North West London Jewish Day School

Latest News :
  • The Impact of War-time Rations

    date posted: 21/10/2014

    Year 6 are learning about the impact of rationing during WWII and tried to understand what people were experiencing and feeling at the time.

    A ration card was displayed and the exact amount of butter ration measured out and consideration given to how much butter would be needed for a birthday cake.

    The lesson developed empathy, understanding and a great discussion led to an amazing story from our teacher. She told us about the War-time wedding of her Grandparents who received a very special wedding gift: 6 oranges!

    #educating-for-empathy

  • Have you heard about Harriet Tubman?

    date posted: 21/10/2014

    Have you ever heard about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railway?

    Year 5 are finding out right now in their lessons during Black History Week at NWLJDS!

    #history-has-the-power-to-inspire

  • Super Stars at our School

    date posted: 20/10/2014

    This year we have introduced 'Star' status which is awarded for consistent overall brilliance in lessons including behaviour, attitude and performance. This status outranks our existing 'Green' status and is a special and significant award.

    All the children who have received 'Star' status this year received a praise postcard delivered by mail to their homes but 5 children were awarded 'Super Star' status in assembly today for the most 'Star' status awards this year. They received special wristbands and are well on their way towards the prize with Miss Caplan.

    The NWLJDS Super-Stars are: Leah P; Dylan; Aaron D; Leah W and Ilan

    Well done! You have brought pride, joy and honour upon yourselves and your families and your school. 

    :)

  • African Drumming at NWLJDS

    date posted: 20/10/2014
    Black History learning is celebrated at NWLJDS with the beat of African Drumming workshops. Every class is having a turn to work together to create wonderful rhythms and beats. The workshops enhance the themed learning with each class focussing upon a great figure in Black history. Year 6 are learning about Jesse Owen who overcame huge adversity to triumph in the face of racism and severe intimidation. He is an inspiration for our Year 6 class who face their Sats, entrance exams and transition to secondary school - We look forward to them being their very best and succeeding!
  • Debating Club increases speaking and listening skills.

    date posted: 07/10/2014

    Debating Club began only four weeks ago but is already buzzing with excitement!

    The children are mastering skills such as voice projection, making eye contact, using hand gestures & even speaking without notes!

    The debates stir up opinions and some of the ideas we've heard have been original and very persuasive.

    This week the motion was, "This House Believes People Should Be Vegetarian By Law."

    Who do you think won the argument?

  • Our Teachers' favourite Poems Assembly

    date posted: 30/09/2014

    Poetry came to life as 4 teachers read from their favourite poems and the Year 4 class performed in our topical weekly assembly.

    Mrs Dorman read the 'Tale of Custard the Dragon' by Ogden Nash and explained how she remembered this poem so vividly from her school days.

    Rabbi Kerbel read from the 'If'' poem by Rudyard Kipling and explained how it had been his late Grandfather's favourite poem and his Grandfather had actively lived by the wisdom in the poem.

    Mrs Finkel read passionately and dramatically to great applause from the 'King's Breakfast' by A.A. Milne

    Miss Cohen then read from a poem that had been her favourite from when she was just a child; 'Now I am Six' by A.A. Milne

    The assembly was completed by Year 4 standing up and performing the 'Ning Nang Nong Song' by Spike Milligan.

    Mrs Dorman then launched a school-wide poetry competition and we look forward to reading the results .A huge thank you to Mrs Dorman, our literacy coordinator at NWLJDS, for elevating poetry to the frontline!

     

     

  • Pond Dipping at NWLJDS

    date posted: 30/09/2014

    All the NWLJDS children got out of the classroom recently to engage in an exciting programme of Pond dipping. Worksheets were produced with illustrations and labels and children set off on a quest to find these creatures in their natural habitat deep in our very own environmental area.

    Children rolled up their sleeves and stroked toads and snakes among other woodland creatures.

    This was followed up by an inset for teachers on outdoor learning and every week the children put on their wellies and enjoy a woodland club.

    At NWLJDS the learning is happening way beyond the classroom!

     

     

     

     

  • Shana Tova - Happy Birthday to the World.

    date posted: 28/09/2014

    At NWLJDS we wish the world a Shana Tova which is the Jewish way of celebrating and saying Happy Birthday to the World and wishing all of Planet Earth, A very good year ahead full of blessing, happiness and success. This is the official New Year in the Jewish calendar.

    As Headteacher, my birthday wish for the world is that everybody gets really good at using words spoken respectfully to do their very best to sort out problems and that Peace is therefore increased in the world.

    What is your birthday wish for the world?  

  • Eid assembly

    date posted: 28/09/2014

    Last Tuesday we were honoured by the visit of Jumana Moon, our Muslim speaker, to our topical Tuesday assembly. Jumana spoke about the festival of Eid ul-Adha and showed her Prayer mat and answered questions from the children. The questions ranged from: "How many Muslims are there in the world?" to: "How big is the Kaaba?"

    The Headteacher opened the assembly by explaining that at our school we are all very aware of our identities as Jewish British citizens but we know that first and foremost we are human beings and all children of G-d and therefore it is important for us to respect and listen to people with other religious and cultural identities such as our guest of honour who represents the Muslim faith.

    The children listened with respect and attention and we look forward to future assemblies already planned with guest speakers representing Hindu and Catholic faith..

  • Our 'IMPORTANCE OF THE QUESTION' assembly

    date posted: 16/09/2014

    In our special topical Tuesday assembly we used our thinking fingers to massage our skulls and get thinking! The statement to consider was : Questions are more important than Answers."

    We got some tremendous interpretations from the children in the assembly. Samzi said that questions keep the learning going but answers close the learning! Carlo said that questions are the way to get to answers and Dylan said that without questions answers mean nothing!

    I invited the children to discuss this at home because sometimes there are no right or wrong answers; only our own personal meanings that we need to think about in order to discover them!

    At NWLJDS we like to work at being a thinking school!

     

  • One whole week gone by!

    date posted: 12/09/2014
    Time flies when you are having fun and the last act of the day is to update our website and say Shabat Shalom Yeladim and Horeem and Moreem and Hanhala which is basically the NWLJDS family. It's been great to have our new hall - thank you to the fundraising team for getting this for us and well done children for getting into school, sitting down and learning so well (YOUR PB for the moment - aim to beat it every day!)  and for being kind to each other - remember our magnificent middot - you need 13 (a full house!) to get to Pizaza in July 2015 with the Headteacher :)
  • Table Tennis crazy!!!

    date posted: 12/09/2014

    Thank you to the Bolchover family and the PTA who have donated table tennis tables to our playground. These tables are smoking hot from constant use at breaktime. Year 6 children are now bringing in their own bats and it wont be long before we are asking the PTA for another table

    If you visit , you may hear the sounds of ping and pong!

  • Have you met our Chinchilla?

    date posted: 11/09/2014

    A troop of African snails joined our NWLJDS menagerie this week. The snails brought unhatched eggs with them so the NWLJDS family will be expanding soon. Rosie, the chinchilla returned from her summer holiday and was very happy to return to her lessons in Year 3. our gerbil is still looking after the nursery children and if you pop in to visit us, you will see our very own aquarium which is home to Spotty the fish 'monster' and Giggle and Wriggle the Pakistani Loaches and a family of mollies and guppies who swim too fast to be named!

    We love all of G-d's creatures :)

  • School's back

    date posted: 10/09/2014
    Welcome back to all our wonderful pupils and Staff and Parents and Governors and Trustees. School is back in session with our gorgeous new refurbished hall and the exciting new Every Child Matters Learning Zone. This year we have a school counsellor joining our staff and I am so impressed by the kindness and caring already displayed at School. We are aiming to be brilliant and kind this year. We aim to give a positive answer to our Chair of Governor's favourite question: "Are we ambitious enough?"
  • Holiday Reading

    date posted: 07/08/2014

    Whatever you do - KEEP READING! use the holidays to read and grow in your knowledge and be kind to your parents! Our Headteacher recommends 'Wonder' by R. J. Palacio. It's a beautiful and inspiring read for upper KS2 children reminding us all that 'Every Child Matters' and what we do does make a difference!

  • Siyumim and Prize-day

    date posted: 24/07/2014
    All around the school, siyumim took place as children celebrated a fine year of learning. This year it was immediately evident how child-centred the learning is as children used props and actions to explain the verses they were chosen to present. They read with confidence and fluency in Hebrew and translated with ease and clarity. Huge credit must be given to the Kodesh teachers who have risen to the challenge of putting learning before teaching and focussing on the progress of each child. Teaching is stimulating and engages the senses as opposed to a teacher standing at the front and lecturing. Kodesh assessment is now being used and reported to Parents in Chumash and Hebrew reading. The siyumim culminated with the Year 6 graduation with pupils bedecked in mortar-board and gown and bringing joy and nachat to their parents. The Golden book prize was won by Ela T; the Derech Eretz prize by Yona T and the Middot prize by Rafi O. The Mr Wulwik academic prize for excellence was won by Abigail F who excelled in both Kodesh and Secular studies. Guests of honour at the school Prize Giving ceremony were Mr Herman Martyn and Mrs Miriam Martyn whose association with the school goes back some 40 years!
  • Sports Days

    date posted: 24/07/2014

    The best NWLJDS sportsdays in recent times, took place at Malorees playing fields with the help of JFS students. The 2 sportsdays were organised by Mrs Stone, who highlighted the focus of the sportsdays as 'PB' - personal best! Every child was encouraged to participate and set their personal best and aim to improve upon it next time. PB is going to be a big part of our school vision next academic year. Well done to Miss Caplan and Mr Kahn who were named as Staff members excelling at having a go on the day!

    North West - Be Your Best!!!!!!

  • AGPM - Annual Governor Parent Meeting

    date posted: 22/07/2014
    Thank you to Justine Berger for chairing our AGPM. our gifted pupil musicians performed including Abi F and Rafi L who demonstrated their prowess. The Student choir performed including solos from pupils. Presentations were made from the Chair of Governor and Headteacher who spoke about their vision for the school and how to move forward: 'Ambition' and PBBF (Pupil Progress meetings; Behaviour leadership; book scrutinies and Feedback Fridays [marking]). The meeting focussed on the conversion to academy as a strategy to accomplish the aspirations of the school community - ECM (Every Child Matters) in that every child should excel! The PTA chair summed up a year of huge activity and contribution to the school and were thanked by the Headteacher. Fish and chips were served and we had the best turn-out ever!
  • NWLJDS Year 6 shine on the night!

    date posted: 22/07/2014

    The Year 6 play took place in the presence of Parents, Staff and Governors. It was a spectacular evening of music , performance and nachat! The feedback from the evening is that the level of professionalism was simply superb. Huge credit goes to Miss Caplan, the director and Dr Lazarus, the musical director. We are so proud of our Year 6 children - You are all shining stars of the future and we believe in you - Each and Everyone of You! Go out into the world and keep improving on your PB's.

  • NWLJDS achieve at the Etgar challenge 2014

    date posted: 11/07/2014
    A massive Yeshar Koach to the three NWLJDS Year 5 teams at the national UK Etgar challenge (established by two NWLJDS Parents) who all placed in the top 10 with one of our teams coming second overall! Mr Kramar deserves huge praise for his focussed approach to preparations for the quiz and for inspiring and enthusing the children. By all accounts, the quiz was superbly organised and our thanks go to the Etgar administration. Lehitraot next year :)
  • Football Internationals visit NWLJDS

    date posted: 01/07/2014

    Israeli international football stars from Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel champions) visited NWLJDS. Dor Micha and Reef Peretz spoke passionately about their love for Israel and the pride they feel when they play for their country. They also spoke about the importance of doing well at school - especially in Ivrit! They played an exhibition match cheered on by hordes of excited NWLJDS children and Staff. We are now all Maccabi Tel Aviv fans! Thank you Dor and Reef for bringing Ivrit and Israel to us! Thank you to Mr Yamini for organising the visit. 

  • We are Writers at NWLJDS

    date posted: 26/06/2014
    Our very own publication encompassing writing from every pupil at NWLJDS is almost ready for distribution! It costs £5.99 and the cover was designed by the very talented Sacha G of NWLJDS. Every parent will get an order form and we hope you all get your copy because WE ARE WRITERS AT NWLJDS! We love writing and Rabbi Kerbel usually gives Golden Book bonus for writing.
  • NWLJDS @ the Maccabi GB fun Run

    date posted: 22/06/2014

    So many North West families took part in the Maccabi GB fun run today! Mrs Stone, our PE coordinator, put her money where her mouth is by drumming up huge support (which showed in the excellent turn-out) and then leading the way with an excellent 5k run. Mrs Taub also ran the 5k and Mrs Bendell and Rabbi Kerbel ran the 10k with Mrs Behrman and Mrs Finkel power-walking the 1k. There might have been more Staff so apologies if you were missed off this list. Let us know you were there!So many families ran, walked, pushed buggies and had a great time.

    We are pleased to announce that due to all the support, we will have swimming for all at NW next academic year and we will continue with the Maccabi GB expert coaches!

    Come on North West!

    We are going to become a fitter school!

  • Our School Governor receives MBE

    date posted: 18/06/2014

    Mr Herman Martyn, our beloved Governor of over 40 years of service, has received an MBE in the Queen's birthday list.

    Mr Martyn was commended for his services to education over many years and all of us at NWLJDS have been blessed to experience it firsthand!

    His current areas of endeavour include ICT and PE. Look out for development, improvement and strengthening in those areas as Mr Martyn is relentless in his drive to provide the best education for our children.

    Wishing Herman many years of health and happiness and blessing.

    Yeshar Koach!!!!

  • Yr 6 return from the Residential

    date posted: 12/06/2014

    Yr 6 returned exhausted and happy from the annual residential trip. They enjoyed extreme sports; theme parks and a tutorial from Rabbi Broder 'King of the BBQ' on how to successfully barbeque. Many thanks to our wonderful accompanying staff who literally sacrificed their sleep to ensure that the children had the best time: Rabbi Broder, Miss Caplan, Mr Moss, Vivian, Rabbi Wilk and Miss Godsi.

  • Semi-Final debut success for NW girls

    date posted: 11/06/2014

    Thank you to Mrs Stone for organising a girls football team at NW and for entering them in the Maccabi interschool tournament. Mrs Taub went with to help Mrs Stone manage the team and the NW year 4 and 5 girls team reached the semi-finals!!!! Well done! Now the boys have some catching up to do.

    Look out for NW chess success in the Brent league. News to follow :)

  • Training

    date posted: 11/06/2014

    Hi NWLJDS Community

    It's the Headteacher here getting his website training! I hope to update you more regularly. A huge thank you to Arielle Scemama for getting us this lovely, shiny, happy new website :)

  • Welcome to our new website!

    date posted: 22/05/2014

    We are delighted to be launching a brand new website. Do not hesitate to send your feedback and ideas to website@nwljds.org.uk

  • Join our NWLJDS Twitter Community!

    date posted: 27/02/2014

    Most parents will probably be au-fait with the world of social media – but as technology takes some of us into unchartered territory – we are determined not to be left behind! Twitter is an incredible platform for connecting with the world which we are embracing fully. Exploring technology, but remaining firmly bound to the importance of our privacy and security, NWLJDS is officially Tweeting! 

    The security settings are very high, so request permission to follow @nwljds180  Only members of the NW community will be given permission to see the tweets.

    Read our latest Tweets here!

  • Events

    date posted: 05/02/2014

    Our wonderful PTA has astounded in recent years with incredible fundraising events including coffee mornings and our beloved summer and winter fun-days. Please contact Justine (nwljds@hotmail.com) if you would like to join the events committee, and read here for a report on all school events and for news on what’s coming up!

  • Dreaming big and working hard

    date posted: 05/02/2014
    We strive to expose the children to the beauty of their world and their country, and to the fascinating and inspirational people who make a difference in it. This is the reason we have brought fascinating speakers into the school in the past including Mike Brace who has overcome seemingly insurmountable feats despite being blind, and Martyn Bernard, formerly Britain's number one high-jumper, who spoke to the children about the importance of dreaming big and working hard! We will continue to bring awe-inspiring speakers into the school to motivate and excite the children. Check this page for updates on who will be speaking and when.
  • In this fast-paced, ever-changing world

    date posted: 05/02/2014
    In this fast-paced, ever-changing world, nothing stands still. As society and technology move forward, so do our children’s needs and skills. At North West we strive to be as dynamic as the world around us, and to ensure that the children learn to embrace progress, adapt to technological advances, and absorb and interact with current social developments, whilst remaining true to the values of the school and of our community.
  • Chief Rabbi Mirvis becomes NWLJDS Patron

    date posted: 31/01/2014

    Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has agreed to become a Patron of the School.  We are delighted and privileged to be honoured in this way. The Chief Rabbi will be visiting the School once a convenient date has been fixed.

Welcome to our school. North West London Jewish Day School is a British Jewish Modern Orthodox, Zionist school with a strong Jewish and British identity committed to British values of Democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. Our School has a warm, welcoming family atmosphere with a palpable quality of ambition for all our pupils and an aspiration to make the world a better place for all through education.

Admin Photoslider