Congratulations to the Class of 2020
19 November 2020
Message from the Deputy Headteacher Mrs Wood
The lack of a Presentation Evening denies us, and you, the opportunity to celebrate your many achievements whilst at West Hill. 2020 has certainly been a year different to any other and, although we are all disappointed at the way we have had to say goodbye to you all, we are also very proud of the way you have coped with the challenges that have come your way. Your time at West Hill has seen you develop in to young men of whom we are justifiably proud. We hope that you reflect on your school days with fondness; on the friendships that you have made and the incredible achievements that each one of you has secured.
We are delighted to share with you the recipients of a whole host of awards, ranging from subject nominations to Form Tutor Awards and, of course, a number of special awards.
Along with a collation of photographs charting your journey through West Hill. We hope you enjoy this information and reflect on your time at West Hill with fond memories.
Message from the Chair Of Trustees Dr Martha Davies
This has been a very different end to the year. There may not have been the exams and the usual end to their time here at West Hill, but the efforts and achievements of the Class of 2020 must still be celebrated.
I think West Hill School is a special place. I am proud of the positive relations between the staff and the boys. A school is not just a building, but it is the people in it. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff for their hard work in providing the best for our boys.
I have found on many occasions staff going above and beyond to help, support and encourage our boys. For the young men themselves I am sure, as you look back at your years at West Hill, there will be some members of staff who stand out for you. There will be some staff that you think very fondly of.
There may be others who you may not have appreciated at the time but as you look back and reflect you will see that the staff just wanted the best for you and to see you reach your full potential.
If I can say one thing to you all it is that life is about opportunities. West Hill has offered you many and varied opportunities and many of you will have seen how this enriches and even changes your life. Don’t shy away from the opportunities that lie before you. Where you can, be brave, step outside your comfort zone and embrace those opportunities, as you never know where they may take you.
I wish you all the very best for the future, whatever that holds for you.
Message from the Headteacher Mr Owens
Boys - you move on from us as young men; you will go off in different directions and face many challenges in the future, you will encounter disappointments along the way, but by learning from these and keeping true to our ethos, you will enrich the lives of those around you and you will make a real difference whatever your future vocation.
These values that shape what we do will provide guidance in the future; they are secure and have been shared through West Hill generations past, present and still to come. Your time at West Hill has provided you with a reservoir of memories to tap into and perhaps, most importantly, friendships and bonds that will sustain long into the future. Savour those memories, but look forward and remember always- to aim high.
Message from Mrs Whiting Head of Year 11
Class of 2020- This is not how I envisaged our farewell to be. I had hoped to be able to celebrate all your achievements over your time here at West Hill School with you at our Presentation Evening. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned. However, what did strike me over this period of uncertainty, is the resilience and maturity you displayed as a year group. Although, I appreciate that you may be disappointed with the abrupt ending to your West Hill journey, no one can take away the memories and achievements you accomplished during your time here. Well done.
All that is left for me to do is wish you every success with your future. It has been a pleasure to have been your Head of Year and I wish you nothing but health, happiness and a bright future.