St. Teresa’s vs Cedars Manor
by Alex Nagle, Year 5 Blue
On the 22nd of November 2017, at 2pm, St. Teresa’s boys football team went to play a football match against Cedars Manor school. After the game began incredibly Ryan scored the first four goals and they were all cracking finishes. Then Louis followed with two more, one from Keelan and a fantastic volley from Tom. Following all the great goals came half-time. Everyone gathered round Aidan for a team talk. The second half started and Cedars scored first with a well taken goal, St.Teresa’s started playing brilliantly scoring goals at will after this. It was 16-1 with a minute to go when Louis went sprinting down the wing and with the last kick off the game scored his third and final goal to complete his hat-trick after coming out of goal after 15 minutes of the second half. As the team got back to school everyone celebrated. They had beaten Cedars Manor 17-1.
Niall O 1
London Youth Games Tag Rugby
by Keelan, Year 6 Yellow
On Thursday the 9th November, St. Teresa’s brought two teams out of school to play in a tag rugby tournament. This report is going to be about the blue team. The tournament took place in the Hive (Barnet FC training ground). The pupils left the school at 12:00pm and they came back at 3:30pm.
The captain (Keelan) led the stretches and the passing drill. Shortly after that the first game kicked off which we won 4-0 against Stag lane. After that we had a game against St. Georges' B and the result of that game was 2-1 to us. Then our final game in the group was against St. Anselms thankfully we won 3-1.
Knock out stages
Later on in the day we found out that we got through to the Quarter Finals because of our performance in the groups. Unfortunately we had to play the other St. Teresa's team in the Quarter Final so no matter what happened one of us had to lose. That game was VERY tough - the final score was 3-2 to the blue team. Then straight after that game we played in the semi-finals against St. Georges A we just edged it out of that one of a result of 2-1.
Now it all came down to the school that beat us last year in the final …West Lodge. They were very hard school but so were we. The first try was scored by Chase (Y5B). Then responding very quickly the West Lodge captain ran through us and scored an equalizing try. Then with only 5 minutes left Michael (Y6B) scored the winning try! We were all gobsmacked that in March we were going to Crystal Palace to play tag rugby representing Harrow.
Harrow Primary Schools District team played the second competitive match of the season against their Barnet counterparts. The match started evenly but Harrow managed to take the lead with Joe (Grimsdyke) scoring after good work from Thomas (St. Joseph's). The remainder of the first half was closely contested and Barnet equalised with a well taken free kick at the end of the half. The second half started and Barnet used the confidence gained from their goal and scored a further two goals to take a 3-1 lead. Harrow didn't let this get their heads down, they scored another goal to bring it to 2-3 with Thomas scoring after a solo run. The pressure continued which lead to Pierce (St. John Fisher) drawing it level from a pass by Thomas, we pushed on from this and Michael scored from a corner to make it 4-3 to Harrow. Pierce finished off the scoring with another fine run from Thomas. At the end of the game the players voted their man of the match, it was awarded to Pierce which was a nice birthday present for him.
I would also like to add a huge thank you to the players and parents for raising funds for the District team to buy their first new kit in 8 years with our badge in it. An honour for all to wear and represent their school and District
Harrow District chairman
Pe lead St Bernadettes
by Ethan S, Year 5
On Thursday 19th October two teams represented the school in a Gaelic Football tournament at Greenford. Their first match was up against Annunciation winning 8-6, making a great start to the tournament. Their second match was against St. Bernadette’s with a 3-3 score. The last qualifying match was against St. Dominic Savio of Reading, St. Teresa’s won the game 10-4 which lead them to the knock out stages.
The Knock Out Stages
After a good start to the tournament St. Teresa’s were in the quarter finals against St. Joseph’s. Three quarters of the match was finished, it was 10-10 and suddenly Niall Murphy scored the winning goal for St. Teresa’s to put them through to the semi-final. They faced St. Dominic Savio with Joshua scoring a goal for St. Teresa’s for 1 point but it wasn’t enough to keep them in the game that gave a score of 10-9. We would like to congratulate everyone who took part from both teams.
by Jordyn, Year 6 Blue
On the 18th of October 2017, St.Teresa’s went to a cross country event at Banisters stadium at 1:00PM. At this event were some of the best schools in Harrow and St.Teresa’s was fantastic. The first event was the year 5 girls. They were incredible. The people in our school who took part were Ezi, Erin, Alexandra, Urnsula and Alyssa. They were amazing and I think the star player was Ezi who reached 27th place. Then after the year 5 girls came the year 5 boys. The people who took part in the year 5 boys for our school were Chase, Joshua, Jayden, Matthew and Justin. I think the star player for the year 5 boys was Chase who was 19th. Next were the year 6 girls, who were marvellous. The people who took in the year 6 girls for our school were Angelina, Jogaile, Elizabeth and Natalia. I think the star player for the year 6 girls was Angelina who came 3rd out of hundreds of people who took part! After the year 6 girls came the year 6 boys. The people who took part in the year 6 boys were Aarron, Ryan, Kuba and Keelan. I think the star player for the year 6 boys was Kuba who came 12th out of all those people who took part. The boys did an amazing job because the whole of the year 6 boys had to do an extra lap where all the other categories had to just do one lap and not two.
The tournament started with 3 groups of 3 teams, St. Teresa's were grouped with West Lodge and Grimsdyke. We won the first match against Grimsdyke 1-0 but lost the second game 3-0 against West Lodge. The defeat placed us into second position. After the first round of games were completed, all teams that finished second in their groups were placed together as were the teams who finished first and third respectively. In the second group of games we were paired against Longfield and Marlborough. We won both of these matches 2-0 to finish fourth overall. All the boys who played represented the school very well and were a credit to St. Teresa's.
Thank you to Louis and Keelan (6Y) for representing St Teresa’s in the Harrow District Team.
Harrow started off the season with a great victory over Brent by winning 5-1. The team gelled together very well for the first game. Our goals were scored by Thomas (Pen) followed by Verrell to make it two nil. Brent scored a penalty to bring it back to 2-1. In the second half we dominated play with Pierce and Michael scoring to make it 4-1, the scoring was rounded off with Thomas scoring his second of the day to cap off the 5-1 scoreline. At the end of the game our players voted for their man of the match, they found it very difficult to choose as all the players played very well, it was close with Michael just pipping Thomas. Well done to all the players as they represented your school and Harrow very well.
The first photo is of the boys before the game in their school uniform and the second photo is of all the players before the start of the match:
by Jayden J, 6Y
On Thursday 28th of September 2017 Year 6 from St Teresa’s went to the Harrow rugby field to take part in a tag rugby match. Before arriving the children were split into blue and yellow teams. As soon as the children got there Arron led warm-ups to get the teams ready for their matches. The teams had a quick talk and started their first match.
Both teams were against West Lodge and yellows and blues started very well. In the first 5 minutes Jogaile had scored a try. As soon as Jogaile had finished scoring West Lodge had a quick come back and scored. For the blue team Ryan had scored. At the end of both matches it was 5-3 to St Teresa’s!
Later, they played against Grimsdyke. William was amazing, scoring the first try for the yellows and for the blues it was Jasmine. Makeda and both Nialls were also fantastic and scored. Both teams did incredibly well and the score for the yellows was 6-2 to St Teresa’s and for the blues it was 4-1. They had a short break and practiced drills.
When the break was over, both teams were against St Joseph's who were difficult teams for them to play. For the blues, Elizabeth was great and scored 2 tries and for the yellows, Rohan was incredible by also scoring 2 tries. Louis Stent was also fantastic, scoring 2 tries. The result was yellows 5-3 and blues 5-5.
The children’s final match was against St Bernadette’s, another very difficult team. Vanessa and Alex had scored a try for the blues while Daisy scored a try for the yellows. At the last minute Raine and Alfie scored for both teams.
When all the matches had finished the teams assembled but there was no winner because Harrow Ruby had arranged a friendly rugby match. The children had left with their heads held high.
by Alex, Year 5 Blue
The first activity for the nursery sports day was the jumping over ropes activity. The three teams were surprisingly good but there were no winners for the first three activities. The second activity was a musical instrument race which was excellent and the nursery students actually did even better than the first activity. The third activity was the egg and spoon race which Ava did fantastically well at and she was almost the only nursery student who got to the finish without fail. The final and the most anticipated event was the welly-boot throw, which was all of the kids and adults favourite event. All the children did very well and there were a lot of WINNERS!