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22/01/21

Here are a couple of at home self care ideas to try this weekend https://t.co/XChD9ZWCTT

22/01/21

What an incredible week, at SJL we are reminded daily by how incredible you all are. “The greatest gift is the ability to forget - to forget the bad things and focus on the good” Joe Biden. Enjoy the weekend and please follow the rules https://t.co/L93Sfr9Bfa

22/01/21

Sixth Form: what makes a successful independent learner? Ms Ollerenshaw has produced an informative promotional video to help you in these important sixth form years https://t.co/8ys9KnGGsU Video can be found under the independent study section https://t.co/RX1Kh2rNx7

22/01/21

This week’s newsletter is out now... https://t.co/Fkg5XXIRMP https://t.co/9DTet5xpqQ

21/01/21

Today’s teaser answer: envelope Well done to everyone who guessed it https://t.co/bYckMAsWPK

21/01/21

The Library’s books of the week are Clean Getaway by Nic Stone and Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Watch an interview with Nic Stone on Clean Getaway https://t.co/GN0AIboRId Read the first 25 pages of Yann Martel’s Life of Pi here: https://t.co/jpgrWcswVF https://t.co/R9Rp9LEkIK

21/01/21

*edit What begins... https://t.co/DS7jkONJrA

21/01/21

Retweeted From SJL Geography

Great news for global climate change action- US is the 2nd largest emitter of greenhouse gases and has rejoined Paris Climate Accord. Update for mitigation strategies for GCSE and A-Level. https://t.co/MU6cNxG2Hk

21/01/21

Just for fun, can you answer the riddle? Thank you to the Admin Office for our first teaser. We will post the answer later today https://t.co/Kqj788hNNT

20/01/21

Year 9: online booking for Year 9 parents’ evening opens tomorrow Thursday, 21 January 2021 at 1pm. See letter’s home for parents’ guide to booking appointments https://t.co/ufgNeDuzpl https://t.co/kd6SxOjFkn

20/01/21

Careers News - STEM and Medical Sciences Virtual Work Experience Opportunities (Ages 12-18) https://t.co/29nSEomLV6

20/01/21

Address fault thinking, try to look for the positive if you are feeling stressed or worried https://t.co/BVTaI6RYFy

20/01/21

Retweeted From NewmanSRO

Looking forward to seeing lots of you at the event. If you have any questions about the world of university, applications, student finance, courses then please drop by our virtual booth and ask. We are here to help😃

20/01/21

Retweeted From SJL History

One for our A-Level students - although the current weather might not be pleasant, it's revealing some Parliamentarian forts from during the civil war! https://t.co/CP8aR13Ron

20/01/21

Did you know our D&T faculty are on Instagram, showcasing student work. This week there some delicious bakes, creative calligraphy and do we have designers of the future as Year 7 present their mobile phone holders? Head over to see more inspiring work https://t.co/GIPgxg2eBM https://t.co/xoZQTUrqCl

19/01/21

Calling Sixth Formers, online sessions looking at apprenticeships - Post 18 Options https://t.co/nuRMcLb6E0

19/01/21

Year 11 reminder: bookings for online parents’ evening appointments will close Wednesday, 20 January at 1pm https://t.co/2WKZjttRhr

18/01/21

Designed for students in Yrs 11-13 the UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair is on Wednesday 27th January 2021, taking place from 12:00 to 18:00 (GMT/UTC). For more information and to register for the online event, please visit https://t.co/Tgjd09lasH

18/01/21

Year 9 Options Information Evening presentations will be available from 4pm https://t.co/OMSV0IOp2T It is important for you and your child to gain as much information as possible before completing options choices, please review all subject presentations. https://t.co/7lLMVxU9lq

18/01/21

Retweeted From JustTalkHerts

Today is known as Blue Monday. We're here to help, with guidance, support and signposting to services around the county - find the help you need to get you through not just today, but 2021. https://t.co/hkduw3aHEq https://t.co/LPT2VMmbqR

18/01/21

Thought for the Week: Balance Technology is vital to remote learning, but remember to take scheduled breaks away from screens. https://t.co/2jBf8rjm6h

18/01/21

Dear All, we are having some technical issues this morning. Please bear with us if there are difficulties logging on to your Teams first thing - normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!

17/01/21

Have you seen the new Art Club for years 7 and 8? If not head over to Instagram now for more details... https://t.co/xxQj2RGyY1 https://t.co/fxRQqLjCnM

15/01/21

Year 9: parents' evening will be going ahead as a virtual event on Thursday, 4 February, with consultations taking place online. Full details will be coming out next week via EduLink. https://t.co/tqgVoJ8ehK

15/01/21

Head of English, Mr Herbert is championing the "Tell Me a Story" competition https://t.co/qxdEnjbaMX Entries should be submitted to you child's English teacher by Friday, 5 February https://t.co/ajhxAoNLSp

15/01/21

Many thanks to all our students for their unwavering dedication to remote learning. “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela. Enjoy the weekend and please follow the rules https://t.co/oY232RorMB

15/01/21

This week's newsletter is out now... https://t.co/xYvrww2AH7 https://t.co/B1m9cMAhcY

14/01/21

Retweeted From UCAS

If your application is ready to submit then there is no need to wait for the January 29 deadline. and get your application in early! https://t.co/dScvVYIgNM

14/01/21

We are loving seeing the students' artwork being submitted through Seesaw. Year 7 are drawing views from their homes as part of their remote learning. Wonderful creativity. See this Instagram photo by https://t.co/Deh8wso6pv

13/01/21

Be kind to yourself; think of mistakes as lessons https://t.co/YfAdpO50GW

13/01/21

Congratulations, Sophie! https://t.co/0mqw3LhfOF

13/01/21

Great work, India! https://t.co/K2Tf4Fr6Ec

13/01/21

Year 11, keep an eye on EduLink for application forms to Sixth Form. Coming out later today.

13/01/21

Something for Harpenden based keen photographers to have a go at during your daily exercise https://t.co/vifLwtX8F1

13/01/21

Applications are now open for Sixth Form! All the presentations from yesterday’s virtual open evening are now available on the school website including webinar from Head of Sixth Form, Ms Rickard https://t.co/ZYMtEFTxHZ Closing date for applications Friday, 5 February 2021 https://t.co/eE22P1KbuJ

12/01/21

Students have you seen the Weekly Fitness Challenge? Students check out SMHW for more details and do not forget to follow PE on their Instagram account for updates 💪 https://t.co/YWUTGeGzf9

12/01/21

Ahead of this evening's Sixth Form Open Evening webinar from Head of Sixth Form, Ms Rickard, we welcome students/parents to review the subject presentations which are now available on the school website https://t.co/jHnH18CLcJ https://t.co/sg9LpNEc7l

12/01/21

Today's virtual Post-16 Open Event, is also an opportunity to find out more information about local colleges and apprenticeships. Mrs Power, Head of Careers, has put together some information for those looking at all post-16 options https://t.co/1HJvtdXs0P https://t.co/iaCNPyzr9D

12/01/21

Year 11: online booking for Year 11 parents’ evening opens tomorrow Wednesday, 13 January 2021 at 1pm. See letter’s home for parents’ guide to booking appointments https://t.co/ufgNeDuzpl https://t.co/FvA6DRBzSJ

11/01/21

Retweeted From John McLaverty

A massive thank you to the always amazing school group at who fundraised for by selling Xmas cards and face masks. Here's their easy step tutorial to how to make a face mask. Give it a go! https://t.co/Er6NqC86yl

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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