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Here you can keep up to date with everything that goes on in Year 9 at Mount St Mary's

Faith In Action Naemi Year 9

From the moment students join us on their journey through MSM, our school motto Quid Retribuam, How can I repay the Lord, is instilled.

Giving back within our school community is often displayed by students with small acts of kindness and care for one another. Helping someone who may be lost, looking after our school environment or representing our student body at school events to showcase the many amazing things MSM offers through the eyes of the very people that make it truly great. One individual has taken our motto and embraced our ethos to exhibit faith in action in the most incredible and selfless way.

Naemi is a Year 9 student who has been inspired by the work of Aid Afghanistan for Education. Her aim? To raise awareness within school of the work the charity does and inspire our community to show Retribuam, by giving something back to women and girls who are not afforded, in Naemi's words, the luxury of education. She fearlessly and with incredible poise and maturity, delivered her campaign in a whole staff briefing, to encourage our community to help her in providing the women and children of Afghanistan the basic equipment needed to access education. But in Naemi's eyes, she does not want her passion and eloquence in delivering her message to be limited to MSM.

With her campaign growing, Naemi is now leading an ever-expanding team of volunteers, as well as having support from the Diocese of Leeds and other education providers across the City to make her dream a reality.

Each week, our students stand united to recite our school prayer. "I hesitate for fear of what lies ahead of me, for I am much afraid of the unknown. Take my hand in yours and walk with me, for the road is long and there are no short cuts". Naemi symbolises a courage, determination and passion to help those in need, whilst embracing the guidance, support and opportunities offered to her with humble gratitude.

With a strong faith, self-belief and the encouragement from a community in which Naemi is able to flourish, we are excited and blessed to be able to share this journey with you.

Below is the opening letter that Naemi wrote to share her vision with school leaders across Leeds, which we hope will motivate and inspire you to join us in supporting this incredible cause.

Naemi's Letter

Important Dates

Keep up to date with anything going on in Year 9 here

School Closes for Half Term - Friday 22nd October

School Reopens - Monday 1st November


Any important letters for Year 9 will be displayed here

End of Term Letter from Mr M Cooper

Year 9 Team

Miss L Richardson

Student Advocate

Mr A Bourke

Year Leader

Miss C Fagan

Pastoral Support Officer

Our Year 9 Form Tutors

Mr T Walker


Miss C Coen


Miss L Richardson


Miss E Beadle


Mr M Hopkins


Mr S Chiguvo


Mrs S Hyde


Mr E Wuisman


Miss J Greaves



During the summer term of Year 8 our students picked their GCSE options choices ready for Year 9. If you have any questions please use the contact form below to submit them to our year office and someone will be in contact with you.

Have a look at what our students have been up to this year!

Line-up: Sean Twomey, Layton Reed Haigh, Archie Rooks, Kobi Parnell, Imikan Asuquo, Kacper Kaluza, Kacper Romianowski, Caidan Barron, Keegan Doherty-Queenan, McKenzie Flint, and Charlie Brattley.

Year 9 Rugby Match - Post Game Writeup by Kacper Kaluza

On Thursday 30th September, Mount St Mary's played in two rugby matches.

We have been Reflective and these games have really taught us a lot, some players came from two training sessions and others from years of practice in this sport. Nevertheless, we showed Resilience and played very well as a team for the first time. We have a lot to learn from the two matches and can see the future our team can have. Winning the first match with Carr Manor gave us the morale boost and determination to win against St Mary’s Menston. Unfortunately, even with our determination and winning mind-set, we were unable to win against this school. We played the best we could, but they were better than us. We look forward to participating in many matches and events to improve our ability as a team. We will be training hard, gaining confidence, and getting into the work mind-set in order to play even better than we were before, and hopefully win!

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