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Leighton Park Weekly eBulletin - Wednesday 20th November

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.

 

The most recent issue (Summer 2019) of our termly magazine, The Park, is available to view here.

 

The most recent issue (2019) of our alumni magazine, Old Leightonians, is available to view here.

 

To see more photos and find out more about activities and events students are involved in on the Park, follow Leighton Park School on social media for regular updates. We are on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Flickr.

 

For longer stories and more information, read the news on our website.

For sports results, check our Sports News and Match Reports.

 


 

  

Events and Reminders

 

Wednesday 20th November: Meet the Head  Parents are invited to an informal chat with members of the Leadership team and Matthew Judd, Head at 6.00-7.00pm in the Cadbury Room tonight, to answer any questions and talk about School life and the work that we do here. The event is followed by the Jazz Infusions Concert.

 

Wednesday 20th November: Jazz Infusions Concert – The Jazz Infusions Concert will take place at 7.00pm in the Main Hall, Michael Malnick Centre, this evening. All are welcome to attend. Please find the evening’s programme attached.

 

Friday 22nd November: Nearly New Shop - The Nearly New Shop, run by our Parent and Staff Community (PSC), will be open this Friday 22nd November, from 4.30-5.30pm, in Fryer House. Donations of sports kit or school dress that are no longer needed are welcomed. Please see the attached price list. If you should have any queries, please contact psc@leightonpark.com.

 

RSVP Tuesday 26th November: Parent Staff Community (PSC) Committee AGM and meeting  All parents, guardians and staff are invited to attend the PSC Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Committee meeting which will be taking place on Tuesday 26th November. The AGM will begin at 6.30pm in the Cadbury Room, Old School and finish at 7.15pm, followed by a committee meeting from 7.15-8.30pm. This year’s agenda and minutes from the 2018 AGM are attached here. Please email psc@leightonpark.com if you have questions or would like to attend. 

 

Sunday 1st December: Reading Family Aid – Amicus and Reading Family Aid are asking for your generous donations, in aid of the Toys and Teens Appeal 2019. If you would like to support the cause which helps disadvantaged children, aged 0 to 16, in Reading at this festive time of year, please donate your gifts to Old School Reception by Sunday 1st December. Watch Amicus launching the appeal with Reading Family Aid at That's TV.

 

Wednesday 4th December: Christmas Concert – The Christmas Concert will take place at 7.00pm in the Main Hall, Michael Malnick Centre on Wednesday 4th December. This year it will be preceded by a special festive Yamaha Silent event, in the Foyer from 6.00-7.00pm. All are welcome to attend.

 

Friday 6th December: Lurner Prize 2019 – The Art Department are calling for creative offerings from across the School community for this year’s Lurner Prize. Be it painting, drawing, sculpture, creative writing, short film, textile or simply something handmade from the last 12 months - get involved! Please mail Mark Wood with a photo of your entry or drop it into the department by Friday 6th December to be considered in the running. The top ten entries will be shortlisted in December ahead of showcasing them and the ‘winner’ will be announced at Christmas Collect.

 

Sunday 8th December: Christmas Evening Meeting – All are welcome to attend Christmas Evening Meeting from 7.00-8.15pm in Main Hall, Michael Malnick Centre, followed by community carol singing in the Upper Foyer until 9.00pm.

 


 

 

Year 7 

 

Non-Participants in Dance Lessons - If your son/daughter is unable to participate practically in a Dance lesson please could this be communicated with Beth Butler, Dance teacher, in advance of the lesson. Students who cannot participate in a practical sense will be expected to complete theoretical work which supports the learning objective of the lesson. 

 

Friday 22nd November: Fryer Parent Tea - Parents and guardians are invited to the Fryer Parent Tea which will take place this Friday, 22nd November, 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 from 4.30-5.30pm. If you should have any queries, please contact Adrian Stewart, Head of Lower School.

 

Thursday 23rd January: English Theatre Trip - As part of their wider reading and enrichment in English, Year 7 students are being offered the chance to attend the fantasy comedy ‘Wyrd Sisters’ by Terry Prachett at the Progress Theatre, Reading. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, at the cost of £10. Please see the attached letter for more details and if your son/daughter would like to attend please complete the online form by Monday 2nd December. If you should have any queries, please contact Thomas Rawlings, Head of English.

 


 

 

Year 8

    

Non-Participants in Dance Lessons - If your son/daughter is unable to participate practically in a Dance lesson please could this be communicated with Beth Butler, Dance teacher, in advance of the lesson. Students who cannot participate in a practical sense will be expected to complete theoretical work which supports the learning objective of the lesson. 

 

Friday 22nd November: Fryer Parent Tea - Parents and guardians are invited to the Fryer Parent Tea which will take place this Friday, 22nd November, 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 from 4.30-5.30pm. If you should have any queries, please contact Adrian Stewart, Head of Lower School.

 


 

 

Year 9

   

Non-Participants in Dance Lessons - If your son/daughter is unable to participate practically in a Dance lesson please could this be communicated with Beth Butler, Dance teacher, in advance of the lesson. Students who cannot participate in a practical sense will be expected to complete theoretical work which supports the learning objective of the lesson. 

 


  

  

Year 10

 

RSVP Friday 22nd November: Parents’ Consultation Evening – Parents and students are invited to discuss progress in the first year of GCSE study. Please see the attached letter for more information and details of how to book an appointment, which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Booking is now open and closes tomorrow, Thursday 21st November at 2.00pm. If you should have any queries, please contact Beverley Eldridge, Head of Years 10 and 11.

 

RSVP Wednesday 27th November: An Inspector Calls GCSE English Trip – Year 10 and 11 English Literature students have the opportunity to attend Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production, ‘An Inspector Calls’ at the New Wimbledon Theatre. The cost of this trip is £45 and 7 spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information please see the attached letter and if your son/daughter would like to attend please complete the online form ASAP. If you should have any queries, please contact Jenny Powlesland, Head of Teaching and Learning.

 


 

 

Year 11 

 

RSVP Wednesday 27th November: An Inspector Calls GCSE English Trip – Year 10 and 11 English Literature students have the opportunity to attend Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production, ‘An Inspector Calls’ at the New Wimbledon Theatre. The cost of this trip is £45 and 7 spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information please see the attached letter and if your son/daughter would like to attend please complete the online form ASAP. If you should have any queries, please contact Jenny Powlesland, Head of Teaching and Learning.

 


 

 

Lower Sixth

 

RSVP Friday 6th December: Sixth Form Christmas Dinner - It is our pleasure to invite students to the Sixth Form Christmas Dinner on Friday 6th December, from 7.00-10.00pm, in Oakview. Please find more information and the accompanying menu choices in the attached letter. Please complete the form here if your son/daughter would like to attend and ensure your son/daughter also completes the Google form for their menu choices by Monday 26th November here. The cost of the meal will be £25.

   


 

 

Upper Sixth

 

UCAS Applications – UCAS applications should now have been submitted, unless students are yet to attend an Open Day at an institution in which they are interested. If you have any queries about the application, please contact Helen Taylor, Head of Sixth Form.

 

RSVP Friday 6th December: Sixth Form Christmas Dinner - It is our pleasure to invite students to the Sixth Form Christmas Dinner on Friday 6th December, from 7.00-10.00pm, in Oakview. Please find more information and the accompanying menu choices in the attached letter. Please complete the form here if your son/daughter would like to attend and ensure your son/daughter also completes the Google form for their menu choices by Monday 26th November here. The cost of the meal will be £25.

   

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