6/03/2021As next week approaches, we understand that for some of our students the thought of the testing process might be a little daunting. We have created this short video that includes a tour of the test centre and a step by step tutorial on how to do the test. We hope that this will give the students some comfort in knowing what to expect and we can assure you that there will be lots of staff on hand to help and support them.
5/03/2021This week for 'Feel Good Friday' we are promoting the Welfare and Pastoral Team's Time To Talk appointments. Throughout the next week, we will be offering 1:1 appointments for students to talk through any concerns or worries they have regarding their return to school.
If a student would like to book in an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, we are here to listen and offer support. 😊
5/03/2021It has been lovely to see Year 11s this morning as they have been coming in for their tests, so that they can go straight into lessons on Tuesday. Well done Year 11!
We are really looking forward to seeing all of our students back in school next week!
As a reminder:
- Tuesday 9th is first day for Year 11 and Year 9
- Wednesday 10th is first day for Year 10
- Thursday 11th is first day for Year 7
- Friday 12th is first day for Year 8
Surrey CC buses will be running as normal from Tuesday 9th. Zeelo buses will not run until Monday 15th. (Zeelo buses are the buses that parents pay for via the Zeelo website/app).
See you all next week!😊
5/03/2021There are some fabulous Art Competitions running across the country at the moment and, if you are interested in an arty challenge, our Art Department have created this handy list for you. There are many different types, approaches, topics, genres, really something for everyone and so much more than just picking up a paintbrush or colouring pencil!
We would love to see our students get involved with some or all of these events, so if you are looking for something to do this weekend, why not have a dabble in the world of Art? Please do let your Art teachers know if you enter, they'd love to see your work and find out how you get on.
4/03/2021📚 Happy World Book Day! 📚
Today, Thursday 4th March, is World Book Day and the launch of the Woolmer Hill 'Read for Good' Readathon and House Competition!
All students are invited to take part and read to raise money for children in hospital and earn books for the school library. Plus you can earn house points for every book you read!
Download a sponsor form and a bingo card from the Library Google classroom and then get your friends and family to sponsor you. You can also download a World Book Day voucher which you can use to buy one of the special £1 World Book Day books to get you started!
All the money raised provides books and storytellers to all the UK's major children's hospitals and funds projects encouraging children to read for fun. There will be a prize for the star reader and our school receives free books worth 20% of our grand sponsorship total – so there really is something in it for everyone! Sponsors pay online at readforgood.org and the Readathon will end on March 26th.
Let's get reading and support this worthy cause! 📖
3/03/2021Here are some great Open Events for our students who are considering colleges and Post-16 options.
Sparsholt College Open Event
Sparsholt College have their next Live Online Open Event on Saturday 6th March. This exciting live event will give students a chance to meet expert teaching teams, support staff, and student ambassadors to find out more about subject areas, and have their questions answered. Anyone wishing to attend will need to register before the event by visiting the link below -
HSDC Alton Campus
The next Alton Campus Virtual Open Event is being held on Tuesday 9th March 6-7.30pm. It is the perfect opportunity to find out about College life at HSDC Alton! At this event, you will hear from students talking about why they love HSDC and receive an insight into the HSDC experience including information on the College day, facilities, student support, how to get to your chosen Campus and extracurricular opportunities. They will also be holding a live Q&A so you can get all your questions answered! Please register the event by using the link below-
We have also received the link below from Alton College; this would be very useful for our Year 10 students who are starting out with their college research and for any Year 11 students who are struggling to decide.
26/02/2021It's 'Feel Good Friday' and this week we are looking at mindfulness.
Mindfulness includes being aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without any judgement. It also includes being aware of all the senses around you, to fully focus on the good things in the present.
Learning to be more mindful can be great for our wellbeing in all areas and at all times of our life. It helps us to be in tune with the world around us and with our own body, which can help reduce stress by not focusing as much on the past or the future. Being more mindful has been shown to make us more happy.
With mindfulness in mind, this 'Mindful March' calendar gives you ideas of how you can be more mindful this month.
Have a lovely weekend! 🌼