On Thursday 5th November 2015 we hosted our annual Prize Giving Evening celebration. It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate effort, attainment and outstanding contributions to the life of the
school through each Key Stage. The evening was attended by many proud parents, School Governors
and our talented prize winners. It was also good to be able to welcome three of the Sisters whose Order
founded the Upper Site when it was St Angela’s Convent School. They had travelled a long way to join us and take a tour of their former Convent.
Mrs Gilling gave an uplifting speech. She reminded us of all the many and varied achievements and successes
which have occurred over the last 12 months. She also explained that sometimes it is even difficult to keep track of the range of charitable and celebratory events that occur so frequently and how seriously committed our students are to so many worthy causes. It was clear to see that our guests were very impressed with how busy, happy and sociable our school community really is.
The Prize Winners in each Key Stage had their names read out by Mr Maguire, Mr Foster and Mrs Turner. Each
student came on to the stage and shook hands with the Guest of Honour, who presented each prize winner with
their envelope of certificates and vouchers. It is good to remember that not only do we recognise outstanding
attainment and achievement in each subject at Key Stage but prizes are also awarded for effort and contribution at each Key Stage. We also awarded prizes for the outgoing Fairtrade Team and the outgoing Deputy Head Girls Team and the Head Girl.
The Rt Hon Kate Osamor, MP for Edmonton, was our Guest of Honour and gave a marvellous address. She had
been noticeably impressed by the variety of our achievements and was quick to offer not only her congratulations but a sincere commitment to supporting the school and to closely assist any of our girls who might have an interest in politics. During her motivational address she spoke of how challenging her own
personal journey had been and reminded all the girls to continue to be such an impressive and successful presence in Enfield and the wider community. Her words were very well received by staff, students and Governors and we look forward to her visiting us again soon to support even more of our girls to be positive and successful women of the future.
We are very proud of the exceptional singers and musicians in our school. The Gospel Choir gave a fabulous performance of two inspiring numbers and finally Lin Ninh concluded the musical interlude with a recital on our grand piano. It was good to see large numbers of parents and staff socialising in the hall at the end of what had been a celebratory and memorable evening.
Many thanks are extended once again to Mrs Jones, Mrs Pausey, Miss Pollick, Mrs J. Hunt, Miss Turrell, Mrs Worrall and our catering team for all their help with arranging and organising the certificates, prizes, seating plan, the producing of the programme, and providing and serving the refreshments for the evening.
Mr Foster, Assistant Headteacher Director of Key Stage 4