Last week our Head of Science arranged for the Discovery Centre Planetarium to be brought to Woodcote. (more…)
The boys had an unexpected treat this week in the form of a Panto performed by M& M productions.
It was a lovely afternoon of Football at Woodcote with some impressive results!
The 1st XI who were down 2-0 at half time managed to fight back and draw 2-2 against St George’s Windsor.
The Colts had a clean sweep with the B’s winning 2-0 and the A’s winning 4-1 respectively against Hall Grove.
This weekends fixtures will be against Elstree with the 3rd XI, Colts C and Colts A playing at home while the 1st XI, 2nd XI and Colts B will be playing away at Elstree.
Yesterday afternoon the Woodcote boys took on Brockhurst school and produced some good results. It is early days in the season and the boys are improving each week! Unfortunately there are no matches this weekend as it is an exeat weekend.
After suffering their Cambridge FCEfS (First Certificate of English for Schools) exam, the seven lucky boys were treated to a museum visit and tour at The All England Lawn Tennis Club a.k.a Wimbledon. (more…)
All Woodcote families are invited to join us on Friday 8th July from 6-8pm to wish the Knight Family a fond farewell. Drinks will be served as we say goodbye to Henry, Susi & the children who have been at Woodcote for 13 years. Please extend this invitation to any families you may be in contact with who have been associated with Woodcote since their arrival in September 2003. (more…)
Last Thursday Woodcote had their very own Royal Birthday celebrations. The weather was kind and the grounds looked stunning in the spring sunshine. Chef did a fabulous picnic style lunch. Fun and games including an inter house ‘Royal Relay’ race caused much hilarity. The afternoon was topped off by a visit from Tony Fresco in his ice cream van!
Leaving Bash for the Knight Family.
All Woodcote Families past and present welcome.
Further information to follow
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A group of 12 boys along with Mrs Woodall are making a great impact in their Wednesday Hobby called Running Wild!
The Hobby is aimed at creating an awareness of wildlife and conservation issues around the world. The boys have already adopted a Sumatran tiger named Jae-Jae from London Zoo and their next project is to adopt a white rhino from Marwell Zoo which they will visit in the summer.
To pay for their adoptions the group has been busy with some fund raising activities- a very successful cake sale and a “saying in coins”. The “saying in coins” is on display at reception and your help is needed to complete it! Boys can bring in a pound coin and paste it on themselves. There are only a few letters left to make so please keep the coins rolling in.
The group have been in touch with Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue, a local organisation who rescue animals in and around our area. They have provided a bin at the front of the school and have asked for old towels, cat and dog food and newspapers. The bin will be collected on 16th March and it would be great if it was full!
On Saturday 5th March we will be holding our annual scholarships and awards morning for boys registered to start at Woodcote in April or September 2016.
A number of discretionary awards will be given to boys who show promise in a particular academic subject , music, sport or art.
All new boys in years 3-7 are eligible for consideration.
Please contact Wendy Edgerley email@example.com / 01276 472115 to register your son or for further information.
The U12 all-day indoor cricket competition at Bradfield has now been moved to the 8th of March and Mr Monk will be taking a squad of eight players from year 7 and below. More details to follow closer to the time.
The new hall and theatre is open!
All the structural work has now been completed. The builders departed having done a fantastic job to deliver the project ahead of schedule and on budget!
Please do come and have a look, it is really impressive. Now all that remains is to fit it out with theatre lights, a sound system and a state of the art LED screen to compliment the productions that Mr O and others are planning.
Funds raised at our Big Quiz on February 27th will go toward this ‘tech’ side of the new building. We already have ten teams registered for the Big Quiz, so please make sure you confirm with Wendy that you are coming so you do not miss out on what will be a fantastic night!
As the Michaelmas term drew to a close we were treated to two stunning carol services in the Chapel and everyone involved was absolutely brilliant! The day boys had their break up lunch on Wednesday and the Boarders had their break up supper later on. The boys and staff all had a great time singing Christmas carols after enjoying an extraordinary meal. Have a wonderful holiday and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Woodcote is thrilled to announce our new partnership with School Notices™. School Notices is a digital noticeboard set up to support school fundraising projects. It is free for parents to use and you can post items for sale, wanted items, jobs and even events in the classifieds section.
It is a great platform for parents to advertise and be seen by other parents.
Last few places available for parents who have not yet booked with Andrew Monk. If you are interested please contact Andrew on firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Junior boys made some beautiful decorations this week which will be used to adorn this year’s Christmas Tree in the village The decorations were presented to the Chair of the Windlesham Society, Graham Bullen who was absolutely delighted with the effort that our boys had made.
The lights on the beautifully decorated Christmas tree will be switched on at 5.30pm on Saturday 5th December by The Mayor of Surrey Heath, Lin Blakley, star of BBC1’s Eastenders and local would-be Apprentice, Richard Woods. There will also be carols and hot food served by The Sun Pub. All are welcome between 5.00 and 6.30pm on the green outside the Sun Public House in the centre of the village.Please feel free to join the community festive cheer and see the decorations.
We will be holding an interview and assessment morning for any boys interested in obtaining a place at Woodcote House starting in September 2016. The interview and assessment morning will be held on the 16th of January.
For more details contact our registrar; Wendy Edgerley on +44 (0)1276 472115 or email@example.com.
The 2016 Form Five Battlefield tour will take place from the 22nd to the 24th of May. All the boys in the year group will be going and we have places available for parents, grandparents and Godparents. Adult spaces are filling up fast so please email Andrew Monk on firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
Despite the blustery weather conditions the whole school turned out in support of each other and determined to complete the course to raise money for Cancer Research UK. It was wonderful to see every member of Woodcote, young and old braving the elements together in support of this worthy cause!
Its not to late to show your support by donating on the link below.
Woodcote is joining Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life this year. Please join the fight by digging deep and sponsoring us – it’s quick, easy and totally secure.
On 17th November, the Woodcote boys will run the cross-country course to get fit for the rugby season ahead and, far more importantly, to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
The course is just over 1km. The U9s will run one circuit, the U11s will run 2 circuits and the Open group will run three!
There will also be a staff cross-country, with the Over 50s running one lap, the Over 40s two laps and all the younger ones, 3 laps!
Any donation is greatly appreciated.
The Gym has been demolished in readiness for the construction of the new theatre .
As a Hungry for History Lead Ambassador School, Woodcote boys were honoured to be part of the Waterloo200 celebrations on Sunday 21st June. marching down The Mall dressed in period costume and waving to the huge crowds gathered was a great thrill for all. They had worked hard in Art lessons to construct massive heads of Blucher and Napoleon as well as hobby horses on which to ride! The costumes had been made during half-term and some last minute drill instruction on Horse Guards ensured we had a Woodcote regiment to be proud of! Marching past Buckingham Palace, alongside massed bands, as part of an international celebration of the last decisive battle in Europe will be an experience the boys will never forget.
The Summer Term sees boys from Woodcote involved in all sorts of events and activities in what looks like being another busy, term full of stimulating and exciting activities. As a Lead Ambassador School for the Hungry for History organisation, Woodcote will be part of the Waterloo200 pageant in London on Sunday 21st, June. We will also be hosting a Waterloo lecture on Thursday 18th, June for local schools. There are a number of field trips organised including trip to Lulworth Cove, Cadbury World, a local farm, the Big Bang Science Fair and the annual tour to the battlefields of The Great War for our Year Seven boys and their parents. The academic focus is obviously the Common Entrance exams in June for the boys at the top of the school and the end of year exams in June for the rest of the school. Cricket matches, Speech Day and the school play, concert and family BBQ weekend are the social highlights of the term where parents and visitors get a chance to enjoy the fantastic gardens and grounds that the boys take for granted day in day out!
We are all looking forward to welcoming winning Ryder Cup Captain and BBC Sports Personality Coach of the Year, Paul McGinley back to Woodcote on Wednesday, 18th March.
Paul will be describing how he plotted and planned the defeat of the Americans at Gleneagles back in September. He will also have the trophy with him so plenty of opportunities for selfies with the famous cup!
Places are limited so please get your ticket orders to Andrew Monk ASAP on email@example.com.
All monies raised will go toward the development fund for our new theatre.
We are all looking forward to welcoming everyone back this week, including five new boys. The academic focus is on the scholars who sit their exams at various times during the next three months, those going for sporting, musical and all-rounder awards will also be tested during this period. The Common Entrance candidates have their final trials during the second week of March.
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