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Former Parents' (2011 - 2014) Drinks Reception
Friday 13th May 2016

Florence Dyas

On Friday 13th May 2016, we hosted a drinks reception for the parents of the leavers of 2011-2014. Fifteen former parents attended and enjoyed drinks and canapés in Dr Kirk’s Study and some went on for a pub supper. 

The aim of the event was to keep in touch former parents and hear how their daughters are getting on – as well as to continue to share news and promote the school and all our projects. 

We have received some lovely letters of thanks. One parent wrote, “Thank you very much indeed for inviting us to such a happy gathering last Friday. Oliver and I both felt that it was such a nice idea and that it very much summed up the spirit of the school: once a Calne Girl, always a Calne Girl, and once a Calne Parent, always a Calne Parent!”

 

Silent Auction of Promises & Prizes
Raising money for the 2016 Lacrosse Tour & The Calne Foundation Trust

LAX Auction

We are pleased to confirm that the recent Silent Auction, raising money for the 2016 USA Lacrosse Tour and the Sports Fund of The Calne Foundation Trust has now closed. Over £3,000 was raised and we are extremely grateful to all the parents who so generously donated prizes and also to those who bid! 

We hope the lucky winners enjoy their experiences.

 

The Cantabile Concert Series presents...
An Evening of Song & Swing with
the Royal Air Force Squadronaires Big Band

Squadronaires

On Friday 22 April St Mary’s School hosted a spectacular evening of song & swing with The RAF Squadronaires (by kind permission of the Air Force Board of the Defence Council). The third concert in the acclaimed Cantabile Concert series continues to raise money for the Armed Forces Fund, which provides education to children who have a parent, or any rank, killed or wounded in active service. The Squadronaires added a particularly appropriate tone.

For a full review and slideshow for the event, please click here.

 

Past Present Future
A Celebration of the Art of St Mary's Calne

Past Present Future

We were very pleased to host the Past Present Future Art Exhibition at the 20th Century Theatre, Notting Hill London during the first week of November. With over 150 pieces of art, photography, sculpture, mixed media & textiles – the exhibition showed the extraordinary variety and talent at St Mary’s – with both current and old girls exhibiting, as well as parents, staff and other friends of the school.

To read a review and see a slidehsow from the event, please click on Read More.

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St Margaret's Family Sport's Day

Sports Fun Day

Over 20 families gathered on a sunny Sunday afternoon in early October to have fun and experience all the wonderful sports facilities that are available to St Margaret’s.

To read a full report of the day, and to view a slideshow from what was an amazing afternoon, please click on Read More below.

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Pheasant & Partridge Shoot Silent Auction

Lily

Pheasant & Partridge Shoot at the Temple Farm Estate, Wiltshire, Monday 1st February 2016

We are thrilled to announce a wonderful prize, kindly given by Konrad & Susie Goess-Saurau, to raise money for the Calne Foundation Trust and in particular the Vision for Sport and development of the new Sports Complex.

We have been offered two guest places to join 35 guns at the final day of the shooting season at Temple Farm Estate – the bag is expected to be over 800 cock pheasant & partridge with 5 drives across this beautiful estate near Barbury Castle in Wiltshire. A recent article in Field Sports Magazine gave a glowing report on shooting at the Estate. The lucky winners will meet at Wick Barn at 9am for coffee, enjoy elevenses, and finally a Hog Roast for all the guns and beaters at around 4pm. Please be generous with your bid for both guns (we are unable to sell these separately) – clearly the highest bid will win! A perfect Christmas present or special treat for both young and old.

Please email me with your bid at cwrench@calnefoundation.org by Monday 2nd November 2015 at 12.30pm. The winner will be notified by email by 4pm on Wednesday 11th November 2015.

 

The LilyPad - 16 September 2015

Lilypad

The September 2015 edition of the LilyPad is now out. If you have not received the newsletter, you can view a web version by clicking on Read More below.

The LilyPad is a facility for parents and former parents of St Mary's and St Margaret's, as well as Calne Girls and supporters of the schools, to post announcements which will reach the whole school community whilst supporting The Calne Foundation Trust. If you would like to receive future copies of the LilyPad, please email office@calnefoundation.org. To advertise on the LilyPad, please click here for more information. 

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