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  • 17th July 2015

    The MFL department have been very busy this week.  Over 40 students travelled to Germany to practise their language skills in The Black Forest.  Not to be outdone, the French students have been creating their own fun when they were treated to a theatre group, Bastille Day presentation and French breakfast organised by the MFL department. The girls thoroughly enjoyed learning about this period of French history, solving a murder mystery and sampling a typical French breakfast.

    We are delighted to announce that this week we have been awarded the Level 3 Investors in Careers Award.  This follows from the successful achievement of the Level 2 award earlier this academic year.  Grateful thanks goes to Mrs McAllister for her extensive effort and commitment to ensuring careers education is of the highest quality at WGSG.  She will be sadly missed when she retires this summer.  Proof that the preparation pays off can be found in the numerous letters of thanks and the successful outcome stories regarding work experience placements.  Here is one such example:

    Jennifer F undertook a placement at Ferrari Press Agency in Eltham where she worked as a reporter. On her last day, she found out that one of the stories that she'd been working on had made in into the papers!!  This is the link.  http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/killer-motorist-who-ran-over-6035342 As her Mum explains,’ although It's not a pleasant story it was all her own words.  The Directors were thrilled for Jen, they said that she worked so hard throughout the fortnight, was lovely to work with, always punctual and her writing skills improved daily – she was an asset to the Team! ‘  What an accolade and such an achievement for a Year 11 student.

    This week we have celebrated the achievements of Year 7 and 8 in a special assembly. It was lovely to be entertained by Charlotte N singing Skyfall and two of our dancers, Jessica R and Emilia C.

    Congratulations go to all of our certificate winners and especially to the two students who have made the most progress throughout the year Jessica P in 7I and Mathusha J in 8K.

    Next Tuesday we will celebrate the successes of Year 9 and Year 10.  The class with the most rewards this year is 7P.  As a special treat they have been allowed a non- uniform today, just for their class and have been given treats at break on the Manor Lawn. 

    As we move into our final week of term, we are sorry to wave farewell to several members of staff, who are leaving for a variety of reasons including promotions, retirement, maternity leave and family commitments.  We give our thanks and wish the best of luck to the following:

    Mr F Roddy (Head of Music), Mrs N Argile (Head of Science), Mrs A McAllister (Head of Careers), Mr N Harrison (Maths), Mr N Rajaratnam (English), Mrs A Rubbera (MFL), Mrs R Hale (History), Mr R McRae (ICT), Mr B Kemp (Sociology), Mr P Rodham (Science), Mrs D Martin(PE), Mrs S Spall (Student support)

    Don’t forget school will close at lunchtime on Wednesday with buses collecting at 1pm.

    I wish you all a wonderful summer vacation and look forward to welcoming Year 7, 12 and 13 back to school on Wednesday 2nd September and all other year groups on Thursday 3rd September.

    Best wishes,

    Mrs Donna Lodge

     

     

     

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