Class meetings for parents and carers

There was a change in the Year 4 parents’ meeting. It will now take place on Thursday 27th September. All other meeting dates will remain unchanged. Meetings will be at 9.00am and repeated at 5.00pm so that as many of you as possible can attend. Look forward to seeing you there! 

 

School Meals

As we announced in July, the price per meal is being increased to £2.34 and we would like to remind you the all School Meals must be booked on school money a minimum of 1 week in advance.
Parent Governor Election There is currently one vacancy for a Parent Governor on the Governing Body for which an election is now being held. If you wish to seek nomination as an elected Parent Governor, please collect a nomination form from the School Office. This form should be completed, with the accompanying personal statement of no more than 150 words, and returned to the Headteacher no later than FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2018.
Secondary Transfer – Year 6 only To assist parents with filling their online applications, there will be an opportunity for all parents/carers to come to school to do so. We will confirm the date in due course. Watch this space.

Safeguarding

We still have a number of parents entering or leaving premises via school buildings. To make sure all children stay safe we strongly encourage parents to only use side entrances for drop-offs and pick-ups. Please take your children into the playground to line up and join the class that way. Only use the main entrance if you are late to drop off (after 9am) or need to speak to the office. Always report to the office staff and sign in. This procedure will help us identify any unwelcome visitors.

Easy Fund Raising

Do you shop online? Did you know that each time you shop; you could be helping to raise money for the school? It’s a really easy way to raise money for us – you just use the easy fundraising site to shop online with more than 3,300 well-known online stores like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S and when you make a purchase, the retailer sends us a free donation, at no extra cost to you.

Just click the link below instead of going straight to your chosen online store, and click on the supplier link to continue shopping normally. (Many leading online retailers like Amazon, M&S, Next, Lego, John Lewis, Just Eat, etc. support easy fundraising.) The supplier then makes their donation direct to the Friends of Hollickwood. It’s as easy as that! (Also if you are a UK taxpayer please say yes to Gift Aid when registering. This automatically produces an extra 25% for the school - paid by the taxman!) We want to raise as much as possible, so please visit our new easy fundraising page at

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/fohollickwood/ and click 'Support this cause'.

 
 

Friends of Hollickwood

 

Welcome back. The PTA is going to hold its first meeting on Friday the 21st of September at 7 at the school. Please do come along. We need your ideas, help, and enthusiasm! We all belong in this school, in this community, in this neighbourhood and we can all help to make it even better.

 

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Hugh Vivian

Headteacher

 

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Welcome back to school after what I hope was a good break. I'm really looking forward to this school year as I'm sure it's going to be a fantastic one in which our school will continue to grow and thrive.

Our staff is relatively stable, which is a real plus. Recruiting teachers is becoming increasingly difficult and many schools are facing real difficulties with this. We were very sad to see Emma Wilkinson leave us right at the end of last term and this has left us shorthanded in the office, thank you for your

We have come to the final week of the school year. What a great year it has been, we have seen many wonderful performances, been on school trips, overnight stays and many workshops within the school. We have achieved excellent performance results in phonics, KS1 and KS2 SATs results. Received a number of awards for Healthy eating, Travel plans our latest award is Bronze in School Games. As a school we should all be extremely proud of ourselves for everyone’s success and dedication.

 

E—Safety Newsletter Summer

This Week Early years, KS1 and KS2 (but not year 6 yet) have taken part in their sports and fun day. Thank you to Miss Staff for organising the events and to all you who took part. We hear the parents are just as competitive as the children. We hope you all enjoyed it as much as the children did. Year 6 get their opportunity next Wednesday at 1.15pm

Reception and Year 1 took part in an oral health workshop this week. We hope they came home showing you the correct way to brush your teeth.

 

Hudnall Park—Year 4

 

 

What a great week we have had, firstly children from Years 3,4,5 and 6 took part in a Science fair hosted by APS. Our fantastic scientists made Hollickwood very proud on Tuesday.

Not only have they designed amazing projects for the Science Fair but they were also confident to talk about their enquires and findings in front of the judges and teachers from six schools!

The day was filled with presentations of projects and practical investigations. The children made their own torches in a school lab. They

 

Year 3 - trip on the Emirates Cable cars in Greenwich

Last Friday Year 3 experienced a Thames river crossing using the Emirates Cable car. They crossed the river Thames between Greenwich peninsula and the royal docks. They made the most of the beautiful weather and had fun in the nearby park.

 

Reception class café

The class café raised £66.66p last week thank you to all of you for helping to raise this. All money raised from class café’s goes towards, trips and resources for each year group.

 

 

Our choir took part in the Barnet singing Festival this week at The Arts depot. They performed in front of hundreds. Despite being the smallest group we feel they made the biggest impact. A lovely evening for all involved. ( parents of the choir, we have given your child a letter to bring home if you wish to buy the DVD)

 

Brake kids Walk

On Wednesday 20th June we will be taking part in the Brake’s Kids Walk! The whole school will be walking 1 km, putting their best feet forward to promote road safety and

 

This week Years 3,4 and 5 took part in Aspire London Youth Choir’s Big sing at the Watford Colosseum. They all did amazingly well and we hope the parents that came to see the performance enjoyed it.

Year 6 have gone off to enjoy this week in the Isle of Wight. From the updates we have been receiving they are having a fabulous time and the sun is shining for them–
We will share some of their adventures next week.

 

Job opportunity

Our cleaning company are currently recruiting for cleaning staff. If you are

 

This week our children have taken part in many football tournaments. Years 1,2, 3 and a rounders tournament for year 4. Well done to all the children who took part and thank you to the parents and adults in making the effort to get your children to the destinations on time.

A huge well done to the girls from years 2 and 3 who came runners up in the final they put in a huge effort and did themselves and the school very proud.

 

Friends of Hollickwood

The Gardening club have been very busy again

 

Well done to Year 6 students this week for taking their SATS they have coped amazingly well and kept in good spirits throughout.

They have enjoyed a well earned trip to the park today and a party this afternoon.

 

Science fair 26th June

KS2 children can take part in this years Science Fair run by Alexandra Park School. The project can be an experiment to answer a question, a problem and solution or a research project. Based on an area of Science that interests your child.

Entries must be in by MONDAY 18TH

 

This week we have welcome Ms Constantinou back from maternity leave. Everyone has been exciting about catching up with her.

Last week our wonderful Year 5 JTA's organised a Road safety poster design competition. We had some wonderful entries which we showed you last week , The JTA’s presented an assembly to thank you all for your entries. The entries were bright, engaging and informative posters. Well done.

NSPCC

We have had a visit from the NSPCC– De Feet Bullying and Speak out. Stay safe. There were