Netball News - (QP News 3/10/14)
The Senior girls have maintained their unbeaten run defeating Claremont 9-8 and KHS 7-3. Well done to Safina and Sermin who made their first appearances for the team. Player of the day goes to Maddie who had an excellent game at Goal Attack.
Senior Team: Safina, Sermin, Toshi, Elsie, Danielle, Maddie, Anissa, Quendressa and Sarah.
Girls PE Dept.
Year 7 and 8 QPCS Students in English Schools Swimming Competition - (QP News 3/10/14)
On Monday, 29th September 2014, Ennis, Lorcan, Luca and Daniel represented QPCS as a team in the Individual Medley Relay and Freestyle Relay races. The competition was held at JAGS (James Allen Girls’ school) in Dulwich.
ESSA is the English Schools Swimming Association. It is a charity that supports school swimmers. The charity has been running since 1949 and the patron is Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. London Schools’ Swimming Association (LSSA) offers a program of aquatic competitions for all primary and secondary schools in 33 boroughs of London.
We took part in the qualifying heats for both the Freestyle Relay and the Medley Relay in which Lorcan swam freestyle, Ennis swam the butterfly, Luca swam the breast stroke and Daniel swam the backstroke. The QPCS team came 3rd in both the heats and are hoping to go to the finals although the national results haven’t yet been posted.
Girls Netball off to a flying start… - (QP News 26/9/14)
This week both the Year 9 and Senior teams have recorded convincing victories in their opening league fixtures. The Year 9 girls picked up where they left off at the end of last season by defeating CCA 18-1 which is a great start to the new season. Player of the day was Davina. Year 9 team: Joshi, Kelise, Tia, Lily, Dominique, Alaa, Rhea, Davina, Lauryn and Careece. The Senior girls also got their league campaign underway when they travelled to Kingsbury, defeating the hosts 11-1. Considering the girls have not played together in over a year it was an excellent team performance. Player of the day goes to Elsie who had an excellent game at Centre. Senior Team: Shania, Amiel, Toshi, Elsie, Tayla, Anissa, Maddie and Quendressa.
Congratulations to all the girls involved.
Girls PE Dept.
Year 9 and 10 Tennis Success - (QP News 18/7/14)
The U15 tennis team last week won the LTA Middlesex League 2 with a convincing 6 – 0 victory over Aylward Academy to be crowned champions! After topping their group the team beat Stoke Newington 5 – 1 in the semifinal. The squad were; Ellis, Isaac, Joe, Francesco, Jasper, Dylan and Sheldon. The U13 team had a good season finishing 3rd in their group and narrowly missed out on a place in the semi-final. This season has left the team determined to improve next season with a place in the semis the target.
The squad were; Tom, Nat, Ravi, Matt and Nat. Both teams celebrated a fantastic season on 4th July with a day at Wimbledon. The group took in the sites including Henman Hill (“who is Tim Henman?” I was asked) or Murray’s Mount, Centre Court and challenged the coaches and measured the speed of their serve in the “play tennis” tent. We then settled into our seats on Centre Court and Court Number 1 where we were treated to matches including; the world number 1 doubles pair the Bryan brothers, an exhibition match involving Mansour Bahrami and Henri Leconte and the main draw men’s semi-final’s involving eventual finalists Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer!
Girls Basketball News (QP News 4/7/14)
50-6 Win the Year 8 Girls Advance to the finals
Congratulations to the Year 8 Basketball Team who won their Semi Final match vs. Preston Manor. The girls dominated the game and were determined to win, with an impressive 50-6 victory. They know advance to the finals where they will play Ark Academy.
Congratulations to: Dominique, Carla, Honor, Sarah, Diana, Lily, Rhea, and Joshana.
Player of the game goes to: Dominique for her impressive dominance on the court.
*The Year 7 Girls Basketball Team will play in the finals on July 9th vs. Claremont School.
Ms Ticmanis & Ms Mulhern
Basketball News (QP News 20/6/14)
Congratulations to the Year 7 Basketball team who won their Semi Final match Vs Ark. Excellent team performance, honourable mentions to “the Enforcer” Taj for her impressive defending skills.
Player of the Game goes to Zoe
Team: Taj, Ava, Rupa, Rima, Mia, Ameile, Shukri, Zoe, Katherine
BASTKETBALL NEWS (QP News 13/6/14)
End of the season for the Year 10 Basketball Team
The year 10 Basketball team played their Semi-final match vs. Claremont on Monday, June 9th 2014. It was a high level physical game with both teams determined to win. Both teams were neck in neck in score throughout the four quarters. However, Claremont managed to squeak by with 2 baskets at the end of the fourth quarter, which ultimately led them to win the game. It was a tough loss for the team. Claremont will now proceed to the finals.
Congratulations to Safina, Lina, Sermin, Razan, Mikaela and Denise on an excellent season.
QPCS set blazing pace and win all their matches
Congratulations to the Year 8 Basketball team who dominated their pool by winning all of their basketball games. The team played Claremont this week and won 48-9. It was a great game to watch as the team practiced their positional plays focusing on their defending and attacking skills. They know advance to the Semi-finals on June 19th. Good luck!
Congratulations to Honor, Dominique, Lily, Tia, Carla, Joshana, Sarah and Diana.
Ms Ticmanis & Ms Mulhern
BADMINTON NEWS (QP News 13/6/14)
Queens Park has taken 3rd place in the 2014 Year 7 Badminton Competition
The Badminton team played Claremont in the Semi-finals at JFS on Tuesday, June 10th 2014. It was evident that both teams wanted to win. The teams were strategic in their plays during the competition. QPCS held their ground however the Claremont team managed to “Smash” their way to the win. Some stellar performances from Ioni, Taj and Shula who won their matches. Claremont will know play Swamolioryan school in the finals next week.
Congratulation to Shula, Ioni, Lily, Mahanoor, Taj, and Imaani for a thrilling season.
If anyone is interested in participating in extra-curricular clubs outside of school in Badminton or Basketball please come to the PE office and speak to either Ms Ticmanis or Ms Mulhern.
Girls Basketball Results (QP News 6/6/14)
Congratulations to the Year 7, 8 and 10 Girls Basketball Teams who won their quarterfinal matches this week. All teams have now qualified to the semi-finals next week.
Year 7: Amelie, Taj, Rupa, Shukri, Ava, and Rima
Player of the game goes to: Taj and Ava
Year 8: Carla, Lily, Rhea, Diana, Sarah, Honor, Dominique, Joshana and Tia
Player of the Game goes to: Rhea
Year 10: Safina, Denise, Razan, Sermin, Lina and Mikaela
Player of the Game goes to: Mikaela
*Year 9 will play their quarter final fixture next week.
Ms Ticmanis & Ms Mulhern
Girls Athletics Results (QP News 23/5/14)
Congratulations to the girls Athletics team who were triumphant once again. The Year 7 girls placed 2nd overall just missing out on the title by 5 points. The Year 8 girls won the Brent title, the Year 9s placed 2nd and the Year 10’s placed 3rd. Some brilliant performances by the girls.
Year 7: Ava 7C Placing 3rd, Mia 7N Placing 4th in Brent for the 200m, Skye 7P placing 6th overall in the 300m, Cirara 7S placing 4th in High Jump, Katherine 7L placing 1st in the Long Jump, Amelie 7S placing 4th in the triple Jump and 3rd in the 1500m and Rima 7K placing 4th in the 1500m run.
Year 8: Khalida 8S 7th in Brent 100m + 1st in Relay, Lily 8C 5th in Brent 200m 1st in Triple Jump 1st in Relay, Tia 8C 1st in Brent 800m, Long Jump and relay, Reem 8K 5th in Brent 1500m, Nina 8C 2nd in Long Jump and 1st Relay, Rhea 8N 3rd in Triple Jump, Joshana 8L 4th in Shot Put and Lydia 8L 3rd in Discus.
Year 9: Titi 9Y placing 6th overall in the 200m and 5th in the long jump, Krissie 9Y placing 1st in the 300m and the 1st in the high Jump, Kae-Ann 9S placing 6th in the 300m, Anne 9L placing 3rd in the 800m, Lara 9K placing 3rd in the 1500m, Estella 9L placing 5th in the 1500m, Tahiti 9C placing 1st in the long jump.
Year 10: Jamie 10Y 3rd in Long Jump, Safina 10Q 2nd relay, Chiara 10S 1st Relay, Mia 10Q 1st Relay, Donata 10S 1st Relay.
Ms Ticmanis & Ms Mulhern
Year 8 Football (QP News 9/5/14)
Congratulations to the Year 8 girls on winning the Brent Football League. Last year the girls narrowly missed out in the final and to their credit they came back this year extremely determined and hungry for the title. In the round robin stages of the competition they won every game apart from a goalless draw against Ark. Throughout this time the team was growing in confidence which they took into the final against Claremont which they went on to win 3-0. Players of the game were Tia and Alaa who were tireless in their efforts both in defence and attack. Well done on a fantastic achievement!
Year 8 team: Diana, Rhea, Sarah, Lydia, Tia, Nekeisha, Alaa & Vivyan.
Girls Badminton (QP News 9/5/14)
The Year 7 Girls Badminton team played their semifinal match last Friday versus Swaminarayan School. Overall, there were 15 games played in total. Swaminarayan ended up winning the overall tournament beating QPCS 8 games to 7. All games were extremely close in score averaging 15 to 13 points per game.
Well done to the Year 7 team: Mahanoor, Taj, Ioni, Imaani, Shula, Honor!
Players of the game goes to Taj & Ioni.
Girls Basketball (QP News 9/5/14)
The Year 7&8 Girls Basketball league is off to a fantastic start, on Thursday, 1st May, the girls hosted Capital City Academy playing their first league match. Both teams won their games dominating the offensive zone. The teams demonstrated some sound decision making and are really coming together as a team unit. A great start to the new season!
Year 7 Team: Amelie, Taj, Rupa, Shukri, Bo-Lou, Ava, Katherine, Zoe & Rima.
Year 8 Team: Rhea, Lily, Kemi, Diana, Carla, Honor, Sarah, Dominique, Joshana & Tia.
Year 7: Players of the game goes to Amelie & Bo-Lou
Year 8: Players of the games goes to Tia & Diana
Ms Ticmanis & Ms Mulhern
Netball season finishes on a high… (QP News 4/4/14)
Congratulations to both of the Year 7 Netball teams who competed in the Brent Annual Tournament last Thursday at Kingsbury. The competition had originally taken place back in January but due to terrible weather conditions there was no alternative but to cancel and rearrange. A few months later the girls were eager to compete which showed on the day. The A team finished in third place having drawn a tough game in the semi-final which they narrowly lost to St. Greggs. The B team competed extremely well during their round robin competition finishing in second place, narrowly missing out again to St. Greggs.
The fact that the school can field two teams in one year group is a testament to the attendance, effort and enthusiasm of the girls at training. We have had over 40 Year 7 girls attend training since the start of the year making it extremely competitive but enjoyable. There is a depth of talent within not only this year group but across the school which we encourage to be further developed by attending local sports clubs. Any girl’s interested or wanting further information about joining a Netball club in the borough should speak to Ms. Mulhern.
A Team: Bo-Lou, Taj, Shukri, Amelie, Ava, Rupa and Mia
B Team: Zoe, Imaani, Ines, Katherine, Rima, Ione, Shula and Kitty.
Girls U14 & U16 Badminton (QP News 21/3/14)
The girl’s badminton league is off to a good start, on Monday the 17th of March, the teams played their first match against JFS.
The U16 girls dominated the tournament, winning 14 out of their 15 games. Congratulations to Natisha S., Simhika P., Amiel F., Diani W., Rahma M., and Simara M..
The U14 team, played well, scores were close thought out the matches, but unfortunately overall JFS just managed to win more games overall.
Congratulation to Florence B., Honor B., Carla A., Careece Y., Maya T- H., and Lily F..
Players of the game goes to Diani W., Rahma M., Florence B. and Maya T- H.
Their next competition will be here at QPCS, on Monday, the 24th of March, versus Swaminarayan School.
Ms Ticmanis & Ms Mulhurn
Brent Netball Champions!! (QP News 14/3/14)
Congratulations to both the Year 8 and 9 girls who have just been crowned Brent League winners. The girls have been working extremely hard since the start of the academic year with an extremely high attendance at training. What has been even more pleasing to see is the determination to work and develop cohesively a team. The Year 8 girls have added this title to the cup success they had earlier in the season having been undefeated throughout the tournament. The Year 9 team were bitterly disappointed to have narrowly lost out in the final of the tournament by a single goal but were not deterred and stormed to league victory.
The Year 7s have also done brilliantly, finishing 3rd overall in the borough. Considering how quickly they had to adapt as a team having only had a few weeks at the school, this is an excellent result and they will look to build upon this when they compete in the Brent Annual Tournament which takes place on the 20th March.
Year 9: Sabreen, Ashura, La Tasha, Estella, Annie, Zoe, Sabreen, Freya, Iman and Maddie.
Year 8: Kelise, Joshana, Dominique, Rhea, Lily, Maya, Tia, Davina, Nekeisha and Tameequa.
Year 7: Chiarra, Taj, Shukri, Amelie, Ava, Rupa, Mia, Shula, Ines, Zoe and Rima.
Well done to all involved!!
Ms. Mulhern & Ms. Ticmanis
Table Tennis (QP News 28/2/14)
On Tuesday, 11th February, the following students attended the West London Table tennis tournament.
The tournament hosted some of West London’s best table tennis prospects from age 11 to 19. QPCS gave a sterling performance against some nationally ranked players. Their performance did not look out of place in the slightest. They showed great tenacity, sportsmanship and were great representatives for QPCS. If you see any of them in and around school, please give them a massive pat on the shoulders.
Middlesex Cup Quarter Final (QP News 17/1/14)
The Year 7 team made their way to the semi-final with a convincing 6 – 2 win against Vyners (Hillingdon). The first half was very close and needed some strong defending from QPCS. A succession of quick goals swung the match in our favour, with goals from team captain Caleb (2), Dominic (2), Sam and Ryan. Men of the match were Ilyas and Owen for their resolute defending and Dominic who scored at crucial times.
Netball Success (QP News 17/1/14)
Congratulations to the Year 9 team who have completed their Brent league and remained undefeated. The girls were particularly delighted to beat rivals Swaminarayan for the first time in three years. Next up for the girls is the Brent Cup where they will look to continue their unbeaten run. Congratulation to La-Tasha who was Player of the Day. The Year 9 team: Iman, Ashura, La Tasha, Estella, Maddie, Annie, Zoe, Sabreen and Freya.
Ms Ticmanis and Ms Mulhern
Netball Success! (QP News 13/12/13)
Congratulations to the Year 8 Netball team who sealed their first title of the year by winning the Brent Annual Tournament. The girls sailed through the groups stages undefeated, putting up high scores in each of the games. They did come up against much tougher opposition in the semi-final but stuck to their game plan defeating Preston Manor by a single goal. The final was a very close encounter against Convent and at the final whistle neither team could be separated. As they entered into extra time the girls were determined to go all the way and even after a few missed opportunities the girls persisted, scoring the winning goal with only seconds left on the clock.
Year 8 Winning Team: Rhea, Lily, Tia, Maya, Joshana, Dominique, Davina, Nekeisha and Tameequa.
The Year 9 team also maintained their winning ways with victories over Preston Manor and Wembley. The girls are undefeated in their league campaign and will be aiming to maintain this impressive record after the Christmas break. Congratulation to Sabreen who was Player of the Day.
Year 9 team: Iman, Ashura, La Tasha, Estella, Maddie, Annie, Zoe, Sabreen and Freya.
Congratulations also to the QPCS Dance Group and Cheerleaders for their performance in the Winter Concert last week. Well done to all involved!
Ms Ticmanis & Ms Mulhern - Girls’ PE
Girls’ Football (QP News 15/11/13)
U12 - Congratulations to the girls U12 team who hosted JFS in the Middlesex league fixture last week and won 7-0. Amelia, Sariyah, Mia, Katherine, Rupa, Shkuri, Lydia, Nitasha, Maya, Rhea and Tia, who was player of the game as she scored 3 goals.
U13 - The U13 girls football team played their first Middlesex fixture last week against Fortismere School. It was an extremely close game, “the girls dominated the game however they were unable to put the ball in the net” Mr. Campbell. Unfortunately the girls lost the match 2-1. A solid effort by the team: Titilope, Sarah, Irina, Tiya, Homeira, Hodan, Sarah, Tahiti, Elle, Chantelle, Lydia, Nicole and Tia.
Year 8 Team - Congratulations to the Year 8 girls team who finished off what has been an excellent league campaign with convincing victories over both JFS (9-1) and Ark Academy (12-3). It was a solid team performance with some excellent displays of skill and movement throughout. Player of the Day was awarded to Maya. Year 8 team: Lily, Maya, Tia, Rhea, Dominique, Joshanna, Davina, Tameequa. Congratulations to all girls involved!
Ms Ticmanis & Ms Mulhern
Girls’ U13 Middlesex Football Team (QP News 25/10/13)
The U13 girls’ football team have been competing in the Middlesex League this year. This week they played their second match of the league against St. James Catholic School. The score was low however the girls dominated the game throughout. The girls scraped by with a 1-0 win. Lydia (8L) scoring the only goal for the team.
Congratulations to the team; Heather, Amelia, Sarah, Sariyah, Mia, Katherine, Rupa, Sofija, Shujri, Lydia, Nekeisha, Maya, Rhea and Tia. Player of the match was Lydia who scored the winning goal for the team.
Netball (QP News 18/10/13)
Well done to the Year 7 Netball team who were back in action this week. The girls had a very close encounter with Preston Manor in which neither team could be separated. A particular mention to Ava and Mia who have shone in training and were called up for their first game for the team. Year 7 Team: Shula, Taj, Rima, Bo-Lou, Ruby, Rupa, Sarah, Katherine, Chiara, Ameile, Mia and Ava.
The Year 8 team were away at Ark where they had convincing wins over Kingsbury and Capital. These wins puts the girls in good stead for winning their 2nd consecutive title. Player of the day goes to Tia who had an excellent performance in front of goal. Year 8 Team: Rhea, Lily, Tia, Joshana, Dominique, Davina, Marina and Mariam. Congratulations to all involved!
Ms Ticmanis and Ms Mulhern
Year 7 Boys’ Football (QP News 18/10/13)
The year 7 team beat Claremont 5 – 3 in a close encounter in the Brent League. With the score level at 1 – 1 at half time the team put together a strong second half performance. Ryan scored a hat-trick with Sabian and Dominic chipping in with a goal each. Men of the match were Ryan for his 3 goals and Ilias for a strong performance in the centre of defence.
Year 7 Boys’ Football (QP News 11/10/13)
The Year 7 team had their first Brent League match away at Newman Catholic College. The team started where they finished the last game playing some impressive passing football. The team won the match 4-0. The goals came from Sam, Caleb and Dominic. Owen and Ibrahim gave fantastic performances but men of the match went to Caleb and Dominic.
Mr Young - PE
Year 7 Boys’ Football (QP News 4/10/13)
The Year 7 team played their first fixture against Douay Martyrs (Hillingdon) in the Middlesex Cup. The team were up against it from the off with the opposition having a couple of standout performers. But the team came through their first test in style with a 4 - 2 win to progress to the next round. Goals came from Kyle, Ryan, Dominic and Javarn. A special mention must go to captain Caleb for his 3 goal assists. Man of the match was given to goalkeeper Elvis for some outstanding saves.
Year 11 Boys’ Football (QP News 4/10/13)
The Year 11 team started their campaign in a hard fought match against local rivals Newman Catholic College. The encounter could have gone either way but finished 2 - 2 with goals from Teoman and Taiga. Man of the match went to left back Rio for his battling performance and fantastic work effort.
Girls’ Netball (QP News 27/9/13)
The Year 9 Girls’ Netball team played their first round robin tournament of the season. The lack of training did not deter them as they managed to win all of their games. Player of the game goes to Ashura. The girls are to host this week and will look to maintain their unbeaten run. Year 9 team: Iman, Ashura, La Tasha, Estella, Annie, Zoe, Sabreen and Freya. A huge congratulations to the Year 7 Netball team who represented the school competitively for the first time ever this week. The girls travelled to Kingsbury High School and made an excellent start winning their first game convincingly against the home team (4-2) and were only narrowly defeated by Claremont High School in the second game of the afternoon. There were some excellent displays of skill and movement at this early stage of the season particularly from Ameile who was Player of the Day. Year 7 Team: Shula, Taj, Rima, Bo-Lou, Ruby, Rupa, Sarah, Katherine, Chiara, Ameile, Honor. Congratulations to all the girls involved!
Ms Ticmanis & Ms Mulhern - PE
Girls’ Physical Education (QP News 20/9/13)
The Brent Netball league have quickly started their season this year. The Year 8 and 11 teams have already played in their first tournament of the year, during the first week back at school.
The Year 8 girls hosted this week and won all of their games in their first competitive outing of the year which is a great start to the new season. Player of the day was Maya (8Y).
Congratulations to all the Year 8 girls: Lily, Alaa, Kelise, Marina, Rhea, Menhal, Tameequa, Maya, and Davina.
The Year 11 girls got their league campaign underway when they travelled to Preston Manor earlier in the week. The girls also got their year of to a successful start winning each of their games.
Congratulations to the Year 11 netball team: Toshi, Giedre, Shania, Azra, Jade, Anissa, Maya, Maddie.
Ms Ticmanis and Ms Mulhern
Sports Day - Monday 1st July
Congratulations to the following students who broke a school record on Monday;
June 2013English Schools Athletics Championships
I would like to wish Tayla 11C who has been selected to compete in the English Schools Athletics Championships at the Alexandra Stadium in Birmingham on 5th and 6th July. She will be running in the 100 metres event and this will be broadcast on SKY TV for four hours live coverage on the Saturday. Good luck, Tayla!
Mr Hulme - Headteacher (21/6/13)
Twenty Four students represented QPCS at the Middlesex Athletics Championships. Tayla (11C) blitzed the competition running a PB of 12.23 sec, taking home a gold medal. She has qualified for the English National Schools Competition. Giedre (10K) came third in the shot putt throwing 7.93 metres. WELL DONE!
Ms Roscoe - PE
Middlesex Athletic Championships
The following QPCS students will be representing Brent at the Middlesex Athletic Championships on Tuesday 11th June at Copthall/Allianz Park Stadium.
Good luck to all of you.
Annual Brent Athletics Competition
Congratulations to all of our athletes who competed in the Annual Brent Athletics Competition.
Results are as follows:
Year 7 Girls – 1st; Year 7 Boys – 1st;
Year 8 Girls – 1st; Year 8 Boys – 3rd
Year 9 Girls – 2nd; Year 9 Boys – 1st
Year 10 Girls – 1st; Year 10 Boys – 5th
A superb effort by all.
Year 7 Basketball
On 21st May the Year 7 Girls Basketball team competed in the finals against Ark Academy to win the 2013 Brent League title. It was a extremely close game with just one basket difference. Rhea (7N) scored the winning basket with just 45 seconds, left in the game. A solid effort from everyone on team. “It was an extremely tough match, the other team were really good, but we worked together and we made it in the end,” Maya (7Y).
Congratulations to: Rhea (7N), Lily (7C), Maya (7Y), Zoja (7C), Carla (7Y), Sarah (7K), Marta (7K), Joshana (7L), and Cecelia (7N).
Year 8 Basketball
On 16th May the Year 8 basketball team competed in a round robin tournament at Arc Academy. Congratulations to the following girls on a successful tournament, winning all their games. Krissie (8Y), La-Tasha (8K), Estella (8L), Annie ( 8L), Zoe (8L), Iman (8K), Madeline ( 8K), Rochelle (8L), Ashura (8K) and Sabreen (8L).
Year 7 Basketball
On 12th May, 2013 the Year 7 basketball team competed in a round robin tournament at Preston Manor School. The girls played well, winning all of their games. Congratulations to Rhea (7N), Lily (7C), Maya (7Y), Zoja (7C), Carla (7Y), Sarah (7K), Marta (7K), Cecilia (7N) and Joshana (7L).
Congratulations 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 (7Q), 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 2013
Last 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 (7K)
Under 15 Boys: Hilton (9K) Vinicius (9S) Aurel (9K)
Under 17 Boys: Gabriel (9Y)
Under 13 Girls: Lara (8K) Krissie (8Y)
Under 15 Girls: Esme (9Q)
Under 17 Girls: Chiara (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
The 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
U13 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(11C) will be competing in the British Athletics Grand Prix in Birmingham, in the U17 60m sprint. Good luck Tayla!
Ms Roscoe - PE Department
International Volleyball Tournament
From 3rd - 7th January, Nathan (11P) and Paige (11S) 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 (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 (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 (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
Year 11 Netball
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 (11P).
vs KHS 1 : W 9-0
vs WHS : W 12-1
vs KHS 2 : W 8-2
Ms Roscoe - PE Department
England International Football under 16 squad
Tafari (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
Brent 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
London 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 Results
Year 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
National 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