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A BIG THANK YOU! ADRA Giftbox Appeal 2014

 

Stanborough students pack 105 boxes

Many of you may remember that last year Stanborough Secondary School participated in ADRA’s annual Gift Box Appeal. The students packed 95 boxes – and raised £200 for shipping costs – which were delivered to underprivileged children in Sierra Leone.

This year the students at Stanborough once again proved their generosity by packing 105 boxes for disadvantaged children in Togo. Additionally they also raised £250 towards shipping cost. They have outdone themselves and we, as staff, are exceptionally proud of their commitment to humanitarian efforts.

The good will of Year 9Y deserves a special commendation, as they packed 26 boxes among themselves, earning them the ‘The Most Successful Form’ award. Another commendation goes to Tabason, as she, herself, packed 15 boxes this year.

Teachers, staff and alumni also participated; they managed to pack 23 boxes. In addition, a very generous staff member donated over £150 to buy toys and stationery for the boxes.

Lastly, we would like to thank everyone who participated in this project; special thanks go to Ms Eileen Hussey, who co-ordinated the appeal. Every box will make a difference to a child in Togo.

 

Stanborough’s Divine Service At St Albans Church

St Albans SDA church enjoyed hosting an enthusiastic group of students and staff on Sabbath February 22. Along with Nico Weyers we asked the hard questions: “Is evolution a fact or a belief?” “If evolution is scientific,  is there evidence which can be examined and does not need to be accepted by faith?” “Does it matter what we believe and what we are taught at school?”

Students and staff sang, played the piano, guitar and flute, did a mini-art lesson, presented video productions and read from the Word. Looking at the Stanborough team, one of St Albans’ members, who is an alumni of Stanborough School, lamented not digging up his school tie. The photo below explains why 🙂

Classroom Competition 2013

In a continuing drive to excellence, our school organised a classroom competition. A team of judges from non-teaching staff assessed each classroom in aspects such as:  creativity of displays, how God is revealed through the subject, the displaying of students’ work and neatness of room amongst others.

There was a flurry of activity as the competition date drew near.  The team of judges were in for a delightful surprise as they witnessed the wonderful use of colour, visual stimulation, creative and artistic flair along with each staff member’s passion for their subject.   There were several classrooms which deserved to win.  This made the judges’ decision quite difficult!  Congratulations to Mrs Venter whose Maths classroom won 1st place.  Joint  2nd place was awarded to Mrs Poddar (Business and Communications Systems classroom) and to Mrs Milis-Hopa (Library).  The 3rd place was won by the Physical Education room re-arranged and re-organised by Mr Jason Poddar.   The judges awarded a 4th prize to Mrs Mabhena for the Spanish classroom which was bright, colourful, welcoming and truly reflective of Spanish culture and language

The competition achieved its desired goal – to drive up standards.  As you walk into each classroom, there is an air of accomplishment and pride. God is glorified through the beauty of the displays and the inspiring presentation of students’ work and achievement.   Well done one and all!

Already, we can’t wait for classroom competition 2014!!!

L. Byng (pictures & video Gilberto – year 10)

 

Proposed Third Party Transportation Service

Dear Prospective Parent/Guardian

Re:       Proposed Third Party Transportation Service

We are aware as a School that some parents would like a safe, secure and direct transportation service from across different areas into Stanborough Secondary School.

I would like to draw your attention to the attached letter sent to me by CKG Quality Childcare who offers a school-run transportation service.

Please note this service is provided independently from Stanborough Secondary School and as such we are not responsible for its price or logistics. 

Please liaise directly with CKG Solutions Ltd whose contact details are listed on the attached letter.  Do share this information with anyone else you are aware of who may be interested in this service.

The school serves as a conveyer of information only in this matter therefore please make every effort to ensure the service’s suitability for your purposes.

Yours sincerely
Mrs Lorraine Dixon
Interim Head Teacher

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E-Portal Server Name Change

The link to our e-Portal system has been changed and it reflects now our Intranet naming system. The link on the top of this website is already updated. If you had the old link added to your favourites please change it to:

https://mis.stanboroughpark.herts.sch.uk/eportal/index.jsp

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Midsummer Music: Classic Concert and Garden Party

24th June 2012, 3.00 – 6.00 pm
Midsummer Music: Classical Concert & Garden Party
Bring your family for a memorable afternoon!
Book your tickets in advance by calling 01923 673 268
Adults: &pound7.50 (includes concert and cream tea)
Children (4-18): &pound5 (includes concert and cream tea)
Children (under 4): Free