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Newsletter Issue 14

Football News                                  
Our Girls' team travelled to Woodridge school for a Barnet cup game. The team played very well in what was a very even match. After a goalless first half, it was Woodridge who took the lead. However, Hollickwood kept going and Stella scored a great equaliser in the last minute. The match then went straight to 'sudden death' penalties in the fading  Totteridge light and unfortunately we ended up losing 2-1. A great effort and fantastic team spirit, well done team and coach Lisa!

Carol Singing            

Two groups of children have been out carol singing this week. On Thursday we sang at our local Tesco's Extra and raised £181 for our Arts fund, thank you Tesco's customers! Today (Friday) we sang at the Sunshine Garden Centre, who have already donated a lovely Christmas tree to the school, and we are about to count the money that friendly shoppers donated, but we definitely raised some smiles as well as some funds! Beautiful singing guys!

Non-uniform day  

The last day of term, Friday 21st December, is a non-uniform day, children can wear whatever they wish, festive themed or otherwise. We are not collecting for a charity, as we agreed with Friends of Hollickwood our fundraising arrangements for this year, but parents and carers can donate to a charity of their choice should they wish to

London Youth Choir Auditions 
As you may know, Hollickwood took part in a singing project with the London Youth Choir last year and three of our current and former pupils are now members of the choir. If your child is interested in joining the choir, details of the next audition are available from the office, it is on Monday 7th January, when school is closed for an INSET day, and takes place at City of London school.

Parent Questionnaire

Please take a few minutes to complete our short questionnaire and share your views with us by 21st December 2018. Your comments are very valuable and will help us make improvements. You can complete it by following the link or if you prefer, collect a paper copy from the school office. 


Inspired by the scientists in Year 4 who delivered the workshop on atoms, our amazing art teacher, Liga Kitchen taught Year 3 about Alexander Calder.  Although primarily known for his sculpture, Calder also created paintings, prints and miniatures, such as his famous Cirque Calder. Fascinated by Science, Cadler created structures that look like molecules. 
In their art lesson with Liga, Year 3 children studied Calder's work and thought about their own representation of atoms and molecules. They were fascinated by the fact that human cells are made of atoms. More specifically, cells are structures made up of billions of molecules, and each molecule is composed of atoms! 


Gerladine, Alex, Dagny and Hannah, the scientists who delivered an amazing workshop on atoms in Y4 last Wednesday, have emailed the school. We would like to share their feedback with everyone.  
…”We all had a fabulous time at Hollickwood.  On a personal note, the day was one of the happiest and most memorable we have spent in school.  Your children are an inspiring delight ..."


  • 18/12 KS2 Winter Concert at  2pm.
  • 19/12 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
  • 20/12 Last day of term for  Nursery. Closes today for Xmas holidays
  • 21/12 School closes at 1.30pm for Xmas holidays
  • 8/1/19 BACK TO SCHOOL IN 2019 


 Congratulations to the following children who achieved Bronze Awards this week:

  • Amir - Yr 3 Roald Dahl Class
  • Aleena - Yr 2 Mini Grey Class
  • An Zin - Yr 2 Mini Grey Class
  • Ethan - Yr 2 Mini Grey Class
  • Yu Xuan - Yr 2 Mini Grey Class


Friends of Hollickwood

Dear Parents and Carers, 

We would like to invite you all to our Christmas café that will take place in the main hall on Wednesday the 19th of December at 6pm along with the Key Stage 2 Christmas concert. All of us at the PTA, would like to wish you all a happy holiday and a prosperous new year! Enjoy  Christmas and the time you spend with your family.   



Hugh Vivian


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