- GCSE Results 2016
- A-Level & BTEC Results 2015
- Achievement Evening 2015
- Early Closure for Open Evening - 29th Sep 2016
- Year 11 Information
- Caribbean Evening
- Turnstyles Academy comes to Holy Family
- Cambridge University
- School Expansion Consultation
- A Level Drama Performances
- Jack Petchey Awards
- INSET Day - 7th December
- Alice in Wonderland
- Sixth Form Open Evening
- Year 10 Work Experience
- Spring Table Top Sale
- Investors in People - Gold Status
- Year 9 Boys Borough Champions
- Dr.Stone visits Buckingham Palace
- Achievement Evening 2016
- A Level and BTEC results 2016
- The Great Fire of London Project
- So you want to be a doctor....?
- Pupil Leadership Team
- HFCS hosts Dutch teachers
- You're Hired
- Sixth Form Open Evening
- Christmas letter from Dr. Stone
- Ski Trip 2017
- Media Studies Trip to Disneyland Paris 2017
- Great Sporting Success
- Cairo School Visit
- IET Faraday Challenge
- Geography British Library Trip
- St. Patrick's Party
- Jack Petchey Winner
- Netball News
- Shining Success
- Student Vs Staff Sport
- Ice Hockey Success
- Parliamentary Reception
- Bouygues 2017
Student Vs Staff Sport
Before our Easter break, the staff and sixth formers had their annual matches in Netball and Football. Both matches were hotly contested by both staff and students; with neither wanting to lose!
A thoroughly well battled match from both staff and students, ended ultimately in a 7-7 draw.
Staff members took a quick lead and rotated their players effectively keeping the lead. Ensuring all players played was a key part and it meant that everyone was kept fresh and got a good part of the game to play. Students rallied back in the later parts of the game to save themselves some dignity as they refused to lose to the “old” teachers, despite some staff members being accomplished netballers and teaching them the skills they were using to battle back valiantly and secure the draw. We look forward to seeing who will be victorious in the next match!
Later that week, the staff played a football match against the sixth formers. On a full-sized pitch at Peter May Sports Centre, on a beautiful afternoon, the game kicked off. The sixth formers, battled hard, and in the first 5 minutes were probably the better team, with their natural fitness showing, and lack of training (of any kind!) making the student’s job a bit easier than it could have been. Despite this; the staff’s experience and positioning quickly turned into solid possession from which they were able to secure a 2-0 lead thanks to two goals from Mr Cronin.
The sixth formers brought on some fresh legs, and changed their formation and they managed to sneak a goal back. With their confidence high, the referee blew for a well-needed (for the staff!) break. The second half was a reshuffled staff and sixth form team, with both teams trying to cancel out each other’s main attacking threats.
Early in the second half, a short goal kick from the students was picked up by Mr McGlynn, who passed the ball over a sixth form student with a deft flick to Mr Cronin who took a touch to control it before rifling it into the bottom right hand corner from 25 yards out.The students kept battling and almost lobbed the Staff Keeper Mr Singh, but he made a superb diving save to keep the score at 3-1….then the referee gave a penalty.
The students last chance of the game was the penalty, which was promptly put high and wide keeping the score at 3-1 to the staff.The first game that the staff have beaten the sixth formers at football and left red-faced, bruised, and tired the staff were overjoyed at the result.
A special thanks to Fergus, Lemuel and Andrew K in year 9 for refereeing the game exceptionally (even refusing to bow from pressure from their teachers!)