Enjoy a fantastic selection of inspirational and challenging productions:
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.
Mrs Lorraine Dixon
Interim Head Teacher
On Monday 17 June 2013, a group of athletes from Stanborough School participated in the I.S.A. National Athletics finals. The event took place in the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. Angel, Esther, India, Marvin and Shalom represented Stanborough as regional champions, and we are very proud of all of them. Special congratulations go to Angel who won a silver medal (at national level!) for her performance in the Year 8/9 girls 100m race.
There were 7 Regions represented at the finals: The North, East Anglia, The Midlands, London South, London East, London West and London North. Along with the regional champions from other schools, Stanborough students represented the London North region.
Exercise is an integral part of Stanborough’s approach to the holistic development of its students. Special thanks to Mr Jason Poddar (PE), Ms Virginie Gautran (PE), Mr Kish Poddar and Mrs Eileen Hussey for their support and commitment in facilitating this event.
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|DVD||March of the Penguins||Every year, thousands of emperor penguins make an astonishing journey to breed their young. They are birds, but they do not fly. They are aquatic animals, but this time they will not swim. Instead, they walk-marching day and night in single file 70 miles into the darkest, driest and coldest continent on Earth…Predators hunt them, storms lash them. But the safety of their adorable, fuzzy chicks makes it all worthwhile. So follow the leader…to adventure!||yes|
|DVD||Like Dandelion Dust||Like Dandelion Dust is, according to USA TODAY, “the next Blind
Side”. Like Dandelion Dust is a compelling drama oabuot a young boy who lives an idyllic life with his adoptive parents on the coast of Florida. It’s a postcard childhood until the day they receive a disturbing phone call: his birth parents want Joey back. A judge’s decision could tear him away from the only home he’s ever known. One family is determined to keep the son they love, the other to begin a new life, one they’ve always dreamed of, and rise above the challenges of alcoholism and domestic abuse that have plagued them. Joey’s future hands in the balance as issues of parenthood and class warfare play out. Someone must make the bravest decision of their life; sometimes the greatest love is letting go.
|“The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield||158.105-|
|“Team of Rivals: the Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin||921.LIN-001|
|“I beat the Odds: From Homelessness to the Blind Side and Beyond” by Michael Oher with Don Yaeger||921.OHE-001|
|“A Time to Embrace” by Karen Kingsbury||248.KIN-107|
|“The Last Song” by Nicholas Sparks||248.SPA-001|
|“The Tender Years” (Prairie Legacy 1) by Janette Oke||248.OKE-010|
|“A Searching Heart” (Prairie Legacy 2) by Janette Oke||248.OKE-011|
|“A Quiet Strength” (Prairie Legacy 3) by Janette Oke||248.OKE-012|
|“Like Gold Refined” (Prairie Legacy 4) by Janette Oke||248.OKE-013|
|“Every Storm” by Lori Wick||248.WIC-008|
|“White Chocolate Moments” by Lori Wick||248.WIC-009|
|“Bamboo and Lace” by Lori Wick||248.WIC-014|
|“A Place Called home” (A Place Called Home series 1) by Lori Wick||248.WIC-010|
|“A Song for Silas” (A PlaceCalled Home series 2) by Lori Wick||248.WIC-011|
|“The Long Road Home” (A Place Called Home series 3) by Lori Wick||248.WIC-012|
|“A Gathering of Memories” (A Place Called Home series 4) by Lori Wick||248.WIC-013|
|“When Calls the Heart” (Canadian West 1) by Janette Oke||248.OKE-014|
|“When Comes the Spring” (Canadian West 2) by Janette Oke||248.OKE-015|
|“When Breaks the Dawn” (Canadian West 3) by Janette Oke||248.OKE-016|
|“When Hope Springs New” (Canadian West 4) by Janette Oke||248.OKE-017|
|“Beyond the Gathering Storm” (Canadian West 5) by Janette Oke||248.OKE-018|
|“When Tomorrow Comes” (Canadian West 6) by Janette Oke||248.OKE-019|
|“Waiting for Morning” (Forever Faithful 1) by Karen Kingsbury||248.KIN-108|
|“A Moment of Weakness” (Forever Faithful 2) by Karen Kingsbury||248.KIN-109|
|“Halfway to Forever” (Forever Faithful 3) by Karen Kingsbury||248.KIN-110|
|“A Thousand Tomorrows & Just Beyond the Clouds” (Cody Gunner series) by Karen Kingsbury||248.KIN-113|
|“This Side of Heaven” by Karen Kingsbury||248.KIN-114|
|“When Joy Came to Stay” by Karen Kingsbury||248.KIN-115|
|“Shades of Blue” by Karen Kingsbury||248.KIN-117|
|Unlocked” by Karen Kingsbury||248.KIN-118|
|“Divine” by Karen Kingsbury||248.KIN-119|
|“Like Dandelion Dust” by Karen Kingsbury||248.KIN-120|
|“The Shunning” by Beverly Lewis||248.LEW-002|
|“The Confession”(a sequel to “The Shunning”) by Beverly Lewis||248.LEW-003|
|“The Reckoning”(a sequel to “The Confession”) by Beverly Lewis||248.LEW-004|
|“Young Woman: a Young Woman’s Guide to Teenage Sexuality” by Jonathan and Ana Gallagher||176.002-|
|“Noah: the End of the World” (a sequel to “Noah: the Chosen One”) by Bradley Booth||247.BOO-002|
|“Skyriders” by Vimbai Gore-Strachan||823.GOR-001|
|“Lucky Star” by Cathy Cassidy||823.CAS-001|
|“Sundae Girl” by Cathy Cassidy||823.CAS-006|
|“Scarlett” by Cathy Cassidy||823.CAS-004|
|“Driftwood” by Cathy Cassidy||823.CAS-005|
|“Indigo blue” by Cathy Cassidy||823.CAS-003|
|“Dizzy” by Cathy Cassidy||823.CAS-002|
|“The Worst Thing About my Sister” by Jacqueline Wilson||823.WIL-014|
|“The Bed and Breakfast Star” by Jacqueline Wilson||823.WIL-015|
|“Midnight” by Jacqueline Wilson||823.WIL-016|
|“Jacqueline Wilson Friendship Journal” by Jacqueline Wilson||823.WIL-017|
|“Double Act” by Jacqueline Wilson||823.WIL-018|
|“Candyfloss” by Jacqueline Wilson||823.WIL-019|
|“Sleepovers” by Jacqueline Wilson||823.WIL-020|
|“Secrets” by Jacqueline Wilson||823.WIL-021|
|“The Cat Mummy” by Jacqueline Wilson||823.WIL-022|
|“Best Friends” by Jacqueline Wilson||823.WIL-023|
|World Book Day Books 2013|
|“Hang in There Bozo” by Lauren Child||828.CHI-001|
|“Two of Diamonds” by Anthony Horowitz||823.HOR-001|
|“Weird World of Wonders: Funny Inventions” by Tony Robinson||608.007-|
|“Bittersweet” by Cathy Cassidy||823.CAS-007|
Congratulations to Luca on winning a gold medal at Hertfordshire County Junior Foil Championships (U14) 2013! The competition has held at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, on the 9th February 2013. Tree Rivers Young Blades’ press officer commented: “Luca was in strong competition and fenced well throughout to win”.
We are VERY proud of YOU!
Five Stanborough students spent two weeks teaching in an orphanage in India during the February half-term break. The trip was organised by Mr Kish Poddar, Assistant Headteacher, as part of the community service ethos of the school. The students raised their own airfares and costs to travel to the city of Hosur in Tamil Nadu, India and teach at the BESSO Children’s Home.
The students and teachers gathered together at 4.00 am at the school on a cold February morning to begin their adventure. Yet a warm and colourful welcome awaited them at the gates of the BESSO Children’s Home! The BESSO Children’s home – built by STOP International in 2002 – is home to one hundred orphan children. The BESSO Children’s home also has a Primary and Nursery school that the orphans attend.
The orphans warmed up to the team of new ‘young teachers’ from England immediately. Our students were challenged by the basic facilities at the orphanage, such as using chalk and blackboard, no computers or internet, and the 30 degree temperature; but they soldiered on teaching in English Maths, Geography, English, Citizenship, History, Science, Spelling and Grammar.
Our students used their evenings to prepare their lessons. Their dedication and commitment to teaching the orphans inspired the children to complete their homework assignments and study for class tests. The young teachers were so impressed that they were moved to reward the little children with gifts and sweets for their effort in class.
Daniela, one of our ‘young teachers’, commented: “I had the time of my life. I will keep memories of this trip in my heart forever. To teach such adorable and sweet children was a touching experience. They are orphans yet there seems to be a special joy and happiness about them. I now want to have an Indian sister.”
Elizabeth also commented: “The children out there use a pencil right down until it is finished, whereas in England if we lose it we are able to buy another. I am personally going to stop complaining about things I do not have and start being thankful about things I do have.”
The Principal of the school, Mrs Josephine Ganesh, assessed and rated the teaching of the students from Stanborough School and presented awards. Tanya, Elizabeth and Phoebe received Good Teacher awards, Buya, the Best Teacher award and Daniela received the Excellent Teacher award.
Before the team left for India, Miss Gautran, an accompanying teacher, organised a collection of new underwear from the Stanborough School students and parents. Several dozen sets of underwear were received, packed and taken to India. When these were distributed to the children of the BESSO and the Way To Life orphanages, the delight on their faces was incredible.
Of course it was not all work because the team took two days off for sightseeing, travelling by train to Mysore to see the world famous Mysore Maharajah’s palace, the beautiful bird sanctuary at Ranganathithu and a tour of the city of Mysore shopping for gifts and souvenirs.
Tanya summed up what a trip like this is all about. In her words: “I will never forget the laughs, the fun, the exploring of nature and what God has created, to bring us to an understanding as to why we were placed on Earth, to help others and that’s exactly why I will never forget India.”
On 7 March 2013 Stanborough School students took up the spirit of the World Book Day with enthusiasm and excitement! Both our local students and the group of visiting students from Spain participated in a specially adapted version of “Who wants to be a millionaire?” quiz. Categories included: Bible, Literature, History, Geography, Science, Stanborough Library and General Knowledge.
Boys outshone the girls on this occasion taking the first 3 prizes but the girls are quite determined to claim the first place next year! While the three winning teams received their prizes, all students received a book token. St Albans Waterstones set up a table in the Assembly Hall to ensure that all students had an opportunity to exchange their tokens for a ‘World Book Day’ free book.
After lunch Stanborough students opened their books and enjoyed an uninterrupted hour of reading. And why not? A book is like a wallet. You don’t know what’s inside until you open it
On February 13-26 a group of Students from Stanborough Secondary School visited Hong Kong in the framework of a long-standing annual cultural exchange.
Since 2006, Stanborough Secondary School and Tai Po Sam Yuk Secondary School (TPSY) have a reciprocal exchange that allows students from both schools to explore another culture and experience a different education system. On February 3rd Stanborough welcomed a party of students from TPSY for 12 days. And on February 13th it was the turn of Stanborough students to fly to Hong Kong and enjoy a fun-packed programme.
Students had the opportunity to visit some of Hong Kong’s most famous and culturally important sites, such as Victoria Harbour, The Peak, The Big Buddha, Tai Po Lin Monastery, Tai O Fishermen Village, Macau Island and Clearwater Bay Beach among many others. Students also attended lessons at TPSY where they particularly enjoyed Mathematics and English. Additionally, they experienced China’s rich culinary culture and appreciated the opportunity to make new friends.
About her experience Sarah – a Year 7 student – shares: “What l liked the most about Hong Kong was Ocean Park and the Big Buddha. Ocean Park is a theme park with lots of fun rides and extremely fast Merry-Go-Rounds… The Big Buddha [a 26m stature on a hilltop in Ngong Pi] was really big. It is very important to Buddhist people… and we saw them praying when we got to the top.”
“Our students are privileged to have such an opportunity to develop as global citizens”, said one of the accompanying teachers. “Trips like this provide them with first-hand experience about other cultures and educational systems. Additionally, it teaches them tolerance and responsibility towards each other and the wider world.”
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|“One Tuesday morning” (9/11 series book 1) by Karen Kingsbury||248.KIN-101|
|“Beyond Tuesday morning” (9/11 series book 2) by Karen Kingsbury||248.KIN-102|
|“Every now and then” (9/11 series book 3) by Karen Kingsbury||248.KIN-103|
|“On every side” by Karen Kingsbury||248.KIN-104|
|“Where yesterday lives” by Karen Kingsbury||248.KIN-105|
|“A time to dance” (Timeless Love series book1) by Karen Kingsbury||248.KIN-106|
|“Hinds’ feet on high places” by Hannah Hurnard (a beautiful allegory of the yearning of God’s children to be led to new heights”)||248.HUR-001|
|“Mountains of Spices” by Hannah Hurnard (a sequel to “Hinds’ feet on high places)||248.HUR-002|
|“The princess” by Lori Wick||248.WIC-007|
|“Covenant child” by Terri Blackstock||248.BLA-001|
|“Project Sunlight” by June Strong||248.STR-002|
|“October baby” by Eric Wilson and Theresa Preston||248.WIL-001|
|“Samson” by Tracy Morgan||247.MOR-100|
|Based on a true story|
|“Chinese cinderella and the secret dragon society” by Adeline Mah Yen (a sequel to “Chinese cinderella”)||921.MAH-002|
|“Aim high” by T L Johnsson with K Rizzo (the thrilling story of an unlikely member of the President’s honour guard who proved that all things are possible with God)||248.JOH-001|
|“The Clifford Goldstein story: a passionate sdeptic meets a compassionate God” by Clifford Goldstein||248.GOL-100|
|“The torn veil” the best-selling story of Gulshan Esther as told to Thelma Sangster||248.SAN-001|
|“China Cry: the Nora Lam story” by Nora Lam||248.LAM-001|
|“Diary of a wimpy kid: the third wheel” by Jeff Kinney||813.KIN-108|
|“An urgent message of wowness” by Karen McCombie||823.MCC-202|
|“Naughty Amelia Jane” by Enid Blyton (Suitable for EFL students. An easy read for year 7)||823.BLY-016|
|“Amelia Jane again” by Enid Blyton (Suitable for EFL students. An easy read for year 7)||823.BLY-017|
|“Amelia Jane gets into trouble” by Enid Blyton (Suitable for EFL students. An easy read for year 7)||823.BLY-018|
|“Amelia Jane is naughty again” by Enid Blyton (Suitable for EFL students. An easy read for year 7)||823.BLY-019|
|“Good idea, Amelia Jane” by Enid Blyton (Suitable for EFL students. An easy read for year 7)||823.BLY-020|
|“Farm boy” by Michael Morpurgo (The seguel to “War horse”, a major feature film)||823.MOR-005|
|“Shadow” by Michael Morpurgo||823.MOR-006|
|“Little foxes” by Michael Morpurgo||823.MOR-007|
|“The war of Jenkins’ ear” by Michael Morpurgo||823.MOR-008|
|“Waiting for Anya” by Michael Morpurgo||823.MOR-009|
|“Little Manfred” by Michael Morpurgo||823.MOR-010|
|“The dancing bear” by Michael Morpurgo||823.MOR-011|
|“Running wild” by Michael Morpurgo||823.MOR-012|
|“My friend Walter” by Michael Morpurgo||823.MOR-013|
|“An elephant in the garden” by Michael Morpurgo||823.MOR-014|
|“Friend or foe” by Michael Morpurgo||823.MOR-015|
|“Billy the Kid” by Michael Morpurgo||823.MOR-016|
|“Alone on a wide wide sea” by Michael Morpurgo||823.MOR-017|
|“The ghost of grania O’Malley”” by Michael Morpurgo||823.MOR-018|
|“Twist of gold” by Michael Morpurgo||823.MOR-019|
|“White horse of Zennor and other stories” by Michael Morpurgo||806.MOR-001|
|“Who moved my cheese” by Spencer Johnson||158.104|
|“The gunpowder plot: Terror and faith in 1605” by Antonia Fraser||942.090|
|“What’s the point of school: rediscovering the hearf of education” by Guy Claxton||370.004|
|“Outstanding lessons” by Caroline Bentley-Davies||370.005|