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Latest updates on Covid-19
14/04/2020 10:44
Updated Emergency Closure Timetable April 2020
An updated Emergence Closure Timetable valid from April 20th can be found here
13/04/2020 14:11
Year 6 Timetable April
The Year 6 Timetable for April can be viewed here
06/04/2020 13:08
Year 13 Parents
Dear Year 13 parents,

Now we have some more instructions and clarity from the exam boards. I wanted to explain what is happening in the coming weeks - as much as I can.

Year 13 will continue on the emergency timetabled lessons for this week. This is very important as teachers will be setting assignments and tasks over the coming days. As the emails I sent you from the exam boards stated, all predicted grades MUST be supported by evidence. To make our predictions as fair and precise as possible, we must gather this evidence up to the last minute. This is going to be a huge task for us over the coming weeks.

After the Easter break the current Year 13 students will not be expected to return or continue online lessons.

We have been instructed by exam boards NOT to inform you of your final predicted grades, so you will have to wait until August I am afraid.

Students: It is VERY IMPORTANT you keep all the work you have completed over this year, mock exams, past papers, exercise books showing your learning etc everything except revision notes. Once the lockdown is over, we will organise a collection so you can bring it all into school. You must also return any text books you have. It is also imperative you check your school emails regularly in case we need to collect more evidence or we have more information for you.

I am due to talk to all Year 13 students later today (Monday) to answer any questions.

Kind regards,

Mr Colin Macrae
Head of Wingate School
Tenerife
06/04/2020 13:07
Year 12 Parents
Dear Year 12 Parents,

Now we have some more instructions and clarity from the exam boards.
I wanted to explain what is happening in the coming weeks - as much as I can.

Year 12 will continue on the emergency timetabled lessons and continue after the Easter break. A new timetable will be published starting on 20 April.

As the emails I sent you from the exam boards stated, all predicted grades MUST be supported by evidence. To make our predictions as fair and precise as possible, we must gather this evidence up to the last minute.

This is going to be a huge task for us over the coming weeks.

In discussion with your teachers last week. We have decided that we will withdraw you from some subject exams: Chemistry, Biology, Physics are IAS's and you will sit these in October/November or January. Those students who asked for resits following the January exams, will also be withdrawn and sit the exams in Oct/Nov. Those who did well in the January exams will not have to sit that unit in Oct/Nov. Students will also be withdrawn from AS Business (except students who have informed us they are leaving at the end of Year 12) and sit these exams in October and November. Also students taking the AS Spanish and French exams (though not those entered for IGCSE languages). These exams are linear and not counted as part of the full A Level, which you will take next May/June.

The reasoning behind this is that entering a low predicted grade could be a disadvantage to you. We feel it is much better that you have the opportunity to sit the exams and show your true potential.

English and Maths will be entered as predicted grades based on evidence. It is VERY IMPORTANT you keep all the work you have completed over this year, mock exams, past papers, exercise books showing your learning etc. Everything except revision notes. Once the lockdown is over, we will organise a collection so you can bring it all into school
The costs of the exams we withdraw you from, will be reimbursed minus a very small admin fee.

This will put quite some learning pressure on you over the next 14 months so it is VERY IMPORTANT you continue your studies. Most of you will have lots of exams next year. Continue your online lessons after Easter, hopefully the school will reopen before the end of the school year and you will be expected to return as Year 13 on a new timetable. Yes, have a short break in the summer holidays but your Biology exams start on the 8 October. Be ready!
I will be talking to Year 12 students later today (Monday) to answer any questions or concerns.

Kind regards,

Mr Colin Macrae
Head of Wingate School
Tenerife
06/04/2020 13:07
Year 11 Parents
Dear Parents

Now we have some more instructions and clarity from the exam boards.
I wanted to explain what is happening in the coming weeks - as much as I can.

Year 11 will continue on the emergency timetabled lessons for this week.
This is very important as teachers will be setting assignments and tasks over the coming days. As the emails I sent you from the exam boards stated, all predicted grades MUST be supported by evidence. To make our predictions as fair and precise as possible, we must gather this evidence up to the last minute. This is going to be a huge task for us over the coming weeks.
After the Easter break the current Year 11 students will not be expected to return or continue online lessons.
We have been instructed by exam boards NOT to inform you of your final predicted grades, so you will have to wait until the end of August I am afraid.
Students: It is VERY IMPORTANT you keep all the work you have completed over this year, mock exams, past papers, exercise books showing your learning etc everything except revision notes.
Once the lockdown is over, we will organise a collection so you can bring it all into school. You must also return any test books you have. However, it is also imperative you check your school emails regularly in case we need to collect more evidence or we have more information for you.

For prospective Sixth Form students: Invitations into the Sixth Form will be sent prior to the school reopening after lockdown and will be based on the same criteria as previous years. As I have said to you many times, A Levels are academically very challenging and not accessible to everyone (including myself, I went a different learning pathway!). They require a high level of academic ability and commitment to your studies. Hopefully, we will open before the end of term and you will begin your Year 12 A level subject studies immediately giving you a great head start.

The Sixth Form Prospectus is now on our website in the Sixth Form section, Information for parents, please read it carefully.

I am due to talk to all Year 11 students later today (Monday) to answer any questions.

Kind regards,

Mr Colin Macrae
Head of Wingate School
Tenerife
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31/03/2020 11:18
Updated Junior Timetable
The Junior Timetable for the week beginning Monday 16th of March can be viewed here
27/03/2020 08:06
Helping your child to learn at home
Cambridge International has published some practical information on how to support your child with learning during the lock-down.

You can find the article here
18/03/2020 13:44
COVID 19 Update
Dear Parents/Guardians

We hope that this email finds you well.

Thank you for your emails acknowledging the hard work and extra effort that the teachers are putting into the on-line teaching to continue the education of your children during these difficult times. It is encouraging to see that the children are enjoying their lessons and the feedback that we are receiving from them.

We would like to inform parents that there will be a reduction for the students that use the Bus, Catering and Enrichment Programme and will only be charged for the days that the school has been operating these services during the month of March. People that have already paid for these services will receive a refund as soon as it is confirmed that students can return to school.

Should you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the school office by email:

Financial matters: bursar@wingateschool.com

Enrolments: jenny.kicks@wingateschool.com

General Administration: theoffice@wingateschool.com

We will keep you informed of any information that we receive regarding the dates of return to school.

Until then keep well. We look forward to seeing all the children back at school as soon as is possible.

Kind regards

Senior Management Wingate School
13/03/2020 18:38
INFANT NEWSLETTER dated 13/03/2020 - Re COVID-19
Dear All,

A worrying time with all of the news about Covid-19, but please rest assured that we will inform you of any developments. It is important that you regularly check the website.

Your child´s teacher is busy preparing ideas and activities for you for Monday.
Some Year 2 parents are experiencing problems with accessing the Year 2 Google classroom: Your child should have brought home their password yesterday.
Connecting to the Google Classroom at home:
Go to your apps store
Search for Google Classroom
Install the app
When you run it, it will ask you to sign in, sign in with your child’s log in details and it will open into their classrooms.
Any problems with passwords etc please contact the office.

Each teacher (Nursery, Reception Year 1) will give you an email address that they can be contacted directly for any questions (or just for you to say how the children are doing!
13/03/2020 16:41
Emergency Closure Timetable - Juniors
The Emergency Closure Timetable for the Juniors department is ready and can be viewed by clicking here
13/03/2020 08:06
Emergency Closure Timetable - Years 7 to 13
The Emergency Closure Timetable for years 7 to 13 is ready and can be viewed by clicking here
12/03/2020 16:56
SCHOOL CLOSED - COVID-19
Following the recommendations from the Consejeria de Sanidad Wingate School will be closed from 9.00 am Friday 13th of March for at least 14 days. Information and updates will be posted on the website and contact can be made with the office via the following emails:

theoffice@wingateschool.com
bursar@wingateschool.com
11/03/2020 13:43
The following teaching procedure is available as of Monday 17th of March 2020
Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 & Year 4 students:

  • Daily contact can be made with the class teacher by email between 09.00 and 12.00. The teacher will post work via email which may include work in the Google Classroom, worksheets or even short video clips. Please ensure the office has your up to date email address
  • Daily, there will be Literacy, Numeracy and other subject work posted. Students will have 1 Spanish lesson per week to be scheduled and you will be advised
  • You will be advised of educational websites which children can utilise for their learning
  • Some teachers will set project work to be completed during the closure where students can work independently or alongside adult support
  • Utilise whatever you can in your homes to assist in your child’s learning. For very young children it could be as simple as “count all the apples in the bowl, now add 2 more” or “practise writing your name out 3 times” anything along those lines
  • Years 2, 3 & 4 will be provided with an ‘Emergency Exercise Book’ to keep at home, which will have their Google Classroom username and password written or stuck into it so they - and you, can access any lessons posted in the classroom and for any work they wish to save
  • Please see later in the document of how you can access the Google Classroom from home with any device which can connect to the internet


Year 5 to Year 10 students:

  • I will produce a simple timetable for each year group of 4 lessons per day between 09.00 and 13.00. Much like now, students will have some or all of their subjects across the week
  • We will use the Google Classroom for most of the Teaching and Learning. We have been very busy researchinÇg and testing methods of providing remote teacher led lessons
  • Some subject leaders will set project work, others a continuation of their syllabus’
  • We expect pupils to be logging on daily, interacting with the class and teacher and completing the work set. The teacher will be available during the timetabled times to answer questions etc.
  • Please get prepared with all equipment your child will need at home led lessons: pens, pencils, ruler, calculator, protractor, compass etc
  • Pupils will be receiving written feedback on work they complete - they should follow instructions about sharing their work so teachers are able to give this feedback


Year 11, 12 & 13 Exam Classes:

  • In most subject cases, the students have completed all the syllabus work and are concentrating on revision for their exams in May & June
  • Most subjects already have multiple resources in the classroom to be accessed by students as necessary to sustain their progress towards sitting their exams

They too will have the above:

  • I will produce a simple timetable for each year group of 4 lessons per day between 09.00 and 13.00. Much like now, students will have all of their exam subjects across the week. However, as now, many subjects have a group whatsapp or already use emails to and from their teachers if they need support
  • There will be no excuses for students not to be studying all day 6 days a week in preparation for their exams during an enforced closure or indeed over the Easter holidays


Connecting to the Google Classroom at home:

  • Go to your apps store
  • Search for Google Classroom
  • Install the app
  • When you run it, it will ask you to sign in, sign in with your child’s log in details and it will open into their classrooms

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Wingate School aims to develop the whole student by instilling family values, knowledge and skills to become an independent, self-reliant learner with the strength of character to make positive contributions to an ever-changing world.
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Message from the Head of Wingate School
September 2019 sees the end of another busy summer. New toilet facilities with more toilets were constructed which have hot water for hand washing and a new filtration system providing potable drinking water inside and out. We have installed a top-of-the-range water filtration system as a way to reduce the ecological footprint of the school. Children do not need to bring in disposable plastic water bottles, and a reusable drinks container can be ordered from the school office. A new wider staircase to the classrooms above was constructed. The Sixth Form has been re-branded as Wingate Sixth Form Study Centre and it has already been commented on how much smarter in appearance the Sixth Form Students are.

After our parental survey last April, we took note of your comments and have responded by introducing healthy hot food at lunchtimes – the children are enjoying the menu and are returning for second helpings! Designs for a new dining room are underway. After-school sporting activities are to begin at the end of September as will a number of enrichment activities at lunchtimes. Please contact the school office if you wish to partake in any of these new initiatives.

New software packages have been added to the school: "Gooseberry Planet" is a wonderful new software designed specifically for school children to further improve the teaching and learning of Internet Safety from Year 1 students all the way to Year 11 in a fun and interactive way. Parents will learn more directly as the software is rolled out across the school. We also acquired "Unifrog", which is a fantastic careers based software. It is a great tool aimed at supporting Years 9 to 13 and is designed to help the decision making process involved with their career and university choices. Based on their unique skills and interests, it guides them to help carefully plan for their future after Wingate.

The new IGCSE Exam numeric grading system has been adopted by some subjects and I am pleased to say it was a smooth transition. Our website in the Secondary section has a detailed explanation of our exam system. I am particularly delighted for our Year 13 students whose A Level results were outstanding. An exceptional group of young men and women achieved entry to top universities in the UK and Europe including Imperial, Warwick, Manchester, Glasgow and Leiden, Holland. The exam results and analysis can be found on our website in the Secondary and Sixth Form areas.
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Muchas gracias por su interés en Georgia. Solo comunicarles que está muy feliz en el colegio y su primer dia de llegada a casa le dijo a su padre que había sido el mejor dia de su vida. Una vez mas muchas gracias por la ayuda que hemos recibido con los niños por parte del equipo del colegio. Un saludo Thank you very much for your interest in Georgia. Just to let you know that she is very happy at school and after arriving home from her first day of school she told her father that it had been the best day of her life. Once again, thank you very much for the help we have received with the children from the school office. Reagards
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