Wimbledon College

This noticeboard was most recently updated on 10.4.14

Staff Vacancies
The College is seeking to appoint a Subject Leader of Sports Studies, a Teacher of PE and a Teacher of Science.
Further details are available in the Jobs Section.

Head Master's Letter to Parents
A copy of the Head Master's Letter to Parents for April is available here.

Easter Revision Sessions 2014
Although the majority of revision or catch up sessions are run during term time a small number of departments will be running targeted sessions over the Easter break. Further details here.

Grammar Parents' Evening
Year 10 Parents' Evening will take place on 24th April 2014 from 4 - 6.30pm in the Sports Hall. A copy of the letter is available here.

Job Vacancy
We are seeking to appoint a Kitchen Assistant to work 2 hours per day (10 hours a week), term-time only (38 weeks a year) as soon as possible. For further information please contact Mrs Turpin email or telephone 020 8879 9355.

The Friends of Wimbledon College (FoWC) would like to kindly ask all parents to please donate any unwanted items of school uniform (including sports and P.E. Kit) to the College during the week commencing Tuesday 22nd - Monday 28th April. Click here for more details.

Lower Grammar GCSE Options Evening
Copies of the documentation and presentation from the GCSE Options Evening are available on the Lower Grammar homepage.

VI Annual Boxing Exhibition
Wimbledon College’s Boxing Club will be hosting their VI Annual Boxing Exhibition this year on Friday 2nd May from 3.10pm – 5:30pm in the College Hall. Tickets will be on sale after the Easter Holidays to boys in Y10 to Y13 and their parents and will be priced at £3 with all proceeds being donated to a charity of the "Outstanding Boxing Performance" winner. The Boxing Club’s Annual Exhibition is a popular, well supported and entertaining sporting event so please support this event and purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment. The Boxing Club are currently seeking a sponsor for this event. Anyone interested in sponsoring this event please contact the College for further information.

Urgent Appeal - PLEASE HELP
The MFL department is urgently looking for 2 families in Lower Grammar (Y9) or in Grammar (Y10) to host 2 French boys from Wednesday 14th May 2014 to Wednesday 21st May 2014. This is part of the French Exchange 2014. If you are interested, could you please email Mrs Anderson in the MFL dept. as soon as possible?

Rudiments Trip to the First World War Battlefields, 20th June 2014
Place are still available for this trip. Applications should be made by 28th March. Parents are reminded that pupils will need a passport. Where a visa is necessary parents are expected to arrange this in plentiful time. Further details here.

Band Night
"Rock goes to College" in aid of the Junior and Senior Rugby Tours. Bands including parents of some of the boys going on Tour will be playing at the College on Saturday 26th April. Come and re-live those glory years!!  All welcome. More details can be found here.  Tickets cost £10.

Sainsbury's Vouchers
We are once again collecting Sainsbury's active vouchers for sports equipment. Vouchers can be dropped off at any of the Line areas or in main Reception.

Notes of Thanks
You may remember our appeal earlier in the year for Margot the daughter of an old boy of the College who was seeking a bone marrow donor to treat her leukaemia. Thankfully a match was found for Margot and she has had her transplant, it is very early stages and there is a long way to go, but the early signs are looking good, you can follow her progress here. There are many others like Margot who are still desperately searching for a donor, so please do continue to promote the importance and simplicity of people registering, further information is available here here.

You may remember another appeal for an East African donor for an old boy Kevin Kararwa who urgently needed a transplant to treat his leukaemia, unfortunately an exact match was not found and the doctors had to perform a risky transplant from his brother who was only a 50% match. They would like to thank all those who did come forward to register and encourage people to continue to do so, it may well save someone else’s life - more information here.

Lent Fundraising Campaign
During Lent we will be supporting the fantastic work of Cancer Research UK working to beat cancer. You can donate via our JustGiving page here, which has the added advantage of enabling the Charity to regain GiftAid from your donations, or your son can bring money into school. 

Alumni Charity Events
Two of our 2012 Rhetoric leavers are undertaking exciting and very different charity events in the next few months. 
On 31st March Leon Grozdanovic will be travelling to Honduras for ten weeks in aid of Progressio, a charity that sends volunteers out to under developed societies to help people gain power over their lives and supports communities to stand for themselves. Leon will be working in rural Honduras to help improve the lives of under developed populations and help teach in local schools. 
At the end of the summer, Cian Hanley will be taking part in a 16 day trek along the Great Wall of China with the aim of raising £2500 for the Make A Wish Foundation which helps terminally ill children realise some of their dreams.
If you would like to support either of these ex students, please follow the links to their fundraising pages:  uk.virginmoneygiving.com/cianhanley or https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/leongrozdanovic.

MyMaths can now be used by mobile devices and Ipads by downloading the free Puffin Academy app. Further details are here and these are also available on the MyMaths website. This is an interim measure until we launch our new platform which will of course be Ipad compatible. We will advise you of the launch date of the new site when it is confirmed.

Homework Timetable
A copy of the Homework Timetable for this year is available here

E-Safety Advice for Parents
A page designed to collate E-safety resources which may be of use to parents. It includes videos by the main Internet Service Providers on how to access their Parental Controls, as well as guidance on the use of popular search engines, websites and software. Click here

Data Protection
The College's Privacy Notice is available here.

Admissions Arrangements for 2014
Following the recent consultation, the Governors have published the new admissions arrangements for Wimbledon College for 2014. [this notice was posed on 12.4.11]

Thinking Faith

Term Dates 2013-14


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