Catholic Life and Mission

Easter Egg Raffle March 2023

Thank you for supporting our annual Easter Egg Raffle.  This year we raised a fantastic £307.00 in aid of the Little Heartbeats charity

Non-uniform Day March 2023

On Friday 24th March the Faith Friends organised a non-uniform day to raise money and awareness for the Catholic Children’s Society.


Certificate of Thanks received from the London Air Ambulance Charity March 2023

Click here to read the thank you letter.



London Air Ambulance Up Against Time Appeal January and February 2023

St Mary & St Michael School council nominated the London Air Ambulance as a charity we would like to help this year. Our school took part in the Create-a-Copter challenge to raise vital funds and help keep the service flying to save lives and help people when they need it the most.

In our assembly on Friday 10th February, we were very proud to present the London Air Ambulance fundraising officers with a cheque for £2,435.33! Thank you to everybody who participated and for your support.

School Council London Air Ambulance Fundraising Letter 23rd January 2023


Christmas Carol Singing December 2022

Our Year 6 choir have been spreading Christmas cheer and raising money for The London Air Ambulance Service and Providence Row by singing carols at The Royal London Hospital and Spitalfields Market. By supporting Providence Row and Poplar Food Bank we continue to carry on the work and mission of the Sisters of Mercy and fulfil the charism of our school.


Year 5 also visited Lady Mico’s Almshouses to sing carols as part of our intergenerational ‘Incommon‘ visits.  Due to the snowy weather, the residents enjoyed listening to the children’s from their balconies and windows and we received a message of thanks from Lady Mico’s  for the children’s enthusiastic singing.

The Faith Friends’ Advent ‘Thank You Thursdays’ December 2022 

During Advent the Faith Friends were very busy organising and delivering thank you notes to staff from the pupils.

Advent Carol Service at Westminster Cathedral 2022

On Wednesday 30th November, our Faith Friends represented our school at the annual Advent Carol Service in Westminster Cathedral. This service was attended by schools from all over the diocese and raised money for the Catholic Children’s Society. We all particularly enjoyed meeting Clover the donkey and Ivy the goat from Hackney City Farm.


Children in Need November 2022

We held a pyjama day for Children in Need and raised £239.42.

Collection for Providence Row and Poplar Food Bank 0ctober 2022

Many thanks for all your generous donations. Harvest time gives us an opportunity to remember those in need. The food donations will be shared between our local homeless charity, Providence Row and a nearby food bank, Neighbours in Poplar. On a recent visit to school, Sister Elizabeth from the Sisters of Mercy and former headteacher of St Mary and Michael, was asked by Year 6. How can we carry on the work of the Sisters of Mercy in our school and daily lives? Sister Elizabeth said, “To go out and carry out the works of Jesus and help people in the community.”

By supporting Providence Row and Poplar Food Bank we continue to carry on the work and mission of the Sisters of Mercy and fulfil the charism of our school.

Our lovely thank you card from Sister Christine from Neighbours in Poplar Food Bank


CAFOD – Non uniform Day October 2022               

Thank you to our Faith Friends, who organised a non-uniform day on Friday 14th October 2022 to raise money for CAFOD; the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, a charity working with communities around the world. Many thanks to everyone who donated to support our global family. We raised £307.62. There is enough food in the world for everyone, yet 1 in 3 people have gone hungry in the last year. Supporting CAFOD is a way for us to put our faith into action. By raising money for Brighten Up, we are supporting our brothers and sisters around the world, inspiring each other to become active global citizens and living out our school mission.

Click here for the Faith Friends’ Harvest Fundraising Letter