St Philip’s school held a very special assembly on Wednesday 4th October and was delighted to welcome back two ex-students who have been very busy since leaving school many years ago. Karen Oosthuizen and Paul Florence are both members of Surrey Special Olympics and kindly popped along to help 11M deliver an inspiring assembly to the whole school. Between them they brought along over 10 medals they have won in a range of sports, competing across the UK and on the world stage. They answered some fantastic questions, posed by the students of 11M and even stayed to have their photos taken with some of the year 7 students.
If you would like to get involved with Surrey Special Olympics please contact the school for more details.
We have already achieved a Level 2 Certificate and last term we gained Level 3 status. To pass this level we have to be good at preparing ground to plant in, to grow a range of fruits, vegetables and flowers, encourage wildlife, recycle waste and make compost. To celebrate this achievement RHS have given us very generous series of vouchers that will supply us with seedlings and small plants over the next year. The plants will be delivered to the school all ready to grow each half term and we simply plant them out into our gardens.
St Philip’s cricket team represented Surrey at the regional cricket competition at Lord’s Cricket ground in London.
The team played brilliantly and made it all the way through to the final where they were narrowly beaten by Westminster College. The team were also lucky enough to spend sometime with Sir Michael Parkinson who was representing the competition organisers, the Lord’s Taveners. Well done to all involved.
One wet and miserable August Wednesday (who’d have thought it) the
SEN teams from Achieving for Children descended upon St Philip’s to
help get the school ready for September.
Jacqui, Catherine, Marianna, Laura, Emma, Harriet, Sarah and Senel
were lulled into a false sense of security with a cup of tea before the
hard work started!
Despite the pouring rain, Catherine and Sarah took on the role of official
minibus cleaners. The St Philip’s minibuses are now sparkling;
Catherine and Sarah, however, are very, very wet!