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On the afternoon of Tuesday 17th December, just one day before we break for Christmas… 90 students from Year 7 are off to our local theatre. The Rose in Kingston have invited our students to their glittering new adaption of  The Snow Queen. Hans Christian Andersen’s powerful tale of love, magic and self-realisation has been transformed to the stage by Ciaran McConville. The Year 7 Pastoral Team are taking them accompanied by Mrs Marillat, Mr Rhys & Miss Shave.

Please ensure that if your daughter has been invited, you've accepted by returning a signed slip & paid on parent pay - Friday 13th - by 1 pm - We have a waiting list for places.

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Christmas Dinner at the Windmill - Monday 16 December 

We are pleased to confirm Christmas lunch in the Windmill restaurant for students and staff, will be on Monday 16 December. The menu is a 2 course traditional Christmas turkey lunch, choice of dessert including Christmas pudding and warm chocolate brownie along with a drink and a cracker.  There will be an option available for all dietary requirements as usual.

The cost of lunch is £3.60 which will be served to students by teaching staff!  Lunch must be pre-booked on ParentPay by Thursday 12 December.  If your daughter/son is entitled to a free school meal they will automatically be included and do not have to pre-book.  Time slots will then be allocated to all students on the day.

On 16 December there will be hot and cold food available at break as usual, however during lunch there will only be Christmas lunch available, therefore booking in advance for the day is essential.  Any student who does not book a Christmas lunch, must bring a packed lunch to school. It is always such a lovely atmosphere during Christmas lunch and we do hope that your daughter/son will enjoy taking part.

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Book Fair - TGS Library 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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      Tolworth Teacher Gets England Cap in IWFF Women’s Inaugural Match

We are pleased to share the news that our very own Carolyn Kelly, PE teacher for 30 years here and former student, has played for England in the first historic international match against Wales in Merthyr Tydfil. Although walking football has been established for a few years amongst senior men, it is relatively new for women.

Click here to open 'IWFF Women's Inaugral Match' / PDF

 

 

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A Level 2019 Results Released

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Summer Reading Recommendations from Joint Book Clubs - TGS & Southborough

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April 3rd 2019  - Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge


 

 

 

What a great way to end this term. 

It was an evening of  great speeches from young people across Kingston Borough, hosted by Southborough High School for the Kingston Regional Final  of the Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge. 

Earlier this year we had held two days of interactive workshops in our School Library for over fifty Year 10 students with Michael Ronaye, our Speakers Trust trainer.  This helped to develop the skills and confidence necessary to present their point of view in front of others and to listen to their peers.  Each workshop included a competitive element and the top students went on to practise their speeches in a Year 10 assembly with the pastoral team choosing our speakers for TGS - Kitty and Beyza.   

On the night both Kitty and Beyza delivered their speeches to rapt applause. The competition was fierce, with 17 speeches on a diverse range of content from ‘Growing up Arab’ to ‘ the Volume of a sphere’.  However it was Kitty of Tolworth Girls School and Sixth Form who was crowned the winner for 2018/19 Kingston, with her brilliant speech on ‘Bee Kind and Keep the World  Buzzing.’

In July we hope that Kitty will represent Kingston at the Grand Final in London’s West End to speak out to an audience of over 1000 people.

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Tolworth Girls' School & Sixth Form – PRESS RELEASE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 10 Tolworth Girls’ School & Sixth Form student Rianna Hodgson is on her way to becoming our very own GB Gymnast and we couldn’t be more proud of her!
She has been selected to represent Great Britain in the U18s Junior Women’s Team at the 2018 European Gymnastics Championships in Portugal, from 15-21 October 2018: an amazing achievement! Here she will perform in the TeamGym competition, where athletes are required to demonstrate a host of skills (flexibility, balances, jumps and acrobatics) in three disciplines (Floor, Tumbling and Trampette/Vault).

.....Click here to open 'Tolworth Girls' School & Sixth Form Press Release'

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Totem Pole

Recent improvements to the playing fields and outside space at TGS have included the creation of a new nature conservation area – a corner of the site where wild plants, insects and wildlife will be nurtured and allowed to flourish.  The area is fenced off from the main field with a shelter and seating, providing a place for quiet relaxation at break times and for outside study for subjects from biology and geography to art or photography.

Last summer Year 10 GCSE art students worked with professional chainsaw sculptor Andy O’Neill to create designs for some outdoor art to give the conservation area a special character and make it unique to the school.  A day of workshops and design sessions gave many ideas, and Andy worked these up to produce 3 final sculptural elements – a totem pole portraying the school houses and windmill logo, a sculptural bench decorated with local fauna and commemorative acorns, along with a cherry stone, to remember past pupils from the school.  The pieces were carved by Andy from specially sourced oak and cherry wood during autumn 2017 and installed just before Christmas._______________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Royal Society of Biology's Intermediate Biology Olympiad

Five students from Tolworth Girls’ School and Sixth Form took part in the Royal Society of Biology's Intermediate Biology Olympiad; a one hour exam covering many aspects of biology extending far beyond the A-level syllabus. 
Angela Dolamulla Hewa Kankanange (pictured left) did extremely well, finishing in the top 7% in the country and achieved the highest honour of the gold award. The prize is attending a free Ecology day in October with the National Field Studies Council with the other gold award winners.
 

  • 'We are extremely proud of Angela's amazing achievement, finishing in the top 7% in the whole country for the Biology Challenge' Miss Davidson - Teacher of Science

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Press Release Battlefields 

Tolworth girls school visited the battlefields of France and Belgium at the end of June this year. As part of this they visited the grave of Private F.C Butler from Beaconsfield road who is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium. .....Click here to read Press Release Battlefields

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Talented Rider at Tolworth Girls' School

Tolworth Girls' School & Sixth Form is pleased to be supporting one of their year 9 students, Rhiannon who has qualified to compete at AL SHIRA'AA  Hickstead Derby Meeting. .....Click here to read the full story

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Students Ruby and Lucia have had their art work selected for Young Kingston Artists Open Studios Competition

 

Students from across the borough entered their work for the annual competition held under the patronage of the KAOS and CASS Art as part of their commitment to supporting young artists. .....Click here to Read the Full Story

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The pupils stuck in GCSE resits

Online article: Almost 80% of pupils in England who do not achieve a C grade in GCSE maths or English fail to attain this mark during their resits. It is leaving hundreds of thousands of students stuck in a cycle of exams.....Click this link to watch Georgina's full interview

 

Full Flim: Hundreds of thousands of pupils in England are stuck in a cycle of resits, as they try to achieve a grade C in maths and English. Schools and colleges say it is putting pressure on their teachers, and their budgets.....Click this link to watch James Longman's exclusive report

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Sad News

It is with great sadness to announce that David Hickman, a former Deputy and much valued friend and colleague passed away on Wednesday 14th September. We were aware that he was unwell and that the prognosis was not good, but it was very quick in the end. David worked at TGS for 22 years and gave so much to our school, students and the Training school in particular. We are all very sad and will miss his friendship, excellent food, good humour, terrible jokes and his support. 

Siobhán Lowe
Headteacher

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