Operation Christmas Child at Grange Primary School

Faith Group went to Grange Primary School to share information about the Operation Christmas Child Appeal.  Both schools are going to work together to put together Christmas shoeboxes. Here are some pictures of our Faith Group in action.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Grange Primary School for their hospitality. We hope to see you ate our school soon.

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Operation Christmas Child

As part of our Love Project for this term, the children have been filling shoe boxes with much needed items that we simply take for granted, such as soaps, tooth paste etc, plus toys and useful items to send to the needy on behalf of “Operation Christmas Child”.

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to show God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Since 1990, more than 168 million children in over 160 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child.

Here are a few pictures of our children preparing their shoes boxes.

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Jigsaw PSHE

Ms Seale launched our new PSHE scheme in Collective Worship and shared our topic for the half term which is ‘Being Me in My World.’ The new scheme is called Jigsaw.

Jigsaw is a unique, spiral, progressive and effective scheme of work, aiming to prepare children for life, helping them really know and value who they truly are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.

To find out more about Jigsaw, go to www.jigsawpshe.com

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Bishop’s Certificate

As you are aware, Governors play a key role in developing and improving their school; clarity about the role of Governing Bodies is crucial to an effective partnership between Governors and the Head Teacher and staff. The Bishop of Southwark acknowledges this important role played by Governors of Church of England schools in the Diocese of Southwark.  He encourages Governors to work towards this certificate which aims to clarify the role of the Governing Body in a Church of England school.  The Bishop’s Certificate course is designed for the whole Governing Body.

Below is a list of the modules covered:

  • Module 1: The nature and purpose of church
  • Module 2: Admission policies
  • Module 3: The curriculum
  • Module 4: Teaching and Learning
  • Module 5: Self Evaluation and Inspection
  • Module 6: Effective governance
  • Module 7: School buildings
  • Module 8: Religious Education and Collective Worship
  • Module 9 & 10: Staffing

I am very pleased to let you know that our Governing Body has been awarded the Bishop’s Certificate which is a huge achievement.  We will be presented the certificate at Southwark Cathedral next week. Please join with me in congratulating our Governors, who are volunteers, for their achievement, alongside their commitment and support of our School.

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Day of Inspiration

Creative Club had a Day of Inspiration and visited interesting London sites. They recorded observations and took photographs to create research for creative writing and storytelling.

Creative Club visited the following places:

  • Tate Modern
  • Lambeth Palace
  • Premier Media

The girls had a truly wonderful day and their behaviour was exemplary. We took some pictures and shot a video of the day, which can be seen on this page. Please click on the thumbnails for a larger view.


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SIAMs Inspection in May 2019

St Mary Magdalene School recently underwent a SIAMs Inspection. SIAMs, or Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Mehtodist School examines how well a school has developed and implemented an inclusive and distinctive Christian vision. They also look at how well the school lives out that Christian vision.

Our inspector had some very positive feedback throughout the inspection. We will be distributing a full report from the inspector in due course so please look out for that.

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Easter Service

We enjoyed a wonderful time of celebration at St Mary’s Church this week at our Easter Service. Reverend Jonathan Mortimer and Abie Everett from all Saints Church, Peckham led the service with our Faith Group.

They told the Easter story through sharing: bad news, worse news and good news and Gospel Choir sang beautifully.  Thank you to everyone who made a donation to Lent Call 2019.

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