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Newsletter Issue 11

International evening

Hollickwood Primary School celebrated their diverse and talented community on 16 November with their annual International Evening.

More than 150 people attended the event, which featured delicious foods from around the world and a variety of brilliant performances from pupils and parents.

Hollickwood children of all ages took to the stage. The audience were treated to Ghanaian dancing and a captivating arrangement from the school’s own choir and African drumming group. Live operatic singing and belly dancing were just a couple of the contributions from talented parents.

Headteacher Hugh Vivian said, "I look forward to this event every year. It's a true celebration of our diverse and welcoming community and gives us an opportunity to share our traditions, talents, music and great food!"

A huge thank you to Mrs Boulton who organised the event alongside Ms Hinc! Thanks also go out to all of the children and parents who contributed their food, time and energy to ensuring that this event continues to go from strength to strength!

Thank you to Taste of Nawab who donated some delicious food for sharing at the event.


It is pleasing to announce the first Bronze awards of the Autumn Term go to:

Leon & Evel from Year 3 Roald Dahl Class. An excellent achievement from you both.


  • 30/11 Year 3 Assembly. 2:45 - 3:15 pm.
  • 5/12 Nursery Trip to Arts Depot to see The Gruffalo’s Child. 10am.
  • 5/12 Year 4 Atoms Workshop
  • 9/12 Year 3 Assembly. 2.45 –3.15pm
  • 10/12 Pathway Christian Assembly 2.45pm
  • 12/12 School Xmas Dinner
  • 13/12 KS1 Christmas Show at 2pm.
  • 13/12 Year 4 All day trip to the British Museum.
  • 14/12 KS1 Christmas Show at 9.30am
  • 14/12 KS2 Choir at The Sunshine Garden Centre
  • 18/12 KS2 Winter Concert at 2pm.
  • 18/12 Year 5 trip to the Royal Observatory
  • 19/12 KS2 Winter Concert 6pm
  • 20/12 Whole school trip to Alexandra Palace Theatre for Horrible Christmas. RecYr6


The two students of the week were:

  • Polly - Year 1
  • Lucy - Year 6

Fabulous girls. A very well done to you both.


Last Wednesday, Year 5 had a wonderful time at the Everyman Cinema in Muswell Hill! An opportunity provided by the 'Inter-Film Festival' - aimed at children and young people.

We watched the movie, Ernest and Ethel, which was based on the lives of the parents of Raymond Briggs - the author of such books as 'The Snowman' and 'Ugg'.

The movie was beautifully told and animated and we even got to participate in a 'Question and Answer' session with one of the women who worked on the film!

She told us that just to draw a few seconds of animation can take a whole day!

The actual movie - based on the book of the same title- took nine years to complete!

Benjamin Zephaniah loved the 'posh' cinema, the velvet sofas and snuggly blankets too!

We thoroughly recommend this movie - see it if you can!

 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 easyfundraising site to shop online with more than 3,300 well-known online stores like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS,, 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 easyfundraising.) The supplier then makes their donation direct 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!)


Hugh Vivian



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