KS2 Sports Day

On Monday 3rd July KS2 had their Sports Day at Totteridge Academy. We would like to thank all the children for taking part and having a can do attitude. Luckily, the shone all morning and the parental support was huge. Thank you to our amazing staff for giving the children so much encouragement to achieve their own personal best. It was lovely to see the children smiling as their took part in a carousel of events from running sprints and throwing Javelins.

The final results were:

1st place – Raphael = 1210

2nd place- Uriel = 1080

3rd place = Gabriel = 1002

4th place = Michael = 938

KS2 Sports Day Important Information

KS2 Sports Day is on Monday 3rd July and will be held on The Totteridge Academy’s (TTA) playing fields. We will begin promptly at 09:30am and will leave school at 8:50am. We ask that you get your child to school at 8:40am. The teachers will meet their classes to do the register in the playground. The children do not require their book bags, their packed lunches can be put straight onto the trollies when they arrive. The Sports day will finish at 12:00pm and the children will be back in school for 12:30pm.

Parent Volunteers

Each class needs 3 volunteers to help walk the children to TTA. You will be required to meet the children in the playground at 8:40am and remain with them until they are safely on the field at TTA. If you are available to help your child’s class walk, please complete the reply slip below.

What to do if you’re late to school

If you are late and your child’s class has already started walking, we request that you take your child to TTA and wait for your child’s class to arrive. We will not accept children being dropped off on route.

Parents Attending

TTA is happy to welcome you, however, as I’m sure you will appreciate it is vital that we comply with their safeguarding procedures. We ask that you sign in as you enter the site from 9am. TTA has kindly offered us the use of their parent’s car park which is by the King George Playing Field’s on Barnet Lane. The entrance to the car park has a green barrier around it and is situated between the road hump and the stables; no one will be able to park in the car park situated on the school site. You will need to enter the school grounds via the pedestrian gate. Marshalls will direct you from there.

Toilets

The staff will supervise the children going to the toilets. We ask that parents do not take any children as this may put you in a vulnerable position. There are toilets for the adults near the main reception, please ask a member of our staff and we will direct you to these.

What the children will need

All children will be required to wear their full PE kit on the day. We invite each child to bring one piece of fruit to have as a snack and enough water to keep them hydrated. If it is a hot day, please ensure your child is wearing a sunhat and sun cream. If you have any questions, please see your child’s class teacher.
Many thanks
Miss Carrick
Acting Sports & PE Leader

St Catherine’s Girls Cricket Team

On Friday 9th June, St Catherine’s Girls Cricket team had a friendly match vs Christ Church Primary School.

The following girls represented the school:

Anna Bryce 5C

Victoria Carsen 5C (Captain)

Lily Freeman 5C

Niamh Gutherie 5C

Harmony Palmer 5C

Emila Pawluk 5C

Caitlyn Lee 5C

Kathleen Connors 5B

Iona McNulty 5B

Elia Seacole 5B

Christ Church Primary School won the toss and decided to bowl first.

St Catherine’s made 220 runs in the first innings. It was now Christ Church’s turn to bat and immediately in the first over they hit a 6. St Catherine’s knew we needed to keep our bowling and fielding tight. Christ Church defended their wicket very well and made it very difficult for St Catherine’s to gain a victory as they continued to score runs.

Christ Church Primary school managed to score 246 runs thereby beating St Catherine’s by 26runs. St Catherine’s Girls Cricket team gained a lot of experience and thoroughly enjoyed their training sessions with Nav Aktar the Old Elizabethan Cricket Coach.

Well played girls!

Dick Bailey Runners Up

Last Tuesday the St Catherine’s football team played in final of the biggest cup competition in Barnet, the Dick Bailey Cup. It is with great sadness to say, that the boys lost it on penalties.

Despite absolutely dominating the first half the boys couldn’t get the ball passed the Orion Goalkeeper and so the first half ended in 0-0.

St Catherine’s started the second half in similar dominate fashion, hitting the crossbar early on, before going 1-0 down to a penalty. The boys lost their collective focus and conceded twice more in the next five minutes to find themselves inexplicably 3-0 down.

Remarkably with only 8 minutes to go St Catherine’s got what seemed like a consolation goal through Fabjan. Despite going close it seemed that the game was destined to end 3-1 before Daniel gave the boys a late hope with an opportunistic strike.

Then in the very last minute the St Catherine’s boys immense pressure told, as the Captain Ben equalised after a scramble following a well worked corner.

There was only one team in it during extra time with four minutes to go Fabjan bagged his second goal of the game to seemingly with the elusive Dick Bailey Cup!

Unfortunately, there was a very nasty twist in the tale and moments letter the Orion Bays equalised.

And so it was, the dreaded penalties. Which we lost in.  I can’t describe the pride I have for the team and all that they have achieved this season. Thank you to all the boys and parents for what has been an amazing unprecedented season. Despite losing on penalties in the final, they boys did go the entire League and Cup season (including two Year 6 six aside tournaments) unbeaten. The boys should be so proud of themselves for brining so much success to the school.

Mr Casey

Year 5 & 6 Cricket Tournament 2nd Place!

St Catherine’s Year 5 & 6 boys were keen to get started and looked nervous before they started their first match.

When we arrived we were informed that all schools start on 200 runs and lost 5 runs for every wicket taken. In addition they explained all players needed to bowl one over and bat two overs  in batting pairs.

Our Batting partnerships were:

Luca B (5C) and Jeuz (6c)

Callum (6V) and Kevin (5B)

Daniel I (6C) and Oran (5C)

Robert (6V) and Marcus (5B)

Joe (5B) and Luca C (6c)

The tournament started with all schools playing a friendly with a team from their group and we played Brunswick Park Primary School . I am happy to report that we successfully beat  them as we scored 247 runs and they were unable to chase our target.

We then played Woodcroft Primary School and won by scoring 232 runs.

Next we played St Johns N11 Primary School where we scored 240 runs which resulted in another win.

Finally, we had a rematch with Brunswick Park Primary School and just scraped a win as they were beginning to work out our game strategy.

It was then announced that St Catherine’s had successfully passed the group stages and made it into the quarter final and were going to play Osidge. St Catherine’s continued their winning streak and won by 241 runs.

The pressure was now on and St Catherine’s were told that we were going to play Cromer Road Primary School which again we won by 5 runs as we scored 234 runs.

St Catherine’s were delighted to have made it into the final to play against Fould’s Primary School.  They were our biggest competition yet, you could tell our team was feeling the pressure and nerves were beginning to kick in. St Catherine’s won the toss and decided to bowl first. Fould’s started making quite a few boundaries which included 6’s too. This put the bowlers under pressure.  Although St Catherine’s had taken some excellent wickets, we had dropped 3 catches which could have given us a 15 run advantage. St Catherine’s when they came to bat were struggling to make runs as the fielding was very tight. It was even difficult to make quick singles. This meant St Catherine’s had a difficult target of chasing 247 runs. The game resulted in St Catherine’s scoring 225 runs.

Despite not winning the final, I am still very proud of my team for coming 2nd overall in the tournament. I would like to thank Nav Aktar from Old Elizabethans Cricket Club for all his help and support! Well done to all the boys that took part, you should feel really proud!

2nd place out of 25 schools!!!

Netball Central League Winners!!!

 

St Catherine’s have won all their games this season and as a result came first within the group stages.

On Friday 19th May, St Catherine’s played against Frith Manor Primary School as part of the central league final.

The team were nervous as there was a big gap from their previous matches.

1st Quarter – St Catherine’s 1     Frith Manor 0  (Isabella G 1 )

2nd Quarter – St Catherine’s 2     Frith Manor 0 (Michelle 1)

3rd Quarter – St Catherine’s 4     Frith Manor 2 ( Joseph 1 Sharelle 1)

4th Quarter – St Catherine’s 7     Frith Manor 2  ( Luca 2  Dara 1)

A massive congratulations to all the children that have represented St Catherine’s in this final: 

Daniel I (6C),  Luca C (6C), Jospeh B (6C), Michelle (6C), Francesca (6V), Dara (6V),  Sharelle (6V), Isabella G (5B)

Thank you to Mrs Grazioli, Miss Hoctor and Mrs Mirza who have supported the Netball team with training sessions.

St Catherine’s 7   vs   Frith Manor 2

St Catherine’s are central league winners!!!

St Catherine’s Football Team Do The Double!

On Tuesday the St Catherine’s Year 5 & 6 football team won the double!! They did this by beating Sacred Heart in the Central Cup Final. It also meant we retained the trophy after winning it last year. It was a very tense game, the closest game of the season so far. The match ended 1-1 after extra time. So this meant it went to the dreaded penalty shootout! However, there was no need to worry as the boys won the shootout 4-3. Both teams should be so proud of themselves for their professionalism and the respect they showed each other. The St Catherine’s team have a chance of winning the treble by beating Orion school on Tuesday 6th June at Middlesex University, Hendon in the Dick Bailey Final.   Thank you to everyone who came to support the match!

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 2016/17

On Friday the St Catherine’s Football team played in the league final against Whitings Hill to decide who would be champions of Central Barnet. The boys played so well and dominated the match, which we won 2-0. This meant we became champions for the first time in over 6 years! A massive congratulations to the boys they have done so well to achieve this. The boys will be playing in another two finals, one of which is on Tuesday 16th at Livingstone School at 3:50 in the Central Cup Final. Thank you to everyone who came to support the match.

Year 4 Tennis Competition- 2nd Place!

St Catherine’s for the first time attended the Year 3 & 4 Tennis Competition at Barnet Lawn Tennis club. Trials for this competition took place within PE lessons and the following children were selected to attend:

Pablo (4Y), Johnny H (4Y), Jessica (4Y), Matty (4Y),  Antonia (4D), Thomas (4D’A), Dalia (4D’A), Imogen (4D’A).

The children played really well and managed to come 2nd place overall out of 23 schools in Barnet!

2nd Place – Silver Medals – Year 3 & 4 Tennis Competition!

Girls Football – Central League Cup Final – 2nd place!

St Catherine’s girls football team were high in spirits yet nerves were beginning to show as the match began. We started with Niamh G (5C), Kathleen (5B), Molly (6V), Joanna (6C) all in defence as we did not know what to expect from St Johns Primary School. St John’s strikers were unable to get past our defence in the first half as they were unable to score and had very few attempts at goal. On the other hand Lily F (5C) in midfield continued to press forward on the counter attack which resulted in Francesca G (6V) scoring our first goal of the game.  At half time the score was 1-0 to St Catherine’s.  Harmony (5C) who was goalkeeper and did not concede any goals .

At the start of the second half St Johns were told to go for goal, which was clear as they had a lot more attempts at goal. This resulted in St John’s scoring a goal to make the score 1-1.  A change was then made as Isabella G (5B) switched with Kathleen in defence.  The game remained tight and the possession of the ball was equally split between the two teams. It was neck and neck!  Out of nowhere, a cross came into the St Johns striker who managed to volley the ball passed our defenders and straight into the back of the net. All of St Catherine’s defence were shocked and tried to push back to reclaim victory. However, with only 5 minutes on the clock there was not enough time and unfortunately St John’s won 2-1!

As manager I am extremely proud of the girls football team, they have worked extremely hard this season. Even though we did not win the cup, it is still an achievement for the school to come 2nd place out of 8 schools in our central league division. Well done!!!

St Catherine’s have come 2nd place out of 8 schools in the Central League cup!

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