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Welcome Conference

Welcome WOW!

What a wonderful Welcome Conference and Mass we have had! Despite the cold and the rain, the students threw themselves into all of the activities both at Howe Bridge and at school with Animate. They have climbed, sang, scooted, run, danced, acted, reflected, shot arrows, problem-solved and had the most fun as the photos show.

We finished off our Conference with Mass on Thursday evening and were delighted to be joined by three of our priests, the Primary Headteachers and many parents and family. Once again our students made us very proud; the Y11 Prefects officially welcomed the Y7s into the St. Mary’s family and we all prayed and sang to celebrate.

Read more: Welcome Year 7

Stem Award

STEM Award 

The Museum of Science and Industry are delighted to award St Mary’s Catholic High School with our Excellence in STEM Award. The school is the first school in Wigan to gain the award and only seven high schools across Greater Manchester have gained the award since it was launched in 2015.

Through gaining the award St Mary’s have shown that they value young people learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths outside the classroom and they have shown a commitment to work with local STEM ambassador volunteers from industry to add real life context and relevance to these subjects.

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Sion Hill

Sion Hill Year 7 Performance

St Mary’s welcomed Sion Hill to school last week.  Sion is a successful singer-songwriter from Ireland who is also delivering a powerful message to school age children.

Sion gave a fabulous performance to our new Year 7’s whilst also highlighting the importance of keeping safe on-line.  He also talked about bullying and the affect this can have on children.

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Year 8 Media Project

Year 8 Interview Year 7

A group of year 8 students thought it would be a good idea to interview the new year 7's about their first four weeks here at St Mary's. They asked them a wide range of questions about school life, transition, new subjects and making new friends.

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Open Morning

Open Morning 2017

What a great day we had!  The school was a hive of activity on Saturday 30th September when Year 5 and Year 6 students and their parents came to see what St. Mary’s has to offer.  The science show wowed our visitors and the Spanish tapas was a delicious hit.  Every department in school had planned activities to entertain and give a flavour of what life is like at St. Mary’s. 

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Prefects Excel Again

The Prefects of St Mary's left their gold ties aside and donned wet-suits at the Anderton Centre in Rivington on Saturday.  A great afternoon was experienced by all, raft building and engaging in team work and leadership activities. Prefects were divided into three groups.

Read more: Prefects Excel Again

Duke of Edinburgh