and materials will be provided.
Wednesday 15th July: Sports Day
Despite some rain, our annual sports day went well and students spent the day in fierce competition in a range of games and athletic competitions. Thank you to the Sixth Form BTEC PE Students for organising the day and to PE Staff for supervising.
Congratulations and well done to all sports competitors - and to Mr Symeou's form group who won the overall competition (again!).
Tuesday 14th July: Thorpe Park Visit
Students had a fantastic day at Thorpe Park - lots of fun on the big rides.
Tuesday 14th July:It's A Knockout for Primary Schools!
Local primary school children to St Mary's for 'It's A Knockout!' They all had a brilliant day on the inflatables. Thank you to all primary staff who supported the event and to primary parents/carers who came along to watch their children. We hope that you really enjoyed the day!
Friday 10th July 2015: St Mary's Summer Concert!
The Summer Concert ‘Here Comes Summer’ featured our gospel choir fresh from a performance tour of Germany, dancers, drum line, the first performance by the guitar club & performance of our new single 'Feel That Love'.
' Feel that Love' by Isobel and Mr Crosby - it can be found on Amazon, (and soon iTunes), and costs just 99pence to download - tell friends and family!
Video has just been released and is brilliant!! View by clicking on the following link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_mPtHtB6Fng&feature=youtu.be
Friday 10th July 2015: Fundraising Day for The Children’s Liver Disease Foundation
A fantastic day of fundraising with students selling cakes, wearing non uniform and walking to help others. Donations are being counted and the grand total will be announced as soon as it is known! Thank you for the generosity of donations.
Sixth Form Enrolment (for all students who will be enrolling in the Sixth Form for the academic year 2015/16)
We look forward to welcoming our new Sixth Form Students back to school in September following their Induction activities. A letter detailing the enrolment process has been sent to all applicants and can be accesed by clicking on the link below.
Friday 3rd July: Interfaith Forum 2015
St Mary's welcomed guests from different faiths to a Conference where they were asked to speak about their faith and respond to questions from students. The Forum was excellent and allowed high quality debate and discusssion about human rights, religious belief and other philosophical topics.
For more pictures see Special Faith Events under the About St Mary's/Christian ethos tabs on this website.
Friday 3rd July 2015: Student Support Day
On Friday students took a day out from their regular timetable to take part in a variety of learning and enrichment lessons. These included some Year 8 students being tasked to use their initiative to design clothing from newspaper. See below for an example of their work!
SMHS and National RE Campaign
Just published! These are the images of St Mary's students used in the national campaign to recruit RE Teachers.
Friday 26th June: District Sports Day - Victory for St Mary's!
A large team of students participated in District Sports Day this year and came away with a large number of trophies and personal best achievements.
Our Year 7 Boys Team won the overall event for their year group (pictured with their trophy) whilst other significant performances were:
Junior Girls: Melieka - 1st place 100m hurdles (with a time of 12.6 seconds!); Pierette - 1st place 200m and Shot Put; Alisa - 2nd in Hurdles; Kat, Alisa, Melieka & Pierette - 1st place in 4 x 100m Relay.
Minor Boys: Micha - 1st place 200m and 2nd in 100m; Richard - 1st Place in Javelin (with throw of 27m!); Chid - 2nd in Hurdles; Jack 3rd in 1500m; Boys Relay Team - 3rd in 4 x 100m Relay
Congratulations and well done to all athletes who took part - the practice has certainly paid off and St Mary's is very proud of your achievements.
Thursday 25th June: KS3 Annual Prize Giving (APG)
On Thursday evening, parents/carers, governors and special guests gathered for the annual prize giving for our students in Years 7, 8 and 9. It was an amazing evening with a huge number of awards given out and a range of brilliant performances by students in the Phoenix Performing Arts Academy.
Throughout the evening guests were able to see examples of work from students and to celebrate the achievements of those who have shown they can work hard, demonstrate excellent attitudes to learning in their studies and make a contribution to the St Mary's community with their support and consideration of others.
Congratulations to Excel in Year 9 who won the Head Teacher's Award for overall progress in Key Stage 3 and to all prize winners for their fantastic achievements. Keep up the good work!
Saturday 20th June: Women's International Cycle Tour
SMHS students mingled with the British Women's cycle teams in Waltham Cross and were able to speak with Laura Trott and ask for her autograph. After meeting the teams, the SMHS girls, accompanied by Ms Douglas, rode in the procession ahead of the start of the race.
Thursday 18th June 2015: SMHS Students Meet the Archbishop of Canterbury
SMHS Students went with Mrs Shah and Ms Hodgson to Harry Potter World to meet Archbishop Justin Welby. The Archbishop spent time speaking to our students about his role, his views and work. He also agreed to having his photograph taken with the group. A fantastic experience and memorable day for all involved. See @SMHS_RS