As a Catholic school we inspire our pupils with faith, hope, justice and love, enabling them to grow and live in peace with each other. We hope to follow in the footsteps of Mother St Mary, our foundress, by creating in the heart and mind of each child a strong desire to learn and achieve fulfilment and success.
Virgo's Junior Choir has won the Croydon Schools Music Festival! The Judge awarded the Junior Choir an OUTSTANDING grade as they romped to victory. And as if that wasn't enough our Infant Choir came second in the Infant category! Well done to all pupils and to Mrs Speight our Music Director. Thanks also to Mrs Concagh, our accompanist, Mrs Seddon, Infant Choir conductor and to all parents and staff who came along to support us on the day. We are very proud of you all.
English Speaking Board
Our Year 3 pupils have excelled themselves in this year's English Speaking Board public speaking examinations. FIVE achieved a Distinction, NINE managed Merit Plus and THREE were awarded a Merit. No one got lower than a Merit. Well done Year 3 and congratulations to Mrs Cornish who guided them through.
ISA Year 2 Football Festival
A big thank you and congratulations to all the ISA schools who visited us on the 28th (Tuesday) for the Year 2 Football Festival. It was wonderful to see over 200 young footballers having such a great time on our pitches. Huge thanks to Mr Ridgeon for organising it all.>
The next Open Day will be held on Wednesday 17th June from 9.30am to 3pm.
The Ragged School
The day after their successful Passion Play Year 5 visited the Ragged School Museum in Mile End. They enjoyed two very interesting sessions. In the first, sitting in a representation of a Victorian appartment like so many that housed the poorest people in the East End, Colin talked them through life as it was lived. He covered, among other things, wash-day, household chores like ironing and cleaning and introduced a lot of fascinating detail. Colin was full of jokes and fun.
And then Year 5 were put into the hands of Miss Perkins, a true-to-type Victorian teacher - stern, strict, no-nonsense and imbued with all the Victorian values. Year 5 seemed stunned at the start, but to give them credit they gradually rose to the occasion. The sense of relief when Miss Perkins finally finished her lesson and left was palpable!!
The Museum offers a wonderful way of learning about the past by living it. Above you can see just a few of the interesting situations and scenes our pupils experienced.