Created on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 08:04
The Eco Team need your help please. Their mission is to recycle as many used stamps as possible! They are going to send the stamps to the Oxfam Charity, to help other children around the world.
The stamps must be used. Please tear the stamps off the envelope, leaving a 1cm border around the edge. There's a stamp box outside the Oaks office to post the used stamps in.
WCPS will also be competing against Hollyfield to see which school can collect the most. We're keen to keep our two year winning reign!
Created on Friday, 18 November 2016 15:42
Created on Wednesday, 16 November 2016 22:03
Señora Stevens was very excited to go to London on Monday evening. She'd been invited to the British Council headquarters in Spring Gardens (which is near Trafalgar Square) to receive the International School Award reaccreditation on behalf of Whitehouse Common. This was particularly exciting as, despite gaining the full ISA in 2011, it was the our first award ceremony. As the certificates were handed out in alphabetical order, Señora Stevens had to wait until last but one, but it was worth the wait as the compere said some lovely things about our international work at Whitehouse Common and congratulated Señora Stevens on her work as an ambassador for international work.
The certificate is now safely back at school awaiting display, we have an ISA flag to hang from the flagpole, and we should soon receive our glass plaque.
Well done everyone for all the hard work!
Created on Sunday, 13 November 2016 14:45
The very first Space Camp was a resounding success! 5SG all had an absolutely amazing night stargazing and learning about space.
Children arrived back at school, after going home at the end of the school day, and upacked their things into their own Space tents.
They were then put into two groups, Team Peake and Team Armstrong.
One team began the night with a Science investigation. Does the surface of a planet affect the size of the crater produced?
While the other team created their own nebulae pictures. The two teams then swapped over activities.
We then got ready to go outside with Astronomer Greg Brown from the Warwick University Outreach Team for some star gazing. Greg talked to everyone about the different stars in the sky and we learnt all about the solar system. The children were able to look through school’s very own telescope at the night sky as well as using a specail app on our iPads.
We warmed up back inside with some hot chocolate and settled down to watch Space Chimps.
The children slept well after the film and enjoyed a filling breakfast in the morning.
Everyone had an absolutely amazing evening. A huge thank you to everyone involved in organising. 5MM –your turn soon!
Created on Friday, 11 November 2016 15:57
Created on Thursday, 10 November 2016 15:17
A huge well done to all the participants in last week's hockey tournament. You all played brilliantly and represented our school fantastically well.
After some tough games, Whitehouse Common finished second after reaching the final and losing out to Boldmere. We are very proud of you children, well done!
Created on Tuesday, 01 November 2016 13:10
The School Money logon page can be accessed by clicking here. When you're on the homepage of our website, it is also accessible from our Quick Links menu on the right hand side.
This system is now live for music, trip payments and payment for miscellaneous items like swimming caps and water bottles. Parents will receive a password via text and email. This password cannot be changed and needs to be kept safe. If you need a password reminder then please contact the Oaks Office and this can be sent out to you again. Please note that your password is unique and secure, it cannot be seen by office staff.
Upon login you will see the following screen:
After this, you will be asked for your child’s first name. As long as you have used the same email address and mobile number you should then see siblings. If you cannot log in at this point it may be that we do not have your up to date email address or mobile number. If you could pop this information in your child’s planner or drop a note into the Oaks Office we can remedy this for you. Please note that the system works using the phone number and email address given as the first priority for contact in the case of emergency for your child. If you wish it to be different to this then please let the office know and we can manually override it.
As soon as the letter regarding a trip goes home with your child/ren the online payment for that trip will be displayed.
Music can now also be paid online. It is set up as 3 instalments. Anything paid by cheque at the end of last year for the first term should already be reflected in the amount owing.
If you have any queries or problems not covered above, please contact Mrs Knight in the Oaks Office.