Every School has its own traditions, its own ethos, its own identity, and its own purpose. The purpose of Westcliff High School for Boys (WHSB) is to provide an excellent education for our pupils, supporting them in their journey to adulthood by developing character and intellect within a happy and scholarly community.
To this end WHSB provides exceptional teaching and a wealth of extra-curricular activities to develop the Learner Profile attributes in our pupils through a unique education filled with exciting, challenging and enjoyable experiences.
It is one hundred years or so since some ...
The first Centenary event of the year takes place tomorrow, featuring the Brass Ensemble playing a Centenary Fanfare written for the School by Mr McGee. Tickets for the Spring Chamber Recital (commencing at 7.30pm) can be booked at https://t.co/cRdGePjgR1
Last term, pupils from Years 10 and 11 were set the challenge of writing a saga story on the theme of danger in exactly 100 words. 56 pupils were successfully chosen by the UK Young Writers association to be published in their collection. Well done to each and every pupil.
Students from Years 7 to 13 participated in a House Cartography Competition today. The participation scores were Kestrel 41, Merlin 37, Harrier 21, and Osprey 17. Well done to everyone involved! https://t.co/1nidTtBGHa
Last night we fielded teams for the annual English Speaking Union Southend Heat. The Year 10 team performed outstandingly in their first competition and our seasoned Year 11 team won the entire round, with Louis Connor winning best Questioner for the third time! https://t.co/t4btB4z6Gn
A small handful of tickets have become available for the School's Centenary Gala Ball on Saturday 1 February 2020. These can be purchased at https://t.co/cRdGePjgR1, with ticket sales closing at 3.00pm tomorrow (Friday 17 January 2020).
Before Christmas, the English Department entered short stories for the Rotary Young Writers competition, entitled 'Connections'. This tied into the Library lessons that KS3 attend, where they read a set amount of texts each term for the whole year. (1/3)
Last term, pupils from Years 10 and 11 were set the challenge of writing a saga story on the theme of danger in exactly 100 words. 56 pupils were successfully chosen by the UK Young Writers association to be published in their collection. This is a significant achievement and the English Department is proud of each and every pupil who has been recognised for their work.
Every Wednesday, some of our Sixth Form students take our Science Roadshow out to visit pupils in local primary schools. The schools and pupils who take part really enjoy being 'intellectually curious' and our students benefit from learning to be an 'effective communicator'.