Term ended with a moving Stations of the Cross service in Priory Hall. The art work and readings had been prepared by Year 9 and the choir had rehearsed some appropriate pieces; all of which allowed us to reflect more meaningfully on Christ’s Passion. New musical numbers included Cat Stevens ‘Please don’t let me be misunderstood’ for Pilate, sung by Philippa Ford, accompanied on the piano by Edward Talbot and a beautiful rendition of Ave Maria sung by Emily Bedwell.

We are hugely indebted to artist Nigel Robert Pugh who generously loaned us his work earlier in the term, from which the students drew inspiration for this year’s Stations. As a reciprocal gesture we have sent him photographs of our work, and this will be displayed alongside his at the Good Friday service in Abergavenny.


ISA Midlands Cross Country Championships Bedstone College, Bucknell, Shropshire

With 800 competitors and 30 schools, Bedstone is not only a highly competitive Championships, it is one of the toughest courses on the cross country calendar and just completing the course is an achievement to be proud of especially after two days of torrential rain. The sense of satisfaction in completing it is felt by all.

The hot chocolate and cookie at the end a welcome relief from the conditions.

Very well done to everybody.

Stafford & Stone District Sports Partnership Trampoline Competition Champions

Congratulations to Lucy Hadley, Ava Stacey, Scarlett Caine, Eleanor Dimbleby, Miren Stacey and Jemima Morris on winning the Stafford & Stone District Sports Partnership Trampoline Competition.

Read more: Bouncing to success!

Reception and Primary 2 classes joined together for their weekly Paired Reading session, but this week’s session had a twist as the theme was superheroes. The children took part in a variety of activities. They read superhero books and comics, roll played, completed a maths game and wrote as if they were superheroes, explaining what superpower they would most like to have and why.

The children had great fun, and they all really enjoyed the session.

Read more: Reception and Primary 2 - Paired Reading Session

KS1 pupils Matthew Titley, Ethan Masterson, and Dhruv Singh, performed an informal concert to Reception and KS1 today.  We all greatly enjoyed the performances and we were lucky enough to have Mr Rogers play us two pieces himself at the end.  Their was much to inspire "budding young musicians".

Read more: Guitar Concert in Prep

Primary 6 pupils have been taking part in an investigation as part of the BBC's Terrific Scientific initiative. Children used sleep diaries to record how many minutes of sleep they got each night before and after the weekend when clocks were put forward an hour. We found out that each child had an average of 41 minutes less sleep per night after the clocks were put forward. Pupils also took part in reaction test to see how alert they were before and after the clock change. Class reaction times didn't change much over the weekend but we discovered that our reactions were slower first thing in the morning!

Read more: P6 - Terrific Scientific Initiative

Dear Parents, Staff and Friends of St Dominic’s Priory School,

The PFA are delighted to invite you to an exclusive Ladies Evening on Thursday 4th May 2017 at The Potters’ Club, Stoke-on-Trent.

Unique to the area, The Potter’s Club is a private member’s club offering the highest standards of food and hospitality for many miles around. The club was founded in 1951 to provide facilities for the directors of local pottery companies to entertain their visitors and guests, including royalty and VIP's. (www.thepottersclub.co.uk)

We are very fortunate to have the sole use of the venue for the evening.

PLACES are reserved at £30 per person to include:

welcome drink / three course meal / coffee

The invitation is also extended to any friends or family members that would like to join you. Tables can accommodate ?? people. Dress code: smart attire.

Please complete and return the attached booking form by Wednesday 5th April.

(Note – one form per person attending is required for menu selection).

Kind regards,                  

Moira Stacey

Chair of St. Dominic’s Priory School Parents and Friends Association

Last Thursday and Friday we held our much-anticipated school production of ‘Olivia’.

It was very apparent as to how much hard work and dedication had gone into making the production such a success by all the staff and pupils involved.

Olivia, based on the classic tale of Oliver Twist, was told in the Victorian era. The eye-catching set had been designed around the London area of Covent Gardens, which hosted many characters.

Read more: School Production of 'Olivia'

On Tuesday morning we welcomed Flight Lieutenant Simon Beckett and Sergeant Nick Dawood from the RAF to engage with Year 10 pupils and set them some team building challenges. The morning saw pupils working in groups to design and build, first a compass and then a wheelbarrow that could transport a cup of water, without spillage, over an obstacle course. Students quickly learned that they needed to; listen, communicate, think logically, think creatively and, essentially, work together, in order to complete the tasks.                                                                                                                                 

The session concluded with a brief talk about the opportunities available within the RAF and an explanation of the various routes by which the RAF could be accessed.

Read more: Team Building with the RAF

Year 10 and 11 visited London, thanks to Miss Bartlett, to see the very last showing of ‘An Inspector Call’ for another three years. First we ate lunch at ‘Prezzos’ which was lovely! Next we walked the street up to the Playhouse Theatre to see what we had been waiting the whole day for. It was a quite a surprise when we found our seats, since we were right at the top, arguably the best seats in the house, and settled down. All of a sudden, the lights dimmed and on ran a little boy. As the curtains rose, you could almost hear the audience stop breathing altogether: the set was insane! The Birling house was broken away from the pavement and risen up above it. At first, everyone was confused as all the acting was going on inside the house where no-one could see, but as soon as the Inspector (an amazing actor) came on, the house opened up and everything became clear. Thank you Miss Bartlett from all of us for an amazing experience!


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