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Editorial 08/07/2022

Dear Parents and Carers, I write to you this week in regard to two very important matters: digital learning and mobile phones. Digital Learning As you are aware, the pandemic thrust Hasmonean along with many other schools into the brave new digital world. On our return to school we appointed digital leads at SLT and […]

UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge

Once again, Mr Munteanu has shared the amazing results for the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge 2021: 160 students took part in this challenge, and a phenomenal 56 students received certificates. Congratulations to all the students who found the motivation to participate under these stressful conditions. Ariella G, in Year 11 deserves a special mention. Not […]

Editorial 26/11/2020

Dear Parents, I am delighted to announce that, after a long wait, our Chromebooks have started to arrive. A global shortage of these devices meant that we had to source new suppliers for many of the devices. Had we not done so, we would have had to wait until February for most of them to […]

Editorial 12/11/2020

Dear Parents, This week has been an extremely sad one for the entire Jewish community. The news about the passing of both Rav Dovid Feinstein o’’h and Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks o’’h culminated in a collective outpouring of grief from the Jewish world. People have felt individually and profoundly affected: these were two shining examples […]

Editorial 29/10/2020

Dear Parents, The relentless nature of the bad news which surrounds us is like the autumn storms which seem to buffet us from all sides. It can be hard to keep cheerful in such circumstances and to show the resilience which we try to inculcate in our children. So this week I thought we should […]

Editorial 22/10/2020

Dear Parents, If every child in a class self-isolates, their live lessons can be delivered live relatively easily as was the case during lockdown. However, if some remain in school and others have to self-isolate at home – which is the more likely scenario – delivering live lessons to both groups simultaneously is more challenging. […]

Editorial 15/10/2020

Dear Parents, It has been a pleasure to welcome the students back to school after the break and to see them embracing the opportunity to learn in real classrooms. There is a real buzz in school and the students really want to be here. We have also managed to run an outstanding Year 7 Achdut […]

Erev Yom Kippur Event

Erev Yom Kippur, and once again the indefatigable Rabbi Bennett and the JS team swung into action with an inspirational event. Using the JS lesson time, Year 9 enjoyed a presentation from Rabbi Avrohom Zeidman of GIFT understanding how to say ‘sorry’ and mean it. Year 10 learned the tricks of easy fasting from Rabbi […]

Editorial 1/10/2020

Dear Parents, As soon as we finish reading the Torah on Simchas Torah, we immediately begin leining parshas Bereishis. And when we make a siyum, the minhag is to start the beginning of the next masechta at the very same celebration. What is behind this? The Torah begins with a ב and ends with a […]