Half Term Welcome Back!

Posted: 5th June 2020

The Week at Westbourne

Welcome back!

As we enter into the last half term of what has to count as one of the most unique academic years in Westbourne’s entire 124-year history, our hearts are warmed by the continued enthusiasm and creativity that bubbles over within the student base.

We turn our attention now to the consolidation of lessons learned over the past nine months, with revision time and summer internal exams ahead, thought and time is also given to wellness and a healthy degree of sporting fun in the final weeks.

By the end of this year, our students will all have learned so much more than just the lessons we teach and we very much look forward to the new opportunities that will arise in the weeks ahead to see them face to face.

In the meantime, we take a look back at the Week at Westbourne…enjoy!



Awesome Authors

Determined to ensure that we banish any hint of Groundhog Day blues that may even attempt to creep in, Westbourne Prep has started this new half term with gusto!

An exciting line up over the next seven weeks will see our youngest school members embark upon learning adventures inspired by not only by the Awesome Authors we’ve explored over the past five days, but we will also discover so much more about ‘Our Wondrous World’, ‘STEM Superheroes’, ‘Going Back in Time’ and ‘Sports Stars’….buckle up….an exciting half term ahead awaits!

Well done Westbourne Prep for embracing this weeks theme…and happy weekend reading!


Science at Westbourne Prep School

Anthony Horowitz inspired some incredible spy wear!

Private Prep School Art

Nye & Scarlett create 3D mammoth Ice Monsters inspired by David Walliams book.

Westbourne Prep School Penarth

Harry Potter Day wouldn’t be complete without some dressing up!

The Great German Cultural Challenge

Mrs Jessop’s German club kept busy over half term as part of the ‘Great Cultural Challenge’ with some excellent recipe ideas and plus points awarded to club members. Well done all!

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Sahib shares his delicious looking Kartoffelpuffer (a version of potato fritter).

Rising tennis star!

Huge congratulations go out to another of our budding tennis stars, Matilda in Year 7, as her tennis ranking was announced this half term as now being 4th in Wales and 107th in the whole of the UK for U12 Tennis . We very much look forward to following her tennis progress over the next few years. Well done Matilda!

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Matilda is currently No.4 in Wales

Welcome to Class of 2022

Preparing and supporting our students from the very first day is at the heart of the Westbourne approach, so it was the most natural thing to reach out to our incoming IB Diploma students, due to join us formally in September and invite them online to not only meet their peers but to brush up their skills to ensure they are IB ready this autumn.

It was great to see so many faces join in the calls from across the globe and we very much look forward to welcoming you all in person later this summer.

IB Diploma students

IB Class of 2022 are welcomed to Westbourne Online

Revision Time

As end of year tests beckon, our students turn their minds to revision this week

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Both inside…

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…& out!

Prep School Stars

Congratulations to all our Prep School Stars this week, those nominated for outstanding work this week are…

Reception: Isabela, for making confident sentences and improved reading.

Year 1: Lilia, for researching some great mini-beast facts, inspired by James and the Giant Peach.

Year 2: Klara, for creating an incredible imaginary land.

Year 3: Catrin, for her World’s Worst Child, ‘Benard the Burper’ inspired by David Walliams

Year 4: Yousef, for his World’s Worst Child, ‘Chaz’

Year 5: Gethin & AJ for their ‘Ark Eyes’ spyware and ad campaign, inspired by Anthony Horowitz

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Chaz & Benard win their creators Star of the Week

Senior Stars!

Mr Laity’s weekly round-up of our Senior School stars includes the highest praises for our IB1 students, from our IB Coordinators,  Ms Phillips and Mrs Barber for the submissions of their draft extended essays, an important aspect of the IB Diploma programme… with every single one submitted on time!

Mrs Jessop has commended a number of students, in particular, Lilian in Pre IB, Sahib and Jan in Year 6 who have done a lot of work for German club over a long period of time, each worthy of a mention for outstanding research, cultural and language work. Sahib’s recipe being featured earlier in the newsletter.

In Geography pupils in Year 6 all gain a mention for their involvement and enthusiasm, each one being always ready to get involved, well done. Mrs Brazier commended Santiago in Year 8 for his academic progress and commitment to every task, including all the optional extras. She also commended Preeti, Year 8 for her consistency and the considerable thought that goes into her work.

Congratulations to all the students mentioned and across the school for the high level of commitment to lessons and school work. Great job Westbourne!

Plus Points

With the points soon to outgrow Mr Laity’s spreadsheet, a huge well done goes out again to Llewellyn for not only achieving an astonishing number of Plus Points but for maintaining their lead in the table yet again!

With just 41 points between Llewellyn in 1st place and Dafydd in 2nd, the tables could easily turn before next week is out…we look forward to seeing the competition hotting up throughout the remaining part of the term. Well done Llewellyn!

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Just 41 Points between 1st and 2nd place

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