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Netball

St John's vs Forest Academy - 19.11.19 (Double Header)

Following on from our first win of the league, the girls went onto the court excited to see if they could replicate the same result. The opposition were strong and with 2 games back to back, they had to give everything they could to secure wins in both games. Final scores St Johns win 3-2 and St Johns win 2-1.

Player of the matches: Grace

 

St John's vs. Orchard Way - 30.10.2019

* St Johns WIN 5-2 *
 
This was the girls first match as a newly formed team. The girls were nervous as they took to the court but went straight on and scored a goal within the first couple of minutes. At half time we were 2-1 down but after a team talk the girls went back on and scored a further 3 goals without conceding any to take a 5-2 win. A great start to the season with many more matches to come. Fantastic play from everyone.
 
Player of the match was Azaliah
 
 

St. John's vs. Fairchildes - 01.10.18

It was the girls first game of the new season and everyone looked extremely smart in the new netball kit. Our first opponents were Addington’s Fairchildes Primary School and the excitement was really contagious within the team. St. Johns worked well as a team and it was a closely fought match. Unfortunately, we were unable to come away with the victory losing 3-2 on the day.

Congratulations to Elise R on receiving the Player’s Player Award this week.

 

St. John's vs. Forest Academy - 15.10.18

After the previous defeat, our girls were raring to go against a strong Forest Academy side at home. The was a noticeable buzz coming from the girls and everyone could feel the excitement. We started brightly and managed to keep the momentum going right through to the very end. It was an amazing effort from all the girls, so much so, they kept a clean sheet throughout!

Congratulations to Zoe C on receiving the Player’s Player Award this week and Rhianna for being awarded Coaches Player.

Football

The Year 5 & 6 Football team are taking part in the Croydon Schools Football League. There are approx 63 schools in the league and we must play 5 other schools in our group both home and away over the course of the season.

There are also two cup competitions, The Primary Cup and the Small Schools Cup.

Year 6 Match Reports 2019-2020

28/02/2020 vs Trinity

Today’s game saw two unbeaten sides go toe-to-toe in their first league meeting of the season. It was a cagey affair from the first whistle but St. John’s capitalised from an early effort on goal to lead 1 - 0.

The game continued with some lovely flowing football from both teams, which shortly led to the away side equalising from a precise cross into the box. They then went on to score a further three goals. The final score meant St. John’s had suffered their first league defeat of the season. Let us hope we can get back to winning ways as soon as possible.

We would like to wish Trinity all the best for their remaining fixtures.

Player of the Match: Isitha

 

13/02/2020 vs Monks Orchard

All spectators were fortunate enough to see an absolute thriller of a game between two good sides. St. John’s started the brighter, with some incredible attacking play, forcing two saves from the opposition keeper. The half progressed and sadly, Monks Orchard capitalised on three back-to-back attacks taking the lead shortly before the break. St. Johns however, showed tremendous spirit to pull two goals back before the interval.

The second half proved just as exhilarating as the first; at 3-2, we had a colossal uphill battle and dug deep to win the second half and level the game 4-4.

We would like to wish Monks Orchard all the best for their remaining fixtures.

Player of the Match: Ezra

17/10/19 vs Kenley Primary

Our opening fixture saw our boys and girls travel to Whytleafe to face off against Kenley Primary in the small schools’ cup. Both teams’ eager to show off their footballing talents, this game made for an incredible spectacle.

With a bright start and lots of chances early on, Kenley Primary proved too effective in front of goal, capitalising on some good play to go 1-0 up early on. St. Johns’ responded well with some great all round play and lots of determination. Kenley however, lead 2-0 at the half time break.

A rejuvenated second half performance from St. Johns’ meant we saw a lot more of the ball and fashioned more opportunities in front of goal but sadly we fell just short and were second best on the day, losing 3-0. We’d like to wish Kenley Primary all the best for their remaining fixtures.

Player of the Match: Edward

07.03.19 St. John's vs. Trinity School

This game was eagerly awaited and since the first fixture our girls and boys have done exceedingly well in training and games leading up to Trinity’ arrival. It was an even contest both teams playing some amazing passing football and organising themselves really well off the ball.

The first half saw lots of opportunities but neither side could capitalise meaning it was all square at the break. The second half began and St. Johns started brightly really pushing for an opening goal, some great efforts from Zac and Seb were equally matched at the opposite end with stellar defending from Daniel and Leo.

In the end it all finished even-stevens 0-0, St. Johns avoiding there first defeat from their local rivals securing a well-earned point. We would like to thank Trinity and wish them all the best for their remaining fixtures.

Player of the match: Daniel

14.02.19 St. John's vs. Monks Orchard

Today’s fixture saw a repeat of Novembers thrilling spectacle as two quality sides once again went head to head. The football was flowing and both teams should be credited for such a fantastic game. With a full squad lots of changes took place throughout both halves but the quality of play remained high, St. Johns having numerous chances saved by the opposition keeper and doing well to keep up the emphasis on attack. For such an open game it’s a wonder how neither team were able to score on the day. Sadly, so many attempts on goal could not be capitalised on but as performances go, this was up there as one of the very best since I’ve taken over as football coach. Hats off to the entire team who made the player of the match a very difficult decision. We’d also like to extend a well done to Monks Orchard and all the best with your remaining fixtures.

Player of the Match: Zoe

28.01.19 St John's vs. Benson Harris Academy (Double Header)

This week’s opponents made for an interesting spectacle as high flying St. Johns took on local rivals Benson Harris Academy. Due to other commitments both coaches agreed to the double header so the remaining league fixtures could be finished before the deadline.

The first game went under way and a well organised and hardworking Benson side fashioned a few chances but defender Leo stood up well to clear their efforts away. St. Johns moved the ball well but found it hard breaking down such a stringent side, the only goal in the first game came from a mid-range effort that spilled past the goal line ten minutes towards the end. St. Johns 0-1 Harris Benson.

The second game proved far more exciting as both teams started to tire, it made for an amazing spectacle as much of it was end to end. St. Johns however, did well to create several opportunities forcing good saves from the Benson goalkeeper. Our opening goal came from Henry S who launched a well-executed shot into the top corner. Desperate to hold onto the lead and thanks to some great defensive cover from Leo, we managed to see out the win in the second game. St. Johns 1-0 Harris Benson. We’d like to wish Harris Benson all the best with their remaining fixtures.

Player of the Match: Leo

17.01.19 - St John's: 3     Orchard Way: 0

Fresh from the Christmas break our girls and boys were eager to return to Thursday night football. With the emphasis on starting games brightly St. Johns did not disappoint, fashioning many chances throughout the first half, one chance falling to Zac  who sent a rocket of a shot flying into the bottom corner. As a result, we took a 1-0 lead into the half time break hoping we could continue to capitalise further in the second half.

If the first half was good then the second half was even better, St. Johns adding two more goals to the score line thanks to Henry. Outstanding performances from our keeper Tharren and defender Isaiah meant we kept our second clean sheet and continue to grow in confidence going into our last few fixtures of the season, final result 3-0. It was a terrific game from St. Johns and a clear indication that their hard work in training is paying off. Keep it up! We’d like to wish Orchard Way all the best with their remaining fixtures.

Player of the Match: Isaiah 

Cross Country

Cross Country 19th & 20th October 2019

St. John’s were extremely proud to feature in this year’s Croydon Cross Country Games in Lloyd Park. Across the two days we took children from Years 1-6, all willing to represent the school and showcase some of their tremendous ability.

With the presence of so many schools throughout Croydon eager to impress, our fantastic boys and girls were buzzing to begin. Everybody who took part ran an incredible race, some races comprising of over 170 children.

Congratulations to all the St. John’s children who participated in the race and a huge well done to the following children; Year 6 Lewis (19th), Year 3 Adam (12th), Ezra (14th) and Max (17th), Year 2 Blake S (16th), Year 1 Henry (9th), Zane (11th) and Elisha C (12th).

Cross Country 4th & 11th October 2018

St. John’s were extremely proud to feature in this year’s Croydon Cross Country Games in Lloyd Park. Across the two days we took children from Years 1-6, all willing to represent the school and showcase some of their tremendous ability. With the presence of so many schools throughout Croydon eager to impress, our fantastic boys and girls were buzzing to begin. Everybody who took part ran an incredible race, some races comprising of over 120 children.

Congratulations to all the St. John’s children who participated in the race and a huge well done to the following children; Year 6 Rhianna (1st), Year 5 Lewis (19th), Year 4 Edward (10th), Year 3 Luke (13th), Year 2 Adam (8th) and Max (11th), Year 1 Nathan (6th) and Blake (12th).

Swimming

Swimming GALA Primary Heats 23/01/19

This terms major sporting event saw St. Johns feature in the Primary Heats of the CSSA Swimming Gala, it’s a fantastic opportunity for our KS2 children to showcase some of their aquatic capabilities against a vast amount of schools in the Croydon borough.

St. Johns have traditionally done well in the initial heat phases but thanks to some remarkable concentration and swimming aptitude they managed to place an astonishing 8 first place finishes, 4 second place finishes and 4 third places finishes. A massive congratulations have to go out to the following children who on the day could not have represented the school any better; Year 6 Ella D, Ella K and George, Year 5 Tharushi, Scarlett, Ezra and Matthew, Year 4 Grace, Kobisha, Amelia, Naima, Lucy and Ryan and Year 3 Luke.

We’d also like to extend a major thank you to Ms. Barton and Ms. Binstead who shared a huge role in preparing the children for the Primary Heats and Ms. Philipson who was present on the day. Their efforts went a long way in ensuring the children performed as well as they did.

 Let’s hope we enjoy as much success come the finals!

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