Dear Parents & Guardians,
Request for Absence Form
We recognise why some parents may ask for term-time leave for their child. However, it is important that parents carefully consider the implications of taking their child out of school during term time. Please find attached the ‘Request for Absence’ form which is now required to be completed for any term-time absences (one whole school day or longer).
We welcome all parents to come and cheer the teams on during their matches!
U8 Hockey v St.Mary’s
On Tuesday 19 September, the under 8 Hockey team played their first match against St.Mary’s. Aleena scored the first goal for Long Close making it 1 nil. Then we got the ball in the goal again but it didn’t count. In the end Long Close won 1 nil. When we got the cake and juice we all felt less tired. Well done Long Close, keep up the hard work!
Kierat Bhandal (Captain)
U9 Hockey v St.Mary’s
On the 19 September, the U9 Long Close hockey team played against St. Mary’s. St. Mary’s team started off with the ball and attacked straight away shooting very quickly but Paramjot Bhambra saved it and hit it away. Since there were no players in the opponents goal posts, Sivakami Malidi used this opportunity and scored a first goal.
After half-time, St. Mary’s almost scored a goal but Nadia Shenawy saved it and dribbled the ball and passed to Sivakami Malladi who scored a second goal.
An excellent tackle by Kara Bains who was helped by Maia Saponaro-Dar and Jiya Sangha. Kara Bains released the ball to Sivakami Malladi. She took the ball off the opponents and scored a final goal.
At the end of the match the score was 3-0 to Long Close. Well done girls, keep it up!
Girl of the match – Nadia Shenawy
Sivakami Malladi (Captain)
U11 Hockey v St.Bernard’s
On Wednesday 20 September we played St. Bernard’s. St. Bernard’s took and early lead, and scored 2 nil by half-time.
We fought back, but they scored another goal! We started a fresh and with the help of Suhani Jain, Anisha Naidoo and Malvika Kauljalgi I scored a goal. Soon, Suhani Jain scored a goal. One more now until we draw!
Aisha Kolley whacked the ball to Husna Mahmood who passed to myself and Malvika Kauljalgi scored!
Man of the match was Anisha Naidoo. The result was 3-3.
Meera Thaper (Captain)
U11 Hockey v St.Bernard’s
In the under 11’s a team match, on 20 September Long Close School had match against St. Bernard’s. In the team were the following:
- Jaya Nanda
- Mariya Ahmed
- Alisha Chaudry
- Nikita Saini
- Parri Gohil
- Saloni Bhagi
Long Close put up a really good fight especially towards the defending side. Half way through the score was 0-0, but then at the last minute St. Bernard’s scored a goal.
Man of the match was Marigha Ahmed.
Well done and keep it up!
Nikita Saini (Captain)
11-15 Sept 2017
1H Amrin Grewal
1S Jayen Sharma
2B Shubhay Karkra
2W Arjan Singh
3J Siddhi Lodha
3R Kaecee Harding/ Jiya Sangha/ Gabriel Johnson
4M Josh Varaitch
4R Aadam Saba
5B Elang Kumaran
5N Alina Miah
6F Dilraj Purewal
6) Arun Sondh/ Jaya Nanda
18-22 Sept 2017
1H Akshara Muthupandi
1S Simareet Sanga
2B Gunjot Sidhu
2W Naina Verma
3J Kierat Bhandal
3R Jeevan Gosal
4M Hari Selvan
4R Kara Bains
5B Babjot Sidhu
6F Alisha Chaudry
6O Dhiran Sharma
Freedom is the sky
You’re a bird
Flying up high like a lonely word
Freedom is space
Free as a light
Looking at an empty case
With no height
Freedom is a road, with no end
The sky is the limit,
Decide your path, without a bend
When you see your opportunity, do not bin it
Kamran Khan (7A)
It doesn’t matter what people think about you
You have better things to do in life
Like become a better person
Or speak for your personal rights
Don’t listen to what people say behind your back
As they don’t have the guts to say it to your face
Have self-belief and ignore what people think of your thoughts
You should have friends who love you for who you are
Not for your fake identity
Bhavneet Kaur Matharoo (7A)
Tuesday 26 September selected students met with Thomas Franks caterers to discuss this terms new menu and to provide informative feedback on lunches.
The students reviewed they would like one of the Friday fish fingers took of the menu and a pasta with different sauces to replace this, this was agreed and will begin on week 3 menu.
On occasion they have found chicken to be a bit dry, this will be looked into to stop this happening. Some of the students are not that keen on Greek yoghurt , but as discussed there is fresh fruit salad available for those that do not want the Greek yoghurt option.
The students also commented they are liking the new menu and apart from fish finger change, they are happy with the rest of the menu. All agreed the new menus have a lot more flavour and choice from the menus last year.
The salad bar continues to be a big hit, with the new fresh made flavoured oils and extra seasoning tubs going down very well with everyone.
They like the different salad choices they now have and with a few being a big favourite like the sweetcorn salad dip and the hummus, and feta cheese salad.
The student’s have agreed to inform Thomas Franks going forward of any concerns or different salads they might like to see.
Thomas Franks talked about their suppliers and fresh food policy’s they have set in place.
Thomas Franks would like to thank all those involved in the feedback and working with Ms. Tracey and her team to improve their service to you.
200g desiccated coconut
397g sweetened condensed milk
Extra coconut to sprinkle over the top
- Put the coconut into a mixing bowl and pour over the condensed milk, mix it well.
- Leave for 5 mins to stand.
- Line a tray with parchment paper.
- Roll the coconut mixture into balls and place on a tray.
- Chill in the fridge for approx. 30 mins.
- Melt the chocolate.
- Dip the balls into melted chocolate and sprinkle the extra coconut on-top.
HARVEST FESTIVAL EVENTS – EYFS AND PREP SCHOOL Friday 6th October
We are delighted to invite parents to our two Harvest Festival events taking place on Friday 6th October in the School Hall. Please see below for timings of the two events.
We support three local Charities with our Harvest Festival – Slough Homeless (SHOC), Slough Foodbank and Age Concern. This year we are not doing individual decorated Harvest boxes, instead the Year 6 pupils and I will be collecting donations to put into large decorated boxes for the three charities to ease distribution.
We will be collecting food in the outside classroom on the playground on Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th October between 8.00-8.30am. No matter how small your contribution, they are greatly appreciated for these very worthy causes. These items must be non-perishable and could include tinned goods, such as soup, beans and tuna, pasta, rice, tea, coffee, cereal, jars and biscuits. We are planning
another charity event towards the end of the Autumn Term, where children will get to decorate boxes with Christmas presents for local charities, more details of that to follow.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR EYFS HARVEST FESTIVAL – Friday 6th October 2017, 3.00-3.30pm. All pupils from Nursery to Reception will be taking part. If your child doesn’t normally attend Nursery on that day and you would like them to take part, please bring them into the Nursery between 2.30-2.45pm in their uniform.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR PREP SCHOOL HARVEST FESTIVAL – Friday 6th October 2016, 9.00-9:45am. All pupils
from Years 1-6 will be taking part and it promises to be a lovely event with a wide variety of different songs and poems.
Please note for both events space will be limited at these events so please two people maximum to attend per child.
We are now only 1 week away from the school disco for Reception to year 6.
Spooky Halloween Disco
- Where – In the school hall
- When – Friday 6th of October, 6pm till 9pm
- Cost – £8 per child, this includes food/drink and plenty of fun and games
We have a DJ from Jelly Disco coming to keep the children entertained, they are a big hit with the children!
You may have seen us at the gates this morning entertaining everyone with our spooky Halloween music! We’ve already had great interest in the disco, there were some parents quick of the mark to get the children signed up.
We will also be around next week taking registration and payment for the disco on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
A reminder about the next coffee morning for Senior School parents.
This is planned for Friday 13th of October from 8am to 9am in the school hall. It’s a great opportunity to have an informal catch up with staff/parents across the senior school.
Our AGM Update
As you can imagine our AGM had a packed agenda. Thank you to everyone who came along and welcome to our new committee members and class reps. Look out for a school comms soon with an overview of the meeting and an intro to your new committee members.
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