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Sports Results (Week Beginning 21st May 2012)

23rd May 2012

Year 5 Primary Olympic Results & Awards
1st St James (Canada) 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze
2nd St John Fisher (France) 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze
3rd St Edwards (Jamaica) 2 Gold, 1 Silver
4th St Columbas (China) 2 Gold, 4 Bronze
5th St Josephs (Australia) 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze
6th St Edwards (Sweden) 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze
7th St Peters (Kenya) 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze
8th St Brigids (Italy) 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
9th St Brigids (USA) & Our Lady & St Rose of Lima (Spain) 1 Bronze each
Best Supporters (St Brigids - Italy & St Edwards - Jamaica)
Best Banner (St Columbas - China & St Josephs - Australia)
Most Determined (St John Fisher - France & St Peters - Kenya)
Loudest Supporters (St James - Canada & St Edwards - Sweden)
Fair Play (St Brigids - USA & Rose of Lima - Spain)


26th March 2012

Years 7 & 8 Girls Football

STACS Black team v Shenley Drew 1 - 1

STACS Red team v Shenley Won 4 - 0

STACS Red & Black combined (Full Squad) v Shenley Won 8 - 0


St Thomas Aquinas School encourages Local Primaries to 'Get Set for Olympic Celebrations'


OLYMPIC GLORY: St. Thomas Aquinas School get set for Olympic fun with local primaries.

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School has entered in to the Olympic spirit by holding its own athletic tournament for 300 pupils from local primary schools. The event, which took place at Hadley Stadium, invited Year 5 children to compete as Olympic countries including USA, Jamaica and China; as host school, St. Thomas Aquinas were proud to be Team GB!

Children from St. Peter's, St. James, St. John Fisher, St. Edward's, St. Brigid's, St. Joseph's, St. Columba's and Our Lady & St. Rose Of Lima competed in 100m, 200m, 400m, long jump and throwing events to win medals. It was a close competition but the team from St. James Catholic Primary School (representing Canada) won three gold, two silvers and one bronze medal to be named the Year 5 Olympic Champions.

Alongside the medals and trophies awarded for success in the track and field events, certificates were presented to recognise the other elements crucial to the teams' enjoyment and success. Awards for Best Banner, Best Supporters, Most Determined Team, Loudest Supporters and a Fair Play were shared amongst the schools. A special award for Effort and Enthusiasm was also presented to Martin McDonagh from Our Lady & St. Rose of Lima Catholic Primary School for his heroics on the track.

Jim Foley, Headteacher at St. Thomas Aquinas commented:

"It has been a fantastic day and the children have delivered some really outstanding performances. I have been especially impressed by the support and encouragement they have given one another. It has created a real Olympic ‘buzz' around our schools and hopefully this will grow as we approach the Games this summer. Congratulations to all who took part."

Hollie Parrish
Partnership Business Manager

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Year 7 Cricket  Report - Birmingham Cricket League May 2012

Result: Kings Norton Boys (115 - 4) beat STACS by 71 runs (44-4)

The year 7 group stepped out on a warm, summer's day for their first cricket match as a group facing tough opposition in the form of Kings Norton Boys. Kings Norton won the toss and chose to bat first but within the first 2 overs STACS took two wickets as a result of accurate and probing bowling from Hasbib Rahman, who captained the team also, and Nicholas Gibbs. However the middle order of Kings Norton kicked on and put together a partnership which gave them crucial impetus and allowed them to slowly put together the runs.

After scoring 115 from the 15 overs, STACS' work was cut out in chasing the large total and unfortunately Deniro ‘Chris Gayle' Brown lost his wicket in the first over meaning the run chase was even more difficult. Some accomplished batting was seen in parts by Jared Mangco playing some attractive, attacking cricket, but it wasn't enough to eclipse the large score made by Kings Norton Boys.

Although it was a loss on the first match, there were many positives to take from the game and I'm sure with continued training and playing together, the results will follow. Well done boys!

Mr Holt
Teacher of Physical Education

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