Education news from St Mary's School, Tristan da Cunha and Tristanians studying overseas.

St Mary's School July Storm Impact

Update on Tristan da Cunha's education as school opens after the storm in temporary accommodation.
Full story >>

Storm Update 24th July 2019 and Further Pictures

Update on the aftermath of the July 2019 storm, with photos of the damage to the school, factory and elsewhere.
Full story >>

Head Teacher Peter Foster Leaving Tristan

Report and photos by Clare Ryan

Presentation to Peter Foster at school assembly School staff leaving do for Peter Foster
Presentation to Head Teacher Peter Foster at school assembly Staff leaving do at the school for Peter Foster

Monday 17th June 2019 saw a special assembly at St Mary’s School. After two years as Head Teacher and English teacher, Mr Peter (Foster) will be leaving on the Edinburgh to return to the UK. During assembly, Nathan presented him with a card from the children. Miss Julia (Hagan) presented him with a card and gift from the school staff as a thank you for his contribution to St Mary's. During his time here, Mr Peter has taught IGCSE classes in English Language, English Literature, Geography and Environmental Management. His non-exam teaching commitments have included ICT and games. Speaking about his time on Tristan, Mr Peter thanked his colleagues for their support and hard work. He praised the children and wished them well in their continuing education. Mr Peter is a keen meteorologist and will miss the ever-changing Tristan weather! Miss Julia will take over as Head of Department until Miss Renée (Green)'s return, at which point they will become co-heads. We thank Mr Peter for all his work at St Mary's School and wish him well for the future.

School Sponsored Walks

Students from St Mary's School did sponsored walks to raise money for the Cyclone Idai appeal.
Full story >>

End of 2019 Term 1 St Mary's School

Awards for specific achievements were presented at the end of term assembly at the school.
Full story >>

Vet Visits the School

Veterinarian Aniket Sardana visited the school to talk about his work and about caring for dogs.
Full story >>

RRS Discovery visit to the School

Scientists from the visiting RRS DIscovery called at St Mary's School to teach about animals that live in the depths in the ocean.
Full story >>

Easter Egg Hunt

Photos of the Easter egg hunt hosted for the island's children by Marina Burns at the Residency.
Full story >>

Swimming Gala 2019

A school swimming gala was held on the 8th March 2019 in association with Queen's Day.
Full story >>