Friday September 26 is the European Day of Languages 2014
Years 7 and 8 Word of the Day (Friday September 26 2014)
These special Years 7 and 8 Words of the Day are four words which are unique to a particular language:
A catchy tune that gets stuck in the brain or a tune that rapidly obsesses an entire population (literally, an ear worm). For example, Gangnam Style by K-pop 'top star' Psy which has been viewed on YouTube over 2,000,000,000 times.
Feeling comfortable, like in one's home.
Doing something with soul, creativity, or love: putting something of yourself into what you're doing.
A verb specifically used to describe that distinctive thick, bubbling sound that porridge makes when it is boiling. "Bhí an leite ag plubairnigh sa phota" translates to "The porridge was 'plubairnigh-ing' in the pot."
Why Learn Languages?
Miss Neale, St. Mary's Comenius co-ordinator and Faculty Leader of Languages has prepared a colourful vinyl lettering display which is going to be stuck on the wall in our recently redecorated Clitherow Building in time for the Day of Languages:
David Geldart, the founder and Chairman of the multi-award winning Bambisanani Partnership, was recently invited to speak at the Australian Council for Health and Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) International Conference at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, Australia.
David Geldart, Chairman of the Bambisanani Partnership has praised the work of volunteers and supporter in an end of year review.
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On Thursday 29 March, St. Mary’s welcomed Mr John Rolfe MBE from the British Council who presented the school with the International School Award.
St. Mary’s Visit to South Africa Exceeds Expectations
Stuart Andrew MP visits St. Mary’s, Menston for International Week
Our Year 9 Spanish students last week visited the tapas restaurant, Dos Amigos in Kirkstall
Over the half term break, fifty Year 10 students took part in a four day residential trip to the Amalfi Coast, Italy. The trip was structured with the Geography GCSE course in mind to give students a hands on understanding of the processes of tectonics and tourism.
Caitlin (Year 9) is the first student to complete all the tasks required to achieve the award.
Photos of this year's Expedition!