Monthly Archives: July, 2022

Award Winners 2022

Congratulations to our award winners 2022

Mrs Liz Holford – Chair of Governors

Bella – Sportswoman of the Year

Emi – House Captain for St Mother Theresa House (Winning House 2022)

Henry – Sportsman of the Year

Laura – Mrs Daley Reading Award

Summer – Key Stage 2 Governors’ Award

Phoebe – Key Stage 1 Governors’ Award

Jacquie – Musician of the Year Award

Mr R Cunningham – Headteacher

Hampshire Day

Happy Hampshire Day, and also Happy Saint Swithun’s Day, on this 15th July 2022.

St. Swithun’s Day is a day on which, according to folklore, the weather for a subsequent period is dictated. In popular belief, if it rains on St. Swithun’s Day, it will rain for 40 days, but if it is fair, 40 days of fair weather will follow.  Well, in this current heatwave, I think we’d all welcome 40 days of rain!

Pictured here is the Hampshire flag, which was gifted to St Peter’s by Mrs Cairns on the occasion of her retirement in April 2022 after 25 years of service to the school.  It will be flown annually each 15th July, just as we fly the flags of the home nations on their patronal feast days each year.

Mr R Cunningham

All in a good cause

Committed as ever to good causes, pupils at St Peter’s this week have shown their altruistic side.  Members of the School Council held a bake sale, raising £127 to fund the development of an eco-garden in school with the purchase of compost bins.  Meanwhile, Year 6 pupils set out on a sponsored walk from school to trek the paths of Purbrook, incredibly raising over £1000 for the homelessness support charity Two Saints.  This came out of a study unit the pupils had done based upon stewardship and commitment to those in need in the communities around us.

Meanwhile, a team of 5 pupils from Year 5 (Ellen, Max, Johan, Jack and Lola) went to Horndean Technology College this week for an inter-school competition involving English, Maths, Science and PE.  From the 9 competing schools, St Peter’s came out in first place.  Congratulations!

Well done to all of the pupils involved in these events, and a massive thank you to staff and volunteers for enabling these to happen.

Mr R Cunningham

Our school feast day

This week at St Peter’s we were lucky enough to be able to celebrate the Feats of Saints Peter and Paul with an outside Mass – followed of course by ice cream treats for all pupils and staff at lunchtime to mark our patronal feast day!

Mr R Cunningham