Message from the Headteacher, Ms A. Sharma:
Happy New Year to everyone. We welcomed back all our students on Wednesday and I am pleased to say that it was a very positive start to this term. Please note that we are holding Year 11 parents/carers evening on Thursday 12th January from 4pm to 6:30pm, so please make appointments to see different subject teachers to discuss your child’s current grades and what they need to do next to improve in the February mock examinations. We look forward to seeing the Year 11 parents/carers next Thursday.
Have a good weekend.
Sixth Form students collected essential household items and worked together as a team to put together Christmas hampers for the elderly and needful people in and around Southall. Students found it hard to ignore the harsh reality presented by the “cost of living” crisis. We have individuals who are struggling to meet their daily needs in this area, and this issue extends to a myriad of other people as well, including families with low incomes. The majority of the items were either collected through donations within our school or given by a local charity. We thank everyone who was involved in this initiative. This was an honest effort by our school to support our local community and we will continue to do so in the future. Well done to Gurkirat 13L, Aanya 13V, Jiya 13E, Nikisha 13E, Kiran 13V, Muhammad 13E, Mystan 13L, Adrian 13V, Prabhkin 13L, Aiswariya 13L and Sarpreet 13E for their assistance in producing and delivering the hampers.
Year 10 Photography
On Wednesday 14th December, Year 10 showcased their skillset by capturing images of colourful inks moving, dissolving and dispersing in water, these highly creative images were inspired by the photographer Alberto Seveso (please click here to access the link). The PRIDE flag inspired the choice of colours in this multi-coloured photoshoot and the celebration of identities and diversity through colour in photography.
The students enjoyed the challenge of taking images of ink moving in water and captured amazing results. This will have a very positive impact and contribute to students’ progress in their GSCE Photography coursework.
Oodles Poster Competition
Congratulations to Jathushigah 9V, who was awarded the runner up prize in the Oodles poster compeition for the 11 – 14 age category. The aim was to design and create a portrait poster to persuade and inspire young people to become more active and fit during the summer months. A panel of professional judges from the advertising, digital out-of-home media, creative & design, education and health & fitness sectors sifted through over 200 entries before selecting the winners.
Year 9 – Career Pathway Posters
Over the holidays, our Year 9 students were given the task of creating a career pathway. Their submissions were excellent and demonstrated their hard work and aspirations for the future.
Year 11 – Subject Evening
The Year 11 Subject Evening will be held on Thursday 12th January 2023 from 4pm to 6.30pm. This is an important opportunity for you and your child to meet with subject teachers to discuss their recent GCSE Mock Exam results, classwork, homework, attitude to learning and their overall progress.
We are expecting full attendance for all our pupils, as the evening will allow you to effectively support your child in their studies. We look forward to seeing you.
Year 11 Citizenship
Year 11 Citizenship students presented an assembly showcasing the project they conducted when researching how to reduce global warming. Students also raised awareness by sharing their ideas to all year groups and spoke to community members last term.
Back to School Advice
Please click here to read the following back to school advice, which has been issued due to high levels of flu, Covid-19 and scarlet fever.
Christmas Charity Day
The student leadership team are happy to announce that the Christmas charity day raised over £650, which will go to support ‘Kids Cancer Charity’.
Lost property will be placed on the stage of the school hall on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th January. Students may search for any of their missing items during break and lunchtime.
Villiers are very pleased to announce that they will be running the ‘Talking Teens’ course, led by ParentingU, from Tuesday 10th January. ParentingU are an external company who have many years of experience in working with and supporting families to understand how their child grows and develops during these formative years. The course is open to all families, specifically those of a South Asian and Muslim background, and is being offered in Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi. Further sessions for other families and languages will be offered later in the year. Please see the attached leaflet for the dates and times of the course. We look forward to seeing you there.
Year 9 Vaccinations
The Year 9 teenage booster vaccine day will take place on Friday 20th January 2023. Please check your emails for the e-vaccine consent form and complete this as soon as possible.
Students should not be carrying any medication unless it has been prescribed by the doctor to take in school and a medication consent form should be completed for safety purposes.
Due to this cold weather there are many viral infection going around. Please encourage your child to keep warm, have good breakfast and stay hydrated.
Message to Parents of Year 11 – 13 Students
Students sitting any exams this summer need to be available for the full exam period. They cannot book holidays until Thursday 29th June 2023 onwards.
They will not know their summer exam timetable until later this year, as some exams are still being moved due to clashes. However, regardless of when their last exam is, they must be available up until Wednesday 28th June 2023, as this is the contingency day, alongside two contingency afternoons on Thursday 8th and Thursday 15th June 2023.
Contingency dates are added in case there is a national or local emergency and an exam has to be moved and students must be available for this.
Southall Active Travel Consultation
Let’s Go Southall is a local initiative to get the town of Southall more physically active. Funded by Sport England and driven by Ealing Council, we have brought together local community groups, businesses, faith groups, charities, volunteers and a variety of service providers (including the NHS) to help people in Southall to get moving.
Inderpal Chandel the Communications Lead for Let’s ride Southall (part of Let’s Go Southall) is currently working with Ealing Council on the ‘Southall Active Travel Consultation’
The aim of this is to better understand from people living, working and visiting Southall:
- How do they currently travel around Southall?
- What barriers do they face whilst walking, cycling or using public transport in Southall?
- Which type of interventions would encourage them to walk, cycle and use public transport more?
All of these are important inputs to help shape the future of active travel within Southall. This will make an impact on our lives in Southall and will lead to cleaner, safer and greener places for us and our future generations.
To take part in this consultation, please complete the survey by clicking on this link, you can also scan the QR code on the post:
Key Forthcoming Dates
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