Friday, 12th May 2017

Upper School Newsletter

Upper School News


Work Window

As part of an effort to bring greater insight into school life, Upper School parents may now view their child's online schoolwork via the Dwight Work Window. The login details were sent out via email this week.

The Work Window (pictured above) gives a view of documents stored in subject folders on their online drive. It represents a fraction of their schoolwork, as much is completed in exercise books and by other means, but it is an opportunity to give your child positive feedback for their achievements.

Lost Property

Once again we have rather a lot of lost property - too much to fit into our box in the Dwight cafe. Each half term we do lay it all out, and we return the named articles to the owners. However it is only a very small number of items which seem to have a name in them. Please do treat this as a reminder to name up articles of clothing, PE equipment etc.

If you wish to go through the items, all you need to do is to let the office know that you are here and we will allow you the pleasure of going through it all. We do not keep items for an indefinite period of time, so please do come in and check.


Year 6, M3 and M5 Options
Thank you to those of you who have sent in a return for option selections. This applies to those students who are going into M1, M4 and D1 next year. Please do try to get the returns sent in as soon as you can. We do not want to be in a position of placing students in courses that they do not wish to take, so the sooner we have your wishes, the better.

Internal Assessments:
Mr. Johnson has distributed a schedule for D1 internal assessments and last week we included the M4 and M5 schedule in the newsletter.

Here you can download the schedules for M1 to M3. Please note that these students will be in school, as usual, during these days, and the schedule shows which of their lessons will be used for the assessments.

D1 Theatre Arts Performance
On Monday 22nd May at 6.00pm the D1 Theatre students will be performing two short original plays which they have written, designed and directed on the subject of mental health. They would very pleased, if you came along to support them. Afterwards, they are very keen for you to participate in a question and answer session, so they can gauge the intended impact their show has had on the audience.

Please email for further information or to book a seat.


Arts Depot Concert
Tickets are now available for the Lower and Upper School Concert at the Arts Depot in June. Click here to book your seats!

Upcoming Trips

M2 Spanish Students' Trip

Friday, 19th May

This academic year our M2 Spanish students have been exchanging letters with students from a Spanish school. As the students from the Spanish School are visiting London next week, we are organising a trip for the M2 Students to meet their pen pals.

Students will spend the day together and will have the fantastic opportunity to speak in Spanish and better get to know their new friends.

Our students have been studying a unit on their immediate environments such their homes, boroughs and city. Therefore, we would like to culminate this unit with a cruise down the River Thames to admire the most important landmarks in London and share their views of London with their teachers and pen pals. This trip is also a reward for all their hard work and positive attitudes.


On the day, students will promptly leave school at 8.40am and will return at 4.00pm. We will head to central London using public transport and students will need to bring a packed lunch.

Sports News

M1-M3 Girls Football

Very well done to our girls football team, what a win! Dwight played against North Bridge House and won 2-1. Yael in M3 scored the two goals. In Miss Goddard's opinion there weren't any top players as we all played well, and she was very happy with our teamwork. Thank you to Miss Goddard for being a great coach!

Diploma Football

On the 27th April, Dwight played against Halcyon London International School and the final score was 0-0. The player of the match was Oli D1, great job excellent play throughout the game.

On the 3rd  of May, Dwight played against King Alfred School and unfortunately lost 3-2. It was a very close match for Dwight's D1 team to King Alfred's older D2 team. The player of the match was Petro D1, he scored Dwight's two goals. Also well done to Oli and Sandile in D1 for excellent sportsmanship. Thank you to Mr. Dacanay for being a great coach!


If your son or daughter is interested in playing volleyball or if they want to try something new bring them down to Powerleague in Finchley and join us for volleyball practices every Thursday! The turn out has been very good, but we encourage more people to come!

A quick reminder that Dwight's M4-5 girls football team is playing this Monday. Good luck Dwight! - Haya Adams M2

In memory of Julia Watson.

As many of you know earlier this year our good friend, teacher and colleague sadly lost her battle with Breast Cancer.
In her memory, I have decided to take on the mammoth challenge of climbing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, 24.5 miles in 12 hours. The reason for the challenge is to raise money for Breast Cancer Care who provide valuable help and support to women throughout the UK who have to face this battle. Without such help the journey can be a much longer and lonelier one. If you would like to donate you can do so by clicking here and I thank you in advance for your support. Ali Miley, Admissions Officer.

Dwight Parent Association News and Events

Dwight School London International Cookbook

Have you submitted a recipe yet?! The Parent Association is hoping for your support in making this an exciting fundraising cookbook for our school community and we want great recipes from our students, parents and staff members! The cookbook price will be £15 and available for pick up at the Summer Fair. All proceeds will go directly to Parent Association.

A few rules about the recipes you submit:

  • The recipe must be in metric measurements – Tablespoons and teaspoons are ok (here's a link to help convert if you need it).
  • All the ingredients must be easily sourced at a London supermarket.
  • It can be a recipe from an existing cookbook – all we ask is that you site the source


You can use the form here to submit the recipe for inclusion in the cookbook. 

Please fill out the boxes that are applicable and PLEASE proofread and double check your entry before you submit it, as it will be published as is. We encourage you to also submit a photograph – either of the dish or of your family or your child for inclusion in the cookbook, as this will make the cookbook great. You are also welcome to submit a few recipes as this will give us flexibility if we get many similar ones.

The final deadline for your submission is Monday, 15th May.  So don't delay!!!!

Many thanks,


Parent Association


May Out and About eventBrixton Market food and history walking tour

Date: Friday, 26th May
Meet: 9.00am West Finchley Tube station or 9.50am in Brixton (exact details will be given the week of)
Tour is from 10am-1pm
Cost: £20 + lunch costs

Join us for a 3 hour guided walking tour of the Brixton Market area. John, from Liquid History, will give us an overview of the history of the area and the eateries. Afterwards we will grab lunch.

Please let Michele – if you are interested in joining or for more information.

June Out and About event – A re-scheulded tour of Chislehurst Caves in Kent (due to Storm Doris cancelling the last!)
Chislehurst Caves is a 35 km long series of intersecting tunnels used for chalk and flint mining from the 13–19th centuries.

Date: Thursday, 29th June
Meet: West Finchley tube station 9.00am – or Charing Cross rail station ticketing area at 9.45am – We will take the 10:06 Southeastern Train from Charing Cross to Chislehurst (30 min ride)
We will plan to take the 11.00am caves tour.
Cost: £6 to enter the caves and approx £12 for train ticket

Please let Michele – if you are interested in joining or for more information.



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