Lavender’s visit to Arts Depot

Year One had a fantastic morning on Tuesday visiting the Arts Depot to watch a performance of Beegu. The show was great and the children even got the opportunity to meet Beegu afterwards.


Football News

On Wednesday our boys football team played Our Lady of Lourdes at home. First half went to plan with Hollickwood taking the lead 1-0 with a goal from Kareem. Hollickwood had control pretty much for the first 20 minutes. Kareem then scored another goal on the volley. We began the second half with confidence only for the away team to score 2 goals back which took us to draw at full time. Then extra time started for us only to go down another two goals.
Hollickwood 2 – our Lady of Lourdes 4


E-safety day at Hollickwood

We had a great training day yesterday on e-safety, how to keep children safe online, whether using social networks, playing games, or other apps and websites. There were sessions for all classes from year 1 to 6, a training session for staff and a session for parents and carers. I know parents found it extremely informative. Many of you were unable to attend, but information can be found at and the police site amongst others. It would be a good idea to have a look at some of these sites and the materials. We will revisit e safety with the children each term.


Christmas Concert

All KS2 children will be performing in the Christmas Concert next week. It will take place on Tuesday at 2pm and Wednesday 6pm. Children will be in school uniform, they must wear either a white shirt or polo shirt. For Wednesday’s performance all children need to be back at school at 5:40pm.


Class Parties 17th and 18th December

Sunflower (Rec) Class party will take place on Wednesday 17th December and the rest of the school on Thursday 18th December. Food lists will be going up on the classroom doors. Sign up to bring something in on Thursday. Hollickwood operates a strict NO NUTS policy. Please remember to keep our school’s healthy eating in mind as well as being mindful to allergies, although on this occasion we will allow the odd chocolate treat.


Last Day of Term

Nursery Friday 19th December

Last day for Nursery children is 18th December 2014. There will be no Nursery on Friday 19th December and all nursery children will be back on Tuesday 7th January 2014.

School Ends 19th December

End of this term for Reception – Year 6 will be on Friday 19th December 2014 at 1:30pm. Please remember to pick your children up on time. It is very distressing when a child is collected late, but even more so on the last day of term.


Hugh Vivian


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Y3 trip to St Albans today 28th November

Y3 are looking around The Verulamium Museum and park and are discovering more about Roman Britain.


Cinderella 1st December

The Globe Players are coming into school on Monday to perform Cinderella , it will be a fun afternoon! Donations of £2 per child would be appreciated.


Y5 trip to Friern Barnet School 2nd December

Y5 have been invited to see a performance of Bugsy Malone


EcoACTIVE coffee morning 3rd December

Did you know, around 50,000 trees will be cut

Winter break is fast approaching and there are two very busy weeks ahead. Starting with Infant Nativity Play dress rehearsals on Monday afternoon, followed by the performances for parents and carers on Tuesday, at 2pm, and Wednesday at 10am. Please help your children to practice the words and songs and send them to school with their correct costume, if you have been ask to provide one. Events will continue with KS2 drumming concert on Thursday 11th December at 10:45am.

On Thursday we will also take part in e

Netball report by Lily and Hanna

On Tuesday 18th November we had a netball match against St.Paul’s School. We walked to St.Paul’s, which was a long way but we got warmed up both physically and vocally! When we got there we practiced shooting while Mrs Rutherford and the other teacher were deciding who was the ref. They decided to share the job.

St Paul’s won the toss and decided to take the first centre pass. We got the choice of which end we would like to shoot in. We started really strong and within no time we

Parent and Carer Come to School Week

Next week 17th -21st November we would like to invite you all to come into school and take part in a lesson with your child’s class.
You can choose from following session:

Monday      9:00 am Chilli;           2:45 pm Lavender
Tuesday      9:00 am Cactus;
Wednesday 9:00 am Lavender;     10:30 am Rose       10:30 am Cactus
Thursday    9:00 am Sweet Pea;    10:30 am Rose       9:00 am Tulip
Friday         9:00 am Tulip

Once you have chosen your session please book your slot with

Meeting for Cactus (Y6) Parents Monday 10th November

We are holding a meeting for all parents and carers of children in Cactus class, year 6. We would like to tell you about what we are doing in school and how you can help at home. We will also be able to answer any questions you may have about this important year in a child’s schooling. The meeting will be on Monday 10th November at 9am, and then again at 6pm.


Bright Lights for the Learning Mentor Room

The Learning Mentor's office has had a makeover with

It's been a great first half-term of the year. All our new staff and children have settled in really well and learning is flourishing across the school. Parent consultations were very well attended and it has also been really good to see so many of you at the recent parent meetings that each year group, from year 1 to 5, has organised (the year 6 meeting is on Monday 10th November at 9.00am and 6.00pm). There are more opportunities to get involved in school life during the second half of term, with International