Week Ending Friday 16th June 2023

Message from the Headteacher, Ms A. Sharma:

The PE team and 6th form helpers organised a wonderful Sports Day. It was a great success and students had a fantastic time.

As the weather is getting warmer, the dress code can be summer shirts; blazers are not required. Please ensure your child carries their hard plastic water bottle every day and does not partake in any water fights during the school day.

Please note that on Wednesday 21st June 2023 students will be finishing school at the earlier time of 2:10pm (see letter below).

Have a good weekend.

Wednesday 21st June 2023

Please take the time to read the attached letter.

Year 9 Inspire Scholars

The Year 9 Inspire Scholars went on a trip to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich where they got to see the exclusive Planetarium show and learn about our galaxy, extraterrestrial travelling and potential life on other planets through exploring Ocean Worlds.  They also got to visit the exhibitions such as the Camera Obscura and the evolution of telescopes and briefly went gallivanting around Canary Wharf!

BFI Imax visit

Thirty students from Year 7 & 8 enjoyed a day out at the BFI Imax by the Southbank on Tuesday for a day of Spanish cinema entitled ‘Cine español para jovenes’ or Spanish cinema for young people. The day was very interactive. Students learnt new vocabulary and got to see what they have been learning in class come alive in the short film clips.

Science club

Would you have thought of background noise as pink noise? This is what it is called. Background noise can have an impact on a person’s quality of life. Engineers monitor pink noise from fridges, freezers, washing machines, TVs and numerous everyday objects, which have an impact on a person’s state of wellbeing. Science club students learnt about long reverberations to anechoic chambers and all sorts of background ‘pink’ noises in school. The sound of birds chirping in Southall park and the low level noise from classrooms. The sound of moving chairs and desks. The chatter of students walking down the corridors. Students detected and monitored these noise levels using acoustic detectors. To wrap things up they also tested the sound insulating properties of the door to N35 by making a lot of noise and measuring how much they could hear in the corridor.

UKTS Global Art Competition 2023

Congratulations to Jathushigah 9V, who entered the art competition based on the theme ‘fantasies and fairy tales’ and won the trustees prize. The competition received a record-breaking 1,649 entries from 68 countries! The trustees prize is based on the best pieces, which meet the exact criteria of the theme. 

Year 9 & 10- Eco Day in the science department

Eco Day will be taking place on Friday 23rd June. Year 9 & 10 students will be learning about biodiversity and ways to increase this by making bird seed feeders and/ or growing plants to take home. Please allow students to rummage at home and bring washed and dried juice/ milk cartons on Eco Day to their science lesson. We would appreciate if they could also bring in egg cartons to assist in growing plants. 

Year 12 mock timetable

Please see attached the Year 12 mock timetable for June 2023. Exams are taking place in X6, so students should be wearing school shoes and not trainers.

Mobile phones

As of September, 2023 smart phones and headphones (including in-ear and AirPod-style) will not be allowed to be used on the school site by students from Year 7 – 11. Sixth formers will be allowed to use these items only in their dedicated areas (6D1 and 6D2) if given permission by the staff in there and not elsewhere on the school site. This is to support students with concentration, as a method of avoiding cyber-bullying and to prevent loss or theft. If you wish your child to have a mobile phone with them on the way to or from school, this is fine, but they must not bring a smart phone. Non smart phones are often cheaper and more durable e.g. this example from Tesco. These phones should be switched off during the day and kept in bags. AirPods or headphones may be used on the way too and from school, but need to be put away before reaching the school gate. Should these items be seen (NB not necessarily in use) within the school gates, they will be confiscated and parents (not pupils) are welcome to collect them at the end of the week from 3.45pm. If the incident happens on a Friday, then the items may be collected the following Friday. If you wish to discuss this or have any further feedback, please contact crichards@villiers.ealing.sch.uk

Welfare and Medical Updates

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. Students are not allowed to call home for sickness, as this disrupts the school. If you are feeling unwell, you must go to welfare and parents/carers will be contacted if necessary.

We would like to ensure that our school records accurately reflect your child’s medical needs including information on any allergies. Please keep us informed of any changes to your child’s medical allergy condition(s) to ensure information is accurate and up to date on our school system. If a student has been prescribed an Epi-Pen by their doctor, they should carry two Epi-Pens. One to be carried on their person and the other to be provided to school in case of an emergency. In addition, please encourage your child to check with the canteen staff for any food allergens food before purchasing and to read the food labels on display. If you have any queries, please contact the welfare officer directly via email- welfare@villiers.ealing.sch.uk or by calling the school.

Summer Term Club Timetable

A&E pressure

Our A&Es are under particular pressure at the moment.  They are seeing a significant increase in health issues related to the hot weather and the very high pollen count in the area. They have published some information to help members of the public understand the right place for them to go when they need help from the NHS but also advice on staying well in warm weather and top tips around asthma and hay fever. 

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