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06/07/20

Thought for the Week: Trusting each other Word of the Week: Fac https://t.co/EW1avk0oCV

03/07/20

Joining us in September 2020? Our Library Team are looking forward to meeting you, they have put together a welcome newsletter with some exciting activities for students to take part in, including their poster competition https://t.co/oZKTmScG0J https://t.co/jfxBNcI4wT

03/07/20

This week’s newsletter is out now... https://t.co/QnwUSJ0HVT https://t.co/yCdBRpvorc

02/07/20

Retweeted From Alban TSA

NQT Secondary Network now available to book for 2020-21 Four sessions across the year, Sept, Nov, Jan and March. First session to be delivered as a pre-recorded webinar. For further information and bookings: https://t.co/LSa39AwOz1

02/07/20

Joining us in September 2020? Head over to our website to view Miss Marino’s transition video, providing helpful information to support students as they start at SJL this September https://t.co/HxtrziFPzj https://t.co/XLifR6F60B

01/07/20

Brilliant performances - well done all! https://t.co/kEvCSMKiAL

01/07/20

Joining us in September 2020? Our transition activity booklet in now available on the school website https://t.co/I6FdbDH4zO, the booklet is a great resource to help form tutors get to know their new Year 7 students. https://t.co/oijm408W9a

01/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: reactions https://t.co/SWnNrgWtst

01/07/20

Retweeted From National Online Safety

Lockdown your personal info! 🔐👣 You wouldn’t share sensitive information with a stranger, so why do it online? This week’s guide provides tips for parents on protecting ‘Personal Data’ >> https://t.co/dquoDiZ5uM https://t.co/rhSfktsdpm

01/07/20

Year 11 & 13 students - this may be of interest to you. Still awaiting clarification on some details however. https://t.co/zGkJA8AVER

30/06/20

This week’s assembly was delivered to students by Mr Williams, with the theme ‘Looking Ahead’. As well as looking back over the past 14 weeks, students are encouraged to think about developments and what are they going to resolve to keep doing? https://t.co/OKgSldtIz4

29/06/20

As Pride Month draws to a close, our amazing rainbow is a reminder of SJL community commitment with hundreds of signatures signing the SJL pledge https://t.co/a6qEoT96yB

29/06/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

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29/06/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY 🔴🟡🟢🟠⚪️🔵🟣 Please see instructions and following tweets outlining the events and how to enter! Entries and proof of participation to Mr Bloxham https://t.co/Vkdk8IV2Q3

29/06/20

Retweeted From SJLScience

James in 7L sent us this beautiful photo of poppies on Harpenden Common. They are beautiful! https://t.co/1p1cS5aphE

29/06/20

Thought for the Week: Being brave and showing grit Word of the Week: Duc, duct https://t.co/unbbWgVfwr

28/06/20

Retweeted From SJLScience

Some stunning strawberries and raspberries growing in our eco garden! ? https://t.co/nuxgZTj2Z7

26/06/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

I absolutely love the detail that has gone into this set design for the End of KS3 Drama Project. Well done, Scarlett in Y8! 🎭 https://t.co/T7pB5Bt5c1

26/06/20

Year 9 timetables have now been issued, they are also available on the Documents tab of your EduLink account. Please make sure your child has a copy of their timetable with them when they are in school. https://t.co/geHfG7QWqy

26/06/20

Joining us in September 2020? Our Yr 7 team are busy working on your induction plan. SJL are proud that we have always set aside the first week as an induction for Yr 7 students. Our Library Taster session originally scheduled for 6 July, will now be part of that induction. https://t.co/lweChdKrQy

26/06/20

SJL Wellbeing Week: Take Notice During lockdown many of us had to stop, but as restrictions are eased remember to pause and take a moment to notice what is beautiful or unusual in the world https://t.co/IWXltvWWLt

26/06/20

This week’s newsletter is out now... https://t.co/iiUbQ5TRgM https://t.co/ga08R1ed9i

25/06/20

Retweeted From SJLScience

Always a fun game to play! Except there is not a cloud in the sky today https://t.co/WBiRdHirEi https://t.co/Xj4uikn5LJ

25/06/20

SJL Wellbeing Week: Keep Learning Learning new things can build your confidence as well as being fun. Set challenges to see what you can achieve https://t.co/SjvfyQ8HwO

24/06/20

Retweeted From Herts School Games

Fab stuff from 🙌 solid entry from for the KS3 Competition https://t.co/E29vrTSUI1

24/06/20

Congratulations everyone who took part https://t.co/2WFC9VEDeu

24/06/20

Important message for Y9 parents has been sent via EduLink, please check your email for details. https://t.co/JafJRmyMZ2

24/06/20

Joining September 2020? We cannot wait to welcome you through our doors, until then visit our website for a mini virtual tour of Sir John Lawes School https://t.co/JLX0FhriEn https://t.co/DMMVg0jrDV

24/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: set goals https://t.co/RTyRJK58gu

24/06/20

SJL Wellbeing Week: Be Active Being active is about having fun. Spend time doing things you enjoy https://t.co/p0TDU7cNoB

24/06/20

Joining us in September? Welcome from Ms Marino, Head of Year 7 2020 available on school website now https://t.co/mynNGYUxd2 https://t.co/xI8Ujfpt2G

23/06/20

SJL Wellbeing Week: Connect Think about connections around you, lots of us have been building stronger relationships with our local communities. Maintain those connections to increase happiness and self-worth https://t.co/DmQtiB1iqL

23/06/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

SUPER excited to welcome Year 12 back into the Drama space this morning 🎭 https://t.co/8YJPU9hsIg

22/06/20

Welcome to what should be Wellbeing Week at SJL. Today we're highlighting GIVE from the Take 5 theme. Use this week to find new ways to give: make that extra phone call; add something to a food bank box... take a moment to think of others, reap the benefits https://t.co/xBWh81DBnu

22/06/20

Year 6, joining us in September? Look out for your welcome assembly. Link issued via Edulink. If you have any problems logging in to Edulink, please contact technicalassistance.herts.sch.uk https://t.co/jUZ2kIosl8

22/06/20

Thought for the Week: Aiming for a happy life Word of the Week: Dict, dic https://t.co/5d8LV6kxju

22/06/20

Joining us in September? From next week keep an eye out for a whole range of materials to help you get ready! Make sure you have set up your Edulink account so you don't miss anything! https://t.co/08Nt1ZC4cX

21/06/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Well done to all who entered in the virtual pentathlon. Fantastic performances, the top 4 results for each age group go though to be compared at district level. Details of qualifying performances can be found on SMHW noticeboard . Congratulations all!

19/06/20

Do not forget to submit your entries for this year’s summer concert to Mrs Hastings-Clarke. Closing date Friday, 26 June (next week) https://t.co/rI0gyseEN7

19/06/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

🚨SJL PE Department are now on Instagram 🚨 Give us a follow! https://t.co/mRQg66uYYj

Uniform

A very high standard of uniform is expected at all times. Please check with the Headteacher before making any unusual purchase or uniform decisions.

The SJL school uniform may be obtained from:

STEVENSONS, 133-155 Victoria Street, St. Albans, Herts AL1 3XS
 

Girls uniform

We have given product codes for all items from Stevensons.  Items not specific to Sir John Lawes School are available at many other retailers but must fit the requirements below.

  • Navy blazer with school badge.
  • Year 7 - Navy blue pleated school skirt.  The skirt must be obtained from school suppliers Stevensons.   Skirts must be worn properly fastened at the back at all times.  They must not be rolled over or down at the waistband.
  • Navy trousers - available exclusively from Stevensons and must have the school crest.
  • Plain long sleeved white blouse (which must remain tucked in at all times).
  • An alternative short-sleeved blouse for wearing in the summer term only, is available with the school crest.  This must be worn un-tucked and without a tie.  The summer blouse is available from Stevensons only.
  • Plain navy v-neck pullover (optional) to be worn under blazer in winter.
  • School tie.
  • Navy/neutral tights
  • Short white socks/neutral tights (not knee high or trainer socks).
  • Raincoat or topcoat (not denim or leather, no hoodies, bomber jackets or logos).
  • Sensible, black shoes. Heels should be no higher than 2 inches. Higher heels and stilettos are not allowed in school.  Boots, trainers, canvas or ballet type shoes should not be worn. No backless, open-toe or flip-flop shoes are permitted.

Boys uniform

We have given product codes for all compulsory uniform items available from Stevensons.  Items not specific to Sir John Lawes School are available at many other retailers but must fit the requirements below.

  • Navy blazer with school badge. 
  • Black or charcoal grey trousers (flannel, not cord). They must fit correctly at the waist so that underwear is covered at all times.  Trousers must not be oversized, sagging, or baggy underneath.  Trousers that are tight at the ankle or drainpipe style (i.e., fashion trousers) are not permitted.
  • Belts may be worn but should be dark and plain with only a small plain buckle.
  • White shirt.  Shirts must remain tucked in at all times. 
  • An alternative short-sleeved shirt for wearing in the summer term only is available with the school crest.  This must be worn un-tucked and without a tie.  The summer shirt is available from Stevensons only.
  • Plain navy v-neck pullover (optional) to be worn under blazer in winter.
  • School tie.
  • Grey socks (not trainer socks)
  • Sensible black shoes (no trainers or ‘trainer style’ shoes).  Canvas shoes or boots should not be worn.
  • Raincoat or topcoat (Not denim or leather, no hoodies, bomber jackets or logos.)

PE Kit

Girls

  • Royal blue/white girls’ games shirt (SJL crest)
  • Plain royal blue skort or shorts
  • Royal blue/white SJL hockey socks
  • White socks (ankle length)
  • White trainers
  • Plain black leotard and black cycling shorts
  • Navy SJL base layer (optional)
  • Navy blue SJL fleece (optional)
  • SJL tracksuit (optional but desirable)
  • Shin pads/mouth guard 

 

Boys

  • Royal blue/white boys’ games shirt (SJL crest)
  • Plain royal blue shorts
  • Royal blue/white SJL football socks
  • White socks (ankle length)
  • White trainers
  • Football boots
  • Royal blue/white reversible rugby shirt
  • Navy SJL base layer (optional)
  • Navy blue SJL fleece (optional)
  • SJL tracksuit (optional but desirable)
  • Shin pads/ mouth guard 

All propoerty including school uniform, PE kit and musical instruments etc. should be clearly labelled with student's name.

General rules about dress and appearance

Jewellery - The only jewellery permitted in school is a single plain gold/silver stud in the lower lobe, or a pair of plain gold/silver stud earrings in the lower lobes plus a watch. Facial piercings are not allowed (even if covered with a plaster)

Makeup should not be worn.  Nail varnish, false nails or nail extensions should not be worn

The only badges permitted are official school badges, such as House Representative badges

Hair - should be kept clean and tidy and should not be brightly coloured, worn in any extreme style or have an appearance inconsistent, in the Headteacher’s opinion, with traditional good standards of uniform. Hair extensions are not permitted and colouring is only allowed if it appears natural. No patterns or tramlines should be shaved into the hair or eyebrows. Hair should not be shaved below a grade 2. Long hair should be fastened or tied back with neutral or school colours. Hair ornaments should not be worn. Hair bands must be plain and either black, white or navy

Coats, hats and gloves - outdoor coats should be plain. They should not be extreme in colour such as pink, red, yellow etc. They must not be leather or bomber jacket style and should not have emblems or logos. None of the above items should be worn inside the school buildings and, if they are seen, will be confiscated for parental collection. All of these items should be stored in a locker rather than carried around the school

Shoes – canvas/fabric, backless, slipper/ballet-type, or open-toe shoes are not allowed.   High heels and stilettos are not allowed (and are dangerous around school).  Heels should be no more than two inches high.  Boots and trainers/trainer-types are not allowed

Skirts - must be WORN ON THE KNEE and should be properly fastened at the back at all times. Skirts must not be rolled over or down at the waistband.

Trousers - should fit correctly at the waist, not sagging or baggy underneath and with no underwear showing. Fashionable, ‘Skinny’ or ‘drainpipe’ styles are not permitted.  Belts may be worn but must be small, plain and dark in colour

Hoodies/tracksuit tops - must not be brought or worn to school and will be confiscated for parental collection.

Charity wrist bands - Only one wrist band is permitted to be worn at any one time. It must be for an appropriate good cause (at the Headteacher’s discretion) and must not be as a fashion item or, for instance, to support a pop group or football team.

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