If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.Booker T Washington
As we approach the final week of rehearsals, the school has been buzzing with excitement about the Christmas performances. Tickets will be on sale on Monday and Tuesday next week, before and after school.
A reminder that clubs finish next week – the last day being Monday 11th December due to the inset day in October. Sign up for the spring term will be on Wednesday 13th December at 6pm.
Christmas Fair – Friday 15th December
Thank you you to PiP and all parents for both organisation and donations towards our Christmas fair. Please look out for communication from your PiP reps for any requests for further donations or support.
Key Dates this term
- Tues 12th Dec 10am & 2pm – Infant Nativity performance
- Weds 13th Dec – 2pm & 6pm – Junior performance
- Thurs14th December – 9.30am – Junior performance
- Fri 15th December – Christmas Fair, Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Lunch
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, by encouraging one another.Hebrews 10:24-25
Jesus teaches us that in our lives we should be kind and loving and that we should treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves – we should love one another. Sometimes our lives can be so busy and full that we do not know if this is what we are actually doing. It is at these times that we must find a space to reflect on how we show love for one another. We must also remind ourselves that everything we like done to us, we should do to others. As we begin Advent, a time for preparation, one of the most important things we need to do is prepare our hearts. They need to be open and warm, so that we are ready to welcome the birth of Jesus.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16
We were very proud of our Y3 and Y4 benchball players, who represented the school at a tournament at Talacre on Wednesday. The ended the competition as runners-up, meaning that a shiny new trophy will be gracing our downstairs hall! Even more importantly, they were superb ambassadors for the school, and great exemplars of the 3Cs of care, courage and cooperation.
RA YOUNG ARTISTS SUMMER SHOW – Advance notice!
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, so we have plenty of time. Perhaps you can get creative over the holidays? From January, 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/
Class Assemblies – Fridays at 2.55pm in the Church Hall
|Friday 8th December
|Friday 15th December
Attendance and Punctuality
Due to a few instances of illness, our attendance this week went down to 96.1%. Let’s spur ourselves on to raise this next week!
Infants: Reception 97.7% Juniors: Year 4 with 96.3%
Infants: Year 1 Juniors: Year 5
Coach Steve’s ‘Match Play Only’ football class.
Age: Year 2 to Year 6
Book a free taster via email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Chess tournament at UCL Academy
Click here to sign up.
Term dates for 2023 – 2024
|First day of autumn term
|Wednesday 6th September
|Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October
|Monday 30th October
|Last day of autumn term
|Friday 22nd December
|Monday 8th January 2024
|First day of spring term
|Tuesday 9th January
|Monday 12th – Friday 16th February
|Last day of spring term
|Friday 28th March
|First day of summer term
|Monday 15th April
|Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June
|Monday 3rd June
|Last day of summer term
|Wednesday 24th July