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Week Ending 2nd February

Posted on: 02/02/2018

Dear Parents, Carers,

Headteacher’s Parent Clinic

I would be most interested to meet with parents to discuss how you feel the school is supporting your child. As a result I would like to invite you to come to a parents’ clinic which will take place in the school from 3.30-5pm on the following days:

Date

Focus

Wednesday 21st February

Behaviour in the school

Wednesday 21st March

Supporting learning

Wednesday 9th May

Reporting

Wednesday 27th June

End of year evaluation

 

It will give me an opportunity to explain what the school is doing in each of these areas and also for you to express your views and ask any questions. If you would like to attend please email my PA, Mrs Owen on jowen@wgsb.org.uk

 

Computer Science Challenge 2018

A group of 34 Year 7, 8 and 9 students participated in the Computer Science Challenge 2018: a day of activities that developed their computational and algorithmic thinking and increased their knowledge and understanding of theoretical Computing. The students enjoyed the team work and worked diligently on a variety of abstract topics such as searching, sorting, shortest-path and graph traversal algorithms, time and space complexity and cryptography. A group of seven students managed to earn the highest number of credits (in the form of pebbles!) and won! They will be progressing to the county final, which will take place at British Aerospace in Rochester on 9 February 2018. Best of luck boys!

 

Year 8 DT Bridge Building

The Year 8 students have been designing and making bridges from card and straws to learn about structures, stress and loads. They had to test their structures across a span and see how load it can hold before breaking.

 

 

 

 

  

 

Cyber Bullying Survey – a message from Kent Police and crime Commissioner, Matthew Scott

The Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott sets the policing and community safety priorities for the county.

During his regular engagements with young people across Kent and Medway, one issue which he has heard repeated concerns about is cyber-bullying. These are concerns that we as schools,  He has raised these concerns during face-to-face meetings with representatives of some of the world’s biggest social media companies, as well as with Government Ministers.

However, to fully understand the scale of the problem in our county and to lobby for real change Mr Scott requires more robust local data than is currently available. Mr Scott, along with some of Kent Police’s Volunteer Police Cadets, has created a short Cyber-Bullying Survey which is available online at www.kent-pcc.gov.uk/consultations

On his behalf I am kindly requesting that you encourage your child to complete the survey.

Mr Scott would like the assure young people that the survey is entirely anonymous. Nowhere does it ask for someone’s name or contact details and no-one will know what answers any individual has put. Mr Scott wants young people to answer the questions honestly to enable him to build a true picture of cyber-bullying in Kent.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Email: keith.fairbank@kent.pnn.police.uk

Website: www.kent-pcc.gov.uk

Twitter: @PCCKent

 

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Our Art trip (@WgsAart) is currently in Amsterdam, taking in the sights and culture, having stopped off in Bruges for a little photography session first!

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Snow Sports

Some fresh snow has fallen at the ski resort in Austria where our boys will be heading on Friday 9th Feb.  Looking forward to seeing some great ski pics during the half term break!  You can follow the snowsports group via @WGSB_Snowsport

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Business & Economics Trip to New York

The Yr 13 Business and Economics students are venturing to New York City in half term.   You can follow their adventures via @jcolledgeWGSB

 

Inter House Competitions

 

Year 7 Tug of War:

1st

Newton

2nd

Stevenson

3rd

Telford

4th

Darwin

5th

Brunel

Newton winning every single game! Officiated by Head Boy Daniel R. and Head of Houses Jamie W.

Year 10 Dodgeball:

1st

Brunel

=2nd

Darwin

=2nd

Stevenson

=4th

Newton

=4th

Telford

The narrowest of margins! 3 teams won 2 games and the other two teams won a game each but it came down to who had the most draws and Brunel clinched it.  Prize for the silliest dance moves goes to Matthias A. which can probably best be described as a mixture of Michael Jackson dancing and the Muhammad Ali shuffle.

Sixth form Escape Room:

1st

Telford

2nd

Newton

3rd

Darwin

4th

Brunel

5th

Stevenson

 

Telford and Darwin manage to “solve” the final puzzle but not in the right way, Telford just nudging Newton out on a quicker time.  All 5 teams solve the preliminary puzzles but the last one was too great.  Better luck next time!

 

Year 7

Points

Year 8

Points

Year 9

Points

Year 10

Points

Year 11

Points

Year 12 + 13

Points

Total:

 

Brunel

198

Brunel

194

Brunel

124

Brunel

204

Brunel

54

Brunel

-18

756

5th

Darwin

252

Darwin

170

Darwin

128

Darwin

156

Darwin

170

Darwin

98

974

2nd

Newton

306

Newton

162

Newton

234

Newton

174

Newton

140

Newton

102

1118

1st

Stevenson

180

Stevenson

200

Stevenson

150

Stevenson

122

Stevenson

128

Stevenson

-20

760

4th

Telford

156

Telford

230

Telford

150

Telford

180

Telford

148

Telford

40

904

3rd

Brunel just slipping back down to 5th.  Any competition could swing it their way!

Have a great weekend.

Charlie Guthrie

 

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