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23/02/19

Retweeted From Sue Archer

Thank you for giving up your half term for the ski trip , we do appreciate it . 🙌🙌

23/02/19

Retweeted From cate

Thank you for giving up your half term to spend it with the kids. Much appreciated- enjoy the weekend!

23/02/19

Ski Trip Update: No issues with the crossing and we are now on our way back to school. The time of arrival is earlier and will now be 9.30 at SJL. Please ensure the bus space is left free so the bus can easily park. See you soon.

23/02/19

Ski Trip update: We have caught an earlier ferry. This will mean that we should be back at SJL around 10.30. Once we arrive at Dover I will give another update

22/02/19

Retweeted From Becky Rose

Thank you for all the photos and updates. It looks like they’ve had a wonderful week. Thank you to everyone involved.

22/02/19

Retweeted From Jane Bains

Safe journey home and thank you teachers!! Been a quiet week at home.

22/02/19

Ski Trip Day 6: We have finished our dinner, and we are now on our way home. Probably the best skiing we have ever had.

22/02/19

Ski Trip Day 6: Last day on the slopes and another gorgeous hot day. Group 3 skiing top to bottom. https://t.co/su5T7xvrVM

21/02/19

Ski Trip Day 5: Another fantastic day on the slopes. Presentation night has happened this evening and now everyone is starting to pack 😭 https://t.co/acUM2RsegH

21/02/19

Retweeted From YCHertfordshire

Year 12 students are taking the Royal Society of Public Heath 'Young Health Champions' Course with - talking to their peers about drugs, alcohol, body image and healthy habits. Read full story here: https://t.co/KKURvT5RlW https://t.co/9NhihgWGZK

21/02/19

Ski Trip Day 5: You guessed it, conditions are still amazing. All groups are skiing over to Riederalp this morning. https://t.co/w1CrRbkdUp

20/02/19

Ski Trip Day 4: Visit to Leukerbad spa complete. 10 thermal baths was just the trick to rejuvenate the muscles ready for skiing tomorrow

20/02/19

Ski Trip Day 4: top group are going on the slalom. Conditions remain perfect https://t.co/kcg8ofE7EM

19/02/19

Ski Trip Day 3: Just in case I’ve not mentioned it before, conditions are amazing. Quiz and swimming completed this evening. https://t.co/GkBpef2ufy

19/02/19

Ski Trip day 3: Group 4 making their way to the top. Two birthdays on the trip so far, Jake and Sophie. https://t.co/vh8epETmA2

18/02/19

Retweeted From SJL History

ETA 10:40pm, Luton Airport. Please allow time for passport control and baggage pickup.

18/02/19

Retweeted From SJL History

Our final day in Berlin visiting the German Resistance Memorial Centre https://t.co/FSbDVsa8Eq

18/02/19

Ski Trip Day 2 on the slopes. Weather is still stunning and all groups are picking up tips. https://t.co/n2nJBIxqXh

18/02/19

Retweeted From SJL History

Guten Abend from the Reichstag! https://t.co/ku4GFkBW7S

17/02/19

Retweeted From SJL History

Some Cold War history today! Seeing the Berlin Wall and Check Point Charlie https://t.co/NFWw6pJuDj

17/02/19

Ski Trip day 1 on the slopes. All up and now off to ski and maybe a little sunbathe. Not a cloud in the ski https://t.co/Hmf5P6MIDf

16/02/19

Retweeted From SJL History

Our night visit to the Brandenburg Gate https://t.co/UaDIRfNFqD

16/02/19

Ski Trip: We have arrived in Fiesch. Off to sort out boots and skis. Stunning weather. https://t.co/6Ju5bKPnpT

16/02/19

Retweeted From SJL History

Good morning from the East side! https://t.co/3dPGvjhQLm

16/02/19

Ski Trip: Breakfast with a view. Only a few hours now and we’ll be in Fiesch https://t.co/n5VjZSkypw

15/02/19

Ski Trip 2019 made the 8.00pm ferry as planned and now waiting to disembark at Dunkirk. Time for the first film of the journey.

15/02/19

Retweeted From SJL History

A very reflective day in Berlin with year 10 and 11 https://t.co/gMRNhTa0uq

15/02/19

Photographic highlights from the Trust Music Festival can now be seen on the school website https://t.co/KRaUxU4BcW https://t.co/7RN3Arfi0Z

15/02/19

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

SJL students on a visit to St Albans council chambers delivering a letter today in support of the action over climate change on behalf of Ecoschools https://t.co/GPam3KP6su

15/02/19

February newscast is now available to view, with highlight's from this half-term https://t.co/O0YR9q6pOL https://t.co/jSekgKrz3m

15/02/19

This week's newsletter... https://t.co/uMcfQdmzgr https://t.co/dMltO2ANlZ

15/02/19

Last few tickets remaining for the Quiz Night. Don't miss out! Here's a Friday teaser for you... Who refers to February as little month? (Clue "y mis bach") . . is a fantastic children's charity, supporting terminally ill children. https://t.co/CBGJCWQ68X

14/02/19

Retweeted From SJLStonewall

Two of our Stonewall leaders hosting our LGBT+ Quiz. A fantastic turn out this year! https://t.co/AbD8feIAej

14/02/19

Half-term Trips: wishing our students on trips this half-term a memorable time. Skiing in Fiesch, Switzerland and historical sights to be seen in Berlin, Germany https://t.co/6kELA8EsSk

14/02/19

Retweeted From SJL History

Thank you to all forms and individual students who participated in the Postcard Project for HMD 2019 and to all students who read life stories and created a display for the HMD Youth Champions https://t.co/tJF6WFH3Oo

14/02/19

Thank you to everyone that supported this year's Gym and Dance Display. It was a theatrical affair with lyrical display and amazing circustry from students right across the school. Photo highlights https://t.co/DgpQFqHnAd https://t.co/wj3noWBrCc

13/02/19

Congratulations to all those performing in tonight’s Gym and Dance Display - what an amazing evening! You should all be very proud of yourselves!

13/02/19

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Senior XV Rugby Result County Trophy QF: SJL 31 - 0 Knights Templar 🏉 https://t.co/D5IhtNlrJ6

13/02/19

Retweeted From SJLmfl

Last day today - morning in school, meeting with the town mayor and then creating a photo album - https://t.co/GrOikTr8Fm

13/02/19

Let go of other people's expectations of you https://t.co/pn81uekWqI

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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