Issue 26 - 29 March 2019






Issue 26 - 29 March 2019


Next Week Is Culture Week

Next week, 1-5 April 2019, there will be an international flavour at Meadow High School !

We are delighted to be welcoming some French and German students who will be visiting Meadow High School at various times throughout next week, whilst they are here on a sightseeing visit to London.

To support building a positive school community that recognises the importance of ‘achieving together’ the Humanities Faculty is running a week of fun andactivities to celebrate the theme of Cultures/Festivals around the world.  There will be many activities going on around the school for the children to take part in; research projects, displays from different cultures and countries, activities in their Humanities subject lessons and much more. 

On Thursday, 4 April, Meadow will be hosting a Culture Fest Evening where we will have tables filled with foods/snacks from around the world, and some entertainment.  There will be French and German tables hosted by our visiting students and their teachers as well as other nationalities represented.  What new food will you try ?  French?  German ? Indian?  Eastern European ? British ?  Italian ?   The flyer attached shows photos from last year’s Culture Fest Evening which everyone agreed was a big and very delicious success !     All welcome—come along and enjoy!


Miss E Bergin (Faculty Head, Humanities)
Mrs A Fabisch (Faculty Head, Vocational Studies & Community Cohesion)


World Autism Awareness Week

1 - 7 April 2019

It is World Autism Week next week and The National Autistic Society are campaigning to raise awareness of autism worldwide. If you would like to support the campaign, please visit the NAS website for details:  In school we are raising awareness during assemblies and through Tutor Time activities. 

This year is the 10th Anniversary of the Autism Act and the NAS have worked hard to improve the lives of adults with autism and their families. Last year the government stated the act will be extended to children, which is very positive step forward. The government are also reviewing the autism strategy, so if you would like to share your experiences of autism services or support, please complete the survey by 7th April.   

Please view The NAS autism awareness campaign videos on the links below:

Can you make it to the end?

Can you make it stop?


Thank you for your continued support.   There is more information, tips and links about autism on the meadow high school website Information/Autism

Mrs T Watson—Lead Teacher—ASD

School Lunches—New Spring/Summer Menu

Now we are approaching the warming weather, Mrs Cross our Catering Manager, has devised a delicious new Spring / Summer 2019 Lunch menu.  Options include Chilli & Wedges, Spaghetti Bolognese, Cheese and

Tomato Pizza, Chicken Curry and still includes the popular option of a Wednesday roast.   All meals are served with a selection of fresh vegetables, home-made desserts and fruit.    The new menu will start after the Easter    holidays with Week One.  Please note, however, that on the first day back (Tuesday 23 April) Week One Monday menu will be served (Cheese and Tomato Pizza). Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be as stated on the Spring/Summer menu.   A copy of the new Spring/Summer 2019 menu is attached to this bulletin and is also available on the school website.   We have also attached a copy of our “healthy lunchbox” leaflet which has recently been  updated.  This has some useful facts and information for anyone interested in healthier eating as well as some useful websites.


Class LD have been busy hand-making some lovely treats for Easter !  Come along to Class LD (Room 19) next week (from 1 April) to buy them !

                   20p                         50p                          20p

                50p a pair                                                  30p


With the Easter holidays fast approaching and what to do in mind, here is an idea which has been passed to us by a parent.  

Aldenham Country Park in Hertfordshire is a great day out.  There are lakeside walks, a farm with opportunities to feed the farm animals and a specialist SEN playground.  There is a daily Easter programme including feeding lambs and goats, herding geese, Easter Egg Hunts, Pooh at 2, pig racing, pony rides and more.    There is a SEND Pavillion and Playground catering for disabilities, although siblings are welcome to come and play too.  Lots of opportunities for indoor and outdoor play.   For more information and directions visit

We are TV production company, Monkey Kingdom, and we are currently looking for confident parents to take part in a brand new competition for a major UK broadcaster. 

We want to hear from parents who are proud of the way they raise their children and who have a particular child-rearing strategy as we are looking for Britain’s Best Parent. Whether raising kids in a couple or singly we want to hear from parents who would like to share their approach with others. They will need to have at least one child between the ages of five and thirteen to take part.

If anyone would like to find out more information about the series, we would ask that they send their name, contact details and to tell us what makes their parenting style great.




Letters  Home


Letter to selected pupils

GCSE Art in Easter Holidays


Letter to selected pupils

Trip to London

School Lunches


Week:  1—5 April 2019

WEEK 3 (Winter Menu)

Upcoming Events


1st—5th April

French & German students visit MHS


1st—5th April

Culture Fest


Thursday 4th April

Culture Fest Evening 5pm—7pm


1st—5th April

World Autism Awareness Week


Friday 5 April 2019




6 April—22 April 2019


22 April—Bank Holiday Monday


Tuesday 23 April 2019

BACK TO SCHOOL—9am start


24 April 2019

ASD Coffee Morning – 10am


Friday 3 May

School Photographer—Class Photos


Monday 6 May

Bank Holiday


16 May 2019

Dyspraxia Coffee Morning—10am


24 May 2019

Training Day



27 May—31 May 2019



6 June 2019

Parents Evening  - Years 7, 8 and 10


13 June 2019

Sports Day (more information to follow)


17th—21st June 2019

Work Experience Week—Year 11


24-27 June 2019

Arts Week incorporating Production

Rehearsal Week


28 June 2019

Training Day

School is CLOSED to pupils


1-5 July 2019

Summer Production Week


11 July 2019

PROM (Year 11-14).  Invitation only.