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The School is a nurturing environment where children, staff, parents and governors know each other and share a common understanding of the School’s purpose – to ‘aim high’ and through shared understanding of Gospel values, ensure that the potential of every child is fully achieved. Our children are happy, sociable, well-behaved and value our diversity, which enriches everything we do. We are moving rapidly from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’ and relishing the challenge!

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Year Six Visit to Lee Fire Station

On Monday, Year Six travelled to Lee Fire Station with Mrs Saunders, Miss Gardener and Mrs Bekir to take part in Lewisham’s Young Citizen's Training.  They went to several workshops including - how to travel safely and responsibly on the bus and underground; awareness of the use and misuse of legal drugs such as alcohol and tobacco; fire safety within the home; understanding antisocial behaviour and the forms it takes; legal rights and responsibilities; road safety; and personal safety.

The workshops presented an opportunity for wide and interesting discussion, and the staff were particularly impressed with maturity of the questioning by the pupils and the level of their participation.

We hope this experience will enable Year 6 students to travel safely to their secondary schools and be exemplary citizens.

Nilgun Bekir

St.John's Ambulance teach us First Aid Skills

On 27 February years Year Five and Six were visited by Fola Odebunmi, Youth Development Officer for Lewisham's St John Ambulance.  He works for a project called RISE supported by local government, Youth United and City of London Corporation, for children between 14-25 years old.
 
As part of a project called 'Stick It', which is delivered for young people by young people, children are taught first aid skills that could save someone's life.
 
St.Mary Magdalen's has been part of the Jimmy Mizen 'Many Hands - Making Lewisham Safe' project and community safety is already a priority in our School.
 
We are grateful to St.John's Ambulance for this free and invaluable training to help make our pupils safer in their community.

Nilgun Bekir

Former pupils' Confirmation Mass

I was very proud to attend the Confirmation Mass of pupils who only recently attended St. Mary Magdalen's School.   The Celebrant was Bishop Patrick Lynch who has visited the School on many occasions.  It was a special spiritual experience to see the children continue on their journey within the Catholic faith.
 
A big thank you to Mrs Azodo, Sophie and Dominic who were our Catechists and who had spent so much of their own time in preparing the young people this important sacrament.
 
It was a pleasure to see so many families supporting their children on their journey of faith.  St.Mary Magdalen’s Church and School are of course only part of the Catholic family of this Parish.  It is the wider congregation (so many of whom were present to support the young people being confirmed), who completed the role of welcoming and supporting those ‘special people’ in confirming and renewing the promises made by them at their First Holy Communion.  So too we must thank Mrs Fabienne Borget who sang so beautifully for us.
 
Finally we would like to officially welcome Father Oliver, who very recently joined our Parish.  He has already spent several hours in School meeting the staff and children, beginning what we hope to be a very beneficial partnership.

Nilgun Bekir

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

World Book Day

Don’t forget that Thursday 5 March,is World Book Day. Children at St Mary Magdalen’s love reading!  Please come along to our special assembly at 2.00pm when the children staff and some parents will be sharing their learning and the books which are meaningful to them. The PTA will be serving tea and coffee after the assembly.
 
Children will be dressing up as their favourite book character and taking part in many exciting activities in the classroom. A donation of £1.00 per child would be appreciated and all monies raised will be used to purchase new books for the school. 

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Internet Safety

Tips for parents and carers have now been posted under the 'Parents' tab above.

Michael Bowers