Mary, also known as St. Mary the Virgin, the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Mary, Mary Mother of God or the Virgin Mary is believed by many to be the greatest of all Christian saints. The Virgin Mother "was, after her Son, exalted by divine grace above all angels and men."
Mary's life and role in the history of salvation is foreshadowed in the Old Testament, while the events of her life are recorded in the New Testament.
Saint Mary is the Mother of Jesus, wife of St Joseph, and the greatest of all Christian saints. Traditionally, she was declared the daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne. Born in Jerusalem, Mary was presented in the Temple and took a vow of virginity. Living in Nazareth, Mary was visited by the archangel Gabriel, who announced to her that she would become the Mother of Jesus, by the Holy Spirit.
At St Mary's we have a house point system, which involves four houses. These houses were named after the four books of the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Upon entry each pupil is allocated to a house which is represented by a different colour.
A pupil can obtain house points for excellent homework, good attendance, being polite, showing kindness, being a good example, trying their best in class, good manners in the dining hall, just showing a little extra effort and good behaviour in and out of the classroom.
Each week the points are counted and, during Assembly, children are told the scores to date. At the end of each week the winners earn rewards, such as extended playtime, and at the end of the year the winners have the House Points Trophy placed on their shield, which is on display in the Hall.
Every class in St Mary's have their own class saint. This gives them the opportunity to learn about a range of saints in great detail across their seven years at the school. They start off by learning about our school saint, The Blessed Mary, before exploring many other inspirational saints.
|St. Peter||6||29th June||Fishermen|
|St. Bernadette||5||16th April||Illness|
|St. Anne||4||26th July||mothers|
|St. Rose of Lima||3||23rd August||Gardeners|
|St. Lucy||2||13th December||Blind|
|St. Anthony||1||13th June||Lost things|
|St.Nicholas Owen||Reception||23rd January||Our Academy's Patron/ Carpenters|
|St Francis of Assisi||Pre-School||4th October||Animals and Nature|