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  • POETRY PROWESS

    Published 07/04/20

    Congratulations to Abigail Hunter-Blanco, who has been selected as a finalist in an Oxford University creative competition. Abigail’s sonnet Solus Vesuvius wowed the judges at St John’s College Year 11 Inspire Programme competition on Eruptions and Transformations. The programme aims to encourage students with exceptional promise to aim high, stretch themselves academically and be confident in making their applications to a top university such as Oxford. Please click here to read her sonnet.

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  • PROTECTING NHS WORKERS

    Published 06/04/20

    Design and Technology Teacher Tom Webb made 100 protective visors for use by a local GP practice and the maternity unit at Frimley Park Hospital, over the weekend, laser cutting the headbands and hand cutting each of the clear visors. He is to produce around 1,600 for use in the NHS.

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  • PIPING UP FOR KEY WORKERS

    Published 03/04/20

    Four Gordonians from the same family were among those piping last night to salute key workers. The Prince family joined Senior Pipe Major Mrs Scotson and many others from the Gordon's Pipes and Drums in 'playing' tribute to those keeping society moving during the coronavirus crisis. 

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  • COMMUNITY HELP

    Published 27/03/20

    Our team in the Medi have volunteered their services in local hospitals and today thousands of protective gloves and goggles were donated to the NHS by our Science and DT Departments. Our Chaplain the Reverend Sarah Norbron sends this message: 

    Light the Way for Love

    We were all moved by the enormous show of gratitude shared in our streets at 8.00 p.m. last evening, all thanking our wonderful NHS staff and carers for all they are doing at this time with a resounding clap and cheer. I was touched by this beautiful poem. And may we too ‘Light the Way for Love’ as we seek to do our bit.

     

    Light the Way for Love.

     

    They say beauty comes from a spirit that has weathered many

    hardships in life and somehow continues with resilience.

    Grace can be found in a soul who ages softly, even amid the tempest.

     

    I think the loveliest by far is the one whose gentle heart bears

    a hundred scars from caring, yet still finds a way

    to pick up the lamp, one more time, to light the way for love.

     

    Susan Frybort from ‘Open Pages’

     

    “The Lord bless you

       and keep you;

    the Lord make his face shine on you

       and be gracious to you;

    the Lord turn his face toward you

       and give you peace.”’ (Numbers 6:24-26)

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  • SEMPER FIDELIS

    Published 26/03/20

    Inter-House competitions; Christmas Dinners; marching and sport, liberally sprinkled with culinary successes, careers and Sixth Form events. The latest Semper Fidelis has arrived. Please click here to view.

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  • SCHOOL CLOSED

    Published 23/03/20

    Gordon's closed today at 5.00pm to all students until further notice. Teachers will continue to post work for students to complete at home on Google Classroom. Please note the following Government advice:

    If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.

    If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then parents should visit the Surrey Local Education Authority website.

    Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.

    Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.

    We will continue to update you with any further relevant information on a weekly basis via Schoolcomms. Please contact the safeguarding number above if you have any safeguarding concerns during this period.

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  • RITE OF PASSAGE

    Published 20/03/20

    The annual rite of passage for our Year 11s, shirt signing, held earlier than usual due to the closure of the school today. We wish all our students and their families well and hope to welcome them back as soon as possible. 

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  • EGGS-TRAORDINARY

    Published 20/03/20

    Thank you to students, parents and staff for their generous donations of Easter eggs, collected yesterday by Reed Employment for distribution to the following local causes: Rainbow Trust; The Children's Trust; Jigsaw Trust and Woking and Sam Beare Hospice.

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  • ENVIRONMENT PLEDGES

    Published 13/03/20

    Bioplastics made from potato starch was how British Science Week started. It ended with students making pledges to replace with environmentally-friendly alternatives or cut down completely on single use plastic.

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  • COUNTY FINALS

    Published 11/03/20

    Through to the County Finals, our Year 7A and B Netball teams after their performances in the District Tournaments. The As won all their pool games apart from one and the Bs finished top in their pool but lost (2-1) in the final. However, they also earned a place in the County finals. They will compete on 23rd March along with ten other top county teams. Best of luck to all of them!

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  • STEERING TO VICTORY

    Published 11/03/20

    Regional finalists in the British Schools Karting Championship. Our teams came first and third last night in the qualifier and will now go through to the Regional Finals in May at Teamsport Reading. Congratulations all!

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  • CAREERS FAIR 2020

    Published 10/03/20

    Over 50 different organisations and further/higher education establishments are being represented tonight at Gordon's annual Careers Fair. Exhibitors are here from a whole host of businesses. Among those welcomed was Chief Petty Officer Gordonian Sean Garrett from the Royal Navy. 

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