General Update from Mr Walker
We are still working hard to make sure that Westfield still feels like Westfield despite the restrictions and have managed to continue to run Big Sister/Little Sister activities outside around our new Forest School firepit – hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows at lunchtime are very popular!
Within school we have a one-way system in operation which, while inconvenient, helps us achieve our daily step count rather than taking the usual, shorter, routes. In Senior House, everyone has to wear masks in the corridors but thankfully, at the moment, not in the classrooms.
In case you haven’t seen it, I am sure you will love our latest video showing all the new developments at Westfield.
We are working on ideas for an event to bring everyone back together physically in the summer and we look forward to being able to celebrate the end of our 60th birthday year properly even if we have had to put celebrations on hold so far. One event that has taken place is the placing of our ‘blue’ plaque to celebrate the life of William Cochrane who built Oakfield House. Plaque News
The Lord Mayor of Newcastle and other dignitaries will be attending an unveiling ceremony during 2021 and it will be lovely to share our current successes with them then.
We are always pleased to hear from our “old girls” so please email Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org with your news. If you are in touch with fellow old girls and you know they are not receiving emails from us, then please ask them to get in touch with Jane and she will add them to the database.
A very merry Christmas from some of our younger girls!
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Old Girls Reunion
Saturday 18th September 2021 from 5-7pm at Westfield
Reception with canapes. Cash bar available. RSVP by Mon 6th September.
At last, I am delighted to be able to email you with confirmation that our long awaited school reunion will go ahead on Saturday 18 September!!
To let us know that you will be joining us, please click on the link at the bottom of the invitation (Westfield Reunion) and enter the information requested; it is as simple as that. It will be lovely to be able to welcome you back to Westfield and I hope that you will spread the word amongst your fellow classmates. If you know of anyone who has not received this email, please pass on our contact details and ask them to get in touch with Jane.
As an update since my last message, Westfield has continued to thrive despite the national situation.
Pupil numbers in Senior House are looking very healthy for next year as parents recognize the quality and value of the lockdown learning we provided. Our A-Level and GCSE results were excellent, reflecting the hard work and dedication of the girls and their teachers. Comments from our Upper 5 girls, such as “I have worked really hard but my teachers have always gone that extra mile for me, especially during lockdown; they always made sure I was learning and engaged. My teachers here have always inspired me and I can’t wait to get back to school” and “My results are so much better than they could have been. It has been a strange few months but as a class we have all been in it together. It has been a group effort; no one wanted anyone to fail and we all looked out for each other” show how the Westfield spirit has burned even brighter in recent times. I hope you will read more on our website.
We are looking to returning in September with very few restrictions and bringing back all the usual activities and opportunities that have been on pause over the last 18 months.
I look forward to meeting you on 18th September.