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LANGLEY SCHOOL A SPECIALIST COLLEGE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, LANGUAGES AND TRAINING Tel: 0121 706 9771 WEBSITE: www.langley-sec.solihull.sch.uk

Friday 30 November 2012 Langley School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Dear Parents and Care Givers Y10 Academic Mentoring/ Review Mornings We would like to advise you that the next Academic Mentoring / Review Morning at Langley, due to take place on Tuesday 4 December will now take place on Monday 10 December. This is to cause minimum disruption to Year 11 students as they enter their examination phase. Year 10 students will be given an allotted time to meet their mentors between 8.40 - 9.25am on Monday 10 December. All other year groups, ie Years 8, 9 10 and 11 should please register with form tutors at 9.25am on Monday 10 December. English Faculty Competition Success A massive ‘thank you’ to Year 7 and 8 students who took part in the English Faculty Book Cover Competition this term! A lot of time and hard work went into the designs, with so many that were excellent or very impressive. The winners are: Year 7 First prize: Alex Richmond 7H Runners-up: Rachael Lockington 7L Runners-up: Beth Penhallurick 7H Year 8 First Prize: Daisy Collins 8K Runners-up: Akalya Ganeshamoorthy 8L Runners-up: Molly Dawson-Sullivan 8U Ms Begum, English Faculty PTA Raffle - ‘You’ve got to be in it to win it.’ Please support our PTA friends and buy a raffle ticket which your daughter or son should have brought home during the past week or so. Prizes include £175 Touchwood vouchers, £100 Amazon vouchers and £50 I-tunes!


“Book of the Week “The book for the week beginning 3rd December is: 'The Midnight Zoo' by Sonya Hartnett: It is World War II, Eastern Europe: Tomas and his younger brother, Andrej, have fled their Romany encampment which has been besieged by the Germans; they carry Wilma, their baby sister, in a sack. In an abandoned, bombed-out town, the children discover a zoo. In it are a wolf and an eagle, a monkey, bear, lioness, seal, chamois and llama. The animals tell their stories to the children as they try to begin to understand what has become of their lives and, when they try to figure out a way to release the animals, what it means to be free. Please also remember to return overdue library books - for everyone to enjoy – and hand in your Nestlé tokens!

Understanding your child’s behaviour In recognition of the fact that parenting is rewarding but often challenging, there are two courses available in the spring to provide support and guidance for parents. There are two courses running locally for the secondary age group, 11-16 years, as listed below. For further information or to book a place, please contact The Parenting Team on: 0121 329 1900 Lyndon School 6.30pm – 8.30pm 7/1/13 – 25/3/13 Renewal Church Centre

9.30am – 11.30am

11/1/13 – 22/3/13

Year 8 News ‘Attendance of the week’ for the week starting 19th November goes to 8k for 97.3%. Well done 8K! Ice Skating A letter went out on Tuesday to parents regarding the planned year group ice skating trip on Friday 14th December. Money has to be paid and slips returned by Tuesday 4th December. The cost includes skate hire and entrance. Mrs S Cooke Head of Year 8 Mr Sambhi’s Autumn Term Maths Puzzle

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