St johns prep school sports newsletter spring 2014
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St johns prep school sports newsletter spring 2014



The spring 2014 edition of St Johns Prep school's Sports newsletter.

The spring 2014 edition of St Johns Prep school's Sports newsletter.



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  • 1. Spring Term 2014St John’s Prep School Tel: 01707 657294 St. John’s Prep School The Ridgeway Potters Bar Hertfordshire EN6 5QT U11’s North London Netball Champions!Contents: Pg. 1  Netball  Tennis Pg. 2  Fitness  Sports trip Pg. 3  Football  Netball Trip Pg. 4  Swimming Gala Pg. 5  Ski Trip Pg. 6  Sports’ Pupils of the Term  Cricket Pg. 7  Superstars  Ballet Pg. 8  Next Term & Extra Activi- ties New Tennis Facilities On the 24th March, St. John’s U11’s netball team competed in the North London Independent Schools Netball Tournament, held at St. John’s Senior School. The girls played at a high level and stepped up to the challenge of playing against highly skilled schools such as The Kings and Northbridge House. St. John’s were undefeated in all games played in the tournament; which led them to be crowned champions of the North London Tournament. I would like to thank all the U11’s team for their deter- mination and effort in the tournament. Special recognition goes to Rachel Hill for her outstanding shooting and Haley Danso for her de- fending and interceptions. Overall, it was a fantastic occasion and a great win for the team. Results V Northbridge House W 10 – 1 V St. Aubyn’s School W 4 - 2 V The Kings School W 8 – 0 V Sherrardswood W 5 – 4 Team members GS: Rachel Hill GA: Holly White WA: Aileen Ajbade C: Olivia George WD: Lily Harbron GD: Haley Danso GK: Sarina Seth SUBS: Kate Burrett & Georgia Moncaster St. John’s Prep and Senior School are proud to announce the opening of our brand new outdoor multi use sports area. It has been designed using a Tiger Turf Pro surface, providing an outstanding facility for our pupils to play Hockey, Tennis, Net- ball and 5 aside football on. This new addition to our sports department is part of a bigger goal to provide all St. John’s pupils with the very best facilities in sport. The next phase is the building of our new changing rooms and show- ers which are due to begin on March 25th and are due for completion on September 5th 2014. We invite all parents to come and view the devel- opments in sport at St. John’s and to speak to a member of our P.E. staff for more details. We also look forward to hosting a pupil and par- ents tennis tournament in the summer term and we look forward to seeing you then! Sports Newsletter For more please see our new additional news site:
  • 2. Sports Newsletter Fitness Football Trip to Spain In January pupils undertook a unit of work on fitness. During this module, the children explored different methods of how to get fit, such as circuit training, interval training and skipping. They also performed different types of fitness tests. Here is a picture of some of the Upper Transitus’ boys performing the Multi-Stage Fitness Test. The Multi-Stage Fitness test is an incremental test where pupils run back and fourth over 15 meters to the sound of a bleep that speeds up. The children run for as long as possible and drop out when they fall behind the bleep. Below are some of the top scores. In June, members of the school football team will be off to Spain to visit the home of Malaga Football Club. The trip will be action packed with train- ing sessions provided by professional coaches, a stadium tour and a football fixture against a local school team. The boys will also enjoy the amazing ho- tel facilities at Atalaya Park Golf Hotel & Resort, which has been used by many professional football teams as their base for pre-season or mid-season training camp. Class and Gender Name Level LT Boy Daniel Oyetunde 12.4 LT Girls Darcie Dudding & Phoebe Warwick 8.4 UT Boy Joshua White 13.1 UT Girl Ella Robinson 12.0 F1 Boys Takumi Satoh, Matthew Muwambi, Ilyas Khodabux, Sean Kanu, Jason Obiamiwe 13.7 F1 Girl Charlotte Wheatley 11.8 F2 Boy Jacob Haynes 16.0 F2 Girl Katherine McKenzie 14.5 F3 Boy Harry Baldock-Proud 14.4 F3 Girl Aileen Ajbade 13.4
  • 3. Sports Newsletter Super League Netball Trip On the 10th February the F2 & F3 Netball squad visited Hert- fordshire University for a netball Super league fixture, the Hert- fordshire Mavericks were playing against Manchester Thunders. The visit was a wonderful opportunity for the girls to sharpen up on their tactical knowledge of the game and see how ad- vanced skills can be applied effectively in a match situation. The score finished at 38 - 48, with the Thunders winning the game. The girls all had a fantastic time and were able to watch some professional England Netball players. Overall, the girls were a pleasure to take to the game and all came back with new ideas and skill to put into their own netball. The Football Squad experienced both highs and lows during the recent Enfield Borough 7-a-side competition with an incredibly spirited perform- ance. The group stage was made up of eight matches with the top four teams qualifying for knockout stages. The boys fared well, with our defence, made up of Hakan Aknar, Tom Green and Tony Dinh resilliant throughout, only conceding three goals on their way to three victories, three draws and only two defeats. The pick of the results were 1-0 victories over Eversley, Eldon and George Spicer. Such a performance ensured a fourth spot finish and qualification to the knockout stage. Unfortunately, the boys were defeated in the quarter final but bearing in mind the majority of the squad were a year or two younger than the op- position, the result was greater than most would have expected. Well done, boys! Football
  • 4. Swimming Gala Sports Newsletter Event 1st 2nd 3rd UT Boys Breaststroke Joshua W Dinel Akin Kayra F.1. Boys Breaststroke Flavio Christopher Rocco F.1. Girls Breaststroke Sofia Maahi Charlotte F.3. Boys Breaststroke Tom Harry BP Andreas 1st Form Boys Breaststroke Deniz Uche ----- UT Boys Back Stroke Ethan Freddie Ernest F.1. Girls Back Stroke Olamide Meghan Emily F.2. Boys Back Stroke Rhys Jed Jackson Small Pool Front Final Gabrielle Joshua K Raoul Small Pool Final Back O’Demilade Joshua K Raoul UT Girls Breaststroke Ella Nehir Marlie F.2. Boys Breaststroke Jacob Leon Alex M F.2. Girls Breastroke Leah Madison Madeline F.3. Girls Breaststroke Haralambia Lily Aileen Sarina Year 7 Girls Breaststroke Jessica Klara Rasleen UT Boys Front Crawl Joshua W Dinel Ethan UT Girls Front Crawl Piya Isabelle Y Omotayo F1 Boys Front Crawl Alexander E Christopher Max F1 Girls Front Crawl Maahi Sofia Charlotte F2 Boys Front Crawl Rhys Jacob Jed F2 Girls Front Crawl Leah Nitu Madeline F3 Boys Front Crawl Hakan Andreas Tom F3 Girls Front Crawl Lily Holly Olivia Year 7 Boys Front Crawl Joshua Zachary Zebulon Year 7 Girls Front Crawl Jessica Eva Rasleen UT Girls Backstroke Amara Nehir Ella F.1. Boys Backstroke Alexander E Sean Flavio F.2. Girls Backstroke Nitu Madison Katherine Mc F.3. Boys Backstroke Harry BP Hakan Alex MN F.3. Girls Backstroke Rachel Holly Olivia Year 7 Boys Backstroke Joshua Zachary Zebulon Year 7 Girls Backstroke Amy Christie Olivia House Relay Water Rats Moles Badgers TOTAL POINTS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Water Rats 96 Toads 68 Badgers 65 Moles 53 On the 29th March, almost 200 pupils com- peted in the Annual St. John’s Swimming Gala. The event consisted of 94 races, which in- cluded front crawl, backstroke, breast stroke and relay. The standard was amazing, not just from the winners but also from the children who were unable to swim competently at the start of the academic year. Well done to all of the children that competed in the gala. Please see results listed below. Winning House ‘Water rats’
  • 5. Sports Newsletter Ski Trip - Morzine On 29th January, F3 and 1st Form boys and girls accompanied Mrs. Tardios, Mr. Tardios Jnr, Mrs. Farrenden, Mr. Hodgson, Miss Pym and Miss Collins to Morzine in the French Alps. The seven day trip started by flying into Geneva airport and travelling by coach to the hotel, set in a picturesque village, covered in fresh winter snow. Morzine has recently had a new lift sys- tem put on slopes, which was exciting for St. John’s, as this meant more time on the slopes. All pupils skied with great control and had a fantastic experience. Each of the pupils at the end of the skiing trip received a skiing award, a badge and a booklet, which can be updated as they develop their ski- ing ability. A special mention must go to Grace Alexander and Henry Jonscher for achieving a special gold award as they had already attained all available badges. As well as practising their skiing, the pupils had a opportunity to watch the ski instructors show- ing why they are instructors with their amazing skiing skills and looking at how skiing has devel- oped throughout the ages. The pupils also got to try a variety of different food and swim in the indoor/outdoor pool of the Hotel. Overall, the trip was a great success, with all pupils and teachers enjoying the experience immensely.
  • 6. Sports Newsletter Sports’ Pupils of the Term Awards Harry Baldock-Proud has had an outstanding first year at St. John’s Preparatory school in sport and is the worthy recipient of the Sports’ Pupil of the Term Award for Boys Sport. He has continued to play a crucial role in the success of the school football team, displaying a good all-round level of ability and he never shies away from a tackle! During P.E. Lessons, Harry has impressed us with his level of fitness in lessons, scoring 14.4 on the Multi-Stage Fitness Test and always gives 100% effort. The term was nicely rounded off for Harry at The Annual School Swimming Gala, where he performed magnificently, picking up a Gold in Back Stroke and a Silver in Breast stroke. Well Done, Harry! Lily Harbron is a determined athlete, who is very enthusiastic about sport. She always strives to improve her technical ability and is committed to representing St. John’s School in a variety of sports. Lily has displayed a high level of ability in Netball this term, representing the school in fixtures. Lily was also a crucial member of the netball team at the U11’s North London Independent Schools Netball Tournament . At this fixture she demonstrated fantastic defending skills, carrying out skillful interceptions. She was an asset to the team and helped lead the team to victory. This term was the annual St. John’s Swimming Gala, where Lily performed out- standingly, picking up a gold medal in the 25 metre Front Crawl and a silver in 25 metre Breaststroke. This demonstrates that Lily is an all round athlete. Overall, Lily is a joy to teach in lessons and has produced work of an excellent standard. Well done! Cricket In June, the F2 & F3 members of the School Cricket Squad will visit Lords Cricket ground - ‘The Home of Cricket’, to watch England take on Sri Lanka in the 1st test match of the English summer. This will be an amazing experience for the chil- dren, allowing them to see how it is done by some of the best cricketers in the world. They will also enjoy the atmosphere of the crowds and hopefully this will inspire some of our boys to become future top class cricketers themselves! Lily Harbron Harry Baldock - Proud
  • 7. Sports Newsletter St. John’s Superstars Ballet club In November 2013, Madeline Dean was chosen to be part of the gymnastics squad from Tan- glin Trust School, Singapore which competed in the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) Annual Gymnastics Competition in Bangkok, Thailand. The competition included gymnasts from Thailand, China, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore and took place over two days. Boys and girls competed across a range of gymnastics disciplines with the girls performing on Floor, Bars, Beam and Vault. The girls were scored individually for each discipline and these scores were then combined to provide an overall individual performance score. There was also a combined team score, which took into account the individual scores of each member of the Tangin Trust School team. The competition was of a very high standard and featured potential Olympians in some of the age groups. But most importantly, it offered boys and girls from the many International schools operating throughout Asia the opportunity to meet new people from different countries and cultures and gave them the chance to experience the thrill of competing in an International competition. Madeline came 3rd overall in her level and age group and in doing so helped her team to come 2nd overall which was a great achievement for Tanglin Trust School. MADELINE DEAN - GYMNASTICS JACOB HAYNES - FENCING Jacob has been fencing for 2 years. Initially, Jacob trained once a week but he is now a member of Newham Fencing Club and trains twice a week alongside many members of the Great British Fencing team. Since he started to compete in competitions, Jacob has won numerous medals. At the end of 2013, Jacob was ranked 9th in 2013 out of 160 boys who competed in the Leon Paul U11 Junior series. Some of his more notable success have been winning the Hertford- shire Junior Championship for U10 in 2013, Gold at the Leon Paul Junior series earlier this year and silver in the Leon Paul Junior Team event. Jacob enjoys fencing because it provides everything he is looking for in terms of physical exer- cise, competition and need to develop skills and techniques. The ballet lessons comprise of three sections; Warm-up with emphasis on posture and stance coupled with ballet stretching; Free Movement, which con- sists of students’ improvisation and interpretation of a piece of music or stimulus and travelling sequence based on locomotor skills with rhythmical patterning. The main focus of the lessons is to raise students awareness of body align- ment by embedding the ballet tech- nique in each activity. The children really seem to be enjoying learning new skills relating to Ballet and putting them into practice.
  • 8. Summer Term / Extra Activities St. John’s Prep Extra Curricular Timetable Monday Girls (F2 and F3) Netball - Senior School - Miss Pym & Miss King Lunchtime Tuesday Girls (F2 and F3) -rounders Senior School - Miss Pym & Miss King 3.20 p.m. – 4.20 p.m. Boys (F2 and F3) Cricket - Senior School- Mr. Russell 3.20 p.m. - 4.20 p.m. Wednesday Girls (UT and F1) Netball - Senior School - Miss Pym & Miss King 3.20 p.m. – 4.20 p.m. Boys (F1) Cricket - Senior School- Mr. Russell 3.20 p.m. - 4.20 p.m. Thursday Boys & girls (F1 to F3) Athletics club- Senior School - 3.20 p.m. - 4.20 p.m. St. John’s 21 – 18 Southgate Ballet Ballet takes place on a Monday 3.00 p.m. - 3.45 p.m. Price: £5 Number of sessions: 7 Start: Monday 12th May Finish: Monday 30th June Payment: cheque made payable to Mrs. Neves Clothing: Girls - pink ballet shoes, pink dress and cardigan Boys - black leather ballet shoes and ‘Greens’. Ballet is a fun and exciting opportunity for the pupils at St John’s to be creative and enjoy them- selves within a dance environment. Ballet YogaNastics YogaNastics takes place on a Tuesday, starting 6th May until the end of term. Prep 2 - 3.20 p.m. till 4.00 p.m. Upper School - 4.00 p.m. till 4.40 p.m. Price: £45 Number of sessions: 9 Payment: cheques made payable to YogaNastics, a limited spacing of 15 pupils. Equipment: yoga mat YogaNastics is very controlled and skilful, concentrating on fun postures for flexibility and bal- ance, with an element of story telling. It is designed to improve sleep, concentration balance and co-ordination. Sports Newsletter Yoga TennisTennis Munchkins Tennis Munchkins takes place on a Friday. Prep 1 - 2.00 p.m. till 2.30 p.m. Prep 2 & LT- 2.30 p.m. till 3.15 p.m. UT - F3 - 3.15 p.m. till 4.00 p.m. The club has already started but there are a few spaces available for the summer term. Price: £7 Number of sessions: 7 Payment: cheques made payable to Tennis Rocks Ltd, there are limited spaces Equipment: Greens and a tennis racket (if they own one) The sessions are not only a great introduction to tennis for children, but also teach them fun- damental hand-eye coordination, flexibility, balance, and ball skills. Basic technical training and footwork will also be developed through fun games, which vary weekly to maximise every child’s improvement. Summer Term In the Summer term, we will be focusing on Athletics and striking & fielding games such as Cricket and Rounders. In Athletics, children will be developing their throwing and jumping as well as one another running, both over a long and short distances. They will be competing against one and other and also working in a team when performing relays. All of these skills will prepare them for Sports day on FRIDAY 20th JUNE. During striking and fielding lessons, pupils will be developing their basic throwing, catching and hitting skills and applying the skills to game situations. During the games they will learn about tactics, rules, scoring and working as a team . All of these skills will help them to compete in the end of term Interhouse Competition. Over the Easter break, it would be great if you can find time to take your child to the park and have a go yourselves with a bat and ball; this will give your child a great head start before the summer term!! From All of us in The Sports Department, We wish you a fantastic Easter! Mr. Ian Russell Head of Prep. School P.E.