ELLEN WILKINSON SCHOOL | ISSUE 82 | Fri 5th Apr | 2019
Student Calendar 2018/2019
Poems written by Year 9 students and published in the Poetry Escape anthology
Spring term Last day for students: Friday 5th April early close at 12.30+ Easter Holiday: Monday 8th April to Monday 22nd April
Upcoming events and Notices Message from MS KRUGER
We are looking forward to two weeks of rest, and for some, a time of reflection during the celebration of Easter. If you celebrate Easter, take the time to look at the role of the three Marys in the Easter story – I wish you a very joyful Easter! To all of you, I wish a very welldeserved rest, especially those of you who will start your exam season just a few weeks after the Easter holidays! An enormous thank you to all our staff for the continued efforts to support our students on their journey to a successful adulthood.
Upcoming dates Week 22nd - 26th April Monday • Bank Holiday Tuesday • First day of the summer term – school starts at 8.40am for all students Wednesday • Year 12 Politics group to Houses of Parliament • Sports Leaders to Swimming Panathlon Thursday • Year 8 – Heathrow Challenge • GCSE Art Exams • Year 9 – Food Careers Workshop Friday • Year 8 Heathrow Challenge • GCSE Art Exams • Year 12 and 13 interim reports available for parents
Menu Week 22nd - 26th April
The Student Voice Book Choice! The votes are in and have been counted and recounted! We on School Gateway or paper copy via students are pleased to announce that the students have spoken and have chosen the following books All parents / carers which will be purchased for the school library and • Information regarding changes to the be available to borrow soon! Year 7: Two can keep a secret by Karen McManus school uniform provider website Year 8: Girl in the window by Penny Joelson • Information on WonderWalk2019 Year 9: Normal people by Sally Rooney Year 10: Children of blood and bone by Tomi Y11 Computing Adeyemi • Revision Guides to be collected from Year 11: I am thunder by Muhammad Khan 6th Form: Extraordinary Means by Robyn Mr Barnaby. Schneider
Y8 All parents / carers • Science - End of KS3 Assessment information
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. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2
This week’s spotlight: Kooth
XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. It not only provides a trained counsellor for young people to talk to but it also contains live webinars on topics to support emotional wellbeing in young people and articles to improve awareness of current issues for young people.
A new selection of books will be announced next term for the students to vote for the books they would like to read
First day for students: Tuesday 23rd April May Day: Monday 6th May 2019 Half term: Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May Year 9 Parents evening: Thursday 6th June Year 10 Parents evening: Thursday 11th July Last day for students: Friday 19th July 2019+ Changes to school day: on 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. * students have 5 shortened lessons and need to have their equipment for all 5 lessons. + students have various activities and need to have only some of their equipment, more information will follow.
The link is included in case you or your child needs support and advice at any time, but especially when school is closed over the Easter holiday. Please share with your child.
https://www.kooth.com/ Remind your child to visit safe space at break and lunch if they wish to talk about anything.
Tuesday Soup of the day | Sausage and Mash | Quorn Sausage and Mash | Pasta of the day | American Pancakes Wednesday Soup of the day | Roast dinner | Vegetable Pasta Bake | Pasta of the day | Vanilla Ice-Cream Thursday Soup of the day | Hoi Sin Meat and Noodles | Vegatable Noodles | Jacket Potato | Apple Pie and Cream Friday Soup of the day | Fish and Chips | Vegetable Quiche | Pasta of the Day | Waffles and Syrup
Messages sent home last week
Student Calendar 2019/2020 Autumn term Tuesday 3rd September 2019 to Thursday 19th December 2019 Friday 6th September: Students not in School Half-term: Monday 21st October 2019 to Friday 25th October 2019 Christmas Holidays: Friday 20th December 2019 to Friday 3rd January 2020
Spring term Tuesday 7th January 2020 to Friday 3rd April 2020 Half-term: Monday 17th February 2020 to Friday 21st February 2020 Easter Holiday: Monday 6th April 2020 to Friday 17th April 2020
Summer term Tuesday 21st April 2020 to Friday 17th July 2020 May Day: Monday 4th May 2020 Half-Term: Monday 25th May 2020 to Friday 29th May 2020