October 18, 2019

Weekly News – Friday 18th October

Weekly News - Friday 18th October

Message from the Headmistress

Dear Parents,

Well here we are, ready for our half term break. (Really ready….).

It has been an action packed six and a half weeks!

This week, our pupils involved in the Architecture Project have been putting some of the finishing touches on their creative work as the project draws to a close. We are looking forward to their showcase event in November.

The boys won Bronze and girls won Silver at the Year 10 and 11 Badminton Finals last night. Well done!

At Prize Giving every member of the school had a role to play: receiving prizes, singing in choirs, demonstrating their musical giftedness on the flute and so much percussion and contributing to speeches. Weren’t they all fantastic!

I am sure that over the next week or so there will be pictures and video clips appearing to remind us of all the special moments. Whilst our Albert Hall routine is part of our traditions, we are always seeking to enhance the experience and now are seeking feedback from the event to see if there is anything we can do better. Please send me any comments for consideration. This feedback helps us for future events. We cannot always do what would be liked to please everyone, but we listen and act where it works… For example, can you think of other venues which would suit the occasion better?

I remind parents of our SLEEPING BAG collection for the homeless. All spare bags can be sent to my office at school by the Friday after half term!

We are looking forward to next half term, arguably the busiest of the year as we continue with our hard work and prepare for the Christmas silly season. 68 days to go! Get those jumpers ready.

We have two new pupils starting in Senior School on 4th November: Amelie to Year 7 and Dhani to Year 8. We hope they will be very happy here.

We also look forward to welcoming our new Site and Facilities Manager. I will introduce him properly to you when we return.

Curry Night tickets are selling fast. We have just 18 left so please book quickly to avoid missing out on this event put on by the Friends of Hollygirt.

And now for our well-earned break…

Have a great two weeks and we’ll see you on 4th November.

Mrs Hutley

Message from the Head of Juniors

Dear Parents,

Our first half term is already drawing to a close and I think the children, who have worked so hard, are all really ready for a break. It was great to see so many of you at Prize Giving on Wednesday. In addition to all of the amazing musical performances, we had the opportunity to reflect on just how much we achieved over the past year. Well done to all of the children who represented the school so well on this occasion; it was great to see everyone involved.  An evening where I think we were all incredibly proud to be part of Hollygirt.

Yesterday, some of our KS2 children took part in Sports Hall Athletics with Mr Deacon and Mr Thompson. This is always an enjoyable event and although the children were a little tired after a late night on Wednesday, they certainly still had a good time.

Years 1 and 2 are visiting Kenilworth Castle today. Some have dressed up for the occasion and look fantastic. I hope they all have a great day; what a lovely day to end this half term.

Have a relaxing break and I look forward to seeing you on Monday 4th November.

Mrs Wright
Head of Juniors