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Farewell to the class of 2016!

MOST OF THE BOYS in the Upper Sixth joined us almost seven years ago and in September played a key role in making our Quatercentenary celebrations (the visit of HRH The Earl of Wessex and our service at Southwark Cathedral in particular) so successful. Behind the scenes they have done so much more than this, helping one another and helping the school. What has been striking in these closing days is the determination they show and the importance they place on friendship. Arriving as boys, they leave as gentlemen; and, having made their mark on the school, it is now time for them to make their mark on the world. Good luck, and never forget — non sibi sed omnibus.

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for Year 7 Entry in September 2017

Thursday 23 June 2016
4.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Last Entry 8.30 pm

Head’s talks at 4.30 pm, 5.30 pm, 6.30 pm, 7.20 pm and 8.20 pm (Tickets will be given on entry to the school, subject to availability)

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to Year 7 in September 2017

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IN OTHER NEWS THIS WEEKscroll down to read the selected article
Student Awards
Teaching & Learning
Gardening Club
Staff vs Leavers
Geography Comp
Hobbs Trophy
The Week Ahead
Lunch Menus
Cricket Report
Cricket News
Cricket Results

School Students of the Week

This term in the Lower School we are looking at rewarding students who have gone above and beyond both in lessons and in extra-curricular activities. This is a weekly competition and the winners of this week are shown below. Our congratulations go to all of them.
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Jordan Adejumo, 7B
For showing a much better attitude to his work, organisation and learning. Well done!

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Ani Banerjee 8D
For creating and producing an excellent E-Safety poster following on from the assembly from the Breck Bednar Foundation.

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The development of teaching and learning

“I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life…joyous. I can be…an instrument of inspiration.”
—Haim Ginnott, school teacher, child psychologist and psychotherapist

The majority of time boys spend at school is in the classroom and as a result I am passionate about the school remaining at the cutting edge of teaching and learning practice.

Since the mid-2000s, Wilson's has been recognised as a centre of excellence in relation to the training and mentoring we provide. It is not unusual for us to have visits from other leaders, from all kinds of schools, all of them exploring how we ensure that our very able boys are challenged, supported and motivated. As a result of this reputation, we attract staff who are interested in getting to the heart of what constitutes outstanding teaching and are in turn passionate about developing their own practice.

Last week, the teaching team met to consider the future of teaching and learning at the school. In a changing climate, both nationally and internationally, heady discussions were had about the aptitudes our boys need to develop and how we might help them to do so within the classroom. Conversations about resilience, independence, creativity, curiosity and risk taking were lively and thought provoking.

The outcomes of these important discussions will undoubtedly influence our development plans for 2016-17 as we continue to aim to provide an environment in which our boys can thrive and succeed.

NJ Cole, Head
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Wilson's Gardening Club

We are excited to announce that we are in the process of developing a gardening club for both students and staff; it is hoped that by building some raised beds now, the club will be in a position to begin planting in September. The club will provide students with an opportunity to learn about plant cultivation and growth of food and it will be a sustainable source of organically grown produce for the canteen. Sustainable gardening is the concept of using gardening practices that cause no harm to the earth and its inhabitants while attempting to actually enhance it. It is hoped to create an environmentally friendly allotment which would be a small step towards reducing the carbon footprint of the school. The Biology department intend to use the allotment area as an "outdoor classroom". Experiments will be conducted there and some of the plants grown will be used in the science laboratories.

If you have any garden tools (or cuttings) that you no longer require, the gardening club would be very grateful for them. If anyone would like to assist with the building of raised beds on Saturday 4, June please contact Miss Mauthoor ([email protected]).

Deputy Head’s Reminder

No access to school during half term
The holiday periods are times when we arrange for lots of important and necessary maintenance, service and repair works to be done all around the school. Obviously we do this so that noisy work doesn’t disrupt lessons but also because it means that we can allow contractors on our site without restriction. For these reasons pupils are not permitted on the site for any reason.
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Staff teach students a lesson

The staff continued their excellent run of results (one defeat since 2009) in the eagerly anticipated annual football match against the Upper Sixth leavers. The staff, still sore from last year's 4-2 defeat, were captained by Mr Latuske playing his last game for the school and managed by Mr Walters who was Arsene Wenger for the day. The staff stood firm against some early student attacks. Jalen Gravesende and Jamil Hornsby-Odoi (Year 13) were particularly impressive in central midfield. The former was repeatedly denied by some fine saves from man of the match Mr Fletcher (Head of German). In the second half the superior fitness (and skill?) of the staff saw them start to dominate. A fine flowing move down their right flank brought them a deserved victory via a Mr Parkinson bullet header from a pin point Mr McLaughlin cross. James Sheridan (Year 13) could only watch as the ball hit the back of his net. Despite a late rally from the students as Chris Spaull (Year 13 manager) rang the changes, the staff hung on.

The match was played in good spirit and kept the large crowd thoroughly entertained.
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Cricket Report

U13A victory vs. Caterham
Pranav Madan (photo) produced a Man of the Match performance as the U13s beat Caterham School by 8 wickets. On a very good wicket with small boundaries, Caterham amassed 178-4 in their 20 overs. Haynes hit 86 with nine 6's as most of the bowlers struggled. Only Sachit Raghavan who took 1-14 from his 4 overs showed any sort of bowling form. Very good batting was the only chance of winning the game and Pranav led from the front. An opening partnership of 48 with Narayan Rao led the foundation and this was followed with a 45 run partnership with Finlay Michael (16). Pranav punished any bad bowling and supported by Luke Tindale-Paul (14 not out) they saw the team reach the target in the last over to achieve an excellent victory. Pranav finished on a magnificent 125 not out made off 61 balls with sixteen 4s and six 6s. He had a strike rate of 204. There was no doubt who was the star of the day and it was an innings to remember.
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Hobbs Trophy Cricket Match

On Monday (23rd May) Callum Furmidge (U14A) represented the School in the annual Hobbs Trophy Cricket match at the Kia Oval, home of Surrey CC. Callum was selected in a team of the best state school players in the County, and they duly won the Trophy against a London State Schools team. Our congratulations go to Callum.

The Week Ahead

  • Week beginning 30th May - Half Term
  • Monday 6th June - school closed for Inset Day
  • Wednesday 8th June - Y7 Parents’ Information Evening (7.00 p.m.)
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Geography Competition

Where in the world is this?

Congratulations to the winner last week's competition: Monesh Satheeswaran of 7B who identified the image Leicester City Stadium (King Power Stadium), selected because Leicester City surprised everyone in becoming Premiership Champions this season. Praise points go to Kiran Anusheelan, 7H, who won a bonus praise point for a correct entry in the Monday prize draw.

Please come and Mr Sturt in room 24 for your praise points. Congratulations to all who got this correct!

On to this week's competition! Where in the world is this (include the name of the landmark and the name of the town and country)? There are two praise points up for grabs this week. The first for the first correct answer and then there will be a draw on Monday at break time (for another Praise point) for a correct entry received by then. Simply email the information to ADS! Get thinking…

Cricket: Team and Player of the Week

Three Bowlers took 3 wickets apiece last week: Niruthihan Vimalanathan (U13B), Uzayr Wani (U12B), and Pranav Madan (U13A). Daniel Read (U13A) continues to bowl well; star bowler however was Hari Manoharan (U15A), who ended with incredible figures of 6 wickets for 3 runs as he tore through Lingfield Notre Dame to leave then 16 all out.

Two batsmen hit half centuries: Tom Malcolm (U13B) 58 not out, and Ellis Jarrold (U12A) 55 not out.

Player of the Week is Pranav Madan who continued his fine form with the bat. With innings of 79 not out and 84 not out already this season, on Saturday Pranav scored 62 not out against a strong Trinity attack. Last Tuesday Pranav became the first Wilson’s batsman this season to score a century as he hit 125 not out from 61 balls to lead the U13As to an amazing victory at Caterham (see match report). Congratulations Pranav, a fantastic achievement.

Team of the Week There were good strong victories for the U12B and C teams at St George’s College, and a crushing 10 wicket win for the U15As at Lingfield Notre Dame who were bowled out for 16! The U13Bs are Team of the Week. They beat Caterham last Tuesday, Lingfield Notre Dame A's on Saturday, and then half of the boys played for an A/B team who defeated Hayes this Tuesday night. Well done to all.

Cricket Results

U12A lost to St George’s
U12B beat St. George’s
U12C beat St. George’s
U13A beat Caterham School
U13B beat Caterham School
U14B lost to Rutlish School
U12A lost to Trinity
U13A lost to Trinity
U12B lost to Lingfield Notre Dame
U13B beat Lingfield Notre Dame
U14A lost to Lingfield Notre Dame
U15A beat Lingfield Notre Dame
U13A lost to Hampton School
U13A beat Hayes
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