West London Free School

West London Free School

Weekly Update

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see below points of information for the relevant years for this Friday’s weekly update, 10th February 2017.

Years 7 to 12 : Message from Mr Jones

I would like to wish you all a very happy and restful half-term next week. We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday 20th February.

Years 7 to 12 : The Review

Please follow this link: http://www.wlfs.org/docs/Newsletters/WLFS_Newsletter_Jan_17_Final.pdf, for the January edition of the school's monthly newsletter, The Review.

Year 12 : Update Letter

Please find attached a letter from Mr Fordham and Dr van den Heuvel.

Years 7 to 12 : Message from the Music Department

Our Spring Recital next month will be filled with pieces by our school orchestra, ensembles and soloists. We can also promise an entertaining orchestral piece starring the Music Department staff! We would be delighted to see many of you there, so do please make a note of the date. Please see the attached flyer for further details.

Years 7 to 12 : Message from the PTA

The Lent term is looking very exciting and extremely busy from a social and fundraising point of view.  In particular, the PTA is planning to throw its first major fundraising gala evening at Palingswick House where parents will be able to let their hair down and, of course, there will be the annual WLFS Summer Fair.  All hands on deck will be needed to ensure these events fulfil their fun and fundraising potential and will be one of the major discussions at both the PTA’s forthcoming Open Meeting at 7pm on 23 February and the next Form Reps drinks.

If you would like to be involved in supporting or being part of a brainstorming sub-committee for either of these events or any particular aspect of them, do please come along armed with ideas and suggestions to the Open Meeting on the 23rd or email us at pta@wlfs.org

Alternatively, perhaps you would like to become a Form Rep or co-Rep and make sure the requests and suggestions from your child’s form are heard – Form 7A has still to find a Form Rep, there are a few Year 10 vacancies and we would welcome volunteers from the new 6th Form to ensure that it is also represented.  Form Reps play a big part in helping co-ordinate events run and supported by the PTA, such as the Music Department’s forthcoming, hugely popular Cabaret evenings, and it’s a great way to get to know other parents.  If you are interested in becoming a Form Rep or co-Rep, please email us at pta@wlfs.org and come along to the Form Reps drinks to be held at the Thatched Tavern on 22nd March (invites to be dispatched to all Reps shortly).  Meet other Form Reps, the PTA Committee and be part of this year’s fundraising successes.

Years 7 to 12 : Summer Latin Camp

Please find attached a flyer for this year’s Summer Latin Camp, which will be taking place from 24th July to 5th August at Wells Cathedral School. For further details, please go to www.latincamp.co.uk.

If you have any queries, please contact Miss Thompson at d.thompson@wlfs.org.

Years 10 to 12 : Talks at Latymer Upper School

Please find below details of International University events being held at Latymer Upper School which Year 10 pupils and above, and their parents, are invited to attend.  To book places, please follow the relevant links via Eventbrite.

Undergraduate Study in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Talk being given on the above topic by Lisa Montgomery (Edvice), Allison Goodings (Canadian High Commission) and Sarah Nash (Study Options)

17 Latymerians have applied to Canada this year and 17 to the US.  A Latymerian is in her second year at the University of Sydney.  Come and hear about the exciting possibilities in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US, requirements and application procedures.  Preparation for highly selective schools in the US and major scholarships in the other countries, needs to start well before the Lower Sixth, so it is important that Year 10s and Year 11s attend if aspiring to this.

Date:           Monday 6th March 2017

Time:           6.30-7.30pm

Location:     Theatre, Latymer Upper School

Book via Eventbrite using password NAMAUS2017. For pupils of Year 10 and above, and their parents.

Student Athletic Recruitment for the USA

Talk being given by Rob Thomas (Sporting Elite USA) on admissions to American universities for sports scholars.

Date:           Monday 13th March 2017

Time:           6.30-7.30pm

Location:     Main Hall, Latymer Upper School

Book via Eventbrite using password SPOELI2017. For pupils of Year 10 and above, and their parents.

 

Years 8 to 11 : Smallpeice Trust Courses

Calling budding engineers Years 8 to 11!

Smallpeice Trust - https://www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk/ - offers residential STEM courses held at some of the country’s leading universities. They all about inspiring young engineers in the making who are daring enough to use their imagination and think big. These courses give 12-18 year olds everything they need to explore their passion for science, technology, engineering and maths.

Here is just a sample of what’s on offer:

Engineering Experience (Years 8 & 9) at the University of Nottingham

Physics in Engineering (Year 10) at the University of Warwick

Biomedical Engineering (Year 11) at the University of Southampton

Applications are open now and the 2017 timetable is available here: https://www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk/timetable/

 

Job Vacancy : Part-Time Sales Administrator 

Are you a local parent, looking to return to work? If so, please find attached details of a part-time sales administration role for a leading estate agents in Shepherds Bush here 

If applying for this role, please use the reference SA-WLFS.

Years 7 to 11 : Lost Property

We are currently finding a large amount of unmarked items of uniform. Please ensure that your child’s uniform is named. Parents are welcome to check through lost property in Reception if their child is missing anything.

Years 7 to 12 : Nut Allergies

This is to remind parents that some pupils have nut allergies and that nuts should not be brought into school.

Please see the following attachment:

Year 12 : Sixth Form update from Mr Fordham and Dr van den Heuvel

Years 7 to 12 : Spring Recital Poster

Years 7 to 12 : Summer Latin Camp Flyer

 

With best wishes,

Mr H R Jones

Headteacher

 

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see below points of information for the relevant years for this Friday’s weekly update, 3rd February 2017.

Year 12 : Update Letter

Please find attached a letter from Mr Fordham and Dr van den Heuvel.

Years 7 to 12 : PTA Open Meeting

The PTA would like to invite all parents, carers and teachers to the next PTA Open Meeting taking place at 7.00pm on Thursday 23rd February at Palingswick House. Drinks will be served and there will also be a second-hand uniform sale. The evening will include a discussion regarding up and coming events and an update on improvements to the outside spaces. There will also be an invitation for those interested to become involved in the planning of an exciting and ambitious fundraising gala event later this year to raise substantial funds for our school. All ideas will be welcome. Please do join us. 

Years 8 to 11 : Smallpeice Trust Courses

Calling budding engineers Years 8 to 11!

Smallpeice Trust - https://www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk/ - offers residential STEM courses held at some of the country’s leading universities. They all about inspiring young engineers in the making who are daring enough to use their imagination and think big. These courses give 12-18 year olds everything they need to explore their passion for science, technology, engineering and maths.

Here is just a sample of what’s on offer:

Engineering Experience (Years 8 & 9) at the University of Nottingham

Physics in Engineering (Year 10) at the University of Warwick

Biomedical Engineering (Year 11) at the University of Southampton

Applications are open now and the 2017 timetable is available here: https://www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk/timetable/

 

Job Vacancy : Part-Time Sales Administrator 

Are you a local parent, looking to return to work? If so, please find attached details of a part-time sales administration role for a leading estate agents in Shepherds Bush here 

If applying for this role, please use the reference SA-WLFS.

Years 7 to 11 : Lost Property

We are currently finding a large amount of unmarked items of uniform. Please ensure that your child’s uniform is named. Parents are welcome to check through lost property in Reception if their child is missing anything.

Years 7 to 12 : Nut Allergies

This is to remind parents that some pupils have nut allergies and that nuts should not be brought into school.

Please see the following attachment:

Year 12 : Sixth Form update from Mr Fordham and Dr van den Heuvel

With best wishes,

Mr H R Jones

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see below points of information for the relevant years for this Friday’s weekly update, 27th January 2017.

Year 12 : Update Letter

Please find attached a letter from Mr Fordham and Dr van den Heuvel.

Years 7 to 11 : New Menu

Our caterers will be adopting a new three-weekly menu cycle from Monday 30th January. If your son/ daughter would like to look at the new options, the menus can be found under the pupil section of our website, or by clicking here.

Years 8 to 11 : Smallpeice Trust Courses

Calling budding engineers Years 8 to 11!

Smallpeice Trust - https://www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk/ - offers residential STEM courses held at some of the country’s leading universities. They all about inspiring young engineers in the making who are daring enough to use their imagination and think big. These courses give 12-18 year olds everything they need to explore their passion for science, technology, engineering and maths.

Here is just a sample of what’s on offer:

Engineering Experience (Years 8 & 9) at the University of Nottingham

Physics in Engineering (Year 10) at the University of Warwick

Biomedical Engineering (Year 11) at the University of Southampton

Applications are open now and the 2017 timetable is available here: https://www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk/timetable/ 

Job Vacancy : Part-Time Sales Administrator

Are you a local parent, looking to return to work? If so, please find attached details of a part-time sales administration role for a leading estate agents in Shepherds Bush here 

If applying for this role, please use the reference SA-WLFS.

Years 7 to 11 : Lost Property

We are currently finding a large amount of unmarked items of uniform. Please ensure that your child’s uniform is named. Parents are welcome to check through lost property in Reception if their child is missing anything.

Years 7 to 12 : Nut Allergies

This is to remind parents that some pupils have nut allergies and that nuts should not be brought into school.

Please see the following attachment:

Year 12 : Sixth Form update from Mr Fordham and Dr van den Heuvel

With best wishes,

Mr H R Jones

Headteacher

 

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see below points of information for the relevant years for this Friday’s weekly update, 20th January 2017

Years 7 to 10 : Activities Week

Following the launch of Activities Week this week, we are currently organising the various trips and, where possible, arranging for pupils to go on their first choice of activity. Where there is a waiting list and spaces become available, we will offer these out as quickly as possible. Please be reminded that the deadline for booking activities is Monday 23rd January at 10am. There are spaces available for Rome, Surfing in Cornwall, Sailing in the Isle of Wight and Camping in the UK. Please note that the Belgium Football Tour, the Iceland trip and the Language trip to Normandy are likely not to run as the numbers booked to date are very low.

Year 12 : Update Letter

Please find attached a letter from Mr Fordham and Dr van den Heuvel.

Years 7 to 11 : Clubs

Apart from choir, there will be no clubs on Thursday 26th January, due to the Year 9 Options Evening.

Years 7 to 12 : Tri Borough Battle of the Bands

On 25th January, West London Free School Band 'Strike' (Sam Stern, Jack Sprackling, Marko Obradovic and Theo Wolf) will be competing in the Tri Borough Battle of the Bands at Bush Hall. It would be great to have a good crowd from WLFS out to support them, tickets are free and can be booked here:

https://www.musicglue.com/bushhall/triborough-finale-2017/

Years 8 to 11 : Smallpeice Trust Courses

Calling budding engineers Years 8 to 11!

Smallpeice Trust - https://www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk/ - offers residential STEM courses held at some of the country’s leading universities. They all about inspiring young engineers in the making who are daring enough to use their imagination and think big. These courses give 12-18 year olds everything they need to explore their passion for science, technology, engineering and maths.

Here is just a sample of what’s on offer:

Engineering Experience (Years 8 & 9) at the University of Nottingham

Physics in Engineering (Year 10) at the University of Warwick

Biomedical Engineering (Year 11) at the University of Southampton

Applications are open now and the 2017 timetable is available here: https://www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk/timetable/

Years 7 to 11 : Lost Property

We are currently finding a large amount of unmarked items of uniform. Please ensure that your child’s uniform is named. Parents are welcome to check through lost property in Reception if their child is missing anything. There are also a large number of unclaimed coats, which we do not have the space to keep. If these are not collected, they will be given to charity.

Years 7 to 12 : Nut Allergies

This is to remind parents that some pupils have nut allergies and that nuts should not be brought into school.

Please see the following attachments:

Year 12 : Sixth Form update from Mr Fordham and Dr van den Heuvel

Year 12 : A-Level Predicted Grades letter

With best wishes,

Mr H R Jones

Headteacher

 

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