Temple visit

Year 3 had a fantastic time learning about Sikhism. They visited a local temple and took a part in a workshop about the ten gurus of Sikhism. Huge thank you to parents who attended the trip!

 

Nursery and Reception

On Tuesday this week we took a trip to the Arts depot to see The tiger who came to Tea. The children had a fabulous time and have told many stories of their experience and excitement at seeing the huge tiger.

 

Morning Routines

We are grateful of your help with implementing the morning routine. First bell rings at 8.45am to start preparing to line up ready to be taken into class by class teachers. 8.50am second bell—please line up to be taken into class for registration. If you child has not been in line and taken into class by their teacher please can you bring them in via the office entrance where we will sign them in to the late book and escort your child to class. With parents taking children into class this disrupts the children’s routines and interrupts in valuable learning time.

 

Coffee Mornings

Coffee mornings have proved to be a great success but we would like to re schedule these to every other week—still on a Thursday 9am –9.30am this al-lows a little more time for reflection on ideas and discussions which will have taken place and also Ms Shah to help children in more morning sessions as learning mentor.

 

Knitted items sale

On Thursday 14th December there will be a knitted items sale in the playground before school. A percentage of profits will be donated to our school. A good opportunity for a Christmas present or just to warm you up.

 

Football News

We have some results to catch up with - the boy's team played away at St. Theresa's and won 2-1, then played Monkfrith on our home pitch, losing 1-8, so a mixed start to the league campaign. The girl's also played away at St. Theresa's, drawing 1-1, they hosted Churchill yesterday, losing 0-3. Thanks to Mr Smith and Ms Staff for organising and coaching our teams.


Netball News

We played our first game of the season last week, hosting Akiva, the reigning champions of Barnet. Akiva won the game 8-0, we are training hard for our next match.

 

Hot Lunches update

We have been trying our best to find a solution following the termination of the gas supply to our kitchen. The cost of installing the required extractor fans in a building with an asbestos roof is prohibitive. We are looking at using electric ovens and hobs, but the circuitry in the canteen does not support this and conversion is again, out of our budget. We have reached an agreement with our catering company - ISS who took over the running of the Borough's school catering service earlier in the year - whereby they will cook our meals at Tudor School and transport them here. We anticipate this service starting in January, however, we are hopeful that we will be able to provide a hot festive lunch, complete with crackers, on Wednesday 13th. It is likely that we will continue with this arrangement until our new kitchen is ready.


Be bright be seen Sale after school 3.30pm

On Monday 11th December our Junior Travel Ambassadors will be selling reflective pieces to adorn your jackets to help you be seen whilst travelling in the dark. Pieces will be between 50p and £3.00

 

 

Friends of Hollickwood

 

Happy Hedge Fund.

We did it! 55 backers £3,150 raised

For the Hollickwood Happy Hedge project - www.spacehive.com/happyhedge

What happens next?

This is only the beginning. As I’m writing this, the pledges are being collected via Paypal & Go-Cardless. Thank you so much to each of you who pledged and/or showed your support in other ways. If I don’t know you personally, please do not hesitate to come and say hello, whether on social media or in real life.

I will announce a proper action plan in January. Anyone who wishes to contribute in any way please contact me. It can be gardening, artistic, practical or advice. This was always meant to be a communi-ty project. We are only temporary keepers of Hollickwood. I’m very glad that I can support Linden’s legacy in the PTA, which includes something most London kids do not have access to - nature. Let’s restore our wild garden, make proper use of it this spring and create something magnificent on the hedge. Competition still open, by the way!

Please follow the updates at www.facebook.com/friendsofhollickwood where the winners of the raffle will be announced on this Sunday at 7pm. There will be more gardening, xmas celebrations & other community related stuff on there too so make sure you pop in every now and again to give us a like.

A special thank you to the following local businesses for their extraordinary support:

Sunshine Garden Centre

Sultan Decorators Ltd

Jim Stevenson (Carpenter)

Kay & Kompany

Finally thanks to all of those who gave little but from the heart. Each pledge will blossom in the wild garden this spring.

 

The Friends & Gardening Club will be running a fun Reindeer Challenge game for the children on the morning of Tuesday 19th December and would love volunteers to help marshal. No skills required, only smiles and Christmas spirit! Please let the office know if you are able to help.

 


Hugh Vivian

Headteacher 

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