Half Term Information:
Microsoft Teams will be deactivated from 4:30pm 22nd May 2020 until 9am 2nd June 2020.
It is hoped that this will give everyone a much needed break from their computer screens and enjoy the benefits of the recent good weather. Have a safe half term break and we will see you all again 9am 2nd June 2020.
Further to the recent government announcement; the school’s arrangements remain as in previous weeks until further notice. Stay Safe.
THE SEVAK TRUST GIVES THE HIGHEST PRIORITY TO SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN
Our view is that a high quality, sound education is the vital ingredient to improving young people’s life chances. It enables them to progress into adulthood with the skills and confidence that they need for success.
BANK HOLIDAY: FRIDAY 8th MAY 2020
MS Teams will be suspended on Friday 8th May in honour of the 75th VE Day anniversary, but as you may have worked out by now, Seva School doesn’t miss an opportunity to set a challenge. Our virtue of the half term is “Respect” so in line with this we are launching a Write a Poem: Life In Lockdown.
It can be inspired by the courageous acts of frontline workers; the phenomenal displays of compassion demonstrated by charity fundraisers and volunteers as well as the 75th VE Day anniversary marking the end of WW2.
The poetry would form an anthology to be read by generations to come at Seva and become part of our school’s history. A winner, chosen from each year group from Reception to year 11, will receive a certificate of recognition that will be emailed to their parent in the first instance. The winning entries will be displayed in school and shared in our school’s newsletter. To be included in the selection, full names of students and the class or form groups they are in must be included with the submission.
Please support your child by emailing their entry to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Friday 15th May.
The winners will be announced on Friday 5th June.
COVID-19: Arrangements at Seva School 24th April 2020
Covid-19: Arrangements at Seva School In Seva School’s effort to support the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, we joined schools across the country in partially closing our school to most of our children on Monday 23rd March until further notice. This was quickly followed up by measures to support pupils to continue their learning from home; to stay connected and to stay safe. We are proud to acknowledge that we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with all critical care workers in the UK and across the world at this time. In this endeavour we opened our doors to children of critical care workers and to children deemed vulnerable. To ensure the health and safety of all pupils and staff, consideration was taken to put the measures described in the paragraph below into action. We thank you for your support in these challenging times. Our school is open to children of critical care workers including those who work in the NHS, emergency services, food delivery services and military personnel. To see the full list and information in many languages including Panjabi follow the URL: gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance. Provision at Seva School is available where both parents are within these groups; where there is no alternative childcare provision available, or that they are a single parent. In situations where one parent is in these groups and one is not, it is expected that the non-critical care worker will care for their child/children at home. Consideration beyond this will be given on a case by case basis. Families of children who are within the vulnerable groups categories have been contacted individually. In the interests of health we are not permitted to receive parents in the school building and they must stand 2 metres away from the school gate at drop off and collection times. The school opening and closing times are as follows: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 08:30 to 16:15 and Wednesday and Friday 08:30 to 15:15. Seva School staff are working on a rota system to supervise children whilst on site. To support us in planning for the staff supervision rota we would be very grateful if parents of those that qualify email email@example.com at least 24 hours in advance of the booking to confirm their child’s place. In the interests of reducing risk of cross infection we are requesting that all children bring in a vegetarian packed lunch with a bottle of water. Children who are entitled to FSM have been issued with vouchers; if you have had difficulty activating these please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For security reasons, children are requested to wear school uniform, but with trainers. All of the above measures have been put in place to keep every child and staff member safe and healthy. This information on the availability of provision at Seva School is accurate at the point of publication and is subject to change in line with updated government and Local Authority guidance and arrangements.
Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh.
Seva school will deliver excellent educational development through a framework that supports the wellbeing of all. This will be underpinned by the principles and teachings of the Sikh faith. We will adopt and instil the SEVA core principles:
Our School will provide an inspiring and stimulating learning environment, while fostering harmony between spirituality and secularity. We will seek to achieve the best morally, socially and intellectually in an ethos promoting tolerance and mutual understanding.
‘The Truth is high; but higher still is truthful living.’ (Guru Nanak Dev Ji). On a daily basis we work to turn this vision into reality at Seva school. We do this by promoting Nam Japna or meditation on the Divine Name, which forms the core knowledge of our faith practice and 3D curriculum. This builds resilience in our students so that they can flourish as individuals by practising Kirat Karna or living honestly as part of the life of a householder. This meta knowledge is immensely powerful and students find that they can then better engage with the world around them. This is reflected in the commitment of our students to Vand ke Chhakna or sharing with others, which embeds broad humanistic values in their everyday life.
Lead on Faith
“I feel privileged to have the role of Head Boy at Seva School. I believe it has helped me to develop important qualities in life like never giving up, having confidence to try new things and serving others. Seva School is a place where I have been able to learn as a result of the calm atmosphere and good behaviour. Teachers support us to reach our full potential and prepare us for the next stage of our learning.”
“I am honoured to represent Seva School and its students as Head Girl. As a student leadership team, we strive to make a real difference to all our fellows through listening to their needs and taking their ideas to fruition. We work together to succeed and achieve our best.”