Running Club

Running club has been a real success in the three years it has been running. with up to 20 boys regularly running our 3km course along the banks of the River Thames. I will shortly be creating some Strava links for those of you who wish to challenge yourselves against our boys, or just see where they run.

The boys strive to set new Personal Bests and even to beat the course record. last years record held by Theo Williams, an impressive 13.06, has already been beaten 3 times this year with Tristan Brown setting a staggering course record of 12.20.

Equally impressively is that almost every single pupils has set a new personal best.

We finished last term with the annual Christmas run and this year it was bigger than ever, we had pupils from year 3 join us and even some reception girls. there was strong cluster of mums enjoying some early morning exercise too. many thanks to the parents who sent in their photos to be used in this blog.

Many thanks to Adam Buckingham, Charlotte Oakley and Matt Oakley who are regular runners and without whom there would be no running club. many thanks to the boys because seeing the effort they put in and the progress that they make really starts Tuesdays on a positive note.

as promised here are the Stava links to our segments

The first 1.5km

The Return 1.5km

 

Sports Day

This years sports day was was a great showcase for the sporting prowess, enthusiasm and sheer talent the pupils of the junior schools possess.

 

Below is a small selection of the photos from the day

Games Afternoon and a Guest Coach

The under 11s had a fantastic afternoon in the sun. Mr Hopkins coached the hockey squads, whilst everyone else enjoyed football.

A few of the boys were lucky enough to receive some instruction from professional footballer Matt Oakley. They followed this up with a Q & A session, the boys asked some great and interesting questions.

Surrey Cross Country Championships

Saturday 17th January

14 hardy boys and a number of Junior Girls lined up at Reigate Priory Park for the County Cross Country Championships. At least 250 runners, from all across Surrey, started each event.  It was immediately clear that this event was for the best runners, the pace was ferocious from the start in every race. Everyone did exceptionally well, the conditions were awful, cold and snowing, the ground was frozen. Staying upright was a big challenge.

The results for the yr4/5 race can be found here, I expect the yr6 results will appear shortly http://www.ssaa.org.uk/.

Well done to Tristan Brown first yr5 boys and finishing 47 in the county, a very impressive performance.

Theo Williams was the first yr6 boy. (unfortunately the yr6 results aren’t on the website yet).

Borough Cross Country Championships

Richmond Park, Tuesday 11th November

The weather was perfect, dry and warm without being hot. the course was tough, starting with a long undulating climb, followed by a long flat loop and finishing on the same undulating decent.

The boys winner finished in an impressive 9 minutes and 20 seconds, the girls winner finished in 10 minutes.

Theo Williams was the first boy finishing in an impressive 15th place only a minute and a half behind the winner. The next 2 boys finished together inside the top 30 and our first 8 all finished inside the top 70 positions, out of a total of 210 runners.

Our first four runners, who were our A-team came 5th overall, our next 4 who made up our B-team came 2nd in their category

The team all ran very well, they got a great start, in particular Theo Williams worked hard to get to the front before the first climb and hung onto the lead group all the way round, a very impressive run. But all 12 boys were in the front groups before the first climb.

Here are the final results

  1. Theo Williams (16)
  2. Theo Smith (29)
  3. Tristan Brown (30)
  4. Toby Anderson (31)
  5. Owen Lewis (52)
  6. Thomas Hudson (53)
  7. Harry Pink (54)
  8. Rafferty Lucking (68)
  9. Finley Lawton (86)
  10. Patrick Meyler (104)
  11. Joey Deans (107)
  12. Charlie Bedford (116)
  13. Max Dunlop (131)

Sports Information

Welcome back to another year, as always the weather improves in time for school to start, which is ideal for our sports department.

I would like to start by introducing two new members of the sports department.

Ed Hopkins who joins us as a permanent full time member of the sports deptartment.

Alfie Jervis joins the sports department as a gap year student.

Please do welcome them and feel free to introduce yourself when you see them out and about.

Fixtures Pro

There have been a few changes to the admin side of sports and we felt that it would be a great idea to put all the relevant information into one simple location. This will include links for fixtures and maps, some information about match reports and a little piece about sports kit and lessons. The first change that you will notice is that match reports will no longer feature in the newsletter. This is because they will now will be loaded onto our new sports web site fixtures pro. This will become the main source of sporting information for the school. on here will be fixtures, maps to venues, match reports and team sheets. Parents will be able to quickly and easily see what fixtures are coming up, where they are and who is playing. You will also be able to see the results and match reports after the event. Another change which did start last term is the introduction of online responses for fixtures. These will be sent out in the regular Friday emails, between ten days to two weeks in advance of fixtures. Please ensure that you do respond to these emails as it is hugely helpful for us to know where pupils are going after a fixture.

Games and PE Lessons

Pupils in Key Stage 2 have three sports lessons a week, two of these are in the afternoon and they are Games lessons.  Games lessons will usually take place at Hinchley Wood Playing Fields until Easter and then at Esher Cricket club for the rest for the year (away fixtures take place elsewhere). One of the lessons is a skills lessons the other will be when fixtures occur.

Reception and Year 1 play Rugby in the Autumn term and football in the Spring term.

Years 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, play football in the Autumn term (and require shin pads and football/rugby boots), they play rugby in the spring term (years 3, 4, 5, and 6 require mouth guards).

Everyone plays cricket in the Summer term.

Fixtures take place during one of the games lessons, some will be home fixtures whilst others will be away, please check the calendar for details. Fixtures Pro also contains maps for the locations of opponents. please note that it also lists the address of the school, many school have off-site playing fields, so please check the fixture email before heading to the school.

PE lessons may be indoors but higher up the school they are equally likely to be held outdoors.

Reception; PE-Wednesday. Games-Thursday

Year 1; PE-Tuesday. Games-Wednesday

Year 2; PE-Friday. Games-Tuesday

Year 3; PE-Friday, Games-Monday & Tuesday

Year 4; PE-Tuesday. Games-Monday & Friday

Year 5; PE-Monday. Games-Wednesday & Thursday

Year 6; PE-Monday. Games-Wednesday & Thursday

PE and Games kit

Games kit during the autumn and spring terms require the green and white rugby shirt, green rugby shorts, green and white rugby socks and football/rugby boots. During the Autumn term when football is played shin pads are also essential. Rugby is played during the Spring term and a mouth guard is required for this.

Opro provide dentist fitted mouth guards, which have the pupil’s name and the school name on them. These can be ordered online at orpo.com or by returning the leaflet to Opro. They will be in school on 10th October at 12:30pm.

tracksuit

The green tracksuit can be worn for all games and PE lessons

Games kit 1

The green rugby kit can be worn for all games lessons and must be worn for fixtures.

Games kit 2

The training top can be worn for games lessons but can not be worn for fixtures.

PE lessons require require white PE kit, green tracksuits and trainers.

Pupils require water bottles for all lessons.

Contact Details

PE Staff can be contacted through the school office, there is also a match day mobile number. However we are not always able to answer, so you may have to send a text or leave a message. For fixtures information you can use the links below to look at the school calendar and fixtures pro.

Office phone number:   020 8390 6640

Fixtures mobile number: 07532138895

email address:  tim.ferguson@surbitonhigh.com, ed.hopkins@surbitonhigh.com, adam.Buckingham@surbitonhigh.com, alfie.jervis@surbitonhigh.com

website: www.surbitonhigh.com

Calendar:

Fixtures Pro: Fixtures and Results

Junior gymnasts take gold!!

On Saturday 14th June the Boy’s Prep and Junior Girls School entered 3 teams of gymnasts into the DK Gymnastics competition at Aberdour School. Each team was made up of 6 gymnasts who’s scores were combined throughout the competition to give them an overall team score at the end. Surbiton Juniors entered two mixed teams and one all girls team. The all girls team which is coached by Miss Miller were in the year 3-6 floor only category and the mixed teams competed in the years 3-6 floor and vault category, they are coached by Mr Buckingham & Natalie Crosland.  In total, including the senior school, Surbiton took around 50 gymnasts to the competition which shows fantastic strength in depth in the school squads.

This was a brand new competition so all gymnasts were very excited and eager to get out there and show off their skills! The boys and girls spent the afternoon performing highly skilled flamboyant floor routines with great energy followed by explosive, flying vaults that were landed with fantastic control and balance.

The  hard work really paid off and all 3 junior teams took medals home with them!!!

YEAR 5 TEAM: 1st place GOLD

YEAR 5 MIXED TEAM: 1st place GOLD

YEAR 6 TEAM: 2nd place SILVER

Well done to all of the gymnasts involved and thank you to all the parents who came along to support.

 

 

 

Surbiton Boys’ Skiing Success

The Surbiton boys’ skiing teams enjoyed a great day on Sunday at the London Schools Ski Championships in Welwyn Garden City.

Markus Kadrnka, Harry Fletcher, Christian Jones and Thomas Hudson came second in the Primary Boys and Girls competition and won gold overall in the Primary Dual Slalom.

Tobias Kadrnka, Cameron McDonald, Ewan De Saram and Thomas Perry won gold in the Primary Minis competition.

It was the first London Schools Race for all the boys and they were delighted with their results.

Charlotte Evans was on hand to hand out the prizes and she brought her GOLD medal from Sochi which the boys and girls were able to hold and try on. Very inspiring and certainly a highlight of the day.

 

Junior Half Term Gym Club

During the half term KS1 children from both junior schools have been learning lots of new skills at the Surbiton Half Term Gymnastics Club.  Each session was packed with various fun and exciting games & activities to develop all areas of gymnastics, ranging from basic fundamental movement and directional skills onto different activities to test and improve agility, balance, and coordination.

The enthusiastic young gymnasts spent the week jumping, balancing, climbing, stretching and rolling on mats and different pieces of apparatus, there really was something for everyone. There were Gymnastics stickers and certificates for all as well as the much sought after gold medals up for grabs every session. These were awarded to one standout boy and girl on each session for overall exceptional hard work and good spirit. These  were extremely difficult to choose on each day because everyone was so fantastic!

It was a great week for everyone involved.

 

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Year 4 Cricket

 

Cricket Match Report Year 4 A Team against The Priory

by Patrick Meyler

On Friday 9th of May, Year Four went to play against The Priory School. Surbiton were first to bat. The six pairs all played well. There were lots of exciting moments during our innings. Hugo and Theo were our highest scoring  pair. The Surbiton score was 228.

The priory were second to bat and they had some strong players. Patrick  took a wicket and Mac managed a good stop. It was very tense, but at the end The Priory clinched the match. Thank you Mr Ferguson for taking us to the match and it was really great to see Mr Fordham again even though The Priory won! The final score was Surbiton 228 for 5 The Priory 251 for 2.

Patrick Meyler, Man of the Match.