October 11, 2019

Weekly News – Friday 11th October

Message from the Headmistress

Dear Parents,

With most of the Year 7 and 10 pupils out of school having a fabulous time in Wales this week, Senior School has felt rather quiet.  We look forward to them returning from their mountainous adventures later today.

I am currently writing my notes for my Prize Giving speech and as always am overawed by the amount of things our wonderful small school manages to pack into a year. Every year I try to make it shorter but in reality, with so much to celebrate, it is an impossible task!  As usual I will be asking pupils to contribute to my speech so they can speak in their own words about the impact of our adventures and initiatives.

Prize Giving is next WEDNESDAY. Arrangements for the school day and for the evening event will have been sent out to you separately, but can I remind parents that all pupils in Years 3 to 11 are expected to attend. The dress code for uniform is formal – which means that girls will need to wear white blouses and skirts and green tights (I am reliably informed these are available at John Lewis). All will require blazers, shirts tucked in and polished shoes. All the pupils are on show so it is important that all look their very best. We hope that all parents will come to the event, which is our showcase event of the year.

The Friends of Hollygirt Curry and Quiz Night evening tickets are selling well. The event is on Monday 18th November. Tickets are £20 each available from Reception.

Year 7 to 11 pupils will be receiving their Autumn Term Report Cards next Thursday 17th October. They will be coming home with the pupils in sealed envelopes. Watch out for these.

I have been asked to support a worthy charity in conjunction with the Radcliffe Chiropractic Clinic/Emmanuel House: they are collecting unused sleeping bags for the homeless. If anyone has an unwanted sleeping bag(s) in the loft/shed/garage/store, please send it into school before the end of the first week back after half term.

Our term dates for September 2020 to August 2021 are now published on the website.

Tonight, there is the Friends of Hollygirt committee meeting at 4.00pm in my office. New members of this committee are always welcome.

Did anyone use the pop up shop that Raaj from Schoolwear Solutions brought in on Wednesday? Did you find this useful? Any suggestions about timings or frequency of this service are greatly appreciated.

I also remind parents that next Friday (18th October), we finish for our 2 week half term holiday.

Have a fabulous weekend.

Mrs Hutley

Message from the Head of Juniors

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Dear Parents,

Firstly, thank you to everyone who came to the poetry assembly on Monday. It was fantastic and we listened to a whole range of poems which the children performed so confidently to their audience.  Thank you to Mrs Keyworth for organising this and to form teachers for helping the children to prepare their pieces.

On Tuesday, we are holding another Stay and Play session for children and their parents, who may be looking to join Early Years.  If you know of anyone who you think may be interested, please pass this information on.

Wednesday is of course Prize Giving and prize winners should make their way straight to the Albert Hall in the morning. For the rest of KS2, children will come to school at the usual time and we will walk down to the Albert Hall mid-morning for a rehearsal. Children need to be collected from the Albert Hall at 12.30pm, or if they are involved in drama or Mrs Hutley’s speech, 1pm. In the evening, children should return to the Albert Hall at 6.30pm and need to be in formal uniform, white shirt, tie and blazer (and green tights for girls). As this is a late night for some, we will permit KS2 children a slightly later start on Thursday but ask them to be in school for break time.

On Thursday, some KS2 children will be taking part in Sports Hall Athletics.  They will be leaving around lunchtime but will return before the end of the day.

On Friday, Years 1 and 2 will be visiting Kenilworth Castle.  I am sure they will have a lovely day and this will be a super end to the half term for them.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Wright
Head of Juniors