Question of Sport from SSA

What a fun night we all had on Friday night at the Question of Sport Night held at the Tigers .

The raffle and auction items, including a snooker cue signed by Mark Selby and two weekends in an apartment in Budapest (thank you Judit for donating this prize) raised over £2,000 for our chosen charity ‘Wishes for Kids’.

The two teams, captained by Martin Johnson and Paul Nixon, did battle to the questions posed by our esteemed Quiz Master, Matt Poole.

Although Johno’s team of Muzzy Izzet and our own Mr Palmer put up a brave fight, Nico’s team of Sarah “Cutty” Cohen and a very knowledgeable Mr Jelly were victorious.

Thank you so much for all of our team members for giving up their valuable time on a Friday evening to entertain us. Massive thanks also go to Matt Poole and his technical team for presenting such a professional event. Finally, thank you to all the parents and their family and friends who came along to support us.Question of Sport Team Photo Question of Sport panel

Camper Van Cafe at Sports Day raises over £600

Everyone was a winner on Tuesday.

It was a lovely afternoon for the pre-prep and prep school sports day.

The track and field events were brilliant with wonderful sportsmanship from everyone. The spectators could also enjoy freshly-made cakes and teas and coffees, as well as refreshing cold drinks and Pimms, organised by the SSA at the iconic Camper Van Cafe.

£600 was raised on the Day which will go to projects for all the school children. The SSA is, as ever, grateful to everyone who made the Camper Van Cafe possible, the cake makers and helpers on the day. Judit and Tommie would like to thank Also Helen Myers, Louise Jacklin, Rebecca Curran, Nicky Binnie, Bridgette Rhodes and all the cake makers for all their support.

Raffle winners were announced after the Year 3&4 presentations.

The summer hamper – Declan Musto
Bottle – Ollie Wood
Blooms & Herbs voucher c/o Louise Wesley – Jack Upton Sports
Tuition from one of our sporting parents – P Porter

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SSA News – School life is busy, busy, busy.

Camper Van Café at Junior Sports Day

The now familiar and much-loved sight of the Camper Van Café will be at Junior Sports day on Tuesday from 11.30am. 

As ever your support is really appreciated. Please come to buy teas and coffee, soft cold drinks or iced Pimms. There will also be a fantastic selection of freshly baked cakes, generously made and donated by parents.  Raffle tickets will also be on sale with a fantastic summer hamper as top prize.


A Date for your Diary – November 15

Plans are well underway for the inaugural Stoneygate School Ball.

It’s due to take place at Shearsby Bath on Saturday, November 15.

Watch this space for more information – but in the meantime, Remember, Remember School Ball in November.


Details are also being finalised for a Stoneygate Question of Sport Night.

This event will feature some of our well-known sporting dads.

We will keep you posted.


 Update on Fundraising and the results


The SSA was disappointed to have to cancel this week’s Mums’ Big Night Out. It is usually very popular and a great fundraiser. The event did fall on the same date as the Senior Choir concert and unfortunately the low ticket sales meant it was not viable.


On a positive note, the Stoneygate Bake Off prizes were handed out to our winning talented young cooks during last week’s assembly.   It proved to be a brilliant Bake Off again and the sale of the competition entries raised £150 for the Fiona Cairns charity.


There’s all this fundraising going on, but how we are spending the money?

The most recent purchase has been new table tennis bats, nets and balls. These have been bought for the senior school to use at break time.

The SSA would like to hear from you with suggestions for ways in which the monies raised can be spent so the children benefit.


Please keep checking the blog for further SSA news. Many thanks for all your support.


Calling all thirsty mums and dads!

The long-awaited coffee station has arrived.

Hot drinks will be available for parents throughout the day in the foyer of the new school building. There are a range of coffees, teas and hot chocolate. It’s just 50p a drink.

The SSA has funded this project and drinks are charged at cost. Not only does it offer hot refreshments at the touch of a button, it is also hoped it will make the foyer a hub for parents  – watch this space…

Come along for the grand opening at 3pm today (Wednesday, February 5)

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Christmas Cheer!

Congratulations to the grandparents of Flora W (RVB). They won the Christmas hamper in the SSA raffle. Thanks to everyone who bought tickets and refreshments at the pre-prep Christmas performances. Almost £400 was raised – what a fantastic result!

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2014

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SSA News Update

School Address Book

The Stoneygate School Address book 2013-2014 has now been published by the SSA. Every family should have received a copy by now.

Please note the correct contact details for a featured advertiser, Paul Murray of Cave & Sons, is telephone: 01858 288189 and that the company is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.


Win a Christmas Hamper

Please support the SSA fundraising this Christmas – raffle tickets will be on sale, costing £5 a strip with a fantastic Hamper to be won. Also, refreshments will be served, costing £1 per mug at the school productions of ‘Book Now For Christmas’.


Christmas Cards

Thank you to everyone who supported the Christmas card project. Over £200 was raised. Competition winners will be announced shortly.


And finally, Thank You

The SSA would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and New Year! Thanks to everyone who has supported and helped at this term’s fundraising events. Look out for more events in 2014.