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24/05/19

This week's newsletter will be available on school website... https://t.co/J6RGUIVGV5 https://t.co/HVIH6Jceu3

24/05/19

Revision tip: half term means a brief break from exams, don't forget to take short breaks during revision too - 15 minutes every hour will help you to take in more https://t.co/Nb3XFASc94

24/05/19

Year 6 Joiners: gentle reminder you can still purchase the Equipment Starter Packs via ParentPay. Closing date is Monday, 3 June 2019. https://t.co/vCjtZnK4w9

24/05/19

New Heads of School announced https://t.co/gw9QoBHUWe

24/05/19

The latest newscast is out now with highlights from the first half of this Summer Term https://t.co/Yy3BBFyBM6

23/05/19

Diary reminder: Half term 27-31 May 2019. Those taking exams, remember to make it count https://t.co/UGRZPS8MtA

23/05/19

Retweeted From HDAH

Big thanks go to the 6th form school, Harpenden who raised £419 for our charity. If you would like to make a donation you can textdonate £20, £15, £10, £5, £3 or £1 Eg to donate £15 text HDAH 15 to 70085. Cost: £15 plus a standard network rate message fee. https://t.co/AK8nnAzK5h

22/05/19

Well done to our Eco-school team on their Open Garden. https://t.co/MoiWcivxWk

22/05/19

Share your feelings. Ask for help. You are not alone https://t.co/QJ7A1BwgCA

22/05/19

Retweeted From SJL Geography

Geography themed cupcakes made by History’s Miss Bigden to celebrate the last week of half term! 🌏🏔 https://t.co/F2wfUVXZ4v

21/05/19

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

Our Geraniums are coming into flower in the garden thank you https://t.co/NUrRivbDhU

21/05/19

With underway, we have our own show garden open to parents for one day only. Don't forget to come along this afternoon 3.30-4.30pm, with various plants also for sale https://t.co/hkogZkamXe

21/05/19

Reminder: deadline for Y8 into Y9 D&T options are required to be submitted by tomorrow, Wednesday 22 May 2019. https://t.co/87lqeJqhOc

21/05/19

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

EYFS went on a trip to today to our ducks that we hatched in their forever home. https://t.co/jwZajoA4Tu

20/05/19

Ahead of this week's GCSE mathematics exams, here are some tips from https://t.co/rNbED5ATAN

20/05/19

Thought for the Week: How can we learn through our mistakes? https://t.co/aLYMu5qp94

18/05/19

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

Planting Olivia’s giant pumpkin plant, watch this space to see it grow https://t.co/r6L2NIyRE7

18/05/19

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

Lots of action in the garden even though it’s exam week, planting our geraniums from ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/dvkWUm8hEX

17/05/19

Retweeted From SJL 6th Form

Goodbye to our lovely Year 13 boys - we will miss you! https://t.co/LT6WHpPkmT

17/05/19

Retweeted From SJL History

Trip update for year 9 into 10: History Year 10 Berlin trip, 2020 only has a few places left! Deposits close Friday 24th May.

17/05/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Looking for an exciting new opportunity, or to take the next step in your career? Scholars' has a number of vacancies across the Trust including teaching and non teaching roles https://t.co/mvSMjOe9dW . . . https://t.co/ek3SCqtdOE

17/05/19

Today we bid farewell to our senior students as the Year 13 Leavers’ Ceremony gets underway https://t.co/Tuj6j9VnxT

17/05/19

This week's newsletter out now... https://t.co/MzX1fCQAfv https://t.co/5AVx5CObD7

17/05/19

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

2019 Sports Awards Evening: Monday 17th June at the Public Halls 6pm start. Invitations will be out next week.

16/05/19

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Art

M Lucas Y13 A Level Photography Exam. Having set up the exhibitions the Art Faculty test out 3-D aspect of the photos https://t.co/uzUr6KqOlw

16/05/19

Diary reminder: do not forget to come along to this evening's GCSE and A Level Art, Graphics, Photography & Textiles Exhibitions . Some truly outstanding pieces on display. Exhibition is open 5-8pm https://t.co/MbDsphgu6N

16/05/19

Letters Home: Year 8 Design & Technology Options - response required. Responses can be submitted online https://t.co/G3mqqoOvX3 See letter for further details https://t.co/pvsVFB8hEr https://t.co/koF3sGfbyw

16/05/19

Retweeted From SJL English

Calling all Year 7, Year 8, and Year 9 students interested in debating and public speaking! The English faculty is running a public speaking competition next half-term - there is a meeting on Tuesday 21st May at 1pm in M4 if you are interested and would like more information! https://t.co/CVlKgf4r2z

15/05/19

Diary reminder: Year 13 Leavers' Ceremony, parents please be seated by 10.50am for prompt start at 11am. Refreshments available following ceremony https://t.co/gyWhdGNudd

15/05/19

Stress and anxiety are normal emotional responses. And like all emotions they will pass https://t.co/NmynxEdsAN

15/05/19

Retweeted From HertsAdSchool

⭐️We are looking for your star pupils⭐️- Help us to celebrate your star pupils in this year's awards by nominating them today into the Pupil of the Year Award ➡️ https://t.co/eRXuFKer5N https://t.co/NzYwAFEaYA

15/05/19

Vacancy alert: do you have excellent production skills? Looking to join a Media Faculty with excellent facilities including film studio and a suite of Macs? SJL seeking Media Teacher for maternity cover https://t.co/lZp2UJMFpb . . . https://t.co/5FCZIwZus4

14/05/19

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Great come back in 2nd innings for Yr 10 girls tounders team today. Beat RPS by half a rounder. Good start to the season. Well done all. https://t.co/SB5peYsc2S

14/05/19

Revision tip: stay hydrated! Do not forget to take a break to have a drink during revision sessions https://t.co/J0awrTShCM

13/05/19

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

Please come and join us - tomato, butternut squash and pumpkin plants for sale https://t.co/UtjFcvSX6X

13/05/19

Latest vacancy: looking for an opportunity to join a vibrant and key part of the school community? SJL are seeking a Librarian to oversee its wonderful School Library https://t.co/nTBVIJqfqR . . . https://t.co/6sofYr68cV

13/05/19

Thought for the Week: Creativity https://t.co/4EfHmyuU07

10/05/19

As our Year 11 students begin their study leave, here are some tips for independent revision as suggested by SJL students https://t.co/zFTMfbQAv4

10/05/19

This week's newsletter is out now... https://t.co/vYmgqqj7Ze https://t.co/LSMGriFR9A

10/05/19

Today's Year 11 Leavers' Ceremony was one of immense pride, as students leave to begin their study leave in this important GCSE year. All the very best to you all and do yourselves proud https://t.co/G1hMYoA74u

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 £2.40, 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.

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 can range from £1.55 to £1.65.

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.

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