Week Ending Friday 21st April 2023

Message from the Headteacher, Ms A. Sharma:

Eid Mubarak to all students, parents/carers and staff who are celebrating today. I hope you enjoy celebrating the festivities with family and friends. Next week, there will be another Teachers’ Strike on Thursday 27th April 2023. Similar to previous arrangements, we will be expecting Year 11, 12 and 13 classes to be on-site and all examinations will take place as normal. Year 7 – 10 will be expected to complete online work set by their teachers on this day. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please note that it is teacher training day on Tuesday 2nd May 2023, therefore, no students will be on school site. Only those who are sitting an exam on that day will be expected to attend. Please scroll down to see a message from our Chair of Governors regarding a co-opted governor vacancy.

Have a good weekend.

Co-opted Governor Vacancy

Villiers is looking for a new co-opted governor to join the school governing body to help guide the school in its next phase of development.  A co-opted governor cannot be a parent of a child currently at the school (there are elections to appoint parent governors) but should be someone who either lives or works locally.  Ideally the co-opted governor should have some specific skills that can be of use to the governing body e.g. finance, education, estates management, marketing, etc.  If you know of friends or family who might be interested please contact sscott@villiers.ealing.sch.uk who will arrange for you to meet the Chair of Governors to discuss this further.

Tamil Outreach Meeting

Debate Mate

Very well done to the Year 7/8 Debate Mate team, who have come second nationally and will be going on to the final later this academic school year. This is a huge achievement showing what skilful debaters the team are.

French and Spanish Spelling Bee

Year 7 linguists Aishlyn 7H, Yashika 7H, Shawn 7L & Hafsa 7I represented Villiers at the London regional Spelling Bee competition recently, which took place at the Rokeby School in East London. The winners of the whole school Translation Bee competition are in Year 9 this year. Congratulations to Nicole 9R, Tyra 9I, Rida 9H & Jathushigah 9V, who are now preparing for the Southern Regional Competition in May/June.

King’s Coronation Bunting Competition 

Congratulations to Vinusha 8I, who is the winner of the King’s Coronation Bunting competition. As a winner, her design will be printed and displayed as bunting in shops across Ealing Broadway, including the new Filmworks courtyard. Salome will also be provided with a set of her very own bunting to hang at home. Bunting should start going up around the town starting next week! We are excited to see one of our student’s artwork all around Ealing Broadway. 

Art Club

This week, students created pieces of Zentangle art inspired by natural forms. They planned their complex designs using pencil, and then went over their work with a fine liner.

Welfare and Medical Updates

The School Aged Immunisation Team will soon be visiting Villiers to deliver the second Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for Year 9 on Wednesday 3rd May 2023. A text message will be sent out with further details.

Year 8 HPV vaccinations will be held on Wednesday 5th July 2023. An electronic consent form has been sent to you via email. This must be completed as soon as possible, even if you do not consent, please select ‘no’.  Please read the letter sent out for further details, and if you have any questions you may contact the Welfare Officer.

A reminder that students should not be carrying any medication, unless it has been prescribed by the doctor to take in school and a medication consent form has been filled in for safety purposes. Due to this cold weather lots of viral infections have been going around and students are getting sick. Please encourage your child to keep warm, have a good breakfast and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Students are not allowed to call home for sickness, as this disrupts the school. If you are feeling unwell, you must got to welfare and parents/carers will be contacted if necessary.

Horrible Histories competition

To celebrate thirty years of Horrible Histories, Scholastic are running a competition which is open to all students.  They must create a Horrible Histories style birthday card following the rules (please see the attached poster). The deadline is Thursday 28th April at 3.10pm. The Library and Mrs Nayyar have paper, pens, etc. Students can visit in the morning, during lunchtime or after school. If students have any questions, they can speak to Mrs Nayyar or Miss Cosmas. 

Sustainability updates

Gardening Club

This week, the gardening club began a project to help Ealing Council redesign the greenery in the local area, specifically Southall Square. Pupils completed a survey of the local area, looking at plants, wildlife and building design. 

Bike Giveaway

Let’s Ride Southall will be holding an event on Monday 24th April to give away bikes to pupils who have completed their training. Twenty-six pupils have already received their bikes, and seven pupils have repaired their bikes for free. The event will take place after school in the playground. If you are interested in signing up for your free bike, please attend for more information.

Active Travel Week

The STARS active travel champions will be running an Active Travel Week from 8th-12th May, to encourage pupils to travel in healthy and sustainable modes. There are many exciting ways to get involved such as a step count competition; a biker’s breakfast; and a bike repair workshop. 

Uniform Collection

Do students have any old school uniform items that no longer fit? Are they still in good condition? Would they like to stop this clothing going to landfill? If so, please consider donating these items. Next Eco Day (23.06.23), students will have the chance to swap or buy school uniform that has been used, but clean and good quality. Miss Farrell/form Eco Rep will be accepting the following items of clothing: 

    • Blazers

    • Ties

    • Shirts

    • School trousers

    • School skirts

Key Forthcoming Dates

Get in Touch

If you have any suggestions on how to improve the school further or any concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email: info@villiers.ealing.sch.uk