Secondary Overview

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Woodford International School has been approved by Cambridge Assessment International Education to offer its world-leading Cambridge programme.

The Cambridge programme for students aged 11 to 19 is made up of three stages - Cambridge Lower Secondary, Cambridge Upper Secondary and Cambridge Advanced – giving students a clear path for educational success. Each stage combines a world-class curriculum, high-quality support for teachers and integrated assessment.

Cambridge Upper Secondary leads to Cambridge IGCSE, the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. Cambridge Advanced prepares students for university and higher education, and leads to Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications.

Every year, nearly a million students from 10000 schools in 160 countries prepare for their future with Cambridge programmes and qualifications. Success with Cambridge often gives students admission to the world’s best universities – in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany and beyond.

Michael O’Sullivan, Chief Executive of Cambridge Assessment International Education, said: “We are delighted to announce that Woodford International School has joined our global community of Cambridge schools and we look forward to a long and productive relationship with them.”

OFFICE HOURS 

The Main Admin Office and the Secondary School Office are open from 7:30 am till 4:30 pm. Teachers are expected to be at school by 8:00 am. 

DAILY SCHEDULE 

The WISE Centre (Early-Childhood) 8:20 am – 1:00 pm or 8:20 am- 3:00 pm 

Prep - Year 11: 8:20 am – 3:00 pm

Whole School Time Table

SCHOOL DAY 

MONDAY – FRIDAY 

Homeroom 

8:20 am – 8:30 am 

Lesson 1 

8:30 am – 9:10 am 

Lesson 2 

9:10 am – 9:50 am 

Recess 9:50 pm – 10:10 am 


Lesson 3 

10:10 am – 10:50 am 

Lesson 4 

10:50 am – 11:30 am 

Lesson 5 

11:30 am – 12:10 pm 

Lesson 6 

12:10 pm – 12:50 pm 

Lunch 12:50 pm – 1:30 pm 


Homeroom 

1:30 pm – 1:40 pm 

Lesson 7 

1:40 pm– 2:20 pm 

Lesson 8 

2:20 pm– 3:00 pm 

Extra-Curricular Activities 

3:10 – 4:00 pm 

ATTENDANCE 

Regular and punctual attendance at school is imperative for educational success. This is an area of school life that we monitor closely and are required to report on. Woodford International School is committed to the implementation of a student attendance policy that prohibits discrimination and encourages regular attendance. Students from Kindy to Year 11 must attend 80% of the days each semester. All absences from school for any amount of time require you to notify the school. There are three ways to communicate this absence: 

1. Phone the main office 30186 

2. Email the administration at woodford@wis.edu.sb 

3. Write a note and deliver it to the Main Admin Office or the Secondary School Office 

When contacting the school please include your child’s name, year level, length of absence, reason for absence and parent or guardian’s contact details should we need to follow up. Any absence for longer than two weeks will require a doctor’s note or approval from the Head of School. 

Parents/guardians are required to inform the school in writing about extended periods of leave. Where possible please try to avoid making appointments for your child during the school day. It is also strongly encouraged that family vacations are taken during school vacation periods as excessive absenteeism causes disruption to the delivery of our academic programs and may disadvantage your child, impacting their assessment success. We welcome your support in ensuring that your child attends school regularly and on time.


Homeroom

Students are placed in a homeroom group that is overseen by a homeroom teacher. They meet these teachers twice every day for morning and afternoon registration and also for Personal Development lessons. Homeroom teachers are the first point of contact for students experiencing difficulties. 

Students are taught in their homeroom groups for most of the school day and are identified as classes, either A or B. The groups are arranged with consideration of gender, nationality and ability, in order to ensure as wide a mix of students as possible. 

 

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