On Monday 26th June, St Mary’s was delighted to welcome Bishop Paul Hendricks to bless our new school reception area and to present badges of office to our new Student Leadership teams. In addition, we were also pleased to welcome Dr Maureen Glackin, Head of School of Education at St Mary’s University, Twickenham.
Bishop Paul led a special ‘Liturgy of the Word’ for all students in our Sports Hall before presenting badges of office to our new Student Leadership teams, including our Head and Deputy Girls and Boys. Before blessing our new reception, Bishop Paul also blessed the crucifix, statue of Our Lady and photographs of Pope Francis & Archbishop Peter which were placed in the new facility.
We were grateful that Dr Glackin, who along with Mr Bernard Tomkins, our Chair of Governors, and Fr Michael, assisted in the presentation of badges of office to our senior students and pupil mentors. Following the formal events, Bishop Paul and our special guests met with the new Senior Prefect team and talked about their role in the school as well as their hopes and aspirations for the future.
The school’s new reception area now presents visitors to our school with a more welcoming and modern appearance. Along with the reception area, a new office and meeting room will greatly enhance the facilities at our school. It also gives us a fitting place to celebrate the pupils’ achievements and school awards which have been earned, especially in the past academic year.
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