Grease – Tickets now on Sale

Grease is the word at The Winston Churchill School this February when the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies come to the Rhoda McGaw Theatre.

It’s 1959 at Rydell High School. Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, and Danny Zuko, the school’s coolest greaser, have a secret summertime romance – but when they get back to school, everything is different. Sandy attempts to navigate the tricky Rydell High School social waters and catch Danny’s attention again, but Danny is chiefly concerned with maintaining his tough-guy reputation. Can Danny maintain his cool dude status and still make demure Sandy his girl?  In the end, the Pink Ladies help Sandy figure out how to win back the leader of the T-Birds. Featuring the classic hits including, ‘Grease Lightnin’ and ‘We Go Together’, Grease recalls the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.

Tickets are available here

Tickets may also be available on the door for every performance. However, these tickets will be limited, particularly towards the end of the week so you are advised to book your tickets online, in advance.

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Winston Sports Centre

http://winstonsportscentre.co.uk/

Free one month trial at our gym for parents of Winston Churchill students

For more information please contact the sports centre by calling 01483 797015 or by emailing us at  sports.centre@wcsc.org.uk

http://winstonsportscentre.co.uk/

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Year 8 Girls HPV injection forms – please return by Friday 30th November

Year 8 Girls will have been issued with HPV injection forms – Please return by Friday 30th November/asap. All forms must be completed and returned. 

Dates for Year 8 & Year 9 GIRLS HPV injection Thursday 10th January 2019

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Be Smart Be Save Evening for Parents 21st November

On Wednesday 21st November 6pm we are holding a Be Smart Be Safe evening for parents.

The event focuses on a number of aspects of student safety: E safety and social networking, drug awareness and mental health with coping strategies.

A letter, with more details ,went home  to all parents but can also be downloaded here  

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Arts Awards Evening – Thursday, December 6th

The 2018 Arts Awards Evening will be held in the main school hall on Thursday, December 6th, commencing at 6.45pm.

Download the programme of Nominations from staff for these prestigious Awards

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Tutor Group and Awards Evenings – Photos available to purchase

All year tutor photos are now available to buy on the school photo site.

The sports awards evening on November 8th photos are also available. Watch out for the GCSE Awards Evening (Thursday 15th November) photos available early next week

To gain access you will need to log on to Frog and click on the link to WCSCPhotos to obtain a password.

Don’t know your Frog account  Username or  lost your password?

Go to the school website www.wcsc.org.uk and click on ‘Parent forgotten Username/password’ for instruction on how to get your username and set a password

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Sports Awards Evening

TEAM SUPERSCHOOLS DAY & ANNUAL SPORTS AWARDS CEREMONY

Last Thursday we were very lucky to have another Team GB Gold Medalist & Olympic Champion come and visit our school. This year it was the amazing Amy Williams, MBE who is also an ambassador for Team Superschools and she kindly helped to run a sporting programme with our students.

Our emphasis was to demonstrate what you can achieve, be that big or small, when you think positively; believe in yourself; have great support around you; and just try and give it a go! 

Amy was able to share her own personal story of how she became the Olympic Champion in Women’s Skeleton – a sport for which this country at the time did not have any training facility, nor course to practice on. Determination and ingenuity were skills that Amy had to use to ensure her success and winning time.

Even now she is still drawing on these skills to reach other goals and overcome challenges, such as an intrigue in motor racing, becoming a parent and a desire to share her experiences with a younger generation to teach them the possibilities that are available for them to reach. 

From speaking to all our year groups in assemblies, to personally meeting years 7 & 8 for a photograph, and then cheering them all on in a high intensity, fun exercise circuit, Amy gave the students her time and focus. She also gave a tailored masterclass to our Gifted & Talented cohort to explain what is needed to pursue a sporting career.

           

Our years 7 & 8 did a fantastic job in raising sponsorship funds for their Team Superschools participation and we are pleased to announce that our current total stands at approximately £1,700.00! If you are still to contribute then please hand your donations to the school Finance Office. These funds will be going towards sporting equipment for our students to use and enjoy. 

After school finished Amy hosted our annual Sports Awards Evening. Well done once again to all of our students who were nominated and those who were presented with trophies by Amy! A huge thank you to those students who represent the school in sports and continue to give 100% in their sporting efforts.

The importance of PE and sport in school and how this translates to your life as you grow up was perfectly described in the words of our Sports Prefects, Chris Johnston & Kayla Vine at the end of the evening:

“In sport here at Winston we believe these following 5 competencies are crucial to be successful:

The first is COLLABORATION. Many people don’t realise how large a part teamwork plays in not just team sports but, individual sports as well. Playing sport at Winston allows people to improve their collaboration, by working with a variety of people of all ages in order to achieve one main goal. RESILIENCE is also key, due to the inevitable lows that will come with taking part in sport. Using this resilience as well as ANALYSIS, allows you to improve yourself as an athlete, as you can look at these low times and through this work out how to push through and improve. In addition, sport develops your INGENUITY, as it encourages you to think outside the box. The opportunities provided by the PE department has given everyone freedom to try new ideas, and therefore helped improve this competency and skill. And finally COMMUNICATION. In the outside world, good communication is a highly valued skill. Through sport, this key competency is practiced, developed and improved and overall this helps you to become a more well-rounded person, therefore putting you in a better position for the future ahead.”

 

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Parent Drop In Sessions

This is a great opportunity for you to meet the team (Micky Adams, Nikki Edwards and Michelle Williams) and have an informal chat with other parents and carers.

Dates our as follows 

13/11  9 til 10 am

20/11  2 til 3 pm

27/11  9 til 10 am

04/12  2 til 3 pm

11/12  9 til 10 am

18/12  2 til 3 pm 

The sessions will be held at Winston Churchill School in the Barista Café where tea and coffee will be served .

If you would like to come and talk about anything, we’re here to support, listen and to answer any questions you may have regarding your child’s education. 

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Vote for Winston to win a grant from Aviva

Please help us win a grant from Aviva – all it takes is a few minutes of your time

The school is currently bidding for some funding to kick-start a programme to engage Senior Citizens in the local community.  As part of the Library and Planetarium build we are looking to establish some permanent community links to both share our resources, help our students engage with their community.

We have applied for a grant to Aviva, but part of this process requires us to get people to vote for us at the link below.  You will have to register, but the process is very quick.  Each person gets 10 votes, please do use them all for the school.  Also please share with families and friends and through social media.

The link is below and we have a couple of weeks to vote, but please do so as soon as possible and share with those that you know.

https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/4-1552

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Learning Reviews Meetings

Review meetings will be held on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th November. Correspondence has been sent to all parents/carers and can be found on Frog.

As a result of these meetings, please be aware that the school will finish early at 1.50pm on Thursday 8th November.  Also, on Friday 9th, all learning will be done at home in order to allow the meetings to take place.  Students will therefore leave school at 1.50pm on Thursday and will not be coming into school for lessons on Friday. Instead, subject teachers will be setting work on Frog, to be completed by students at home.

Learning Review Resources

Year 7-10 parents: If you do not have a copy of  ‘Learning review – Parent Resources‘ which were sent home with the students recently please log on to Frog and click on the ‘Learning review – Parent Resources’ link

I don’t know my Frog account details

Don’t know your Frog account details? Go to the school website www.wcsc.org.uk  and click on   ‘Parents forgotten Username/Password.’

Did you know that parents can see their child’s homework on frog?

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