Thursday, 29 December 2016

The New Year

Welcome Back to 2017!

School Starts...

Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

Be in your form rooms by 8.20am for registers to be taken at 8.25am.

Be ready to for the day: uniform, equipment, planner, homework.
Be ready to learn.




Having a clear out this Christmas?
As part of our fundraising for the building of the new Study Centre, opening Autumn 2017, we are working with ‘Phil’ the Bag, a textile recycling company that supports trade in developing countries. They collect good quality, second-hand clothing to sell to market traders in developing African countries.
We are asking for donations of:
Adults and Children’s clothing
Hats
Shoes
Belts
Handbags
Household Textiles – Sheets, Pillow Cases, Duvet Covers, Curtains & Towels
Please bear in mind that these items are for re-use and so should be in a wearable/usable condition.
We’re making this interesting – the tutor group that collects the most donations in weight will win a very special prize!
Please send in any donations with a student or ask for Mr Fisher at the main office before collection day: Friday 13th January 2017!!

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Christmas Wishes

Peace and Understanding

In these times of turmoil around the world, I hope that you will all take sometime over Christmas, regardless of religion or culture, to reflect on what we can all do to make our community a better place for our children. They live in a global community and we want them to feel safe and secure. 

Let us continue to be thoughtful and care for each other in everything we do.  We may not be able to influence events on the world stage but we can create our own safe and caring community.

I wish you and your family a peaceful and Happy Christmas and a successful New Year.




Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Making a Difference


Understanding Diversity

Part of our work with young people is to help them to see the value of each individual regardless of culture, religion, ability, gender, sexual preference or any other characteristic but in addition to see how those differences between us contribute positively to our community.


On Wednesday 14th December, 33 student performers (and 4 technicians) participated in a unique Winston performance event: “Radio Woking Live: the Festive Voices”!
The show – which was held at 7pm in the main hall – took the format of a variety show and comprised of a range of interviews and sketches, all based on themes of diversity, religion, national pride and identity. Highlights included an espionage thriller featuring spies bickering about ‘the true meaning of Christmas’, a gaggle of girl mates discovering the true meaning of friendship, a Nandos romance rocked by a shocking story twist, through pieces about aliens and novelty cafes, a morality tale set on an ill-conceived mid-winter camping trip and two wacky gameshows. All portions of the show were charmingly linked by splendidly-dressed comperes in years 10, 11 and 7.


 Well done performers for creating a terrific entertainment without buckling under the
pressure of live broadcast on local radio!






Frog Play

To launch Frog Play to Year 7, I created a quiz which was all about how year 7 are getting to know Winston as their first term draws to a close.

 An amazing 223 students out of the year 7 intake took the challenge of the quiz with many showing real resilience in trying it more the once to reach 100%.  The questions were quite tricky, on a wide range of topics such as the competencies, the Winston Way, Staff at Winston as well as different locations around the school. 12 students from the year group were awarded with certificates and prizes in their celebration assembly for gaining 100%.  These students are:

Thomas Henri, Shiara Ellis, Ross MacDonald, Alfred Penrose, Sophie Weller, Diana Padilla, Sana Hussain, Federico Stella, Subhan Hamid, Luke Harrison, Ben Allison and Amaan Omar.

 Also a special mention needs to go to Miss Harris who got the highest score from all the tutors!
 Examples of questions


Multi Skills Festival

From: Jess Olver
Sent: 14 December 2016 12:31
To: P Toovey
Subject: Multi Skills Festival

 Dear Mr Toovey,

 I would just like to thank you and all of your wonderful students for preparing such a fantastic morning full of enjoyable activities! Your Year 10's had clearly put lots of thought and effort into each activity to ensure that they were suitable for all ages, and I was very impressed with the way your students managed them.  

 My class thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and have not stopped talking about their experiences since!

 Thank you again for having us, and we wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

 Jessica Olver

Year 1 Class Teacher


Having a clear out this Christmas?


As part of our fundraising for the building of the new Study Centre, opening Autumn 2017, we are working with ‘Phil’ the Bag, a textile recycling company that supports trade in developing countries. They collect good quality, second-hand clothing to sell to market traders in developing African countries.

We are asking for donations of:

Adults and Children’s clothing

Hats

Shoes

Belts

Handbags

Household Textiles – Sheets, Pillow Cases, Duvet Covers, Curtains & Towels
 

Please bear in mind that these items are for re-use and so should be in a wearable/usable condition.

We’re making this interesting – the tutor group that collects the most donations in weight will win a very special prize!

Please send in any donations with a student or ask for Mr Fisher at the main office before collection day: Friday 13th January 2017!!

Saturday, 17 December 2016

A Winston Christmas

The Winter Concert

I spent the whole of Thursday evening beaming, as each section of the Winter Concert unfolded.  I am incredibly proud to be the Headteacher of Winston. The performances and presentation improve year on year.  The concert showcased how, at Winston, we make fantastic music together . Our students and our staff are amazing, it was such a joyful event and a great way to bring this term to a close.  Mr Drake, Miss Ashworth, Mr Allen and Mrs Mellor work hard with our students every week with over seventeen different extra-curricular groups and Thursday's concert was the culmination of a huge amount of effort. 
Thank you also to the team of staff for the mulled wine and mince pies!

















Year 7 Celebrate

On Wednesday Mrs Smith, Mr Toovey & Mrs Taylor hosted a celebration lesson for selected Year 7 students, who were identified by their teachers when asked to put forward any "Year 7 Super Stars" over 120 different names came into play, highlighting what a fantastic year group they are. Forty students were selected having been nominated multiple times. The students played some fun games lead by Mr Toovey & Mrs Smith, these included "best dressed mummy", "mummy races", balloon relays and a tactical card challenge. It was so lovely to see some of these students received well deserved  recognition for their efforts at The Winston Churchill School. 


Keep up the good work!






Year 7 Celebration Assembly

Year 7 thoroughly enjoyed their celebration assembly on Friday morning.  Many turned up wearing Christmas jumpers and everyone joined in with the spirit of the event, celebrating the success of students for a range of reasons, from 100% attendance to working hard and achieving at the highest level. It was great to see the Year 7 Ensemble performing, as they did at the Winter Concert.
The students are a credit to Winston.





 7SHR with the Twelve Days of Winston
Mr Fisher, Librarian.






Great Attendance!