SUMMER BARBEQUE – SATURDAY 15TH JULY 2017

St Philip’s Parent and Staff Association

35 FT OBSTACLE COURSE, GLADIATOR DUEL, SPACE HOPPERS, Barbecued FOOD, STRAWBERRIES & CREAM, CAKES, ICE CREAM, Tombola, RAFFLE, SIDE STALLS AND REFRESHMENTS.

ADMISSION FREE

 

Friday 31 March 2017 is inset day

Dear Parents / Carers,

Please note that Friday 31 March 2017 is inset day.

Students finish at the normal time on Thursday 30th March at 3.15pm.

 

QUIZ NIGHT – Friday 24th March 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Tickets in advance: £5 per person £30 for a team of 8
(On the night: £6 per person £40 for a team of 8)
Includes ploughman’s style buffet

A general knowledge quiz like a TV game show including mental and physical challenges.
Fun and games for adults and kids alike.

Equine Therapy Comes To St Philip’s

Four lucky students at St Philip’s have been given the opportunity to trial equine therapy sessions. Every Wednesday, the students have travelled to Cranleigh in Surrey to see Mickey the horse and find out their task for the week.

The main aims of equine therapy are to develop social skills, interpersonal skills, communication skills, to build confidence and manage anxiety. It differs from the horse riding that is offered by the school, as most work in equine therapy is done from the ground so there is no riding involved. The focus is on emotional regulation and students will interact with the horse and carry out specific tasks set by the therapist.

All four students engaged really well with the therapy and clear gains have already been noticed. Activities have included a treasure hunt, teacher / student role play and being the boss. On their final session, the students had the opportunity to exchange tokens that they earnt for items from the ‘shop.’

St Philips School is part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Campaign for School Gardening

St Philips School is part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Campaign for School Gardening which promotes all aspects of gardening in schools.

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. Spent some time with Sir Michael Parkinson

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.