January 31, 2020

Weekly News – Friday 31st January

Message from the Headmistress

Dear Parents,

In the Senior School, as in the Juniors, we have been trying our best to sparkle this week, with pupils being tasked to consider random acts of kindness. The week culminated in our lovely celebration assembly this morning where certificates were awarded to the most sparkly individuals. Well done all who tried to positively make a difference to other people’s lives. Let’s keep it going: those little smiles and courtesies above the norm make all our time at school much nicer.

Year 7 and 11 have had their Conference Days this week,  the Year 8 have had their Parents’ Evening.

Next week sees:

Monday: Year 8 Conference Day

Tuesday: Year 10 Conference Day

Wednesday: School Wear Solutions Pop Up Uniform Shop  8.00am – 9.30am at 9 Villa Road

Thursday: Intermediate Maths Challenge,  Year 7 and 8 trip to see Holes at Nottingham Playhouse, and Year 10 Parents’ Evening

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There are some juicy agenda items for Parents’ Forum tonight: a new PE uniform; community payback plan (this might not be the right words for this pupil behaviour management idea); and the Junior School roof update… if anyone would like to join Parents’ Forum, please let Mrs Bamber know on andreabamber@hollygirt.notts.sch.uk. We meet each half term on a Friday after school. 4.00pm in my office.

And as January moves on into February and the snowdrops have popped up, we know we are going to get lighter longer days, then Spring will appear and all will be well…

Mrs Hutley


Message from the Head of Juniors

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Dear Parents,

This week has, of course, been Sparkle Week, and the juniors have been busy demonstrating acts of kindness both in School and to the wider community.

EYFS baked cakes and invited the caretakers, cleaners and catering staff to the classroom to say thank you for all they do for us. Years 1 and 2 also enjoyed baking, and made some delicious jam tarts to take to Nottinghamshire Hospice. Year 3 have made thank you cards for all local services and people who help them, for example, bus drivers, dentists, doctors, nurses and librarians. Years 4 and 5 visited Seely Hirst House Residential Home and sang to the residents whilst Year 6 have been collecting food for a local food bank. I am really proud of the children for their efforts this week.

Yesterday, Mrs Heatlie led a trip to the Urban Rooms for a Sew Sustainable workshop. The children all had a thoroughly enjoyable day and I was very impressed with what they created, for example, amazing bags from T-shirts that they no longer wear.

Mrs Keyworth and her hockey team were out at Worksop College today for the U11 Boys Hockey Tournament and won: 2-1 v St Peters and 3-1 v Linby! They are through to the County Finals in March.

Next week is also a busy one. On Tuesday, the football team are participating in a tournament organised by Nottingham Forest at the Forest Recreation Ground. On Thursday, they are visiting Plumtree School to compete in a match again them.  Also on Thursday, Dr Alvarez will be leading Wellbeing and Designs workshops with Years 1 – 4; we again thank her for giving up her time to do this.

Year 3 will be visiting the Savoy Cinema on Friday to support their topic of ‘Film’. I am sure this will be both informative and good fun.

As we are still having some quite cold weather, please could I ask parents to remind children to have coats in school every day; the new green coat is now school uniform. Please also make sure these (and all other items of uniform) are named.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Wright
Head of Juniors