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Leighton Park Weekly eBulletin - Wednesday 30th January

Please see below for this week’s important announcements and letters. If you are unable to open any of the following attachments or links, please contact marketing@leightonpark.com.

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All Parents and Guardians

Extreme Weather Procedure: Given the recent temperatures we would like to remind parents and guardians of our extreme weather procedure. An announcement will be posted at the top of the homepage on the School’s website, linking through to further information, should it be necessary to close the school to ensure safety. If you would like to read the procedure in more detail, our Extreme Weather Policy can be accessed here.

Games/PE/Dance Lesson Absences: If your child is unable to take part in a Games/PE/Dance lesson due to injury or ailment, please email the following staff to notify them of this so appropriate alternative arrangements can be made: Housemaster, Tutor, Jez Belas, Director of Sport/Beth Butler, Head of Dance.


Website Feedback
We are currently working on a new website for the school and would appreciate your input on making the navigation as intuitive as possible. If you are able to spare 3 to 5 minutes to complete a short activity here we would be thankful for your help.


Treasure Island Merchandise If you would like to purchase a Treasure Island DVD (£15) or photobook (£25) as a memento of last term’s whole school production, please do so by clicking here. Orders should be placed before Friday 15th February 2019.



Events and Reminders


Wednesday 30th January: Music Scholars’ Concert – All are welcome to attend the Music Scholars’ Concert in Main Hall tonight, Wednesday 30th January, 7.15-9.00pm. Please view the poster here.

Thursday 31st January: Grove House Parents’ Tea – A reminder that tomorrow, Thursday 31st January, is the Grove House Parents’ Tea from 4.30-5.30pm. All parents and guardians of Grove students are welcome.

Monday 4th February: Film Club - Film Club continues next Monday in the Media Room of the new Michael Malnick Centre, located upstairs. ‘Spotlight’ will be showing, the Oscar winning story of reporters who told the story nobody wanted to hear! Year 10 to Upper Sixth welcome. For more information please see the poster here.

RSVP Tuesday 5th February: Chinese New Year Celebrations – Students are invited to attend a Chinese New Year Dinner at China Palace, Reading, next Tuesday, 5th February. Please read the attached letter for more information and if you think your child would like to attend, complete the online form and pay the cost of the trip, £25, by this Friday, 1st February. If you have any queries about the trip please contact Lan Worrall, Mandarin teacher.

RSVP Thursday 7th February: Drugs Awareness Talk – Please read the attached letter from Eddie Falshaw, Deputy Head, regarding the Drugs Awareness Presentation that will be taking place next Thursday, 7th February, in Main Hall from 6.00-7.30pm. The presentation is open to all parents and staff and will be led by Bob Tait. The event is designed to follow on the work the School has been doing with the whole student body over the course of last term and will also share information on hosting parties for teenagers which we hope parents will find helpful. Please RSVP to Sarah Gill, School Office Administrator, if you would like to attend.

Friday 8th February: EXPO 2019 – All students, parents and guardians are invited to attend our eighth annual public lecture series, EXPO 2019, on Friday 8th February. The event will be held in the foyer of the Michael Malnick Centre, 6.30-8.30pm. Please see the poster here. Please park at Grove car park accessible from the Shinfield Road entrance.

RSVP Monday 4th March – Friday 8th March: Book Week We are delighted to announce that we will be celebrating Book Week again this year. Please see the attached letter and poster for more information. Please complete the online form by Friday 1st March, detailing whether you give your consent for your child to purchase books from the Book Shop which will be held in the Cadbury Room. View the poster here. If you have any queries please contact our Librarian, Chris Routh.

 


 

Year 7

Tuesday 5th February: School Photographers – Please note that on Tuesday 5th February school photographers will be visiting to take photographs of students in Year 7, 8 and Upper Sixth. Parents will be given more information and the opportunity to purchase these photographs in due course.


RSVP Tuesday 5th March: Author Steve Cole – Fryers will have the opportunity to meet author Steve Cole, on Tuesday 5th March. Steve will be delivering a talk to Fryers during Book Week and students will have the chance to purchase some of his books. Please complete the online form by Friday 1st March, confirming whether you are happy for your child to purchase books at this event. If you have any queries please contact our Librarian, Chris Routh.



Year 8


Tuesday 5th February:
School Photographers – Please note that on Tuesday 5th February school photographers will be visiting to take photographs of students in Year 7, 8 and Upper Sixth. Parents will be given more information and the opportunity to purchase these photographs in due course.


RSVP Tuesday 5th March: Author Steve Cole – Fryers will have the opportunity to meet author Steve Cole, on Tuesday 5th March. Steve will be delivering a talk to Fryers during Book Week and students will have the chance to purchase some of his books. Please complete the online form by Friday 1st March, confirming whether you are happy for your child to purchase books at this event. If you have any queries please contact our Librarian, Chris Routh.

 



Year 9


RSVP Tetnus, Diptheria and Polio Vaccination – Please encourage your child to return the immunisation consent forms that were sent out recently with a consent or non-consent response. The deadline is tomorrow, Thursday 31st January. If the Health Centre do not receive a reply they will not be able to order the diptheria, tetanus, polio and meningitis ACWY vaccination for your child. If you have any queries please email the Health Centre or phone them on 0118 987 9566.

RSVP
Friday 8th March: Writing for Teenagers Conference – Year 9 students will have the opportunity to meet a variety of guest speakers at our Writing for Teenagers Conference on Friday 8th March. Students will have the chance to purchase books by the speakers. Please complete the online form by Friday 1st March, confirming whether you are happy for your child to purchase books at this event. If you have any queries please contact our Librarian, Chris Routh.


 

Year 10

RSVP Saturday 15th June – Friday 21st June: Montpellier Trip – Year 10 French students are invited on a trip to Montpellier, France, next term to enhance their language skills and enjoy immersion in French culture. If you think your son or daughter would like to attend please see the attached letter for more information and complete the online form by Monday 25th February. If you have any queries please contact Caroline Semeyn, French teacher.


 

Year 11

RSVP
Friday 8th February: Sixth Form Choices – Year 11 students have now received their mock results and we would like to collate their preferred Sixth Form subject choices. Please refer to either the IB Options Form or the A Level Options Form and encourage your child to complete these by Friday 8th February before returning them to Karen Gracie-Langrick, Deputy Head (Academic).

 



Lower Sixth


RSVP Monday 11th February: Sixth Form Politics Trip – Sixth Form Politics students are invited to attend a trip to Westminster Palace and Surpeme Court on Monday 11th February. If you think your son or daughter would like to attend please read the attached letter, complete the online form and submit payment of £25 as soon as possible. If you have any queries about the trip please contact Richard Duckett, History and Politics teacher.


 

Upper Sixth

Tuesday 5th February: School Photographers – Please note that on Tuesday 5th February school photographers will be visiting to take photographs of students in Year 7, 8 and Upper Sixth. Parents will be given more information and the opportunity to purchase these photographs in due course.

RSVP Friday 8th February: BMW Mini Plant Guided Tour – Upper Sixth Design and Technology students are invited to visit the BMW Mini Plant in Oxford next Friday, 8th February. Please read the attached letter for more information. If you think your son or daughter would like to attend, please complete the online form by this Friday, 1st February. If you have any queries regarding the trip, please contact Mark Smith, Head of Design and Technology.

RSVP
Monday 11th February: Sixth Form Politics Trip – Sixth Form Politics students are invited to attend a trip to Westminster Palace and Surpeme Court on Monday 11th February. If you think your son or daughter would like to attend please read the attached letter, complete the online form and submit payment of £25 as soon as possible. If you have any queries about the trip please contact Richard Duckett, History and Politics teacher.


Monday 25th February - Friday 1st March: Upper Sixth Mock Examinations – Mock exams will take place during the week after Long Leave, Monday 25th February to Friday 1st March. All students have been sent the timetable for the week and it is important that they take careful note of the exact start time for each of their exams. You can view the timetable here. Students should assemble quietly in the foyer of Peckover Hall at least ten minutes before each exam is due to start, so that exams can start promptly. Please remind your child to bring the equipment required for their exam in a clear pencil case, or clear bag. They should also refer to the JCQ regulations in the attached document.

 

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