Charity Silent Auction

Christmas gifts for loads less and all money to charity!

Our silent auction in aid of CLIC SARGENT is now live!

 An amazing opportunity to get high end products for a discount – Some amazing gift ideas!

Simply view the brochure and email auction@stanborough.herts.sch.uk with your bid.

Include the item number and your contact details.

Bids close on 10th December – the highest bid is successful!!

Charity of the Year, 2020/21 – Clic Sargent

Mrs Vlijter, Assistant Headteacher, writes:

Last weekend my family and I were in the amazing position of being able to celebrate my nephew’s recovery from Leukaemia. Rory was 4 when we discovered he had leukaemia, and has had invasive and painful treatments ever since to help him recover.

Cancer is tough for everyone, and the impact on a child can be significant. Rory lost the ability to walk, and is now just recovering his speech. On a whole family the impact of cancer is painful and certainly life changing. CLIC SARGENT is a national charity which supports families who are living with cancer. They can provide ‘home from home’ for families to stay in when their child is undergoing treatments, and they can provide nurses and play therapists to aid the child’s recovery. This is a charity that has really supported my family through this difficult time.

I am grateful to the Stanborough School community that we have chosen to support
CLIC SARGENT this year as our school charity, to help other families going through this.

Please donate to our Justgiving page via this link or use the QR code below, if you can:

Stanborough School Charity Fundraiser 2020/21

Please watch the assembly that all students have seen this week: Assembly – Charity Launch 2020

Please discuss with your child how we might be able to raise money in a covid-secure way this year.

Thanks in advance to all.

 

Christmas Fayre 2019 snip

Christmas Fayre

Christmas Fayre 2019

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Carol Concert 2018

Mrs E. Jackson, Subject Leader: Music, writes;

Monday 17th December saw our annual Christmas Concert at St. Francis Church. The concert was jam packed with Christmas cheer, from the opening solo of Once in Royal David City sung by Annabel Dunstan 10A, to the closing carol of Hark The Herald Angels Sing, with descant sung at full volume. In between, we heard from our new Year 9 GCSE students performing together in their first concert, some great ensemble playing from our flute group and string groups, and a Christmas Bonanza from the Concert Orchestra. Our large choir entertained the audience with a special version of the Twelve Days of Christmas, as well as with Three Kings by Cornellius, with Solos by Karl Puranik 13B and Jay Puranik 11S. The highlight of the concert for me, however, was the fabulous performance by our Senior Choir of the very demanding Hodie Christus Natus Est by Sweelink; the choir coped with the tricky polyphony of this piece admirably and made me one very proud teacher. Our evening finished with a blessing from the Revd Jenny Fennell, followed by mince pies and drinks supplied by students and FOSS. The concert raised over £200 for our charities of the year.

Thank you to Mr Craig, Mr Maudrell, Mr Yeun and Mr Collinson for their support and for also performing in the concert.

Christmas Market 2018 1w

Christmas Market 2018

Mr T. Braybrook, Deputy Headteacher, writes:

Thursday 13th December not only saw our annual Christmas Jumper day and also our Christmas Lunch but it was also the day of our annual Christmas Market extravaganza.

This, as ever, was organised  and run by the students with very minimal input from staff. As usual they came up trumps with stalls ranging from cakes, hot chocolate, brownies and biscuits to henna tattoos, bracelets and a present stacking competition. Students also had the chance to decorate their face with glitter decorations, this proved very popular.

With the backdrop of Christmas music (with requests costing 50p!) a good time was had by all!

Along with non-uniform day, we raised a total of £1109.15 on the day which brings our total this year up to £5539.31 for our two chosen charities of The Ollie Foundation and the Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation. This is a great start to our year’s fundraising and I look forward to keeping you up to date with events as they happen in 2019!

Thank you to everyone – staff, parents and students, who have supported our fundraising efforts during 2018.

 

R4S 2018 3a

Run for Stanborough 2018