The week at Westbourne

Posted: 10th May 2019

It’s exam season!

As we all know, the summer term means one thing – exams. Over the coming weeks, students from Year 10, 11, IB1 and IB2 will embark on a crucial journey of revision and preparation.

No doubt these days will be full of focus, determination and inspiration. IB Students begin their journey this week and GSCE exams commence on Monday 13th May. We can only wish all of our students the best of luck and certainly that they reap the rewards of their hard work.

In addition, another band of good luck is for students in years 7, 8 and 9 who begin their end of year exams very soon.


A very warm Westbourne welcome to our new pupils this term, as well as to German university students, Sonja, Sina, Jana and Philip as they will be joining us for the remainder of the term.

Working throughout the senior and prep school, they are here to gain valuable teaching experience and to help run the German club on Tuesday afternoons.

Sonja, 21, is studying to be an English and German teacher and Sina, 25, is looking to be a future English and History teacher  Both normally study at the ‘Bergische Universitaet’, in Wuppertal.

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Sonja and Sina pictured with Mrs Jessop

Pre-exam social!

As Year 11 head off on study leave at the end of this week, it was high time for a year group get-together in local eaterie, the Ocho Lounge!

The pupils enjoyed two courses of their choice in a relaxed environment in town and were back in time to tackle the last part of the day.

Form tutor, Mrs Jessop remarked “What a credit to Westbourne this cohort are! Best of luck with your exams!”

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Year 11 and Pre-IB relax in Ocho’s, Penarth

Senior assembly highlights

Assembly this week gave Year 6 (main image) a chance to highlight environmental concerns, with a presentation on water pollution from plastics and air pollution.

It also gave us a chance to congratulate our cross country winners with certificates being awarded for the top three places.

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1st place cross country certificates

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2nd place cross country winners

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3rd place cross country certificates

Golf success

Congratulations to Owen, in Year 6, during very busy Easter holidays, he has returned to school with a golf handicap now in the single figures! Read the full article here.

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Prep School

After three weeks off, all the teachers and pupils were excited to get back to school life. As well as all the hard-work in lessons, our practices for the Summer concert are well underway. This year’s theme is musicals. We have songs from ‘Moana’, ‘High School Musical’, Annie, Oliver and lots more.

One of the highlights this week in Prep has been our student-run African craft sale, to support Ty Cariad orphanage in Kampala, Uganda. In doing so, they raised an impressive £158! All of which will go towards the amazing work the Ty Cariad team do with the children.

Reception class have also been very busy this week with their lifecycle project, highlights included making frogspawn punch and puff pastry caterpillars…yummy!

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Fund raising and having fun!

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Lifecycle project in Reception

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Congratulations Katie and Nadir on achieving 300 plus points – an outstanding achievement!

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“Double Act” excellence as Jessica and Katie achieve perfect timing in assembly.

Little Westbourne

Meanwhile, over at Little Westbourne pupils were immersed in the topic of transport. How we use it in our everyday lives – trains were particularly popular!

With Westbourne nursery just minutes from Penarth railway station, it was off to the station to see them in action!

Back in the nursery, the boxes filled with brightly coloured shapes came out and the children were inspired to create their very own trains, as well as explore the world of small cars.

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Making trains!

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