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16/04/21

This week’s newsletter is out now... https://t.co/Qh6Dn31xJk https://t.co/nwDEXduQgP

15/04/21

The books of the week are Extra Time by Morris Gleitzman and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. Read the first chapter of Extra Time: https://t.co/h774DG7zAc Watch Khaled Hosseini, author of A Thousand Splendid Suns, discuss the book: https://t.co/GH0MP90Xr2 https://t.co/fWDFHdQtuv

15/04/21

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

Our amazing Year 7 team achieved so much today! We picked daffodils for the school reception desk. We watered the potatoes, broad beans, carrots and peas and and we also manged to sow melon, runner beans and baby corn! Thanks all! https://t.co/FWrdoYdRsF

14/04/21

We apologise, the links are now live on the website for our UCAS event. https://t.co/B2DVSaILVK

14/04/21

Year 12 virtual UCAS Information Evening will be live on school website from 4pm today, including presentation from University of East Anglia on student finances. https://t.co/ASPbPO3bx2 https://t.co/ecoxRgbZnp

14/04/21

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Lower School Play auditions for an open air production of The Grimm Tales in July begin next week! Check which night your year group is in action!#theatreinschools https://t.co/U4d2qKawDa

14/04/21

Wonderful to see a return to lunchtime clubs, with year groups returning to activities in year groups. Delightful to hear and see the return of the Chamber Choir. PE Clubs https://t.co/22Kdz2usvd Music Clubs full timetable to follow shortly https://t.co/Giuj6mbUyE

14/04/21

As restrictions begin to lift, remember to go offline and enjoy the present https://t.co/UxuLSSrHi5

14/04/21

Year 9 reminder: the deadline for the Year 9 Vaccinations consent form is THIS Friday 16 April 2021. Also, please make sure your child is wearing a vest or T-shirt under their uniform on Wednesday 21 April 2021. https://t.co/UmoSClL0qS

13/04/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Music

Chamber choir and Year 7 choir rehearsals back on tomorrow lunchtime! 🎶

13/04/21

PE lunchtime clubs are back! We are thrilled to be able to offer lunchtime clubs to students again, in their year groups. Find all the details on the SJL PE Instagram page or via school website. https://t.co/22Kdz2usvd https://t.co/NhhBbjPELw https://t.co/9My39v5pMe

13/04/21

Happy Vaisakhi to all our Sikh families. https://t.co/c98EV3ulfL

13/04/21

Ramadan Mubarak! (Blessed Ramadan/ Happy Ramadan!) from the Library. See below some of the books we have related to Muslim people and culture, these are in the library so come and borrow them. https://t.co/C08I2DVlHK

13/04/21

Ramadan Mubarak! https://t.co/wU0b6lqmbm

12/04/21

Year 10: online booking for Year 10 parents’ evening opens tomorrow Tuesday 13 April 2021 at 1pm. See letter’s home for parents’ guide to booking appointments https://t.co/ufgNeDuzpl https://t.co/M6Nr3yVgNf

12/04/21

Retweeted From Hertfordshire County Council

From the 12th April some of Arriva’s school bus duplicate services will be operated by coach companies. The coaches will not be able to accept any cash fare payments and will only accept pre – paid Arriva tickets. https://t.co/MXXpTJZ1Nf https://t.co/Ij2ygCIPk4

12/04/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

We are excited to have opportunities across the Trust for the new academic year. To join Scholars' in September 2021, apply now https://t.co/MBt1xAqTTg https://t.co/sqUFv3XthB

12/04/21

Thought for the week: our global future https://t.co/tpl83TT7at

11/04/21

We look forward to welcoming students back to school tomorrow. Remember face masks are still mandatory, don’t forget to put one out when getting your bag ready. https://t.co/83YC7Obuof

11/04/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Music

SJL music ensembles are back!! (in year group bubbles) Concert Band for Yr12&13 after school tomorrow. 🎶 🎺 Tuesday lunchtime Year 10 choir.

09/04/21

Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. https://t.co/ONMkgoqaAO

02/04/21

Brilliant performance James! https://t.co/SuCBo24qmn

31/03/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

alert ⚠️ This we focus on Chatroulette; the platform that pairs random users via webcam. From X-rated content to stranger danger, parents need to take note. Desktop: https://t.co/m8JFmQ75wm Download app: https://t.co/lsD7YnhF9S https://t.co/ZeKcXvNPzZ

27/03/21

Retweeted From Department for Education

. has written an open letter to young people thanking them for the way they have responded to the huge challenges they have faced throughout the pandemic. Read it here: https://t.co/xYGhk93Dnr... https://t.co/UBWBxGecV3

27/03/21

Retweeted From SJLdrama

A level Text in Performance duologue assessment was a real pleasure to see some brilliant acting and be back under the lights#theatrematters https://t.co/O3dokeoFFz

26/03/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Immensely proud of the Scholars’ community, to our volunteers supporting student testing, staff for making the return to face to face lessons a smooth and supportive transition, and to our students for making us proud every day with their positive approach to learning. Thank you! https://t.co/6FAetCqrfh

26/03/21

Thank you to the SJL community for supporting the return to school for our students this term, for all the hard work and dedication that has gone into online learning and the enthusiasm that students have returned to school with, to engage in their face to face lessons https://t.co/i2ZjeHyC6K

26/03/21

Marking the end of term with the Lawes Lowdown https://t.co/rbkFkMGFek

26/03/21

Retweeted From Vibe 107.6 FM

An award-winning family festival in is going ahead after having to postpone from last year. The held at playing field, will take place on Saturday July 3. The mass karaoke phenomenon are headlining and a packed line up! 🎤 https://t.co/BW1QbP6Ztp

26/03/21

As we close the Spring Term, the house standings are very close with Mr Evans claiming the top spot with Austen House https://t.co/VP6uUhq3Hd

26/03/21

Year 10 Parents’ Evening will be going ahead as a virtual event on Tuesday 27 April 2021, with consultations taking place online. Full details will be coming out today via EduLink. https://t.co/NDwW8evyWs

26/03/21

End of term newsletter is out now... https://t.co/WDHimqlSLh https://t.co/kysoqKP6Qy

25/03/21

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

WOW! What a great afternoon in the today. We planted Pentland javelin first early potatoes in pots and raised beds, Purple haze carrots and Gladiator parsnips! Massive thanks to some superb Year 8 EcoGardeners! Proudly displaying our flag too https://t.co/Q6b8xly1pt

25/03/21

Would you like to get involved with supporting your local community? Then why not join the St Albans and Harpenden Youth Council every Monday https://t.co/4AEi343po3

25/03/21

Well done to our eco gardeners, what a tremendous effort. https://t.co/upsTQEUcFV

25/03/21

Vacancy: we are seeking a talented and effective Teacher of Spanish and French to join our successful MFL team for maternity cover. Apply now https://t.co/cYXZJEDHY2 https://t.co/j4Wdp6637a

25/03/21

The books of the week are Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth and The Lie by Helen Dunmore. Watch review of Running on the Roof of the World https://t.co/xEoskDICAo See Helen Dunmore introduce her book, The Lie https://t.co/p56wneoIXF https://t.co/WW7QIW7IAv

24/03/21

Outdoor clubs are on – sports hall clubs are not.

24/03/21

End of term reminder: School finishes at normal time this Friday 26 March 2021 https://t.co/cLraNnZZKz

24/03/21

We all have had to practice patience over this past year, remember things worth having are worth the wait https://t.co/oH2zhHs9Qn

Dining Room

About the dining room

The Sir John Lawes’ dining room is open daily before school and at break time and lunchtime.  We aim to provide a happy healthy environment where the children can meet with their friends whilst enjoying a delicious and nutritionally balanced meal.  We also have “The Pod” which serves a wide selection of wraps, slices, panini and sandwiches for those not wishing to avail of a full meal.

The school has ‘Healthy School’ status and we actively promote and encourage healthy eating both in and outside of school.

Groups of students are involved in testing the new healthy meal and snack options before we commit to adding them to the menu so that any new items already have the student seal of approval.

Opening times

Breakfast: 8.00 - 8.40am
Break: 10.30 - 10.50am
Lunch: 12.30 - 1.30pm

 

Sixth Form students can come to the canteen and purchase items anytime throughout the school day.

Cost

The main meal of the day is £2.50, which includes a dessert/or fruit and is nutritionally balanced.  There are also a wide range of reasonably priced healthy choices including salads, jacket potatoes, panini, sandwiches, wraps with salad, noodle and pasta dishes and fresh fruit.  Bottled water and chilled tap water (via dispenser) are available along with a small selection of soft drinks which are all school compliant.

Details of eligibility and the application process for free school meals are obtainable from the school office. Or via application can be made online

Hertfordshire County Council free school meals

Payment

The dining room operates using biometric technology.  There are readers at each till which allow students to check the balances on their account.  (Cash loaders are used to credit accounts before reaching the tills.) 

This system takes the measurements of one finger and converts these measurements into a template (a string of numbers), which is then encrypted.  The template is used to permit students and staff access to the school’s catering (and library) services by placing their finger on a scanner at the point of sale or service.

To comply with the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, parental consent is always sought for each student before implementation and processing.

Sir John Lawes School remains fully compliant with the Data Protection Act and with the guidance given by the Information Commissioner’s Office regarding the use of biometric data. 

Sample Menu

  Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
Monday

Beef  Lasagne

Sweet and Sour Quorn Stir Fry with Egg Noodles (V)

Savoury Vegetable Slice/New Potatoes (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Carrot Cake with Crème Fraiche

Choice of fresh fruit

Lamb and Vegetable Crumble with Mashed Potato

Spicy Cajun Chicken with Rice

Courgette and Feta Cheese Puff with Diced Potatoes (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Apple Short Cake with Custard

Choice of fresh fruit

Shepherds Pie

Vegetable and Chickpea Curry and Rice (V)

Savoury Yorkshire Pudding with Onion Gravy (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Spiced Apple Cake with Crème Faiche

Choice of fresh fruit

Tuesday

Fishermans Pie

Vegetable Bolognaise with Rice (V)

Mexican Rice and Beans with Cheese (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Fruit Crumble with Custard

Choice of fresh fruit

Chicken and Mushroom Pie with Seasoned Potato Wedges

Roast Vegetable Gratin (V)

Savoury Risotto (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetable

Dessert

Fruit Pancakes with Crème Fraiche

Choice of fresh fruit

Sweet and Sour Pork with Rice

Salmon Fish Cakes with Diced Potatoes and Sweet Chilli Sauce

Vegetable Moussaka (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Cornflake and Cherry Tart with Custard

Choice of fresh fruit

Wednesday

Roast Pork Loin Steak with Apple Sauce and Roast Potatoes

Tuna Pasta Bake

Vegetarian Sausage Casserole/Rice (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Upside-Down Toffee Apple Pudding with Custard

Choice of fresh fruit

Roast Beef, Roast potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding

Mixed Bean Bake with Roast Potatoes (V)

Mushroom Stroganoff with Rice (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Favourite Sponge Pudding with custard

Choice of fresh fruit

Roast Turkey with Roast Potatoes, Sage and Onion Stuffing Balls and Gravy

Cool Mexican Wraps with Salsa Sauce and Potato Wedges (V)

Creamy Vegetable Tagliatelle (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Chocolate and Beetroot Muffins with Chocolate Sauce

Choice of fresh fruit

Thursday

Chicken Rogan Josh with Rice and Poppadums

Stuffed Peppers with Diced Potatoes (V)

Cheese and Potato Hotpot (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Traditional Treacle Tart with Ice Cream

Choice of fresh fruit

Meatballs with Herby Tomato Sauce with Mashed Potato

Spaghetti Carbonarra (V)

Vegetable Goulash (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Fruit Pavlova

Choice of fresh fruit

Beef Casserole with Herby Dumplings

Macaroni cheese (V)

Vegetable Chilli with Rice (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Fruit Cheesecake

Choice of fresh fruit

Friday

Sausage and Apple Patties with Potato Wedges

Roasted Tomato and Cream Cheese Tart with New Potatoes (V)

Spanish Omelette with New Potatoes (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Chocolate and Mandarin Brownie with Crème Fraiche

Choice of fresh fruit

Piquant Pork and Rice

Salmon and Spinach Lasagne

Mediteranean Quiche and New Potatoes (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Oaty Apple Layer with Ice Cream

Choice of fresh fruit

Catch of the Day

Mediterranean Quiche/New Potatoes (V)

Ricotta and Spinach Cannelloni (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Date slice with Custard

Choice of fresh fruit

 

Other meal deals on offer include:

Pasta King which is a combination of pasta that is being cooked in front of the student and then a tomato-based sauce that can be added to the pasta, which comes in a variety of flavours. Pasta bar range from £1 to £1.65

We also do freshly made paninis every day; these consist of a 10" roll that we fill with Ham and Cheese or BBQ Mixed Pepper, Cheese and Fresh Tomato and many other flavours. The price of a panini is £1.90

We also make cold baguettes, sandwiches and wraps fresh every day and have a large range of fillings that the children can purchase if they want to go on to lunchtime activities. Fast food prices range from £1.10 to £2, Wrap bar from £1.75 to £2.20, Jacket bar from £1.55 to £3

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