The Gatwick School Spanish Exchange Trip 24-28th July 2019

The Gatwick School hosted their first School Exchange Trip last week.

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Sixteen keen Catalan teenagers who arrived with the help of the UK High School Immersion from Leonardo da Vinci School in Barcelona, attended classes with their new buddies from Years 7-9, taking part in after school activities, on top of helping local children with their Spanish lingo.

Mr Roessler, Head of School, said that he was very pleased with the excellent relationships formed and how superbly the Catalan children had integrated into the student body. Mr Pickett, who organised the exchange said; “our aim was to promote multi-cultural understanding and show our students that Spanish is useful in and out of the classroom. They have proven to be a positive distraction at the school, as most students were very eager to engage with them and practice their Spanish." The exchange students visited the local area, took part in a treasure hunt and visited London at the weekend. The following week our TGS students went on their own Spain Trip and visited Seville.

The Gatwick School is looking forward to continuing the international cooperation in the future.

Year 11 Prom Pictures

The Gatwick School's recent Prom celebration was an impressive affair. The schools first ever Year 11 cohort arrived at school in a range of luxury cars and enjoyed both the evening sunshine and refreshments alongside their parents, staff and friends. The main event was held at the very beautiful Alexander House in East Grinstead. Miss Newman Progress Leader for Yr 11, who organised the evening, said that she was so pleased that the students thoroughly enjoyed their Prom and both the girls and boys looked absolutely fantastic on the night. Head of School Mr Roessler, was very impressed with the organisation of a great evening and the students were a real credit to The Gatwick School. 'Onwards and upwards' at The Gatwick School

Here is a link to some pictures from the TGS Prom 2019.

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Energy Kidz – Breakfast Club and After School Club at The Gatwick School

With the school continuing to grow and our commitment to delivering high quality out of hours club, I am delighted to inform you that we have selected Energy Kidz Ltd as our new Breakfast and After School Club Provider.

Energy Kidz work with a number of schools and thousands of children enjoy the care they provide each day. They follow a free choice philosophy in that they provide a fun and happy place for children to take part in activities, arts and crafts, sports, or just chill out and enjoy the variety of toys and games available. It is for this reason we feel that Energy Kidz will be better placed to build on the current in-house provision that we deliver.

In addition, they have a proven record of positive Ofsted inspections and have a really strong support and monitoring framework in place for their clubs.

Breakfast club runs from 7:30am until school starts. Breakfast will be included. After School Club runs from school finish until 6:00pm with a snack provided.

The club will be launching on Monday 9th September 2019.

It is really important that parents who would like to use this service, book their places as soon as possible with a payment of £1 securing a place from September. This can be done via the Energy Kidz booking system, accessible via the Energy Kidz website.

The website offers the flexibility to book regular sessions and adhoc sessions. Our school page on their website is:

https://www.energy-kidz.co.uk/breakfast-and-after-school-clubs/crawley-the-gatwick-school/.

Parents will need to create an account with Energy Kidz in order to book.

We look forward to welcoming Energy Kidz to the school and offering this service to our families. For your information, we attach some literature which I hope you find interesting and informative, and we have arranged for a representative from Energy Kidz to be in attendance at the Primary Induction Day on the 10th July between 14.45 and 15.15.

If you do have any questions in the meantime, please contact Energy Kidz at info@energy-kidz.co.uk.

Yours sincerely

Melanie Mercer

Business Manager

Head of School

Throwback Thursday Concert

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The Year 10 Music students would like to welcome you to their end of year concert themed 'Throwback Thursday' held on 11th July 2019 at 5.30pm in the Block A Hall. 

They are promising an entertaining evening full of well-known pop classics such as Bruno Mars' Grenade and Oasis' Wonderwall. Tickets are on sale at the secondary reception area and are £2.50 for adults and £1.00 for children (all proceeds will be donated to charity). We look forward to seeing you there!