Head of Stang

Mrs C Payne – cpayne@ndonline.org

Our house motto is STANG Stay True and Never Give Up, which we endeavour to achieve to the best of our abilities.

Our house colour is orange representing a warm welcome. Tigger the tiger is the Stang mascot full of bounce, energy and fun.

We are honoured to be named after Sister Dorothy Stang, a sister of the Notre Dame de Namur. She worked tirelessly along with other Sisters in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, supporting the poorer communities to build more independent futures for their families until her murder in 2005.  She was killed because of her commitment to the communities there, and for her efforts in the protection and preservation of the Amazon. Following her death, 20,000 of the Amazon’s 1.6 million square miles were placed under federal environmental protection. Even after her death she has given hope to many, and her work remains as the people of Anapu continue in the tradition of their role model and compatriot Sister Dorothy.

We have a whole classroom block called Stang building, named after her here at school. In there hangs a painting as a constant reminder to us all.


Stang takes part with all the other houses on various fundraising events throughout the year, some that have benefited have been a Macmillan Coffee morning, Children in Need, CAFOD Walk/Run for Women. They do this in many different ways such as a whole school mufti and cake sales to name but a few.  In December each year all houses donate items create Christmas hampers to give to the senior citizens of St Peter’s  Parish. Some of our Stang students raised funds last summer for a ward at The Children’s Hospital in Bristol, where one of our students is receiving treatment. They sold cakes, painted nails, walked the field and managed to raise over £100 pounds. Students also take part in inter-house challenges to gain valuable house points, which eventually result in a yearly cup presentation to the overall winners. Such events such as egg and spoon racing, space hopping, pancake flipping, bench ball and quizzes are all hard fought in an attempt to raise the house point totals over the year.  Every year all Year 7 students have the opportunity to take part in a 2 day residential to Buckfast Abbey, where they have the chance to make new friendships and learn and have fun out of the classroom.

Finally we are the family Stang and proud to be so!!