Our HS Sports Awards were held on Tuesday 18th June and it was great to over 300 people attend.
We were able to applaud the many winners (80 trophies in total) for their hard work and commitment, including our Sports Leader of the Year, Nana in Y12, for her contribution to U15 Volleyball as assistant coach; our Sports Personalities of the Year, Damian and Anya, for their dedication to training, their leadership and teamwork; and our Team of the Year, the U13 Girls Basketball, who were unbeaten all season and claimed four titles in all.
We also had a chance to thank the coaches for their enormous contributions, especially the non-PE staff who have helped out; and our wonderful parents, who are always supportive and never over-bearing!
Finally, the students enjoyed a relaxed end to the evening with some music and photo-taking.
We look forward to seeing the official photos and will share them once we have them.
Inter House Games Day
On Monday 24 June, we had our annual Games Day. We had an expanded programme this year including more games, to try to reach more students. We encouraged as many people as possible to get involved, including as scorers and time-keepers. Students chose between football, basketball, table tennis, water polo and volleyball.
It was a pleasure to see so many students engage with some fun sport, whether as players or as officials. House sports are an occasion to test one’s resilience in a slightly competitive situation and the key is that successful players accept that failure is part of the deal with sport. They learn from their mistakes and grow. This is at the root of our Growth Mindset approach to learning. Success is built on failure!
Thank you from Mr Ollie
I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the students of St Andrews and the parent community for their support, commitment and excellent company through the year. It has always been a pleasure to turn up to training and work with students who enjoy their sport so much. They have grown enormously as sportsmen and women, as well as young people in their own right. This has been at the heart of our training: we challenge ourselves to grow continually and to improve, and though the process may sometimes be tough, we learn from our mistakes, take the lessons that life throws at us, and hopefully get to be really successful.