Why we are called Phoenix?
Phoenix was chosen as the name of one of the Houses by popular demand. The name ‘Phoenix’ refers to a mythical bird that is a fire spirit with a colourful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue and green according to some legends). It has a 500 to 1000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again.
The Phoenix represents rebirth and we felt that this clearly represents what Sidney Stringer Academy have gone through. In 2007 we had a major fire which destroyed 40% our buildings, we were devastated but we did not stay down for too long and so like the Phoenix bird, we have risen from the ashes and are now in a magnificent new building.
Our House Motto
In Phoenix House we are striving for excellence and are trying to do our best to reach our full potential. Our motto ‘In charge of our destiny’ reminds us that it is our responsibility to work hard and aim high. Our sub motto is 'If we shall fall we will rise again'.
Oh so proud to be in the Red House!
P is for the Phoenicians who make up our family
H is for the honesty of Phoenix that explains our integrity
O is for how open-minded we are to everything
E is for the enthusiasm that helps us to win
N is for nostalgia as we remember those who have gone
I is for now inclined we are to those who have to come
X is for the expectation, which we continue to thrive
and this is our House for when we fall, PHOENIX ARISE!
Winners of Sports Day – 2011/12 & 2012/13
Winners of Stringers Got Talent – 2013/14
Currently the Most Punctual House in the Academy
Written by Sabha Arshad (P3)
Our chosen charity that we support is Great Ormond Street Hospital. We recently sent them a cheque for £1,442.
Our second charity is Age UK.
Head of House
‘In Charge of our Destiny’
'If we shall fall we will rise again'
Family, Loyal, Integrity,
Ambition, Unique, Vibrant