The Head's Blog
Helen Ball - Head Teacher
Helen Ball - Head Teacher
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
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
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.
This term has continued to fly. I can’t believe we only have two weeks until Easter Holidays. There has been a lot going on in school. Year 11 are busily working towards their qualifications and finishing coursework. Both primary and secondary have been on trips to support what they are doing in the curriculum. This week, the Primary Department have been to visit Tuppenny Barn where pupils had the opportunity to look at horticulture.
Next week, pupils have the opportunity to participate in lots of exciting activities to support curriculum areas as part of our Rising Stars programme.
A reminder that the annual Duck Race will take place on Monday 22nd April. Ducks can be purchased from the office.
Yesterday was World Down Syndrome Day. Below is a link to celebrate this.
Next blog will be on 5th April.
I hope everyone had a lovely half term. It’s incredible to believe we have already had 2 weeks.
It has been a busy time. We have had our Dancers out representing the school at Dance House and St Philip Howard School. Both groups performed brilliantly and had a great time.
St Philip Howard
Yesterday the school celebrated World Book Day. Both staff and pupils came to school dressed as characters from their favourite books. We had a huge range of characters, such as Where’s Wally, Paddington Bear, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland and Miss Trunchbull. It was a lovely day in school celebrating and sharing books.
Miss Trunchbull and Harry Potter
Next blog Friday 22nd March
I can’t really believe half term is here already.
The pupils have been incredibly busy this term with lots of visits and activities in class
In primary, pupils had some special visitors. Owls About Town came in to spend a morning with the pupils. Pupils enjoyed learning about owls and being able to touch a live owl.
The school is very much looking forward to celebrating World Book Day. Letters have gone out, but a reminder that the date is Thursday March 7th.
This year the Circus is coming to St Anthony’s. Parents and Friends are organising the Happy Circus on Sunday 30th June. Flyers have gone out this week. It should be a wonderful afternoon and great opportunity to raise some funds for the school.
Finally, I would like to wish you a lovely half term. Pupils return to school on Monday 25th February
My next blog will be 8th March