June 28, 2024

News 28.06.24

Dear Parents

I would like to start by congratulating all of the pupils who took part in Sports Day on Monday.  In very hot conditions the pupils did the school and their House proud.  It was fantastic to hold a whole school Sports Day seeing pupils from both Prep and Senior Schools cheering each other on with support.  I wanted to make this event as inclusive as possible whilst it allowed the pupils to take part in a track and field event of their choice, rather than them feeling they had to do a particular event.  I would like to congratulate Clumber, but the score was very close, it is evident that all pupils did an amazing job – well done!  Well done also to the parents and staff who competed in the 4x50m – this was probably the best part of the day for some of our pupils! 


On Tuesday evening we held a successful Year 7 Parents’ Evening and I would like to thank the parents who attended the evening.  Hollygirt prides itself on having a close and positive relationship with parents as it goes along way to support our amazing pupils. 

On Wednesday, Mrs Keyworth hosted the Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly.  Mrs Keyworth and the Year 6 pupils shared their memories of their time in the Prep School with anecdotes, songs and pictures.  It was a really special and emotional event to celebrate their time.  I would like to thank Mrs Keyworth as there was so much to prepare for this event and I would also like to thank all of the Prep staff who have supported the pupils through their years in the Prep School. 

Dhani in Year 12 presented his EPQ on Wednesday which is the final step of achieving this qualification.  The project title is ‘What is the impact and how significant is the galactic collision between the Milky Way and Andromeda’.  He has completed his EPQ alongside studying for his 3 A levels, and it is an excellent way to explore a topic of interest and learn project management skills.

The Early Years pupils had a busy day on Thursday with their Prize Giving and Sports Day.  Thank you to Mrs Scott, Mrs Heatlie, Mrs Jackson and Mr Ockelford for organising these two special events. 

We held our Flying Up Day on Thursday and invited all external Year 6 pupils (and their parents) who are joining us in Year 7 in September.  It was lovely to speak to new faces and it was a lovely event in the White House garden organised by Mrs Schmidt.  The transition from primary to secondary can be a big step, but events like this will help prepare the pupils for a positive start to Senior School.

This morning the Senior School had a Careers assembly by lawyer Digby Johnson – he presented a truly inspirational story of his life and influences that made him the person he is today.  I would like to thank him for dedicating his time to us as the assembly thoroughly engaged pupils.

We held a parent coffee morning this morning and Mrs Wright and I joked that it feels like we are inviting parents to attend events every day this term.  We nearly have, but I would like to thank you for all of the events that you have supported us this term. 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mr Cholerton
Acting Head