December 15, 2023

Weekly News – Friday 15th December

Message from the Deputy Head 

Dear Parents,

It’s been another busy week at Hollygirt and the excitement for Christmas is building.

On Monday we had a lovely assembly from Mr Dean on Values and on Friday we had a careers assembly from an NHS nurse.  Our Year 7 and 8 also received a Musical Assembly where pupils were shown different brass instruments and were entertained with Christmas songs.  Miss Seaton is very keen to produce a Hollygirt School Brass Band and during periods 4 and 5 Year 7 received a Brass Band Workshop from Mr Davis, one of our visiting music teachers.

On Thursday I had the pleasure, with Janet, to judge the Year 10 Cake Competition.  Stepping into Paul and Pru’s shoes was a proud moment.  Well done to all of the pupils that took part. The cakes were amazing!

I would like to thank the staff and Mr Rollinson in particular for producing the Year 11 reports.  It was a pleasure to read them and see what great progress our pupils are making.  We were so pleased that Parents’ Evening was so well attended.  We appreciate the support from our parents and it’s important that we continue to work together to ensure our pupils achieve their potential.

Today we had Christmas lunch in the Senior School.  There was a really jolly atmosphere amongst staff and pupils and added to the Christmas excitement.

We have so many amazing events to look forward to next week including the House Rewards Trip, the Christmas Market, the Carol Service, the Awards Assembly and the final day whole school treat.

Have a lovely weekend.

Dave Cholerton
Deputy Head

Message from the Head of Prep

Good afternoon,

Yesterday, Chef Julie and her team served up an absolutely magnificent Christmas lunch which we all thoroughly enjoyed.  Thank you to catering staff for all the efforts with both the food and the decorations.  After this, EYFS visited Nottingham Playhouse for their production of Hansel and Gretel and had a fantastic day.

Later this afternoon, we are looking forward to taking the children in Clumber to Planet Bounce.  Well done to Clumber for collectively gaining the most house points this term.

Prep productions are on Monday, beginning with the EYFS and KS1 performance at 1.00pm.  We are looking forward to seeing you there.

On Tuesday afternoon, it is the Senior School Christmas Market and you are all welcome to attend.  If you would like to take your child around the market, please meet us on Elm Avenue at 1:40pm.  If you arrive later in the afternoon, you will be able to find us in the White House garden.  You can take children home after the market.  In the evening, it is the Carol Service for children in Years 3 to 6.  Children should arrive by 5.15pm at St. Peter’s church.  There will be refreshments served from 5.00pm should you wish to come for them too.  Younger children are very welcome to attend and sit with parents.  Please note that After School Club will finish at 4.30pm on Tuesday as staff need to get to the Carol Service.

Wednesday is the last day of term and we are looking forward to our celebration assembly.  It will be non-uniform day.  School finishes at 12.15pm and there is no After School Club on this day.

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the holidays.  I look forward to seeing you when we return in January.

Victoria Wright
Head of Prep

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