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Friday 11 April 2014 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 Uniform / Hairstyles • Please can ALL students ensure they return in correct footwear please - black leather shoes. •

Please ensure that extremely short hair cuts are avoided (Number 1 clipper is not permitted) and extreme hair colour dyes are also not permitted.

Please may we also remind / reinforce school rules re: Jewellery - one pair of stud earrings only - other piercings are NOT permitted

Reminder for Y11 Students Please note that all lockers should be emptied by today. Keys will be collected in during registration the first week back, 28th April – 2nd May. Keys should be placed in an envelope with NAME, FORM AND LOCATION OF THE LOCKER written on the front and returned to Form Tutors. NB – Prom Tickets will not be issued until students have emptied their lockers. Mr Evans, Deputy Headteacher Art Department Information: Year 11 GCSE Art & Photography Pupils The Art Department are holding an Easter Holiday Art Session for all Year 11 students taking Art or Photography on Thursday 17th April, 9:30am – 2pm. This is a chance to use the studios and materials to develop their Exam projects further and fully prepare for their Exams after Easter. Please take advantage of the great opportunity; we are looking forward to seeing you! Please remember to bring along your portfolios and sketchbooks. Student Art Workshop – Solihull Arts Complex 3D Sculpture - Saturday May 10th: 1pm-5pm. £12 - book in advance. 11 – 17yrs olds are invited to participate in the 3D sculpture workshop at the Solihull Arts Complex. This would be perfect for those pupils completing a Bronze or Silver Arts Award and also supports our local Art facilities. For further information please see Miss O’Doherty. Parents Art & Crafts - Solihull Arts Complex Printing: Mon 28 April at 7.30pm - £10 book in advance. Box Office: 0121 704 6962 Parents are invited to take part in a local Arts Workshop at the Solihull Arts Complex; the next Adult Make and Take Course at the Solihull Art Complex. Learn how to print onto paper bags and transform them into brooches and other delights!

So Close....! The Year 7 Football Final Huge congratulations to the squad for performing to an extremely high standard in the final of the Solihull Schools’ Cup on Tuesday 1 April! Playing away at Park Hall School against Park Hall was rather daunting and some slick play by them meant that we were 3-0 down. However, an inspired half-time talk seemed to do the trick and possession and territory were about equal. A superb free kick from Josh Andrews 30 yards out, crashed off the underside of the crossbar and bounced away from the goalkeeper. A very alert Jack DawsonSullivan rushed in and scored the goal from 1 yard out with his chest! Although Park Hall did score another, the squad should be exceptionally proud of themselves, as are their managers! Mr McCallum and Mr Cox, PE Department Congratulations Matthew! Congratulations to Matthew Spain of 9E, who was recently selected to be part of an inclusive representative team from Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire to compete in the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire School Games Table Tennis finals. The team will be competing against the top teams from the county. Matthew is one of just 8 students selected to be in the team. Book of the Week The Book of the Week for the week beginning Monday 28 April 2014 is: Rock War by Robert Muchamore Meet Jay, Summer and Dylan: Jay plays guitar, writes songs and dreams of being a rock star. But his ambitions are stifled by seven siblings and a terrible drummer. Summer works hard at school, looks after her Nan and has a one-in-a-million singing voice. But can her talent triumph over her nerves? Dylan is happiest lying on his bunk smoking, but his school rugby coach has other ideas, and Dylan reluctantly joins a band to avoid crunching tackles and icy mud. They're about to enter the biggest battle of their lives. And there's everything to play for…! Term Dates As we come to the end of the Spring Term, I wish you all a Happy Easter with time for relaxation with friends and families. Key dates for next half-term appear below: Summer Term 2014 Term starts for all Y10 Parents’ Evening May Bank Holiday Half Term holiday Y7 Parents’ Evening Summer Concert Y6 Induction Day + Evening Term ends Yours sincerely

Mr P Talbot, Headteacher


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Weekly news [10/04/14]  

News from Langley School, Solihull

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