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Whole School Events Archive: 2017/2018

Ukulele Concert - Class 4 - 2.7.18

Sports Day - Wednesday 27th June, 2018

May Procession- A lovely way to end the half term! 25.5.18

18.4.18 - The Mission continues ... Our Pontop Partnership attended 'The Event' at St Joseph's, Hebburn. It was an evening of song, games, prayers and reflection.

Happy Retirement Mr Marsden - We will miss you!

Stations of the Cross-Thursday 29th March, 2018

Thank you everyone - brilliant snow clearing today 3.3.18

Class 1 - the chicks have all safely hatched. Mr Marsden has taken care of them for you!

Pastoral Groups - Launching the Year of Mary - Monday 6th February, 2018

Parent E-safety meeting - Wednesday 31st January

Stay and Play / Bring your Parent to School Week - Tuesday 23rd - Friday 26th January, 2018

Willowburn Hospice Assembly

Goodbye Assembly-Thank you Mrs Wears for 18 years of dedicated service to St Mary's. We will miss you!

Christmas Dinner Day-Friday 22nd December. Thank you Mrs Tully and Mrs Bantock.

Mission Team Visit to the Food Bank - Friday 15th December

Pantomime Trip - Wednesday 13th December

Christmas Fair - Friday 8th December, 2017 - Thank you to all involved!

Visit to NE6 Suite Walker to see Snow White - Progress Award - Wednesday 6th December, 2017

Friday 1st December - Mission Mass with St Joseph's

Thursday 30th November - Balloon Release in the Snow!!

Thursday 30th November -Youth Mission Team Afternoon Tea and Liturgy

Wednesday 29th November - Rosary Liturgy - We focused on the joyful mysteries!

Tuesday 28th November - Learning our mission dance and spending time using the prayer stations.

Monday 27th November - All classes have created a prayer station on our mission theme 'Unbroken'

Mission Launch Assembly - Monday 27th November - The Story of the Prodigal Son

Children in Need - November 17th, 2017

Remembrance Sunday - Year 6 children read at Mass - Our whole school created a beautiful display for Church.

Mission Dance with the Pontop Partnership - Wednesday 15th November, 2017

Mission Group with Ruth Corless

Fire Safety Assmbly-Stay Safe on Bonfire Night - Tuesday 31st October, 2017

We delivered all of our Family Fast Day donations to Stanley Food Bank and PACT House. Friday 20th October, 2017.

Mission Team - We had our first session with Ruth Corless and Father Kevin - we focused on teamwork. Tuesday 10th October

Family Fast Day - Friday 6th October, 2017 - Thank you for all of your donations!

Chris Bostock Storyteller - Wednesday 4th October, 2017 - Parent/Carers Session

Pastoral Groups - Monday 2nd October, 2017 - Harvest Theme

Cafod Assembly - Monday 2nd October, 2017

Mission Logo Winners September 29th - Unbroken - Won by One

Logo winners - Class 3, 4 & 5
Overall winner - chosen by all staff

Macmillan Coffee Morning -Thursday 28th September - Thank you for your support

Mission Song Writing with Tony Reather - Monday 25th September

Class 1 Parent Lunches - Wednesday 20th September - Welcome to our school family!

Class 6 Parent Lunches - Tuesday 18th July

Football shirts for Bradley

Class 5 Parent Lunches-Monday 10th July

Summer Fayre - Friday 7th July, 2017

Monday 26th June - Class 4 Parent Lunches

E-Safety Assembly

Our May Procession

Our May procession

Still image for this video

Fairtrade Film Night

Eco Team

We have been planting trees in our school grounds.

Comic Relief - Friday 24th March

Well done to everyone who joined in the day. You all looked fabulous in red.

The raffles in each class were a huge success. Thank you to our staff who donated all of the prizes.

Valentines Raffle

Ten Ten Theatre assembly

Bring your Parent to School and Stay and Play. Thank you to everyone who dropped in for drinks and biscuits before the class sessions. It was lovely to meet you all. Mrs Robson

Class 6 - Bring your Parent to School-Friday 27th January, 2017

Class 5 - Bring your Parent to School-Thursday 26th, January

Class 4 - Bring your Parent to School - Wednesday 25th January

Class 3 - Bring your Parent to School - Tuesday 24th January, 2017

Class 2 - Bring your Parent to School - Monday 23rd January, 2017

Stay and Play - Class 1 - Tuesday 24th - Friday 27th January, 2017


Christmas jumper day

Netball Superstars

Miss Sands Leaving Extravaganza
Juniors Christmas Party
Children in Need Day
Today we raised money for Children in Need by holding a non-uniform day and raffle. Well done to all the winners and those who bought tickets. Even though you didn't win you were so supportive of those who won. 

School Disco - a great success- thank you to all who helped!

Spirited art celebration

Collecting food - Parish links

Parents from Classes 1,2 & 3 came to have dinner with us today.


Year 6 Leavers' Assembly- we'll be sad to see them go!!

Ukulele and violin performance

Runathon Prizes

Check out the class pages for other Chocolate Factory photos

Our sports leaders

Holy Week Celebrations

Fiddlepicks Concert

During Advent each class has a travelling crib. Each child takes home a crib for one night. Classes 4 and 5 have taken some pictures of their cribs at home.

Travelling Cribs

Our Pre-Advent liturgy. Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate with us!

Two minute silence for Remembrance

Smoke Free Families
Congratulations to Lily Ann who won the Smoke Free Families poster competition.
International Schools Award

St Marys RCVA Primary has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.


The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as through links with partner schools overseas. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need to live and work as global citizens.


British Council Chief Executive, Sir Ciarán Devane, said: ‘The school’s fantastic international work has rightfully earned it this prestigious award. The International School Award is a great chance for schools to demonstrate the important work they’re doing to bring the world into their classrooms. Adding an international dimension to children’s education ensures that they are truly global citizens and helps prepare them for successful future careers in an increasingly global economy.’


The award is now available worldwide in countries such as India, Egypt, Lebanon and Pakistan as part of the Connecting Classrooms programme, which is delivered by the British Council and supported by the Department for International Development (DFID).


International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:


“Young people must be at the heart of our work to create a safer and more prosperous world for everyone and we need to ensure their voices are heard if we are to win the fight against global poverty. That is why I am delighted to celebrate the international work of St Mary’s RCVA Primary and the energy and passion of the young people involved.


“The International School Award is a great way of highlighting how young people have the potential to change things for the better. I’m sure that schools getting involved will be broadening the horizons of their students, which will not only help their careers but benefit their wider lives in the future.”


Around 5,000 International School Awards have been presented to successful schools in the UK since the scheme began in 1999.


The International School Award encourages and supports schools to develop:

  • An international ethos embedded throughout the school
  • A majority of pupils within the school impacted by and involved in international work
  • Collaborative curriculum-based work with a number of partner schools
  • Curriculum-based work across a range of subjects
  • Year-round international activity
  • Involvement of the wider community