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Getting involved


Getting Involved

To be successful The Friends of St. Mary’s need volunteers. We have frequent meetings, which anyone is welcome to attend. These are held at a local venue in Royston and commence at 8:00pm. The agenda and previous minutes are circulated to everyone through the school email. If you don’t receive these please contact your class rep. 

The Friends of St Mary’s has a small committee and relies on Event Managers, together with numerous other volunteers, to run events. Class Representatives communicate ad hoc information to their class parents. 

If you are keen to get involved in organising or helping with an event then please speak to your class rep. Help could be as a member of the committee, or helping on a stall for an hour. Over the next half term we will need help for a number of events and the sort of roles we are looking to fill imminently are listed below. If you feel you can contribute please either contact your Class Rep or email at Friendsofstmarysroyston@gmail.com.

The Friends of St. Mary’s is a member of the National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations (NCPTA) which is a national charity representing over 13,000 PTAs across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

Events and requirements:

The next Friends meeting is at 8 p.m. on Thursday 8th November 2018 at the Banyers. We hope you can join us!

The Friends of St Mary’s (Registered Charity Number - 1143478)
School Calendar School Calendar

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Mission Statement

Aiming high,  

dreaming bigger,

praying together,

growing in God's love.

Our Children Say...

"I like Science because we learn about cool things"
"I like Art because we can be creative"
"I love the school trips because they are great fun"
"I enjoy learning French because I like learning about other people in the world"
"I enjoy History because I like learning about what has happened in the past"  
"I like learning because it is fun to learn new things"
"I like spending time with my friends because they are special to me"
"The teachers are great, they are kind and look after us and they make our lessons exciting and fun"
"I like learning about Jesus and the lessons he taught us"
"I love singing hymns because it makes me feel happy"

Ofsted Statement

  "Pupils thrive in this school both in terms of academic achievement and personal wellbeing."
Ofsted December 2017




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