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Wimbledon College

Week 12
Week Commencing Monday 24th November 2014
This noticeboard was most recently updated on 24.11.14

Y7 Rugby Training after school today now cancelled.

Sixth Form Applications
The 2015 Application form and Prospectus are now available. Application Form Prospectus
The closing date for apllications is Friday 28th November 2014 for internal students and Friday 12th December 2014 for external applicants.
Interviews for current Syntax students will take place in February 2015 and for external students in March 2015

The College Christmas Drama Showcase
Takes place on Thursday 11th December and Friday 12th December at 7.30pm- A Double Bill - first half: PUSS IN BOOTS re-imagined, scripted and co-directed by Rhetoric A Level Drama students as ‘theatre in the round’ with the audience at tables and chairs; second half: NIGHT OF THE DEMON, a ghostly story of demonic possession set after the 2014 floods, adapted from M R James’ “Whistle and I’ll come for you” by Simon Potter, performed on the stage with hall seating out. Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for U18's, payable via Parent Pay. Ticket Order Forms are available from Mrs Lawlor, College Secretary, PSA's and here.. Seating limited to 150 per night.

Christmas Trees
Christmas trees are now available to purchase on Parent Pay and come in 4 different sizes. Payments must be made by Sunday 30th November. Collection of the trees takes place between 2.00-3.30pm on Saturday 6th December. All proceeds go towards fundraising for future rugby tours.

2014 Exam Certificates
All certificates are now available for collection. Please contact our Exams Officer, Miss Gallagher, 24 hours notice is required. .

Our remembrance this year takes on extra significance this year with the marking of the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. We have made a dedication for our Roll of Honour as part of the Tower of London Remembers project which you can view here. Our Roll of Honour can be viewed in full here.We have also bought one of the poppies to act as a permanent reminder of our link with the wider national remembrance. Students have been reflecting through our solemn Remembrances services and Mass, as well as special focus sessions. The older students have been watching the excellent BBC Dramatisation "Our World War" which features the heroics and tragic death of an old boy of the College - Maurice Dease VC - available on iPlayer until Thursday and well worth a watch.

Friends of Wimbledon College final meeting of 2014.
Let's get together to celebrate a very busy and successful year for the FoWC. Please join us for Christmas drinks and our final meeting of 2014 at The Swan, Monday 24th November at 7.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Head Master's Letter to Parents
A copy of the October letter to parents is available here

India 2015

Applications are invited from students in Poetry and Rhetoric to participate in this trip. Details and application form can be found on the Project Manvi website accessible from the sidebar.

Extra-Curricular Sporting Activities
Timetables for extra-curricular sporting activities for each year group can be found at the links below. Please encourage your son to attend. All abilities and levels of experience welcome. Please note that due to staff changes there have been some amendments to the activities in the booklet. These versions are now correct.
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Y12 & Y13.

We are now collecting Morrisons "Let's Grow" vouchers
From now until the 26th of October, Morrisons will be giving "Let's Grow" vouchers to their customers. As a school we can exchange these for gardening equipment. This will be of great benefit for our garden project which is part of our eco-schools work. We would therefore gratefully appreciate if any vouchers you receive could be handed in by your son to their PSA.

Friends of Wimbledon College (FoWC) Latest News
For details about the upcoming AGM, 2nd Hand Uniform, Fireworks and more please see the latest updated information on the FoWC page here.

Y9 MFL Student Exchange Trips
The MFL Department is organising two Y9 student exchange trips with two Jesuit Secondary Schools in Toulouse - France (Population 1) and in Tudela - Spain (Population 2).
French Exchange: The exchange will take place from Monday 16th March till Monday 23rd March 2015. Further details here.
Spanish Exchange: the exchange will take place from Tuesday 2nd June till Monday 8th June 2015. Further details here.
These exchanges are a memorable experience that will help students practise their speaking skills by immersing them completely in a family. They will have the opportunity to attend school with their new friend and take part on various trips and activities.

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.

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.

Thinking Faith

Term Dates 2015-16


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