SSA PARENTS’ SHOPPING TRIP

BICESTER SHOPPING VILLAGE, WEDNESDAY 20TH JUNE 2018

STONEYGATE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION

Dear Parents

The SSA have organised a Parents’ Coach Trip to Bicester Shopping Village on Wednesday 20 June 2018.  We hope you can join us for a fun day out of shopping, browsing or spending.

The Coach will leave School at 8.30am and will return at 4.30pm (leaving Bicester at 3pm). The cost is £10 per person.

Places are limited, so we will therefore require you to respond by return, to book your place. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

To book your place, or if you have any queries, please email SSA@stoneygateschool.co.uk and make payment of £10 into the SSA bank account – sort code 54-21-50 account number 30114063.

The SSA Committee

Kinderclub

Easter TreesIn Germany, families decorate the branches of trees with colourful eggs for Easter. We have been making our own Easter trees at the Kinderclub and have learnt all the necessary German Easter vocabulary.

Frohe Ostern from the Kinderclub!

HMV

HMV.

Headmaster’s Voice

Sir Roger Bannister did the ‘impossible’ in May 1954 when he became the first person to run a mile in under 4 minutes. His death brought many fitting tributes.  A modest, intellectual man, when asked whether the 4 minute mile was his proudest achievement, said he felt prouder of his academic medical paper research in responses of the nervous system.

Mike Atherton’s article, in The Times yesterday, pondered if we would ever see a sportsman like Bannister again. Bannister, he said: “was able to excel at the highest level of sport and remain engaged in a broader intellectual life.”  How many future sportsman will be able to boast of achievement on and off the field?

 

Roger Bannister

 

 

Sir Roger Bannister, World Record Holder, Doctor & Academic

At Stoneygate we are inspired by people like Bannister.

 

 

Congratulations to all pupils who performed during French day. It is challenging for many pupils to perform in English, so we are all extra proud of all those who performed in French.

Congratulations to Mrs Veary’s form on producing a wonderful assembly on the planets.

In sport, there have been numerous fixtures (please see the website for details). However the highlight of the week belongs to Sophie (Yr 8) who won a bag of medals at the recent County Swim Championships in Northamptonshire.

Congratulations to our Senior Maths Team (Rebecca, Kian, Hattie & Arush) who performed admirably yesterday at the UKMT Team Challenge at King’s School, Peterborough.

Perhaps this generation of Stoneygate Pupils ought to be inspired by Manchester City Footballer, Vincent Kompany, who has just been awarded an MBA, Masters in Business Administration, proof that academic and sporting achievement can go hand in hand.

vincent company      Vincent Kompany

Enjoy the weekend.

Mr Dobson

 

STONEYGATE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION SANTA RUN FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER 2017

Dear Parents

Following the success of last year’s event, the Stoneygate School Association (SSA) have decided to repeat the Santa Run again this year for all pupils on the afternoon of Friday 8 December at 2.15 pm on the “Morris Mile” cross country course.

Please send your child to school on the day with suitable accessories to get them in the Christmas Spirit: – Santa hats, reindeer antlers, jingle bells, tinsel and all things Christmassy! All parents are invited to come along and join in the run with their children, so if you wish to join us, please meet us at the start of the Morris Mile Cross County Course at 2.15pm prompt.  Or you can just come along and cheer on the children to the finish line.

Afterwards there will be refreshments served, including turkey sandwiches, hot drinks and mince pies, so please come along to the School Hall and join the festivities, and collect your children from there. Clubs and Prep will continue as planned from 3.30pm.

For catering purposes, it would be useful to know how many parents/guardians will be attending, so we would be grateful if you could return the attached slip to the school office or email us on ssa@stoneygateschool.co.uk by Friday 1st December.

P.S Date for your diary – Curry and Quiz Night

Wednesday 24th January 2018 in the School Hall from 7pm.

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Santa Run Friday 8th December 2017 

STONEYGATE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION

Please include ______ parents/guardians in the catering for the post Santa Run Refreshments. (Return to the school office or email ssa@stoneygateschool.co.uk by Friday 1st December).

Name of Child (ren):…………………………………………………………………. Child’s Class (es) ……….

Please could you advise if you have any food allergies/dietary requirements:

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Parent/Guardian Name: ……………………………………………………… Date:……………………………..

Laterne, Laterne, Sonne Mond und Sterne

 

Children at the German Kinderclub have been celebrating the festival of St. Martin with self-made lanterns, a lantern procession and St. Martin’s songs. St. Martin’s day is a German and Austrian tradition celebrated each year on the 11th of November to remember St Martin, who was a friend of the children and patron of the poor. It was fun to learn the German Laterne song by heart and light up the dark afternoon with our bright songs and lanterns!