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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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 The theme this week from the gospel is Choices. We all have important choices to make throughout our lives and Jesus recognizes that following Him, doing the right thing is not always the easiest choice. When we make the wrong choices they affect people around us but often we disappoint ourselves too.  None of us are perfect and we all get it wrong sometimes; sometimes it is a deliberate choice and sometimes it is a thoughtless choice that lets us down.  The important thing is to make sure that we acknowledge our mistakes, apologise for them and put things in place to make sure they do not happen again.

I hope that as a headteacher I have always had the humility to admit when things have gone wrong and explain how I have learned from that and taken steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Just because we rarely get complaints does not mean that I stop looking for things to improve. Every year I write a school improvement plan and report on its progress to governors. This is why we change things, to make things better. Next year Mrs McKinnon will be writing that improvement plan and will be seeking to bring about that improvement.  She will have new skills, new knowledge and new ideas that she can bring to our school and I know that you will support her in the choices she makes just as you have supported me.

One little memory about choices: I was role playing with some Reception class children in assembly. The story was the road to Emmaus. In the story the risen Jesus is not recognized by his disciples until he breaks bread and shares it with them. I brought a large pitta bread for “Jesus” to break which he did.  He tore off two tiny pieces for each disciple and then proceeded to eat the massive piece he had left.  Not a choice that Jesus himself would have made I fear. 

Have a good weekend

Mrs Gallagher

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