Our school prides itself not only on academic success, but also on creating a school ethos with relationships and community at its heart. The whole school is involved, from the Nursery to the teenagers in year 13 (and of course parents and teachers too). We do this because, as a community, we are aware of how fortunate we are in comparison to so many other people around the world; we know how important it is to care about others and do our best to help where we can. Some of the charities we support are local, others are far away on the other side of the world.
Each year the parents and pupils at SPS are exceptionally generous in their support for a number of charities, which include Jeans for Genes, Children with special needs association, the Geddes foundation, the Dr. Yiota Demetriou foundation, Red cross, Anti-cancer association, Sport & Comic relief, Paws dog shelter, cans for kids and many others.
Our pupils are actively encouraged to get involved in fundraising activities to raise money in a variety ways which have included: donations, cake baking, singing carols, selling raffle tickets, washing cars and getting covered in powder paint at the colour run!
Fundraising unleashes children’s creativity and encourages them to be enterprising; it also helps them to become kind, responsible citizens. We encourage children to organise their own fundraising events as well as take part in our whole school events. Charity work demands that we use all of the seven intellectual characteristics; it broadens our minds and makes us part of the wider world. Most of all though, it is great fun!