Home-School Weekly Update
School notices for week commencing: 16th December 2019
Quote of the Week
‘Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps means a little bit more.’
|Health Services in Schools||Students can access support from Health Services in schools at the following drop in clinics: Youth Worker & School Nurse Drop In – Monday Lunchtime in B101
Sexual Health clinic– confidential service- Monday Lunchtime in B101 Brook – Wednesday Lunchtime in A128
|Mrs Jones||All Students|
|Health & Safety Notice||As a reminder, students are not permitted to use aerosols or perfumed body sprays in school. We have students and staff that suffer from medical conditions such as asthma and skin allergies that can be aggravated by such sprays. In order to keep our school community safe, it is important that you adhere to these school rules. Students found using aerosols or sprays within school will have the items confiscated during the school day.||Miss Whelan||All Students|
|Literacy Focus||Brackets – punctuation marks used within a sentence to include information that is not essential to the main point.
E.g. He finally answered (after taking five minutes to think) that he did not understand the question.
|Miss Crawford||All Students|
|Word Of the Week||English Word of the week:
Machiavellian – Cunning and devious, especially in politics or when benefitting one’s career or business goals.
E.g. According to researchers, winning politicians display a Machiavellian personality that makes it easy for them to tell untruths.
Maths Word of the week:
Key Stage 3
Commutative – two lines are Perpendicular if they meet or cross at a 90 degree angle (Right angle).
Key Stage 4
Gradient – describes/represents the slope, or steepness of an incline/straight line.
History Word of the Week:
Magna Carta – meaning ‘The Great Charter’, is one of the most famous documents in the world. Originally issued by King John of England (r.1199-1216) as a practical solution to the political crisis he faced in 1215, Magna Carta established for the first time the principle that everybody, including the king, was subject to the law.
Patriotism – the quality of being loyal to one’s country; vigorous support for one’s country.
Blood transfusion – this is generally the process of receiving blood or blood products into one’s circulation. Transfusions are used for various medical conditions to replace lost components of the blood.
|Miss Crawford||Years 8,10 & 11|
|Year 11 Art & Textiles Mock Exams||Mon 16th- Year 11 Fine Art (11B – LRI)
Tue 17th- Year 11 Fine Art (11B – LRI) & Textiles (11C – SS)
Wed 18th- Year 11 Fine Art (11A/11C – LRI/KEV) & Textiles (11C – SS)
Thur 19th- Year 11 Fine Art (11A – LRI) & Textiles (11B – SS)
Fri 20th- Year 11 Textiles (11B – SS)
|Miss Stewart||Year 11 Students|
|Sixth form Mindfulness sessions||Sixth Form Mindfulness sessions will take place each Wednesday lunchtime in A104 at the very start of lunch. All welcome! Miss Folan.||Miss Folan||6th Form|
|Weatherhead’s Got Talent||Auditions will take place on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th December with the final at lunchtime on Wednesday 18th December from 12.55pm. Auditionees have been informed of their times.
Tickets for the final will be on sale from Tuesday and will cost 50pence via Mrs Carney in G110 and Performing Arts Ambassadors during form time at registration and breaktime only.
THERE WILL BE NO EATING ALLOWED IN THE THEATRE AND NO EARLY LUNCH PASSES (EXCEPT FOR PERFORMERS). STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING IN A PACKED LUNCH OR ORDER GRAB BAGS AND EAT BEFORE COMING INTO THE THEATRE FOR THE FINAL.
|Mrs Carney||All Students|
|Lunchtime Activities||Tuesday 17th – Santa Dash on Astro Turf Years 7, 8 & 9 – 12:50pm.
Wednesday 18th – Weatherhead’s Got Talent Show Final ticket only.
Thursday 19th – Christmas Karaoke in the theatre Years 7 & 8.
Thursday 19th – Santa Dash on Astro Turf for Years 10, 11, 6th Form & Staff – 12:50pm.
Friday 20th – Year 11 Friday Funday.
|Mrs Moretta||Years 8-10|
|Lost Property||All items handed into lost property in September, will be on display next week outside B209.
-H2O WATER BOTTLE
-PE KIT – BLACK BAG, BLACK NIKES
-WEATHERHEAD PE JACKET
-GREEN COAT “PARRY”
-BLACK/PINK SONNETI COAT
-BLACK NIKE HUARACHES
-BURGANDY BOBBLE HAT
-WEATHERHEAD PE JACKET
-COSTA WATER BOTTLE
-BEAUTY & BEAST PENCIL CASE
-BLACK HELLY HANSEN COAT
-BLACK PADDED COAT – FUR COLLAR
-NAVY PADDED COAT
-BELT OFF A GREY COAT
-BLACK PENCIL CASE
-SINGLE HOUSE KEY
-PURPLE PHONE CASE
-UNICORN FRIENDSHIP BRACELET
|Mrs Anscombe||All Students|