March 3, 2023

Weekly News – Friday 3rd March 2023

Message from the Head

Dear Parents,

A shorter letter this week; many of you will know that I have broken my arm and yes one-handed typing! The staff and students have been amazing and really helped me get through the week in proper Hollygirt spirit.

Monday’s assembly, read by our Anti Bullying Ambassadors, celebrated LGBTQ+ month of February. A link to the presentation can be found here. The school has agreed to the pledge on slide 14.

Euan in Year 9 wrote a note from Tuesdays trip to the council house.

‘We went to a conference room at Loxley House to and joined NTU students listening to how the council deals with flooding, designing building and choosing sustainable locations for the buildings. We then looked around the offices where people work and went through the different departments.’

World Book Day was on Thursday, and I didn’t recognise some of the Y6’s that I teach! Such amazing costumes. Senior school staff shared extracts from favourite books in their lessons.

A very exciting event happened and that was the discovery of a heart shaped crisp! We found the packets and wish our Year 7 student the best of luck in entering the competition which is being run by Walkers’ crisps.

I will email separately but need to let you know that Mrs. Cooper-Cassady will leave us at the end of this term. I am sure she won’t be a stranger to us and wish to thank her, from the bottom of our hearts, for all the hard work and care of students and of course, the amazing creations during her time here. We will find a proper way to thank Mrs. Cooper-Cassady when the time comes! We welcome Ms Hill who will take up where Mrs Cooper-Cassady leaves off and is joining us over the next few weeks for transition days to ensure a smooth handover for all of our students.

We have a busy week next week to look forward to:

  • Wednesday is International Women’s Day
  • And we are getting excited planning ahead for Red Nose Day, Friday 17th March

Have a good weekend –

Helen Barsham

Message from the Head of Prep

Good afternoon,

It was lovely to see so many of you at Parents Evenings’ this week. If you were unable to attend, Form Teachers will happily arrange a meeting at a more convenient time.

The children thoroughly enjoyed World Book Day yesterday. Some fantastic costumes and a great range of different characters from our favourite books. Thank you to the children and parents. Thank you also to Mrs Keyworth and all staff for making this such a successful day of model building and storytelling.

Next Friday 10th March, we are hosting a Junior social event from 6pm – 7pm in the Senior School. Please could you complete the form, even if you are not planning to attend, so that we can cater for accurate numbers. You should have received an email with the link to the form. If you have not received this, please let Form Teachers know.

Our School Council have been very busy with suggestions for activities for Red Nose Day to raise money for this important charity. On Wednesday 15th March, Year Six will be holding a Bake Sale. Please could you send children in with money, in a named purse, if they wish to purchase cakes. On Friday 17th March, School Council are asking for a £1 donation if children wish to wear red clothing or accessories; this may include face paint. Any other donations would be greatly appreciated as the children will be taking part in a number of other exciting activities, including a Red Nose bucket toss and a Red Nose scavenger hunt. Thank you for your support us with this event.

Please see here for details of the Hollygirt Curry Night on Friday 17th March.

As the weather is set to get colder, please could you make sure children have school coats, hats and gloves in school. Please could you also check that these are named.

Have a lovely weekend,

Victoria Wright
Head of Prep