Cross Country Tournament
After her success at the locality schools Cross Country evening in Buckingham Park on 29th November, in which she came first, Aniela Cioffi went to the Southern Area Cross Country Finals at Windlesham House School on Friday 26th January. She ran 1800 meters in just under 7 minutes and came 5th out of 70 girls. This is a fantastic achievement and we are very proud of Aniela. She will now represent the Southern Area at the regional cross country event due to be held soon. We wish Aniela well for this event.
Year 5/6 Girls Football Tournament
On Wednesday 17th January 2018 some of our Year 5 & 6 girls went to Shoreham Academy to take part in the locality schools Girls Football Tournament against all the other Shoreham schools. We played 7 games, won four of them and drew three, scoring 8 goals throughout the tournament and only conceding one goal. The girls were really impressive in all of their games and showed a lot of respect for the other teams. Two of our girls received Exceptional Performance awards - Aniela Cioffi (who scored all eight of our goals) and Katie Morris. The team consisted of Talliah Anderson, Ella Carter, Aniela Cioffi, Hannah Crees (goalkeeper), Jessica Davis, Emily Melfi, Katie Morris, Emilia Pawlus. Swiss Gardens won the tournament and St Peter's came second, which we are delighted about. We have now been invited to play in the Southern Area Girls Football Finals on Wednesday 28th February.
Year 5/6 Kwik Cricket Tournament
On Wednesday 10th May 7 of our Year 5 & 6 children participated in the Year 5/6 Kwik Cricket Tournament at Shoreham Academy. This involved all schools in the locality. The St Peter's team won their round of games, showing some excellent bowling fielding and batting skills. They then played in the final against Holmbush Primary School and won by 3 runs. The children were delighted at their success and very excited to receive their medals!
The team consisted of Hannah Crees, Joseph Hession, Jay McMahon, Kian Nandhra, Josh Nandhra, Jacob Patching, Freddie Wilkinson with Hannah Crees receiving an "Exceptional Performance" certificate. Mr Matthews & Miss Stubberfield who accompanied the children to the tournament were exceptionally pleased with their conduct throughout.
Year 5/6 Boys Football Tournament
On Wednesday 23rd November our Year 5/6 boys took part in the locality schools football tournament at Shoreham Academy. We won the event and were put through, with Buckingham Park Primary School who came second, to the Area Finals. The Area Finals were held at Littlehampton Academy on Wednesday 15th March. The boys played 7 games winning 5, losing 1 and drawing 1. We played Thomas a Becket School in the final and won. The boys were presented with medals and a trophy and were very excited at their tremendous achievement. There was a really high standard of play during the matches with both semi final games going to penalties, which was nail biting! Mr Matthews and Miss Stubberfield both commented that the boys were a real credit to St Peter's and showed good respect and teamwork.
Congratulations to all the boys who took part - Clifford Boon, Ollie Bassett, Eden Supple-Flynn, Freddie Wilkinson, Jak Mienert, Joshua Nandhra, Kian Nandhra, Joseph Hession, Joseph Tonsi.
Year 5/6 Girls Football
Our amazing Year 5/6 girls football team made their way to Angmering on Thursday 9th February for the area finals following an outstanding performance in the locality schools tournament at Shoreham Academy the previous week. We are very proud of them all and would like to congratulate them on achieving fourth place. This is a tremendous achievement as they beat 9 other schools in the Shoreham Academy tournament and then competed against eight other schools in the area final. To come fourth is fantastic and the team have done us proud.
Year 5/6 Cross Country Competition
After their success at the locality schools Cross Country competition held in Buckingham Park on Wednesday 7th December, two of our girls - Cassie Arnold (Year 6) and Aniela Cioffi (Year 5) took part in the Southern Cross Country Finals at Windlesham House School on Friday 27th January. Out of 85 competitors Aniela came 20th and Cassie came 13th. As she came within the top 15 in her race Cassie will noe represent the Southern Area at the Inter Partnership Finals at Hickstead in February. This is a fantastic achievement for both girls and we are very proud of them.
Cassie Arnold (Year 5) took part in the Cross Country Finals at Hickstead on Saturday 11th February. Having fallen at the start of the race in a group pile up and in very challenging conditions, Cassie came 79th out of 135 in her race. Overall the Southern girls team came 3rd out of 9 and the Southern boys 2nd. We are very proud of Cassie, she did incredibly well - well done!
The Towers Convent Swimming Gala
On Monday 27th June Miss Cappella and Mr Matthews took 12 girls from Years 4 & 5 to The Towers School to compete in a swimming gala. The girls competed against The Towers and Ashurst Primary School. There were a total of 19 races and St Peter's won 8 of them, came 2nd in 7 races and 3rd in 4 of the races. Overall we came first in the gala, beating The Towers by 1 point, which is an incredible achievement. Miss Cappella and Mr Matthews were very proud of the girls who took part. By the end of the competition each of the girls had won at least one event.
Girls taking part in the Towers Convent swimming gala - Scarlett Cosson, Ruby Walsh, Elisha Elton, Iona Fuhrmann, Lily Burgess, Cassie Arnold, Freya Berney, Hannah Crees, Olivia Lunson, Katie Morris, Jasmina Wozniak, Sofia Hawkes. Well done girls!
Community Games at Shoreham Academy
On Wednesday 22nd June, Miss Cappella, Mr Matthews and Mrs Sherwin took the Year 6 class to the Community Games event at Shoreham Academy. The children competed in 4 different events - Boccia, Handball, Dance and Athletics. They competed against five different schools from the locality in each of these events. Our Year 6 children came first in the Boccia, fifth in the Handball, first in the Dance and first in the Athletics. The children showed excellent team spirit and respect over the whole of the event and were awarded extra points for this. At the end of the competition we came in first place, which is a massive achievement for our school and a trophy in our trophy cabinet to remember the Year 6 children! Miss Cappella, Mr Matthews and Mrs Sherwin were very proud of the Year 6 children and their trophy!
Also in the Community Games our Year 3 children came second in their event and the Year 5 children finished fourth in their event.
Excellent achievements for all St Peter's children!
Inter-School Sporting Events
Over the years St Peter's have not always been too successful in the inter-school sporting events. These events are attended by the locality schools and the children compete in a variety of sports over the course of the school year. This year has been our most successful for some time, with thanks to Mr Matthews and Miss Cappella providing coaching and assistance for these events. We are one of the smallest schools in the locality and, therefore, it is not always possible for us to have specific teams or training - many of the other schools are able to put together two teams for events like the football, basketball and netball tournaments, also giving them greater advantage. Despite this we have completed well this year as you can see below -
(The minimum number of teams/schools competing in each event is 8).
Year 4/5 Tag Rugby 6th
Year 5/6 Boys Football 6th
Year 5/6 Cross Country 5th
Year 5/6 Basketball 5th
Year 5/6 Indoor Athletics 5th
Year 3/4 Tennis 4th
Year 3/4 Tag Rugby 3rd
Year 5/6 Girls Football 2nd
Year 5/6 Kwik Cricket Not yet finished
In the girls football we progressed to the regional finals where we came third overall and in the Cross Country 2 pupils also progressed to the regional finals.
Year 5/6 Girls Football Tournament
On 3rd February Mr Matthews and Miss Cappella took 9 Year 5/6 girls to the Southern area girls football finals where they competed against 7 other teams from around Sussex. We went into this tournament having not lost a game or conceded a goal during the locality tournament on 28th January. We played our first game against Georgian Gardens who we beat 2-0 with goals from Maddie Carter and Elisha Elton. Our second game was against Lyminster School who we drew 0-0 with in a very close game. Our last game of the group stage was against The Orchards School who we beat 1-0 with a goal from Elisha Elton. We ended the group stage with 12 points and finished 2nd in the group. We were in the final 4 and unfortunately for us we met Mr Nick Knowles and his Steyning team, who we played an incredibly close game against - the game ended with a penalty shoot-out (which is a horrible way to lose a game of football) and we lost 3-1. We then went in to the 3rd/4th place play-off against Downsbrook School, which was a very close game and we drew 0-0. This meant that we finished joint 3rd, an incredible feat for a small school finishing as joint 3rd best year 5/6 girls football team in Sussex!! The girls have made themselves, their parents, the school and especially Mr Matthews and Miss Cappella very proud - incredibly well done girls!
Squad: Georgia Anderson, Diora David, Maddie Carter, Isabelle Taylor, Elisha Elton, Cassie Arnold, Daisy Fox, Lily Burgess and Scarlett Cosson.
Year 5/6 Cross Country
On Thursday 12th November Mr Matthews and Miss Stubberfield took 30 children from Years 5 and 6 to the Cross Country event being held in Buckingham Park. All the children competed in a warm up which consisted of one big lap of the park. The first race was the Year 5 girls who had to run 1500 metres. All 8 of our girls did really well and finished 6th overall. The next race was the Year 5 boys race they also had to run 1500m (although ended up running 1800m!). The boys did extremely well and came 2nd overall with Joshua Nandhra winning the Year 5 boys event. The third race was the Year 6 girls who had to run 1800m; they did incredibly well and came 2nd overall with Maddie Carter coming 2nd and Sinead Lorimer 4th in the event. The final race of the day was the Year 6 boys who had to run 1800m; the boys did really well and finished 6th overall. Mr Matthews and Miss Stubberfield were extremely proud of all 30 children for giving it their all during the races and for supporting other children throughout their races. St Peter's finished 5th overall which is an amazing achievement for a small school. One last mention to Joshua Nandhra, Maddie Carter and Sinead Lorimer who all finished in the top four in their races. Well done!
Year 3/4 Football Tournament
On Wednesday 29th April, Mr Mathews and Miss Bacon took 12 children from Years 3 and 4 to Shoreham Academy to complete in the Year 3/4 football tournament. We played 7 games against other local schools winning 2, losing 4 and drawing 1. The first game was against Eastbrook who beat us 2-0; the second game was against St Nicolas & St Mary who beat us 1-0 in a close game. The third game was against Glebe who we beat 2-0 with goals from Josh and Kian, one of which was a superb acrobatic effort! The fourth game was against Holmbush who beat us 1-0; the fifth game was against Shoreham Beach Primary who we beat 2-0 again with goals from Josh and Kian. The sixth game was a close fought game with Swiss Gardens which ended in a 0-0 draw. The last game we played the eventual tournament winners, Buckingham Park, who just beat us 1-0. Every child played superbly throughout the tournament and all the children were a credit to the school, making myself and Miss Bacon very proud.
Year 5/6 Netball Tournament
On Wednesday 18th March, Mr Matthews took 9 girls to Shoreham Academy to complete in the second night of the Shoreham Academy netball tournament. On arrival 2 girls from the Academy netball team did some warm up activities with the girls before the games began. In our first game we played Swiss Gardens - the girls played superbly and beat their opponents 9-0 with some excellent shooting from Freya Canning and Amy Chambers. Our next game was against Eastbrook, who were a very strong team. It was a very close game which went to the last minute when Freya scored to make it 1-0 - there was some excellent defending from Anya Harris, Hallie Dartnell and Lydia Robinson. In our final game we played Buckingham Park who, unfortunately, beat us 5-0 but the girls all played extremely well. I was very proud of the girls' performances throughout the tournament. We finished 4th out of 8 schools which is very impressive - well done girls!
Squad - Sadie Ault, Freya Canning, Amy Chambers, Rosie Dunne, Hannah Fuhrmann, Anya Harris, Ella Parsons, Lydia Robinson and Hallie Dartnell
Years 5/6 Indoor Cricket Tournament
On Monday 16th March, Mr Matthews and Mr Crees took 7 boys from Years 5/6 to Worthing High School to compete in the KS2 Indoor Cricket competition. We played 3 games in total, losing 2 and winning 1. The first game we batted first and scored 213 runs which was a good score, but the other team scored 223 runs. The second game we bowled first with the other team scoring 227; we batted and scored 226 which meant we lost the game by 1 run. In the final game we batted first and scored 234 runs and we bowled the other team out for 225. Mr Matthews and Mr Crees were extremely pleased with the abilities and respect that the children showed throughout the whole event. We came second in the tournament which is an incredible achievement. Well done boys!
Thanks to Eastbrook Primary School for letting us share their minibus with them.
Squad - Sonny Clephane, Theo Heal, Shahriar Malique, Andrew Raven, George Richardson, Archie Robinson and Finlay Toner.
Years 3/4 and Years 5/6 Tag Rugby Tournament
On Wednesday 4th March Mr Matthews and Mrs Tasker took 18 children to Shoreham Academy to compete in the Tag Rugby tournament against other local schools. The Years 3/4 played 7 games throughout the afternoon and played well - they drew 3 games and lost 4 and scored an incredible 15 tries.. The Years 5/6 also played 7 games during the afternoon also playing very well - they won 2 games, drew 2 and lost 3 and scored a magnificent 17 tries. All the children played excellently and did the school proud.
Special mentions go to Lydia Robinson, Ella Parsons and Se Jeffery who all played every minute of every game for their year group which, on a hot sunny afternoon, was incredible. Well done!
Years 3/4 squad - Scarlett Cosson, Aniela Cioffi, George Robinson, Jacob McMahon, Eden Supple-Flynn, Se Jeffery, Katie Morris and Ronnie-Jay Wickenden.
Years 5/6 squad - Ella Parsons, Andrew Raven, Lydia Robinson, Callum McCullough, Shahriar Malique, Adam Molnar, Alex Petronzio, Archie Robinson, George Richardson and Nico Olympios.
Year 3/4 Gymnastics Competition
On Wednesday 11th February Mr Matthews and Mrs Collins took a squad of 8 children to the Gymnastics Festival at Shoreham Academy. All the children involved performed the floor and vault routines extremely well. Prior to the event the children had a number of practices at school to familiarise them with the harder aspects of the routines (backward and forward rolls, cartwheels and arabesques). The children gave 100% during the training and the event. The children really impressed the staff and the parents watching and did the school proud.
Squad - Poppy Hodge, Ruby Walsh, Lily Burgess, Scarlett Cosson, Alex Davies, Jacob McMahon, Jak Mienert, Eden Supple-Flynn.
Year 5/6 Football Tournament
On Wednesday 4th February, we took 9 boys from Years 5 and 6 to the football tournament at Shoreham Academy. All the boys played really well in all 7 games they played. They drew 3 games and lost 4 but deserved better from they way they played. The team finished on 11 points and finished joint 6th. The boys drew their first 3 games 0-0 with some quality goalkeeping from Archie Robinson and some inspired defending from Alex Petronzio and Callum McCullough. We scored our only goal of the tournament against Buckingham Park Primary, who eventually went on to win the tournament, however we lost the game 2-1. The boys played very well and did the school proud.
Squad - Archie Robinson, Alex Petronzio, Alfie O'Neill, Callum McCullough, Theo Heal, Wesley Michlethwaite, Joshua Spry, Joseph Challen, Sonny Clephane.
Year 3/4 Tri-Golf Festival
On Wednesday 28th January, we took 5 boys and 5 girls from Years 3 and 4 to the Tri-Golf Festival at Shoreham Academy. All the children played extremely well, enjoyed the event and all had lots of fun. The children took part in 10 different activities which ranged from putting, chipping and aiming at different targets. They scored points on every activity thaty they took part in and on one actitivity scored 278 points. The children really impressed the staff and parents with their skills and abilities and did St Peter's proud.
Year 5/6 Netball Tournament
On Wednesday 22nd October, some Year 6 girls competed in a netball tournament at Shoreham Academy. Four matches were played in total, winning one and unfortunately losing three. The first game was played against Holmbush Primary which we lost 6-0 but the girls didn't give up and kept persevering. Our final game was against Shoreham Beach Primary which we won 4-3. The whole team played extremely well and all agreed it was a lot of fun.