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- Issue 4 - 28 September 2018
Issue 4 - 28 September 2018
Issue 4 - 28 September 2018
Look Who Got Caught Reading!
You may remember at the end of last term, Mrs Heggie (Reading Intervention Manager) challenged pupils to take a photos of themselves during the summer holidays reading in the wackiest place possible.
The winner is Miriam in Year 14. Miriam is reading at the crater of Mount Vesuvius, which she visited with her family during the summer holiday. Mount Vesuvius is an active volcano in Italy. That is a really wacky place to read!
Well done Miriam.
Blooming Fantastic !
We are delighted to announce that Meadow High School has achieved an award 2018 Hillingdon In Bloom Competition. We were awarded “Highly Commended” in the category of Best School Project.
Organised by Hillingdon Council, the contest gives recognition to local people putting forward their gardening achievements through the imaginative use of flowers, trees, shrubs and landscaping.
Judges visited the school last July and looked at the whole Horticulture Area, Sensory Garden, vegetable plots and the flowers and shrubs around the school grounds. The Meadow Horticulture Team, which includes staff and pupils, worked very hard to get everything looking great—and it paid off !
Congratulations to the Meadow Horticulture Team on this great achievement !
To find out more about Hillingdon In Bloom or see the other winners please visit
Reminder: Annual Flu Vaccination Consent Forms
Please can parents return Flu Vaccination consent form to school as soon as possible. If we do not receive consent forms back we will not be able to give your child the flu vaccination and you would then have to take your child to your GP to get it done. Thank You.
Mrs Wallington (Personal, Health & Wellbeing)
IMPORTANT—PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING
Please could parents make sure that they clearly label all school uniform, shoes, PE kit, lunch bags, equipment etc. with their child’s full name.
If your child loses an item of school clothing, there are likely to be lots of other pupils wearing the same or similar thing. It is so much easier and quicker to reunite the right item with the right child if the item has been clearly labelled. You are much more likely to get the item back if you have labelled it !
Personalised iron on labels can be purchased through our uniform supplier Mapac www.mapac.com (and other suppliers). Alternatively, you can get a set of iron on blank labels and a permanent marker for a few pounds in WH Smiths, Wilkinson’s, Amazon etc.
Thank you for your help.
Miss Willis—Assistant Headteacher
There is a lost property box
in the Medical Room
It has come to my attention that a few parents are continuing to park in the Staff Carpark. Please may I remind all parents and carers of our arrangements regarding parking, which are in place to ensure the safety of everyone. Please find the arrangements below. Thank you for your support. Mrs Rigby
CAR PARKING ARRANGEMENTS ON SCHOOL SITE
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Due to increased staffing we are unable to allow any parents/carers or private taxis to enter or park in the Staff Car Park at any time.
PLEASE NOTE: This includes dropping pupils off.
Access to the front car park, where the roundabout is, also needs to be limited due to health and safety concerns at times when the coaches and school transport minibuses are on site.
No parents/carers cars or taxis can access the site while school transport coaches and minibuses are on site. This is usually between 8:30am and 8:50am and between 2:45pm and 3:15pm (unless you are attending a pre-arranged meeting in school).
We appreciate that this causes some difficulties however have had to make this decision following some near accidents in the carpark. We are happy to discuss your needs on an individual basis if you feel there are safety or physical difficulties that you feel we should consider.
We are happy to keep any pupils who are picked up in school until 3:30pm to allow time for you to access the main school
carpark and are happy to discuss individual circumstances. Please also be aware that the traffic wardens often patrol the local area in the afternoons.
Free School Meals
We want to make sure that we are providing your child with the best education and support we can. Healthy school food has
obvious health benefits and can help pupils establish healthy habits for life. Healthy school food can also help to improve pupils’ readiness to learn.
Families who receive certain benefits may be eligible for free school meals. Your child is eligible for free school meals if you’re in receipt of one of the following benefits:
- Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400.
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guarantee element of Pension Credit
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
Registering for free meals could also raise an extra £900 for the school to fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional
teaching staff or after school activities. This additional money is available from central government for every child whose parent is receiving one of the benefits listed above.
If parents want to apply for Free School Meals, they can either call/visit School Reception and request for a Free School Meals Application Form (a copy is also attached to the website page where this Bulletin is posted). Once completed, please return the form to School Reception, who will run it by the online Free School Meals checker which provides an immediate response.
If you need any further help or information regarding Free School Meals please contact School Reception.
Your Views Are Requested
Hillingdon Parent Carer Forum have passed on a request from YEAR HEAR who are looking for volunteers to conduct interviews. Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group and health & social care are working together to ensure patients get a more “joined up” and patient-friendly service, and would like the views of people with medical conditions and learning disabilities as well as professionals. Please see the flyer attached at the end of this bulletin for full details. We thought this may be of interest to some families.
You should now have received proofs of your child’s School Photograph. If you wish to
purchase any photographs please return your order to school, with payment, in the
envelope provided, by Monday 8 October 2018. Thank you.
Letter to all Sixth Form
from Mrs Stock, Careers Advisor
Letter to Whole School
Enclosing Photograph proofs
(Individual pupils photos taken 17.9.18)
Letter to Year 9
English Trip to Cinema
10 October 2018
ASD Coffee Morning—10.00-11.00am
12 October 2018
MDT Coffee Morning
22-26 October 2018
HALF TERM SCHOOL HOLIDAY
Back to School Mon 29.10.18 9am
5-9 November 2018
Humanities Faculty Week
15 November 2018
Dyspraxia Group Coffee Morning 10am in Library
Friday 16 November 2018
Children In Need Day
21 November 2018
ASD Coffee Morning
29 November 2018
Celebration of Achievement Evening
(Year 11 & Sixth Form—Invite only)
5-7 December 2018
Christmas Show Week
19 December 2018
ASD Coffee Morning
19 December 2018
Lower School Christmas Lunch
20 December 2018
Upper School Christmas Lunch
21 December 2018
Last Day of Term—2pm Finish
Back to School 7.1.19—9am
16 January 2019
ASD Coffee Morning—10am
24 January 2019
Dyspraxia Coffee Morning
14 & 15 February 2019
Two Annual Review Days
school is closed to pupils