CongratulationsCongratulations to Tayla 11C who ran her personal best (PB) time of 12.4 in the 100m. Tayla is now ranked 5th in the UK (U17s). Congratulations to La Tasha 8K who has been selected to represent Brent in Netball. Well done to our Year 7 Boys Badminton team; Thomas 7N, Goncalo 7P, Lorenzo 7P, Isaac 7K and Salah, who came 3rd in their Brent tournament this week. A big congratulations to our Year 7 Girls Badminton team; Maya 7Y, Lily 7C, Honor 7Y, Carla 7Y, Careece 7Q and Dayna 7Q, who came 1st in their Brent tournament this week. Watch this space as the Year 7 AND Year 8 Girls Football teams have both made it to their respective finals on Wednesday, 22nd May.
Sian Roscoe - PE Department (03/05/13)
London Marathon 2013Last weekend was London Marathon time and, as ever, QPCS students and staff were involved. Several youngsters ran in the Mini-Marathon as part of the Brent team and I must congratulate them for their endeavour and willingness to participate. A special mention should go to the following QPCS students: Under 13 Boys: Abel Sinko-Uribo
Under 15 Boys: Hilton Whittle-Provenzano (9K) Vinicius Alves (9S) Aurel Sinko-Uribo(9K)
Under 17 Boys: Gabriel Barnett (9Y)
Under 13 Girls: Lara Tait (8K) Krissie Heliodore (8Y)
Under 15 Girls: Esme Moser (9Q)
Under 17 Girls: Chiara Kafero-Roberts (9S) I must also comment upon Mr O’Connor who once again completed a London Marathon. He is rather unique as he a member of ‘Ever Present’, which means that he has completed every London Marathon since its inception some 33 years ago. There are now only fifteen such competitors worldwide. Well done Bill!
Mr Hulme - Headteacher
Cross Country - March 2013The QPCS cross country team competed in the Annual Brent Cross Country Championships on Thursday March 7th. The weather was wet and unpleasant however the year 7, 8 and 9 teams persevered! Overall, there were some excellent performances from the runners and teams! Congratulations to the Year 7 girls and boys teams who placed 1st. Overall, Abel 7K placed 2nd, Lily 7C placed 3rd, Goncalo 7P placed 4th, Nina 7C placed 5th, and Sophia 7Q placed 10th. The Year 8 girls’ team placed 1st. Lara 8K placed 2nd, Estella 8L placed 3rd, Krissie 8Y placed 4th and Titilope 8Y placed 5th and the boys’ Year 8 team placed 3rd overall. Solid performances from the Year 9 girls’ and boys’ teams who also placed 1st Overall. Aurel 9K placed 2nd, Vinicius 9S placed 7th,and Esme 9Q placed 4th. Congratulations to all the runners who competed.
Mr Tillin and Ms Ticmanis
February 2013U13 QPR Football Tournament
On Thursday 14th February, sixteen Year 7 and 8 students competed in a round robin tournament at GOALS Soccer, Alperton. The girls played well against 23 West London schools, coming third in their pool, demonstrating some sound decision making tactics and coming together as a team unit. Overall a great learning experience and a good day had out by all.
Cirque du Soleil – Kooza
As part of the PE departments Gifted and Talented programme, Ms Ticmanis and myself took 8 Gymnasts to the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 8th February to enjoy the spectacular which is the Cirque du Soleil. The girls were in awe of the performances and are more eager as ever to improve their technique and repertoire.
“The circus was amazing, every act was absolutely stunning! The performance told a story throughout, which I thought was very clever”. Honor, 7Y.
“Cirque du Soleil was a breathtaking performance which I recommend everyone to watch. The stunts were amazing from anywhere in the audience. The stunts that were performed were spectacular and had me in anticipation throughout the show”. Maya, 7Y
Ms Roscoe - PE Department
Indoor National Championships
This weekend (16th/17th February) Tayla will be competing in the British Athletics Grand Prix in Birmingham, in the U17 60m sprint. Good luck Tayla!
International Volleyball Tournament
From 3rd - 7th January, Nathan Fullerton and Paige Fullerton took part in an international volleyball tournament known as youth CEV (U19 European Volleyball Confederation). The tournaments consisted of both Nathan and Paige travelling to different countries and competing against some of the top countries in Europe. Since it was an international tournament they received 5 caps.
Nathan had to travel to Slovakia and play against Slovakia, Poland, Israel, Portugal and Bulgaria. Whereas Paige had to travel to Ukraine and play against Poland, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Latvia and Austria. Both of them played through the middle positions and were the starting six for England. Both teams put up an amazing fight for each match however they unfortunately lost of their games.
Nathan and Paige both found the tournament an amazing experience that will encourage both of them to achieve more in international volleyball.
Year 11 Netball
Extract from Queens Park News; Friday, 26th October 2012, Autumn Term Edition 8
The girls hosted this week and performed as a team unit to produce some good results. Player of the day was Paige Fullerton 11S.
vs Claremont HS (2) W 3-0
vs Kingsbury HS (2) W 7-0
vs Kingsbury HS (1) 2 W 3-2
Year 10 Netball
The girls competed in their first games of the season, proving that with strong combinations down the court winning would be inevitable. Player of the day was Eleni Pavlopoulou 10N.
vs Preston Manor W 4-2
vs Kingsbury High (1) W 6-1
vs Kingsbury High (2) W 2-0
Ms Roscoe - PE department
Year 8 Netball
Extract from Queens Park News; Friday, 12th October 2012, Autumn Term Edition 6
The girls competed in their first games of the season. La Tasha Jackson 8K, received the player of the day. Her accurate shooting was paramount to the team’s success.
vs ARK : W 3-1
vs St Gregs : L 1-2
vs ALP : W 6-0
The girls annihilated their competition this week at Kingsbury. With a few new members to the squad this year, the girls adapted well and produced three outstanding results. Player of the day was Joy Ramsey 11P.
vs KHS 1 : W 9-0
vs WHS : W 12-1
vs KHS 2 : W 8-2
Ms Roscoe - PE Department
September 2012England International Football under 16 squad
Tafari Moore (11Y) has been selected to play for the England International Football under 16 squad against Northern Ireland on Thursday 27 September. This is an amazing achievement and I wish him every success on his International
debut. Good luck Tafari!
Mike Hulme - Headteacher
June 2012Brent Athletic Championship
After weeks and weeks of rain finally the sun came out for the Brent Athletic Championship. Over the two days Queens Park set a very high standard with most pupils defending their events from last year. Over all Queens Park Girls gave an outstanding performance with 1st place in year 7, year 9 and year 10 with year 8 girls coming 2nd. There were many amazing performances. Tayla Brade (C) gave an outstanding performance by breaking 2 school records High Jump 1.5m and 100m 12.37seconds. Queens Park boys had many outstanding individual performances. An outstanding performance from year 7 Dominic Thompson (L) in the 1500m setting a new record of 5.12m taking 20 seconds of the previous record. A good team performance from the boys year 7 coming 2nd and year 8 a close 2nd missing out on the top spot by 3 points. Well done to all!
Many of the students who gave outstanding performance from year 9 and 10 have been selected to represent Brent in the Middlesex Athletic Championship which will take place on the 12th of June. Good luck to them all and hopefully their success will continue.
Yvonne Murphy - Head of Girls’ PE
April 2012London Mini Marathon
Congratulations to the following students who represented Brent in the London Mini Marathon last Sunday 22nd April. They ran from near Tower Bridge to the finish in The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace, a distance of approximately three miles. They received a medal to acknowledge their achievement.
Girls Under 13 (255 finished):
Krissie Heliodore - 113th in 22min 45 sec.
Lara Tate - 232nd in 26 min 5 sec.
Boys Under 13 (245 finished):
Dominic Thompson - 15th in 18 min 14 sec.
Vinicius Alves – 99th in 19 min 47 se.
Dylan Hickman-Singh - 183rd in 21 min 3 sec.
Ellis Rosenberg - 185th in 21min 7 sec.
Ahmad Sediqi - 227th in 22 min 34 sec.
Boys Under 15 (249 finished):
Ned Costello - 106th in 18 min 53 sec.
Bill O’Connor - Marathon Runner Extraordinaire
Mr O’Connor is one of just 16 members of ‘Ever Present’, a group of men acknowledged for running every London Marathon since it began in 1981 - that’s 32 marathons! Mr O’Connor ran the marathon in 5 hours, 4 minutes and 2 seconds.
Sian Thomas, Assistant Headteacher also completed the marathon in 6 hours, 9 minutes and 7 seconds.
Well done to all runners!
Sixth Form Win Brent Final
The sixth form team put in a stunning performance to retain the Brent Cup for the second year running. The boys beat Preston Manner 6-1 at Kingsbury Town Football Club in front of a raucous crowd. Liam Dunn scored the opening goal before having to be carried off in an ambulance with a suspected broken leg. The Lads regrouped at half time and fired in another 5 goals in the second half, the highlight being Emi Ventura’s excellent strike. After the game Captain Emi said “this is a highlight of my school career. I’m so proud of the boys. This is our last ever game for Queens Park and we were pleased to win it for the school. It was emotional”. The referee commented on Man Of The Match performances from Jack Hobbs and Ayoub Amellal.
Johnny Hammond – Manager
Cross Country ResultsYear 7 Girls - 1st
Year 7 Boys - 1st
Year 8 Girls - 1st
Year 8 Boys - 1st
Year 9 Girls - 2nd
Year 10 Girls - 1st
Special mention to the following students who received medals;Krissie Helidore - 2nd
Dominic Tuck - 1st
Dylan Hickman-Singh - 3rd
Marley Byng - 3rd
February 2012National School Championship County finals
On Wednesday 22nd February three teams from Queens Park competed in the National School Championship County finals. The level of play within the competition was exceptionally high. Both girls and boys senior team came 5th and 4th respectively in their competition. The junior team consisting of 4 year 9 girls Amiel Fabrigas, Simhika Pindoria, Natisha Williams and Maya Broadhurst Wilson, they gave an outstanding performance winning their pool matches comfortably, thus making it through to the final. They faced tough competition from North London Collegiate and fought hard however, they finished 2nd in the competition after an amazing performance. Well done to all!
On Wednesday 1st February, Queens Park’s Year 7 had their third clean sheet in a row. We had a sensational game and the final score showed it as we won 9 - 0! The defence was solid, which gave the midfielders the freedom to spread the ball across the pitch, creating opportunities for the strikers to score some goals. In the past four games, the boys have shown outstanding performances and have played to the best of their abilities!
Dominic Thompson - Captain
Students Represent EnglandOn the 28th - 29th of January 2012 Nathan Fullerton and Paige Fullerton represented England cadets (under 17s) in a volleyball tournament in the Sparkassen-Rondo Cup in Austria. The tournament consisted of teams such as Friedrichshafen, Tirol, VLW and Liceo Meda and Austria’s national team UVC Graz.
For the boys, they had a clean sweep through the preliminary rounds without losing a set (each game consisted of best out of 3 sets, each set has to be won by gaining 25 points or higher if there are two clear points). They also won the quarter and semi-finals without dropping a set, but in the finals we had a tough time facing Austria’s national team – UVC Graz and we lost the first set. In the second set we came back winning, in the final set however England cadets lost out on winning the gold meaning UVC Graz won the competition and England cadets received silver.
The girls’ team won 1 out of 3 games which was a big accomplishment because this was the first time playing in an international tournament as a team. It was a great experience as we got to travel around the country and got to experience how other international teams play and how we would improve against them next time so it was a great learning experience. Hopefully next time we can come back with a medal!
The pair are next due to play in the UK Schools competition in May!
Year 7 Football
The Year 7 team took one step closer to the semi finals of the Brent League with an emphatic victory over Newman Catholic College. The boys were made to work hard for their opportunities in the first 15 minutes but when the first goal went in the flood gates opened, ending in a 9 - 0 rout. The quality of football is ever improving with strong displays from back to front. Yemi, Sharmarke and Joseph were relentless in defence, enabling Dominic, Dean and Dylan to pull the strings in midfield. Kian continued his goal scoring run adding 4 more goals to his tally, while Isaac and Finbar also created havoc in and around Newman’s box. Next Match – Alperton 25th Jan (Brent League).
Mr Farlow – 20/1/12