The Head's Blog
Helen Ball - Head Teacher
Helen Ball - Head Teacher
5th July 2019
What amazing weather we have had in the last few weeks. Pupils have coped really well with the heat. Can I just remind parents/carers to send pupils in with a hat and water bottle.
Last Sunday, the Circus came to St Anthony’s. We had over 300 people attend to fund raise for the school. It was a fantastic community event. Many thanks go to Parents and Friends for organising and supporting this.
Today is the last day for Year 11s.
Some of the students would have been with us for 11 years and some for not quite so long. All of them, I think will miss the school, but are very ready for the next exciting stage in their lives. We have had lots of fun and laughter, and we have encountered and shared some fantastic moments and memories, which I know will remember for many years to come. This was a lovely group, who should be very proud of all they have achieved.
I would like to wish them the best of luck for the future.
Miss Ball X
Class of 2019
So, as we come to the end of another super year at St Anthony’s, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all our parents and carers for your continued support over the year. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all an excellent Summer break, and I look forward to welcoming your child back in school on Wednesday 4th September.
Wow, where is this term going !!!
Year 11 have finished all coursework and exam’s. Last weekend pupils enjoyed their PGL residential. They had a great time despite the weather and tried lots of new activities which they thoroughly enjoy. Again they were a real credit to the school.
Tonight is the social highlight of the year with the Year 11 prom and next week is Year 11’s last week in school, before work experience week. So lots to look forward.
Also a big thanks to the Rotary Club who supported Kids Out to Marwell Zoo. The children had a fantastic day learning about all the animals that live there.
A final reminder regarding the Circus on Sunday 30th June. There are still tickets available from the school office.
My next blog will be Friday 5th July.
Welcome back to the final half term of the year.
Let’s hope the weather improves from today. One of our Year 11 groups are out on their Duke of Edinburgh Expedition which is the final part of their qualification. I hope all have their waterproofs as they will definitely need them today.
Our Year 11’s now only have 3 weeks left and are looking forward to PGL and the Prom over the next couple of weeks.
The Primary Department have also been very busy out and about on trips and visits. A group of pupils spent the day out at the local canal where they have the opportunity to learn about the history of the canal. All had a great time.
A reminder that on 30th June we have the circus coming to school. Tickets are still available from the school office.
My next blog will be on 21st June.
It’s incredibly how quickly this term is going. I am really pleased to announce the the Trim Trail and Outside Gym has finally been completed. It looks fantastic and will certainly be a welcome addition to the school to support both playtimes and curriculum activities. We will be opening this to pupils on Monday.
|Trim Trail||Outside Gym|
This week saw pupils accessing the first of our residentials. Pupils from Year 5 and Year 6 had 2 nights at the Out of Town Centre in the New Forest. Pupils and staff had a great time enjoying the farm and visits to Beaulieu. For some it was their first experience away from home.
Building their own shelter.
Finally pupils from Years 7-9 took part in the Parallel Youth Games yesterday. They had the opportunity to compete in a range of sports such as Cricket, Football, Golf and Swimming. All pupils were a credit in how they represented the school.
My next blog will be on 6th June
This is my final blog of this term. It has been a hugely busy week in school.
On Wednesday we helped our termly rising stars afternoon. Pupils had a great time exploring a range of activities/experiences through different curriculum areas.
Yesterday we also held our annual careers workshops for pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11. Thank you to Domino's Pizza, Emsworth Cycles, Tangmere Nurseries and Chichester College who ran a range of workshops for pupils. All pupils had a great time and enjoyed the opportunity to try new skills.
Finally, I hope everyone has a lovely break. Pupils return back to school on Tuesday 23rd April.
Next blog will be on 3rd May.
Welcome to my first blog of the summer term. It’s my favourite term of the year, both because of the weather and also all the great things that we have planned.
It’s the last term for our Year 11 pupils who are just starting to complete coursework and exams towards their qualifications. I am sure they will all do fantastically well and as always try their best.
Three of our students were selected to spend the day with the Mayor of Chichester. Matty was selected as Junior Mayor and Oliver and Daniel were his officers. They had an amazing but busy day which included attending a service at the Cathedral, visits to the Fire Station and Planetarium and then back to school at the end of the day to plant a tree. All 3 represented the school brilliantly and thank you to Mrs VK for supporting.
After the tree planting
We have also welcomed Bella who is our school well-being dog. She is coming in for a number of visits over the course of the term in preparation for September. Bella had her first visit this week and is already a huge hit with both pupils and staff.
We have lots going on this term including Year 6/8/11 and Duke of Edinburgh residential trips. All pupils are very much looking forward to these and I look forward to sharing their experiences with you over the coming weeks.
My next blog will be on 17th May