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Leighton Park Weekly eBulletin - Wednesday 13th March

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


‘Time’ Photography Exhibition – The Art Department invites all members of the community to take part in this year’s photography exhibition. This year’s theme is Time. Read more in the attached flyer and view the poster here. The deadline for submissions is this Friday, 15th March, at 12.00pm. Please send all entries to Mark Wood, Head of Art.

 


 

 

Events and Reminders
 

Monday 18th March: Film Club - Film Club continues on 18th March with Hidden Figures, the inspiring story of a team of female, African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in the early year of the Space Race. Students in Year 10 and above are welcome to join us at 6.30pm in the Fryer Cinema Room. Please view the poster here.

 

RSVP Thursday 21st March: House MusicAll parents and guardians are warmly invited to the annual House Music competition in Main Hall from 6.30pm. There are a limited number of unreserved seats available on the balcony on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to join us please book here.

 

Friday 22nd March: Nearly New Shop – The nearly new shop will be open Friday 22nd March, from 4.30-5.30pm, in Fryer House to coincide with the Fryer Parent Tea. If you would like to see the pricelist beforehand please refer to our website.


RSVP Tuesday 26th March: Official Opening of the Michael Malnick Centre We are delighted to announce the official opening of the Michael Malnick Centre will be on Tuesday 26th March. There will be a Gala Concert from 7.15pm in Main Hall to celebrate and tours of the MMC will be available from 6.15pm-7.00pm. We are delighted to be joined by flautist Lisa Nelsen. Tickets are free but spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to join us please book here.

 

RSVP Friday 29th March: Reports from a War Zone Parents and guardians are invited to hear Old Leightonian and Foreign Conflict Correspondent for The Observer, Shyam Bhatia, speak in Peckover Hall from 3.00pm to 4.15pm on Friday 29th March on the topic ‘Reports from a War Zone’. To learn more and to book, please click here.

 

RSVP Tuesday 14th May: Rambert Dance Company – Student are invited to watch our national company Rambert at Sadlers Wells. Further information is in the attached letter please complete the form here if you would like your son/daughter to join us. If you have any questions please contact Beth Butler, Dance teacher.

 


 

 

Year 7

 

Friday 22nd March: Fryer Parent Tea – Parents and guardians are invited to the Fryer Parent Tea which will take place on Friday 22nd March from 4.30-5.30pm in Fryer House. This is an informal gathering of parents across both year groups in Fryer House. Whilst staff will be there, it is primarily an opportunity for parents to meet each other. The PSC Nearly New Shop will also be open.

 


 

 

Year 8

 

RSVP Friday 15th March: Year 8 Parents’ Consultation Evening – Parents and guardians are invited to the Year 8 Parents’ Consultation Evening on Friday 15th March from 6.00-9.00pm in Oakview. Please read more information in the attached letter and book appointments with your child’s teachers by logging onto the ParentPortal. Instructions on how to do this are in the letter. Please make your bookings before the deadline tomorrow, Thursday 14th March, at 2.00pm and if you have any problems making bookings contact Christine Banham, Office Administrator.  If you have any queries about the event please contact Adrian Stewart, Head of Lower School.

 

Friday 22nd March: Fryer Parent Tea – Parents and guardians are invited to the Fryer Parent Tea which will take place on Friday 22nd March from 4.30-5.30pm in Fryer House. This is an informal gathering of parents across both year groups in Fryer House. Whilst staff will be there, it is primarily an opportunity for parents to meet each other. The PSC Nearly New Shop will also be open.

 


 

 

Year 9

 

There are no specific notices for Year 9 this week.

 


 

 

Year 10

Wednesday 13th March:
Sixth Form Preparatory Evening - All Year Ten students and their parents/guardians are welcome to Peckover Hall from 7.00pm to 8.30pm tonight to learn more about the Sixth Form. If you should have any queries please contact Head of Sixth Form, Helen Taylor.

 


 

 

Year 11


Tuesday 19th March:
American Universities TalkStudents with an interest (however vague!) in applying to university in the USA are invited to a presentation at 4.30pm in Peckover Hall by Dr Jon Tabbart, Managing Director of Dukes US Application. Jon will be speaking about the different application procedures for American universities. If you should have any queries, please contact Helen Taylor, Head of Sixth Form.

 

RSVP Thursday 21st March: Maths InspirationStudents in Year 11, Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth are invited to the Maths Inspiration lecture at The Hexagon Theatre, Reading. Please see the attached letter for more details and complete the form here by, Friday, 15th March. The cost for this trip is £10 per student.

 


 

 

Lower Sixth

 

Tuesday 19th March: American Universities TalkStudents with an interest (however vague!) in applying to university in the USA are invited to a presentation at 4.30pm in Peckover Hall by Dr Jon Tabbart, Managing Director of Dukes US Application. Jon will be speaking about the different application procedures for American universities. If you should have any queries, please contact Helen Taylor, Head of Sixth Form.

 

RSVP Thursday 21st March: Maths Inspiration – Students in Year 11, Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth are invited to the Maths Inspiration lecture at The Hexagon Theatre, Reading. Please see the attached letter for more details and complete the form here by this Friday, 15th March. The cost for this trip is £10 per student.

 

RSVP Saturday 11th May: IBDP Biology Trip - Lower Sixth students are invited to spend the day at Warburg Nature Reserve in Oxfordshire, practising fieldwork exercises relevant to the IB Biology syllabus. More details are available in the attached letter. If your son/daughter would like to attend please complete the online form by Tuesday 8th May. Please note there will be a small charge of £10 per student. 

 


 

 

Upper Sixth

 

RSVP Thursday 21st March: Maths InspirationStudents in Year 11, Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth are invited to the Maths Inspiration lecture at The Hexagon Theatre, Reading. Please see the attached letter for more details and complete the form here by this Friday, 15th March. The cost for this trip is £10 per student.

 

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