The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.

Coretta Scott King

It was lovely to see parents in school for meetings with teachers this week. Thank you for your care and co-operation in ensuring timely attendance at your meetings. As ever, we are always here for any guidance and support with any aspect of school life.

World Book Day – Thursday 7th March

A variety of exciting events will be taking place across the school, including:

  • storytelling and drama workshops in Reception and KS1;
  • author visits and zooms in KS2;
  • mystery story times;
  • a whole school book swap;
  • a whole school Hero Buddies session;
  • the opportunity for children to dress up and/or bring their favourite book into school. 

A reminder that PiP will have a costume stall after school on Wednesday 6th March for any families that need a costume for World Book Day.

Christian Vision

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, by encouraging one another.

Hebrews 10:24-25

It is easy to show people that you welcome them and accept them when they are like you. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they look like you – although they might – but that they may be similar to you in personality. Perhaps they enjoy the same sports as you, or like the same subjects at school. Perhaps they enjoy playing the same games at playtime, or maybe they just enjoy talking about the same things as you. What is more challenging is how we can make people feel accepted when they are completely different from us – and when we may not understand them very well. This week, we learned how Jesus did just this with the leper who, as with anyone with leprosy at that time, was excluded from society. Jesus showed absolute compassion not by resenting him or scaring him away, but by stretching out his hand towards him as a sign of care and love.

We all have differences and similarities and these need to be embraced. We must also spur one another on to notice anyone being left out and respond with love and good deeds; everyone deserves to be accepted. It is not just something we should credit Jesus for, when we read of his actions in the bible. Jesus models care for everyone, even the people who feel left out or unimportant. Let us remember that in our own lives and ensure that we are kind to everyone, no matter who they are.

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Colossians 3:12

PiP Quiz Night

A reminder of Quiz Night for adults (parents, family members and staff) on Wednesday 20th March.

It will be fantastic, so do come if you can! Click here for tickets.

Assemblies

Friday 8th MarchYear 2
Friday 15th MarchReception
Friday 22nd MarchAwards assembly

Arts Projects

RA YOUNG ARTISTS SUMMER SHOW

Ms Periton has registered our school to take part in the Royal Academy Young Artists Summer Show! The standard for this annual competition is VERY high, but pupils from HTSS have been selected before. If your child has made an artwork they are proud of, we can submit it on their behalf. ONE artwork per child only. 

The submission period runs from JAN – MARCH 2024. Please bring the NAMED ARTWORK to school for Ms Periton to photograph, along with A SHORT PIECE OF WRITING explaining what you have made and why. To find out more and see examples of work from previous years:  https://youngartists.royalacademy.org.uk/

Attendance and Punctuality

This week our attendance remained at 96%, due to a few instances of coughs, colds and bugs. Let’s aim for an improved percentage next week!

Attendance Bears

Infants: Y2 with 99% Juniors: Y5 with 98%

Early Birds

Infants: Year 1 Juniors: Year 4

Age: Year 2 to Year 6

Coach Steve’s ‘Match Play Only’ football class.

Book a free taster via email – prorevolution.development@gmail.com

Free Counselling Service for Parents

We highly recommend the free counselling service for parents through Camden. You can find out more and register your interest via this leaflet.

New Emotional Wellbeing Website for Young People and Families

A new NHS website, packed with emotional wellbeing and mental health information and resources, has been launched to help young people and families, as well as professionals working with them, to navigate support options.

NCL Waiting Room was produced with the help and input of young people, families and professionals. It aims to be a ‘one-stop shop’ for information on specialist mental health services, community groups, emotional wellbeing and self-care resources.

It allows young people and their parents or carers to search for, filter and share resources based on their needs and preferences.

NCL Waiting Room will continue to grow and develop, so watch this space for more details. You can visit the website here and try out the Support Hub resource navigation feature here.

If you have any feedback on the website, you can do this on the relevant pages of the site, or email rtown@tavi-port.nhs.uk

Camden Music Service

From Y1 onwards, you can sign your child up to learn an instrument in school. For more information and to download the Camden Music Service application form, please click here.

Other Community Initiatives

Camden Library Activities
We highly recommend these. Click here for the catalogue.

Term dates for 2023 – 2024

First day of autumn term Wednesday 6th September
Half termMonday 23rd – Friday 27th October
INSET DAYMonday 30th October
Last day of autumn term Friday 22nd December
INSET DAYMonday 8th January 2024
First day of spring termTuesday 9th January
Half termMonday 12th – Friday 16th February
Last day of spring termThursday 28th March
First day of summer termMonday 15th April
Half termMonday 29th May – Friday 2nd June
INSET DAYMonday 3rd June
Last day of summer termWednesday 24th July