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Joint Concert with Wallington HSG

THE JOINT WILSON’S AND WALLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS CONCERT took place on Wednesday 27th April. Led by Mr Willey, Wilson's School Brass Chorale opened the concert with fantastic solo performances from Michael Ahearn and Thomas Thornton. Wilson's Wind Band delighted with their Pirates of the Caribbean Medley followed by a Lion King Medley. The joint Wilson's and Wallington Girls' School Orchestra performed Smetana's well known Ma Vlast, conjuring up the spirit of Bohemia. Mussorgsky's Night on a Bare Mountain was next: an exciting performance, beautifully performed.

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After some complimentary refreshments the audience returned to what was truly a highlight of Wilson's music to date: conducted by Mr Hann, the joint choir of Wilson's and Wallington High School for Girls and the joint Chamber Orchestra thrilled the audience with Mozart's Requiem in D minor. The standing ovation that followed was richly deserved and is something our students will remember forever. There were some exceptional solo performances from some of our senior students. Mrs Gibb thanked the musicians and the teachers who organised such a wonderful evening. Her kind words were echoed by Mr Cole, who took the opportunity of thanking some of our sixth form students for their musical contributions to school over the past seven years.

This concert was the last one for Mr Rogers our Director of Music. Mr Cole warmly thanked Mr Rogers for his excellent leadership of the Music department who in turn congratulated Mr Elsom, his successor, on masterminding the evening's events.
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IN OTHER NEWS THIS WEEKscroll down to read the selected article
Student Awards
Meeting Obama
Careers Interviews
Reminder
Tennis Success
Cricket Results
Player of the Week
The Week Ahead
Lunch Menus
Geography Comp
Young Historian
Young Geographer

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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Joseph Brown 7G
For improved attitude to his work and behaviour in school

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Daniel Read 8S
For excellent organisation and leadership skills in setting up and running the Rubik’s Club and upcoming competition

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Meeting Obama

by Charles Stewart

I was invited to attend a meeting with the US President Obama at Lindley Town Hall through the Sutton Trust programme, along with thirteen other students. This follows my offer to study at Brown University next year. Characteristically, the Americans arrived about half way through to raucous fanfare ('London's Burning' of course). On account of their lateness we skipped straight to the Q&A and I can truly say that the President answered every question with a blunt honesty, focusing on compromising in practice, but never on ideals. Oftentimes, he said that we must accept that we are just stepping stones on a long road of progress from which only our successors will benefit. Pictured: Daniel Jacob-Ormson and Oliver Cavadino with Mr Shilladay.

Photo: Charles Stewart

Careers Interviews for Years 8 – 10

From 17th May careers interviews are available by appointment every Tuesday until the end of term. Each interview lasts 30 minutes. Any student who would like an interview needs to contact Mr Englefield. This can be done directly or via your form tutor/Head of Year.

Interviews take place in the library. Come prepared: discussion topics normally include A Level options, employment, degrees, work experience etc. Once you have shown an interest you will be notified of your appointment time on the announcements page.

Deputy Head’s Reminder


Mobile Phones
The school’s mobile phones policy is very straightforward: electrical equipment and mobile telephones may not be used in any part of the school grounds, except with the permission and supervision of a member of staff. Any pupil wishing to use their phone to call home should do so from the Main Reception. Year 7 and 8 pupils must not bring into school mobile phones with internet access or a camera.
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Tennis Success

The tennis season began strongly at Wilson’s with the U13 and U15 teams both winning their opening fixtures of the 2016 Aegon season.

A strong performance from U15 captain Sam Cheung set the tone for the U15’s fixture and Captain David Middleton for the U13s put on a brave performance carrying a slight injury to lead his team in the first ever win in the National Cup Elite Division.

Tuesday 19th April
U15s won 12 - 0 vs. St. Joseph’s (National Cup) The team consisted of: Sam Cheung, Arun Appulingam, Callum Furmidge and Dylan Pitter-Fagan

Tuesday 3rd May
U13s won 10 - 2 vs. Reed (National Cup) away game The team consisted of: David Middleton, Alex Ceban, Luke Griffiths and Tom Malcolm

Cricket Results

Boys-U14A Trinity School, Croydon Lost
Boys-U14B Glyn School Abandoned
Boys-U13A King’s College School (KCS), Wimbledon Lost
Boys-U13B King’s College School (KCS), Wimbledon Lost
Boys-U13C King’s College School (KCS), Wimbledon Lost
1st XI Sutton Grammar Won
2nd XI John Fisher School Won
U15A Glyn School Lost
U12A King’s College School (KCS), Wimbledon Lost
U12B King’s College School (KCS), Wimbledon Lost
U12C King’s College School (KCS), Wimbledon Lost
U12D King’s College School (KCS), Wimbledon Lost
1st XI John Fisher School Lost
U15A John Fisher School Won
U14A John Fisher School Won
U13A John Fisher School Won
U12A John Fisher School Won
1st XI Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Lost
U13A Riddlesdown Collegiate Won
U13B Rutlish School Boys played U13A Won
U13C Rutlish School Boys played U13B Won

Team of the Week
The U13A team who won 2 of their 3 games, including a Sutton Cup win against John Fisher and A Surrey Cup win against Riddlesdown. Well done to them.
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Player of the Week

Harry Bowman and Callum Furmidge both deserve a mention for scoring 50's for the U13B and U14A teams respectively. It is the battle of the two brothers this week though! U12A Captain Ellis Jarrold continues to impress for his team and also stepped up to the U13A's in the Surrey Cup taking 2 wickets. His older brother Riley Jarrold pipped him to the post though to become Player of the Week. Riley took another 5 wickets captaining the U15A team (taking his total to 11 so far), and also scored 36 against John Fisher. On Monday he stepped up to the 1st XI to play the MCC and took the wicket of former English teacher Mr Hudson!

The Week Ahead


  • Friday 13th May - Y11 & 12 study leave begins.
  • Wednesday 18th May - early finish for students at 1.05 p.m.
  • Friday 27th May - Y13 study leave begins.
  • Week beginning 30th May - Half Term
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Geography Competition

Where in the world is this?

Congratulations to the winner last week's competition: Lance Fontanilla 7H, who identified the image of The Longleat Maze, Longleat UK (The longest in the WORLD!).  Praise points go to Pratham Agrawal 8S, 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…

Young Historian of the Year

Competition Details

Young Geographer of the Year

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