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Newsletter Issue 39

An end of year message from the Headteacher

Another year done. So many highlights, so many outstanding pieces of work and wonderful experiences in all areas of the curriculum.

The children have been wonderful, they continue to keep the Hollickwood Code - respect, taking care and trying your best - and apply it to their work and interactions with each other and with adults. Anyone who spends anytime in our school is always struck by how lovely they are. They are our greatest asset, thanks to you lovely parents!

Right behind them are our wonderful staff. I’m sure you appreciate how hardworking and committed they are. I’d like to thank all of them for their dedication and the way they put the children first and support each other so effectively.

No school is ever perfect, and we are all determined to keep improving and adapting to new demands and circumstances. We’ve shared with you just how challenging the financial situation is for our school. I’ve been working in schools for almost 30 years and this is the worst I have ever known it. However we are undaunted. We are certain we can maintain our momentum and continue to provide an education and experience that is the best it can be.

You, of course, are central to that. I hope all of you have a great break, remember to support the children with reading, and online activities so that they hit the learning ground running in September! Finally, good luck and goodbye to all our leavers, stay in touch!

Hollickwood School governors’ letter - end of academic year 2019

Please click here for Governor's letter.

Year 3 Trip to Kidzania

Year 3 attended Kidzania and had an amazing time. They have all decided on what five jobs they will be doing in the future!

Hollickwood Canteen Relocation

Over the past few months we have been working on relocating the kitchen facilities to the main hall. All appliances are going to be moved during the Summer holidays and from 3rd September all lunches will be served in the main hall. This is a temporary solution with lunches still being cooked off site but it will be a good practice for us get used to sharing the dining hall with the sports hall in the future.

Gardening in Schools Scheme

We are pleased to announce that we have joined the Gardening in Schools Scheme which enables us to get 20% back on what our parents spend at Alexandra Palace Garden Centre.
Please hand in any Alexandra Palace Garden Centre till receipts (not credit card receipts or gift voucher receipts) to Apsra in the office so we can take advantage of this fabulous scheme.

Meet the Team: Curriculum and Expectations

Class Names for 2019

  • Nursery – David Attenborough
  • Reception – Helen Sharman
  • Year 1 – Audrey Hepburn
  • Year 2 – Walter Tull
  • Year 3 – Anne Frank
  • Year 4 – Rosa Parks
  • Year 5 – Frida Kahlo
  • Year 6 – Malala Yousafzai

And finally, on behalf of all the staff of Hollickwood Primary we would like to take this opportunity to wish all parents, carers and students a very happy, safe, and enjoyable Summer break.

Hugh Vivian


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Newsletter Issue 38

Year 6 Performance Robin and The Sherwood Hoodies

This week, the hall saw lots of greasepaint, glitter, brightly coloured costumes and lots of tights, as Year 6 took to the stage to perform: Robin and The Sherwood Hoodies. With outstanding acting, rousing songs and plenty of corny jokes - the audience were entertained and rolling in the aisles. Well done Year 6 - good job!

Year 6 Performance

Hollickwood’s Got Talent

On Thursday 11th July, many of our lovely children participated in Hollickwood’s Got Talent. There was a very

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Newsletter Issue 36

Science Fair at Alexandra Park School Wed 26th June

We are extremely happy to share some amazing news! Hollickwood School have received an award for Science Fair Teamwork!
Our Scientists worked very hard on their projects in the last few weeks. Researching information about a studied subject, thinking of a way to work about a problem and writing a good conclusion - they are not easy jobs. On the day, everyone was very nervous and in some moments even emotional. 
The hall in APS  was filled with over a hundred

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Year 4 enjoyed a fantastic trip to Gilwell Park, developing their group skills, team work and building new friendships in the process. The weather was not the best but the children didn’t let that dampen their sparkle. They were all able to enjoy an array of activities – including shelter building, freefall and orienteering. The pupils represented the school beautifully – shown by the unprompted ‘Thank-You’ that so very many gave.

On Wednesday the children wrote their own

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Newsletter Issue 37

Hollickwood Gardening Club @ RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

On Monday 1st July, twenty of our intrepid young children from across the school who enjoy gardening under the supervision of Tim Ferrar, Susan, Lindsey and Nicky, had the opportunity to attend the RHS Hampton Court Palace garden festival and see the fruits of their labour on display.

On arrival, the children were in awe of the spectacular grounds, grand buildings, fountains, vast marquees of flowers, grasses, exotic plants, spectacular

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Newsletter Issue 35

KS2 Athletics

On Tuesday 18th June, some of our budding Olympic Athletes went to Allianz Park in Mill Hill for an Athletics Competition. The children competed against many other Barnet Schools. They all did very well and had a  great day, they did their school proud. Go Hollickwood!

Book Fair 24th — 28th June

Next week we have the travelling book fair arriving and it will be running all week from Monday to Friday 3:15 to 3:45 pm, in the playground weather permitting or in the school hall. Also on Wednesday

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Newsletter Issue 33

Year 6 School Trip

Isle of Wight – Britain’s own island in the sun

The Isle of Wight can best be described as Britain’s Own “sunshine island” with temperatures and sunshine not only amongst the best to be found in the UK but often warmer than places such as Corfu.
So our lucky Year 6 students who have been at the Isle of Wight this week have had a fantastic time. They have enjoyed some great weather and have done lots of fun activities which I am sure they will share with their Parents/Carers when they come

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