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New Arrivals At Stanborough

It is a pleasure to present you with a list of new books and DVDs at the Library:

Half-Term III New Books 2014-2015

Half-Term III New DVDs 2014-2015


Whether you are a student, a parent, or a governor, come and join our whole-school-quiz on Thursday March 5 at 11:40 (Parents and governors, please reserve your place via e-mail [email protected] by Monday February 23). May the best well-read house win!

Stanborough School Library


Christmas Art Competition

This year the PTA, with the generous help of Ms Sinclair, held a Christmas Art Competition. The students were given the task to create an A3 Christmas or seasonal image using any medium or discipline of their choice.

31 students entered the competition and produced incredible pieces of art that accurately depict the season. It was difficult to choose a winner, as all the entries were amazing. In the end though, Muskah from Year 7 was declared the winner.

As the winning artwork, Muskah’s drawing will be used in the promotion of the Christmas Fair. She was also awarded a fashionable handbag for her effort.


Thank you so much to all the students who participated in this year’s art competition.

Curl Up With A New Book For Christmas

Excited about the upcoming holidays? Looking forward to spending quality family time? Why not catch up on reading or enjoy one of our new movies with your family?

Half-term II New Books:

Half-Term II New Books 2014-2015

Half-term II New DVDs:

Half-Term II New DVDs 2014-2015

Have a lovely Christmas!

Stanborough School Library

-There is no Christmas without Christ-

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.


A Kitchen Where The Main Ingredient Is Love

International students from Japan, Spain and Brazil show off the boarding school’s new kitchenette along with their knowledge of adjectives during an English as a foreign language lesson. This is how our discussion went in class:

“When we arrived at Stanborough, the kitchenette was uninviting:


Would you like to cook in such a kitchen? 🙂

We thought the kitchen has to change. To our delight, it has!



Here is a list of adjectives which describes our new kitchenette:

  • Organized (Bruna)
  • Amazing (Leandro)
  • Good for cooking Brazilian food J (Vinicius)
  • Happy (Andressa)
  • Useful (Nozomi)
  • Clean (Thiago)
  • Lovely (Drau)
  • Cool (Aaron)
  • Beautiful (Mila)
  • Awesome (Emanuel)
  • Passionate (Shintaro)
  • Stylish (Isabella)
  • Wonderful (Ami)
  • Marvellous (Haro)

Many people at Stanborough work hard for us to have a good education, an education with a difference. Thank you to all who have helped to create our new kitchenette!”

Special thanks for the completion of this project goes to Larry Ivan, Keith Allen, Daniel Hopa, Liubov Milis-Hopa, Vanesa Pizzuto, Pat Walton, Audrey Balderstone, Lorraine Dixon, Ludmila Milis, Dimitar Odrinski, Enio Severi, Lauren Xavier, Courtney Prince and Aila Heck.

Written by EFL class 1:


Edited by their EFL teacher Ms L

News From Stanborough’s Home Of Reading

Welcome to a brand-new school year!

It is a pleasure to present you with the list of new arrivals at Stanborough School Library. Start the year off on a “reading” note 🙂

Half-Term I New Books 2014-2015

Half-Term I New DVDs 2014-2015

Wishing every new and returning student a great academic year!



Stanborough Summer Fete

Stanborough Park was filled with happy families who attended the Summer Fete last Sunday, 6th July. The fundraising event, organized by Veronica Montgomery, Chair of the Home Schools Association (HSA), raised £2390 towards providing iPads for the Stanborough Primary School students.

Face-paint fun!

This Summer Fete meant a special trip down memory lane for Veronica. She shared: “My father attended the primary school when it was in Sheepcot Villas on Sheepcot Lane, my sister attended the primary when it was located in the secondary school, my mother was the school cook and I attended the primary school in it’s current location. My children now attend the school. I remember the annual fete being a very large event and wanted to recreate an event on that scale.”

This she accomplished: the event was a complete success! Attractions included a musical performance by the Ekklesia vocal duo (Nadine Lee and Yolanda Greaves); Bollywood dancing from Anita’s Dance Factory; a gymnastics display by Dolphina Gymnastics and a marching parade by Stanborough Park Pathfinders. There were fun activities for the children such as bouncy castles, face painting and a traditional crockery smash! Representatives from the emergency services were present too, and the young ones thoroughly enjoyed having their pictures taken.

Dolphina GC girls did a great job!

Stanborough Park Pathfinders

Bryan Watkins, former headteacher of Stanborough Primary School, travelled specially from Wales to open the event. In his address, Mr Watkins expressed his delight with the school development and the spiritual leadership of its staff members.

Stanborough Summer Fete was a great day out for the whole family and a fantastic opportunity to develop stronger links with the wider community. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a great success! We are looking forward to cultivating relationships that will enhance the school’s service and mission in the community.

Anita’s Dance Factory

Veronica’s Vote of Thanks

Veronica Montgomery would like to acknowledge all the help: “I’d like to thank specially Richard Poulton, Nathan Stickland and their team in charge of the tent erection for working tirelessly on a very hot afternoon on Friday; Margaret McReynolds, Debbie McReynolds, Audrey Balderstone and Pat Walton for all their help in making our cake stall such a success; Florence Allen and the Pathfinder team; Barbara Lawrence, Eileen Hussey, Emmanual Amo Adjei who organised the team of gate collectors and car parking; Courtney Prince and the boarders who distributed leaflets to the local community; Pastor Neves and Enoch for their vision and support in the planning; and finally, Paul Godfrey and his company, Cosmur, who supplied all the portable toilets for the event.”

New Books And DVDs

The academic year is almost gone but there might be just enough time to read another inspiring book or enjoy a family night with a fantastic movie:

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The winners of the on-going reading competition will be announced on Stanborough’s speechnight 2014.

On behalf of Stanborough’s Home of Reading-have a fantastic summer!


Luca, Our Own Fencing Champion

The British Youth Fencing Championship Finals 2014 were held at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield, on 3-5 May. Our very own, Luca, won a bronze medal. Luca was competing at the highest level for his age group, and his victory represents a big step forward towards being selected as part of the British Fencing Junior Team – which represents GB internationally.

We could not be prouder of you! CONGRATULATIONS, LUCA!!!!

Congratulations, Luca!!!

New Books & DVDs At Stanborough

What better way to spend the half-term break than with a book? Do you know the story of Justin Bieber’s mom or have you read C. S. Lewis’ Narnia Chronicles in its entirety? Easter break might be the perfect time to do so!

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On the other hand, over 40 awesome cartoons and movies for you to enjoy! Revel in the true story of Easter by exploring the collection below


On behalf of the Library, have a fantastic break!

Mrs Milis-Hopa