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St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School

Nurturing hearts and minds


 On behalf of the staff, pupils and governors of St Mary Magdalen's I would like to welcome you to our school website.   St Mary Magdalen’s is a consistently high achieving, over subscribed school in Penwortham with an experienced staff team committed to making your child’s time at school successful, worthwhile and enjoyable. We offer a stimulating education in an atmosphere of Christian care and love.  We value all our children and celebrate the uniqueness of them all and all they have to offer.

I hope that you find all the information on the website that you are looking for and that you will make this one of your favourites. If you have any unanswered questions or would simply like to see the school in action please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mrs D Gallagher


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In his last talk to the disciples before Jesus went back to join his Father He talked to them about the importance of being one with God.  In this week’s gospel Jesus actually prays for us to find that unity with God as a whole.  In worship today we have watched a short reflective video about five children from five different faiths. Although the five lives are culturally very different what is remarkable is how similar children are, especially when they pray.  As parents you teach your children respect very well.  I know this because ignorance and hatred is taught and our children find it so hard to understand why people can’t get on. This week we pray for unity.

A happy highlight this week arising from something sad. Following the heartbreaking loss of Katy Holmes our head girl to cancer in January in 2012 her wonderful family set about fundraising for Brain Tumour research. Among the many things that Katy’s mum (Paula) and dad (Dave) organized was a concert at the Guild Hall with Russell Watson. I will never forget my shock when Paula sat in the staffroom and said that Russell wanted to sing with the school choir.  The greater shock came when she asked if we would be able to sing Panus Angelicus and Mrs Atkinson said “Yes”. But we did! Somehow or other Mrs Atkinson did it and you can hear how beautiful they sounded :. Panis Angelicus - YouTube

I watched from the side of the stage.  Russell Watson came off and said to me “You must be so proud.”  Proud doesn’t really cover it. But this was absolutely the highlight of my teaching career and is proof that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.  But then we had had Katy to inspire us so we shouldn’t have been surprised.

Have a lovely half term,

Mrs Gallagher


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