November 15, 2019

Weekly News – Friday 15th November

Message from the Headmistress

Dear Parents,

Well done to all for braving the horrendous driving conditions at times this week to ensure your sons and daughters got to school. I think we are beyond the time when we say “ah well, it’s good for the gardens”.

Thank you to all those who donated sleeping bags for the homeless.

As I sit in the comfort of my onesie, I look forward to cakes at break and the table top sale at lunchtime. I am mindful of the fantastic causes Children in Need supports: all charities, all children focussed. It’s the perfect organisation for Hollygirt to engage with and we thank the pupils and staff for throwing themselves into it with gusto!

This week all the pupils have had their photographs taken. Proofs will be with you shorty. Year 11 parents and pupils have met with the teachers to discuss their progress and GCSE potential and I am sure there have been some stern discussions about focus and buckling down for the next 8 months. Pupils in Year 9 have been to Cadbury World to support their Geography curriculum, this is always a popular trip!

The highlight of next week is the FANTASTIC Friends of Hollygirt CURRY NIGHT on Monday 18th. The sale of tickets has now closed.

I am seeking donations of Christmas food, drinks and other festive items for our CHRISTMAS HAMPERS. This plea goes to all new parents, but anyone is welcome to send in one or more items. For those who are new, the Friends of Hollygirt usually make 6 – 8 fabulous hampers for the raffle held at Christmas Fair. They are incredibly desirable items to win, too. Tickets will be on sale shortly.

Have a fantastic weekend.

Mrs Hutley

Message from the Head of Juniors

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Dear Parents,

What a lot of rain we have had this week. A lot of indoor play times for us but nonetheless, a very enjoyable and productive week in the Junior School.

On Monday, the whole school came together for Remembrance Day and we held a minute’s silence. I was very impressed by how sensible and respectful the juniors were during this.

This week is Anti-Bullying week and junior teachers have both delivered assemblies and planned lessons to remind the children of some important messages. Our anti-bullying ambassadors, Lily and Matilda, were able to help out in assembly and let the children know that they are available should anyone need an older pupil to talk to.

We began our Children in Need activities earlier in the week and the Year 6 cake sale alone raised £141.02. A massive well done and thank you to Year 6 and parents for baking such delicious goods. Today, the children are wearing onesies and Children in Need accessories to again raise more money for this important charity.

Today, Miss Wilson is taking a group of children to a Primary Parliament event at the Council House. They will be given the opportunity to feed into discussions on issues that affect their school, local community and Nottingham City as a whole, building on developing confidence team work and resilience.

On Thursday, Perform4all will be coming into school to deliver some drama workshops to the children from Nursery up to Year 3; I am sure these will be most enjoyable.

Year 6’s trip to Creswell Crags is next Friday. The children will have the opportunity to visit the caves, create cave paintings and find out how people lived during the Stone Age.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Wright
Head of Juniors