Issue 2 - 14 September 2018





Issue 2 - 14 September 2018


Friends of Meadow, our Parent Teacher Association, is meeting in school at 5.30pm on Monday 24 September.  We will be planning our activities for this term.  If there is something you would like to see Friends of Meadow do, if you would like to help, or if you are just interested, all parents, carers and staff are welcome.  

If you can't make it, you can still contribute your ideas in the Friends of Meadow group on - sign up as a parent or carer on, look for Meadow High School and there is a Friends of Meadow discussion group there.

We look forward to seeing as many parents, carers and staff as possible!  

Give As You Live.  If you are online shopping, please try going through the Give As You Live website.  It is so easy and every

purchase you make raises money for the school!  Here is the link:

Lots of online stores are signed up to the scheme: 

Amazon, M&S, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Argos, Next, Ebay, Asos, Ticketmaster—and loads more. 

“It took me two minutes to create my account, using the above link, now when I shop online all I have to do is go onto the Give As You Live website, sign into my account, then get shopping.   A donation will then be automatically made to Friends of Meadow.”    Meadow Staff member

MHS ASD Support Group
Informal drop-in ‘Coffee and a chat’ sessions

We have a coffee morning in school for parents and carers of children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This year the group will be meeting once a month, during term time, on a Wednesday from 10.00 am until 11.00 am.

The aim of the coffee morning is to provide family members the opportunity to meet other families, share experiences, strategies and get support from others who understand, in a very supportive environment.  I will also be available to provide information and guidance on different aspects of autism and offer advice on managing autism within the family. Please see below the dates of our planned meetings for this academic year:

  • Wednesday 19 September, 2018
  • Wednesday 17 October, 2018
  • Wednesday 21 November, 2018
  • Wednesday 19 December, 2018
  • Wednesday 16 January, 2019
  • Wednesday 13 February, 2019
  • Wednesday 20 March, 2019
  • Wednesday 24 April, 2019
  • Wednesday 15 May, 2019
  • Wednesday 19 June, 2019
  • Wednesday 17 July, 2019

We warmly welcome new parents/carers to join our group as existing members have greatly benefited by sharing their ideas and experiences with each other.

Please kindly note if you are unable to attend the coffee mornings but, would like more information about autism or support, please do not hesitate to contact me at school or by email

I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 19 September, or hearing from you in due course.

Mrs. T Watson – Lead Teacher Autism


The School Photographer is in school next Monday morning (17 September).


Autumn / Winter is here…

If your child has asthma and uses a preventative inhaler

(Beige/ Brown/ Orange/ Red/ Purple/Pink)

please make sure it is being taken regularly EVERY DAY as we are heading towards the most challenging season for asthmatics.

The Hillingdon Champions of Asthma Team.

The Pastiche Musical Theatre Group  are once again putting on one of their performances, with profits in aid of Meadow High School.     Flyers with further information and how to book have been sent home, and are also attached to this news bulletin.    Musical Masterpiece, is on at the Compass Theatre in Ickenham from 4-6 October 2018.  Tickets are £10.00.  All welcome !

The local Dyspraxia Foundation Group hold coffee mornings on some Thursdays at Meadow High School.  They have provided the following dates/times for forthcoming meetings:

Time:    10am,  

Venue:  Meadow High School Library  

Dates:   27 September 2018, 15 November 2018, 24 January 2019, 14 March 2019,  16 May 2019, 26 June 2019   

More information on the School Website Events & Courses 

For more information about Dyspraxia, visit the website:

Hillingdon Parent Carer Forum


Monday 24th Sept— 10.30am to 12.30pm

at Barra Hall Children's Centre, Wood End Green Road,

Hayes, Middlesex  UB3 2SA


The Steering Committee and our Associate welcome parents/carers to this event, to explain what we do in terms of parent participation and coproduction with the London Borough of Hillingdon, and to give you the opportunity to meet your committee.

For those of you that are then interested in participating further with the forum, you can sign up as steering committee members, parent representatives or as general volunteers, depending on how much available time you can give to forum activities. We are adopting a new joining approval process, including references where possible plus a trial period, to ensure that all our volunteers can work smoothly as a team.

Light refreshments will be served. Please let us know if you are able to attend on 24th Sept, by replying to  More information about

Hillingdon PCF can be found on their website:

The Children’s Sleep Charity

Sleep Tight Workshop


Does your child suffer sleep problems?

Do you want to access support to help to improve bedtime?


Delivered by a qualified Sleep Practitioner, trained by

 The Children’s Sleep Charity, workshops include:


Understanding sleep cycles

Common sleep issues and strategies to manage these

Establishing appropriate routines

Keeping sleep diaries and interpreting the data



Follow up support by phone and/or e-mail is provided for up to 5 weeks to support the implementation of a sleep programme


This is a 5 Week Programme, all 5 workshops must be attended:


Monday 8 October, Monday 15 October, Monday 29 October

Monday 5 November, Monday 12 November.

Time: 10am-12pm


VENUE: Barra Hall Children’s Centre, Wood End Green Road, Hayes  UB3 2SA


To book or for more information, please contact


TELEPHONE: 01895 277183

Letters Home


Letter to selected pupils

ASD Coffee Mornings


Letter to Class KN

Monday visits to BCA College


Letter to selected pupils

Dance Lessons


Letter to whole school

Individual School  Photographs


Letter to selected Sixth Formers

Media Trip—WB Harry Potter  Studio


Letter to Class FB

Out in the Community


Letter to Whole School

Sports Clubs arrangements  this year


Letter to new pupils

Pets as Therapy Dogs



17 September 2018

Individual Pupil Photographs


19 September 2018

ASD Coffee Morning—10.00-11.00am


24 September 2018

Friends of Meadow Meeting

5.30pm—School Hall—see article


27 September 2018

Dyspraxia Coffee Morning



27 September 2018

Meet the Tutor Evening (all years)


10 October  2018

ASD Coffee Morning—10.00-11.00am


22-26 October 2018


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  - 10.00-11.00am


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  - 10.00-11.00am


19 December 2018

Lower School Christmas Lunch


20 December 2018

Upper School Christmas Lunch


21 December 2018

Big Breakfast

Last Day of Term—2pm Finish