‘Be Bright Be Seen’

The Junior Travel Ambassadors first fundraiser has been a huge success with us raising over £80 towards the new helmet storage for the bike shed.

Please remember this message as you enjoy yourself this half term. Keep yourself safe by being bright and being seen.

Congratulations to Oscar, Joe and Nam on winning the brightness awards as voted for by the JTAs. If you would like to buy any reflective items please see Miss O’Brian after half term.


Walk to School Month

Thank you to all the children who walked to school this month. The class that walked to school the most in October was Reception and has won a prize after half term.


Knitting & Crochet Club

Miss Defoe will be running the Knitting & Crochet Club, all year groups are welcome. We will be starting on Tuesday 1st November at 3:30-4:30 and our activities will be creative, educational and fun. The cost will be £35 for 7 sessions, all equipment and yarn is provided. Contact Miss Defoe on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0789 789 6967.


Harvest Festival

Thank you all so much for your do-nations of food, it will all go to the Muswell Hill Food Bank.


Hugh Vivian



Friends of Hollickwood

Fireworks Night

We are all looking forward to Fireworks Night on Wednesday 2nd November. We will open from 5.30 pm, with the display at 6.45 pm. Please come along to see the fantastic fireworks and enjoy hot food and outdoor games as well as face painting – and the ever popular glow in the dark toys...

Tickets are now available in advance from the office at £5 for adults and £2 for children. You can also pay on the night at the gate. We look forward to seeing you there!

We are still looking for volunteers to help us out on the night. We will be setting up from 3:20 pm. If you have some time to spare before or during the event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give your name and details at the school office.


New Class Representatives 2016/2017

At our recent AGM, the following volunteered to be class reps this year:

Nursery – Stephanie Cash & Anna Dalla
Reception – Lucy Drane & Cristina Palmer Romero
Year 1 – Jude Cass
Year 2 – Jenny Jeckyl & Anna Casey
Year 3 – Kelly Bowden
Year 4 – Cynthia Mason & Sam Breedon
Year 5 – Liga Kitchen
Year 6 – Sarah Stevenson & Claire Ferguson

The class reps coordinate the class ca-fés and liaise with class teachers and parents, encouraging involvement in Friends events. A big thank you to all those who have volunteered to help their class. 


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Art Week

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our amazing gallery last Fri-day. It was a huge success and we made lots of money for the Art Fund.


Living History Workshop

On Tuesday Year 2, 3, 4 , 5 and 6 en-joyed a very interactive workshop about the life of ‘Mary Seacole’. Thank you for the donations received please keep bringing in the £2. Thank you.


Junior Travel Ambassadors

Congratulations to Ella, Tilia and Ja-mie (Year 4) Mooi, Mila and Matthew (Year 5 ) on their new role as Junior Travel


Art Week

Art week has been a huge success! All across the school beautiful self portraits have been created using a range of styles and techniques.

The Art club sessions on Tuesday and Thursday were fantastic and fun. All the children who attended created amazing bags, frames and jewellery. I look forward to seeing all the items around the school in the future.


Coffee Morning for Parents who would like to learn English.

We are inviting parents to come to a coffee morning to learn more about the English


Art Week

Next week is Art Week and all classes will be creating their own self portraits in a range of styles.

There will be a gallery on Friday afternoon between 3.30pm and 4pm to view your children’s artwork. There will be an opportunity for you to purchase the art work for a small donation. All funds go to the individual class Art budget.

On Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th October workshops will be running after school in the Year 1 classroom . Please ensure you collect your child promptly at 4.30pm.



Parent/Carer Meetings

Thank you to all parents/carers who came to the meetings this week. It is great to have your continued support.


No Nuts

We would like to remind you that our school is a nut free school and children must not bring any food containing nuts to school.


Lost Marrow

We were so pleased to have grown a huge marrow over the Summer holidays for a gardening competition. Reception went to have a look at the marrow and discovered it had disappeared—if you know the whereabouts of the marrow


Parent/Carer Meetings

Thank you to all parents/carers who came to the meetings this week. It is great to have your continued support.


Reading Eggs

Any children attending reading eggs should wait in the playground until 8:30am when they will be collected by a member of staff.


Jeans for Genes

Friday 23rd September will be a non-school uniform day. Wear jeans and donate £1 to help change lives of children affected with a genetic disorder.


Music Lessons

Violin lessons take place on Monday



At the start of every academic year we ask each child's parent/carer to update their details, sign permission slips and read through our behaviour policy. This year, to keep the use of paper to the minimum, we created a google form with all the information needed. All parents/carers will receive an email, with the forms attached, today . The forms can also be found on the Hollickwood website.

Please complete the forms this weekend so we can update our records accordingly. Thank you for your



A big thank you to Cornelius, Louis ‘ dad Year 5, for the fantastic mural in the playground. Cornelius has spent many an hour painting and has had lots of requests from the children for additions to the mural eg Sharks! We would also like to thank the ‘Friends of Hollickwood ‘ for organising the amazing hand print mural below.


Piano Concert

Well done to all the children who played at the piano concert on Tuesday.


Drumming Concert

Thank you to all the children who played at the drumming concert


End of Year Reports

Reports will be sent home on Wednesday.


Y4 Trip to Cuffley Camp

Y4 had a great time staying overnight in tents and toasting marshmallows on the camp fire!


Sports Day

The rain held off for KS1 and KS2 Sports Day. The children had fun throwing bean bags, skip-ping and dressing up while racing each other!


Book token competition

Please help win book tokens for the school. http://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools#.V3f4XfR4XCQ



Thank you to Ashraf, Tom, Leila and


5th July - School closure due to industrial action

The National Union of Teachers is calling a strike on Tuesday 5th July. It is very likely that school will be closed on that day, as there will not be enough staff to provide adequate supervision.


Two Mealtime Supervisor Positions

We are looking for 2 Mealtime Supervisors to work 1 hour per day, 5 days per week. Please download the application pack on https://jobs.barnet.gov.uk/ website.
Closing Date: Thursday 7th July 2016
Interview date: Wednesday 13th

Year 2 - next year's year 3 - Parent meeting

We are holding a meeting for parents and carers of children in Sweet Pea class, to discuss next year in Tulip class. We want to tell you about our plans for staffing the class, address concerns that have been raised and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have. The meeting will be on Monday 4th July at 6.00pm. Hope to see lots of you there.

Tuesday 5th July - School closure due to industrial action

The National Union of Teachers is calling a