Open EveningStudents and staff are to be congratulated for ensuring that parents and Year 6 students enjoyed the Winston Experience! A large number of parents praised the superb behaviour of our students and told us about the enthusiasm and pride that they have in our school.
|Showing off one of our ICT classrooms|
|Hiding behind our new prospectus|
|Mr McLeish (RE) - 'Ow you doin' ?|
|Anyone for Astronomy?|
|Mr Hough (Science)- What a bright spark!|
|Can you describe this in French?|
Service before Self at WinstonThe Year 8 students received this email following the presentation of a cheque to the charity Shooting Star Chase.
Dear Chris Reed,
It was fantastic to meet yourself and your pupils today. I must say they were impeccably well behaved and very helpful. Thank you once again for the amazing fundraising of your year 8’s.We really do value your support.
Once I have the names of the lovely boys who put us forward ( Matt and Joe) I will send you out some certificates for them and one for the whole year group that you can put on the notice board that you mentioned.
I look forward to hopefully continuing to work with the school in the future. And do let me know if you are able to bring any students to our open day at Christopher’s on the 22nd October.
Education and Youth Group Fundraiser | Shooting Star Chase
The money was raised when the students were in year 7. All the year 7 students helped to raise the money during their lunch times and tutor time. They also held a year 7 disco to add to the funds. The students who chose the charity Shooting Star Chase were Joseph Grant and Matt Carr.
We are developing a new partnership with Microsoft, with the aim of ensuring that our use of technology in the form of tablets and laptops has an impact on learning and progression. We believe that students can benefit from ICT and want to provide access to products that are used across the school, therefore, students are now able to download Microsoft Office for free.
Microsoft for Students
“Students at Winston Churchill School can get a complete version of the latest Microsoft Office free to use for as long as they are a student at the school. Install on up to 5 computers and tablets at no charge at Office.com/GetOffice365 by entering your frog e-mail address and password.”
Contributing to Winston
I would also like to thank parents who have donated musical instruments to the school, this is making a difference to our new Music Department and providing opportunitieis for more young people to become involved in music making. If you have an unwanted instument at home, please contact the school, as we will ensure that it is put to good use.
Winston Welcomes the Woking College English Department
Winston's English department was delighted to welcome teachers and students from Woking College this week. The aim was to offer some of our Year 11 students the opportunity to experience A levels lessons in a range of subjects: English Literature, English Language and Creative Writing.
The three 75 minute workshops were run by the head of department, Richard Vardy, and Ruth Dunford. Current English students from the college were on hand to answer questions and offer advice to our students, many of whom have expressed an interest in studying one of the several A level English subjects available at the college.
In addition, Richard observed two English GCSE lessons: 11WC with Mrs Payne and 11CW with Mrs Southern. He was very impressed with the students' depth of understanding and their enthusiasm for the subject. In fact, he described 11CW's level of interpretation of Lord of the Flies as 'undergraduate level'!
The workshops were well received and students appreciated the opportunity to sharpen their skills at a higher level. They also came away with a better understanding of what they could expect to study in each subject.
Both English departments are looking forward to strengthening the partnership in future and we are planning further joint ventures.