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ELLEN WILKINSON SCHOOL | ISSUE 74 | Fri 1st Feb | 2019

Behaviour focus | January 28th 2019

Upcoming events and Notices Message from MS KRUGER

Great women MAKING History: Arineta Mula Arineta Mula was a member of the first Kosovar team to climb Mount Everest (in 2017). She has scaled numerous other very challenging peaks. In the past week the BBC broadcasted a beautiful clip (see the link below) in which Ms Mula tells us about the significance of being the only woman included in the team that climbed Everest, how her life is different from her mother’s

Upcoming dates

Week 4th - 8th February Tuesday 5th February • Year 11 Portraits and Class Photos • Year 8 Computer Science Students Twitter Workshop

Thursday 7th February •​​ Enrichment Day • Year 7 Tower of London Trip


Week 4th - 8th February Monday 4th February Soup of the day and different after the war, and how women’s lives and opportunities are changing in Kosovo. Please take the time to learn more about this incredible woman! cg5rv33092rt/mount-everest

Letters sent home last week

| Curry & Rice | Vegetable Curry | Pasta of the day | Fruit Crumble

Tuesday 5th February Soup of the day | Shepherds Pie | Meat free Shepherds Pie | Jacket Potato | Chocolate Sponge

Wednesday 6th February Soup of the

day | Roast dinner | Vegetable Rice | Pasta of the day | Ice-Cream Roll

Thursday 7th February Soup of the

day | Chilli Beef | Vegatable Quiche | on School Gateway or paper copy via students​ Jacket Potato | Vanilla Sponge Year 7 Parents

Reminder regarding tower of London trip on 7th February Information regarding February Science assessment

Friday 8th February Soup of the day

| Fish and Chips | Cheese and Onion Slice | Pasta of the Day | Frozen Yoghurt

January is Communication and connection month. This week we will be considering two of the most spiritually uplifting forms of communication and connecting: singing and laughing. Listen to the girls singing in the auditions for Beauty and the Beast.


Make sure you join in the tell a joke competition: more information to follow…. What’s brown and sticky? A stick

The Student Voice Book Choice! The new selection of amazing books have now been released for you students to vote for! The Student Voice Book Choice is a chance for students to have a voice and decide what books they would like in the library. The students vote for the book they would like and the most popular book voted for by each year group will be purchased for the school library. Students can either vote online in the Library area on Firefly or they can register their vote in the library.

Half term Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February Last day for students Friday 5th April early close at 12.30+ Easter Holiday Monday 8th April to Monday 22nd April

First day for students Tuesday 23rd April May Day Monday 6th May 2019

Wednesday 30th Jan, the year 9 netball team braved the cold to take part in the Borough netball tournament hosted at Ellen Wilkinson. There were 11 teams and the play was of a very high standard. The girls did exceptionally well, finishing their pool in 2nd place. They went on to lose a very tight semi-final to Drayton Manor’s A team, which resulted in them placing 3rd overall. Well done girls!

The year 9s and 11s also played a fixture at home last week to Ark Acton Academy. Both teams won with a great lead - the 11s finished 19-2 and the 9s finished 8-0. Well done to all of those who took part.

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Next week will see us hosting another Borough netball tournament, this time for year 8. The tournament is due to take place on Tuesday 5th Feb and we have already had 13 teams enter. Good luck to all of those who a taking part!

Thursday 31st Jan, our year 7 netball team played their first fixture against Dormers Wells High School.

School Terms and Holidays Academic Year 2018/2019

“The greatest art is that of making others happy” PT Barnam The Greatest Showman

Safeguarding at

Ellen Wilkinson School EWS taking action to protect all members of our school community from harm Due to feedback from parents and guidance in KCSIE (link to the document is below) we will once more be informing parents of all our safeguarding procedures at EWS.

This week’s spotlight: Online gaming and gambling YGAM is a registered charity with the social purpose to inform, educate and safeguard young people against problematic gambling and social gaming. Their main aims are to:

Enhance the UK’s understanding of gambling and gambling-related harm, specifically amongst young people. Help young people make informed choices through better understanding of gambling and its potential risks. Increase awareness of youth gambling as a public health issue with policymakers, educators and key influencers. For more information on keeping your child safe online visit the website below. Remind your child to visit safe space at break and lunch if they wish to talk about anything.

Half term Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May Last day for students Friday 19th July 2019 Changes to school day please note the following: on the days where times are altered from the standard school day students may not arrive on site before the allocated time, or stay on site after the allocated time; this is for safeguarding reasons. * on these days students will have 5 shortened lesson and will need to bring their equipment for all 5 lessons to school. + on these days students will have a variety of activities including form activities and will need to bring only some of their equipment to school, more information will follow nearer the day Leave of absence and holidays during term time: please note the following Government guidelines and EWS attendance procedures are very clear that holidays or extended leave should NOT be taken during term time and that a continued period of absence from school may put a student’s place on roll at the Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls at risk. If parents/carers still choose to take their child out of school please can parent/carers ensure the school are fully informed by sending the following in to school: • A completed student leave of absence form (available from school on request) • A photocopy or forwarded/printed email of the flight tickets that have been booked for the leave of absence if applicable. This should ensure that parents/carers are not contacted about their child’s absence and will assist with the child’s return to school at the end of the period of absence. The school will inform home of whether the leave of absence is authorised or unauthorised in due course.

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