Week ending 4th October 2017

Posted on: 04/10/2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

The weeks are really flying by and Autumn is really upon us. The last of the Expectations Evenings took place this Tuesday for Year 10 so now the messages of hard work, determination and focus on their subjects are in the forefront of our students minds. I hope that with no school tomorrow our students take the opportunity to rest and prepare themselves for the last two weeks of term; there is still lots to do.


WGSB 2 – 1 Bishop Justus

A well-deserved win for our sixth formers considering some of the best players from the trial were unavailable. We had about 100 ‘supporters’ too which was appreciated. This win now means we are into the second round of Kent U19 Cup.
Goal scorers: Alex H and Joel A. Man of the Match: James B

WGSB 32 – 28 King’s Rochester

Year 9 rugby team kicked off with a hard fought result against King’s Rochester in the U14 Rugby Kent Cup. Man of the Match was Babs F with 4 excellent tries to win us the match, including a last minute try to bring us from behind. The team welcomed back Matthew R who hasn’t represented the school for some time, he capped his return with a great team try. There were a number of other great performances; this victory has set up a second round encounter with Eltham College.
Team: Dammola S, Megah A, George C, Daniel B, Matthew C, Josh D, Joseph W, William J, Jake B, Henry W, Michael A, Babs F, Matthew R, Charlie S, Jude J, Aiden C, Sam H, Alfie W.


Year 10 Football

Brunel 4 – 2 Darwin

Tight match and was 2-2 for the first 6-7 minutes of the match and the mighty Brunel came roaring back!

Newton 2 – 2 Stevenson

Good passing match and very offensive; shots taken in other side’s halves. Cracker of a match!

For the last three weeks year 7-11 students have been taking part in a variety of house competitions. These competitions have included 5-a-side football, kwik cricket, rubik’s cube competition and a virtual reality tournament. These competitions have taken place at lunchtime and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Pope for organising these events along with the large number of teaches and 6th form students who have given up their time to referee these matches. Thanks to all the students for supporting your house! It’s great to see you all there cheering your friends and peers.

Here are the results for the competitions that have taken place so far and the overall house positions!

Brunel: Just have the Year 10 football next week. Not a lot you can do other support some sneaky/tactical wins so that Newton et al don’t pull away!

Darwin: Two football matches left to play against Stevenson today and Telford on Monday. Cricket results will be going on so you’re higher than you think!

Newton: Staying on top! Unfortunately you only have one football game left today, (vs Telford) so there’s plenty of scope for the other houses to catch up/overtake! It’s not over yet!

Stevenson: Football against Darwin for the Year 10’s and Cricket against Telford today for the year 8’s. Plenty of points up for grabs!

Telford: Big games against Newton in the football, see if you can cut them down to size! Important year 8 cricket match vs Stevenson too. Vital points can gain momentum!

To clarify, the matches that will be missed on Friday 6th October will be caught up on Monday 9th October lunchtime next week:

10D vs 10T first half of lunch in the sports hall

10B vs 10S second half of lunch in the sports hall


On Wednesday there was a Fresher’s Fair put on by the Year 13’s for the Year 12’s. It included extra clubs and activities to boost their wider experience and other stalls for wellbeing. It was a great event which really bonded the two years, passing on key tips to help get the most out of Year 12 and WG6.


The metamorphosis in the DT department has lead on to a range of new opportunities for our students at both GCSE and A-level.  To help the Year 9 students with their option choices they are currently following a short rotation visiting Food and Nutrition, Design -Engineer- Construct and Electronics Engineering taster lessons giving them the chance to really think about the possibilities ahead of them.  All of the new courses lead directly onto A-Level, Apprenticeship and Degree courses that teach students the foundations to work in a challenging career field with the opportunity to work anywhere in the world developing solutions to technical problems that affect us all.


The Catering staff are getting ready to celebrate various festivals that are coming up. Diwali is the first festival and the menu will certainly be a hit with the students. There will also be a spooky Halloween menu available on October 31st details to follow.


Mrs Rowson would like to congratulate Finley G for his fabulous homework on the water cycle. Very imaginative

Miss Tame has seen some great models of cells from Year 7. They were very detailed and she was impressed at the students art skills as well as the boys Biology knowledge needed to complete the assignment.

Once again have a lovely weekend,

Mr Guthrie

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