If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.

Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

A reminder to complete the parent/carer questionnaire by Friday 10th May. We very much look forward to hearing your views on what we do well and how we could further develop. Click here for questionnaire or visit https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/NXHLRO/.

This term classes will be leading collective worship on a Friday afternoon at 2.55pm in the church hall on the following dates:

Friday 10th May                Y4
Friday 17th May Y3
Friday 24th May Y2
Friday 7th JuneY5
Friday 14th June Y6
Friday 21st June   Y1
Friday 28th June Reception

Christian Vision

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

Parables are stories that Jesus told us to help us understand how the Kingdom of God grows. Whether the kingdom grows here on earth depends on us and how we receive the word of God. It is hidden here on earth and it comes with Jesus. It is how we respond to the messages that Jesus gives us through the parables as to whether the kingdom grows or not.

The parables also tell us that the Kingdom of God is a mystery (it grows secretly). It is present in our lives but is responded to differently by us all.

Through the Parable of the Weeds, we learn that God does have a plan for this world and He is working to accomplish it. However, it is unfolding over time and that means there’s some waiting to do, something we can sometimes find difficult. It is at these times that we must look to Jesus, because he teaches us patience. God wants us grow His Kingdom on earth as it lies within us all. This is why wherever we go, we must bring with us love, joy, peace, truth, justice and hope.

But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. 

Luke 12:31

Sporting News

Tri Golf Event

Last Tuesday, a group of our Year 4 children competed in a Tri-Golf event. They played six different games and scored a total of 544 points. This resulted in the team coming 3rd out of 7 schools. The team learned so many new skills and had a fantastic time. A special mention goes to Mollie and Robbie.

Swimming Gala

Last Friday, pupils from Years 3 to 6 participated in the highly anticipated Camden Swimming Gala, held at Swiss Cottage Sports Centre. The event showcased their exceptional swimming skills, as they competed in both individual races and team relay races. We are incredibly proud of their outstanding performances! They won an impressive collection of medals, earning a total of 3 golds, 4 silvers and 4 bronzes. Additionally, our team accumulated a remarkable score of 352 points, securing a commendable 4th place out of 13 participating schools. We would like to give a special mention to Ariana, Erol, Herbie, and Ilyas for their exceptional performances. Their determination and commitment was as an inspiration to their teammates and contributed significantly to our overall success. Once again, congratulations to all the pupils who participated in the Swimming Gala. Their dedication and sportsmanship have made us incredibly proud. Keep up the fantastic work!

Year 3/4 Football Tournament

We are thrilled to share the exciting news about the success of our Year 3 and 4 boys’ and girls’ football teams in the recent tournament held at Hampstead Heath. Both teams demonstrated their exceptional abilities on the field, winning two matches, drawing one, and losing one. This outstanding performance secured their well-deserved spot in the upcoming finals, scheduled for next Tuesday. The children are extremely excited and cannot wait to compete against all the other top schools in Camden. We commend the players for their display of care, courage, cooperation, teamwork, and sportsmanship throughout the tournament. We wish them the best of luck in the upcoming finals . We have no doubt that they will continue to showcase their skills and make us proud.

Art Challenge – The Three Cs

At Holy Trinity ‘the three Cs’ of CARE, COOPERATION and COURAGE are integral to our school life. We would like to create some visuals to represent these values – these will be used on school documentation and displays to reinforce the importance of the three Cs.

We would like to set the children a challenge to create an artwork at home that illustrates ONE of the three Cs. This artwork can be created in any media: pencil, pen, paint, collage… the choice is yours. Children should bring their artwork to school, clearly labelled with their name, by Tuesday 4th June.

Please do encourage your child to participate – we can’t wait to see what they create!

The Big Listen – Ofsted

Some of you might already know about this but Ofsted are going through a period of consultation and there is a questionnaire to complete following this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/ofsted-big-listen

The closing date is 31st May.

Attendance and Punctuality

This week our attendance is at 96%. We hope it remains strong throughout summer term.

Attendance Bears

Infants: Reception with 98% Juniors: Y4 with 98%

Early Birds

Infants: Y1 Juniors: Y5

Camden Moving on to Secondary School Event – 13 June 2024 (Philip McCorkell, Philip.McCorkell@camden.gov.uk)

Parents of children in current primary school Years 4 and 5 can join our Camden Moving On event at the Francis Crick Institute, in King’s Cross on Thursday 13th June, from 4.15pm to 6.45pm. The event is an opportunity for parents whose children will be starting secondary school in September 2025 or September 2026 to:

  • receive advice on how to apply for a Year 7 place from the Camden Admissions Team;
  • find out more about what Camden secondary schools have to offer their child;
  • speak with headteachers, student ambassadors and staff from Camden secondary schools.

Parents should register for this event online. We’ve also produced the this flyer, which includes a QR code that takes you to the Eventbrite booking page when you scan it. Printed copies are being sent to all primary schools for Year 4 and 5 pupils to take home to their parents. This is a timed ticket event, so parents should please make sure that they arrive for the time slot they booked. The event is aimed at adults, rather than children. Any children attending are the sole responsibility of their parents.

Free Counselling Service for Parents

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with many years of experience working with UK schools to improve children’s wellbeing and behaviour. The charity also supports parents and families and has a wealth of practical tips and advice on many areas of parenting, all of which can be accessed online, including: dealing with changes and endings; building resilience; separation anxiety; de-escalation techniques; positive body image; friendship issues; perfectionism; sleep; gaming habits; and many more. Click on the link here to access and explore the support

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

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

This is an incredible music night run by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. All sorts of different acts plus wood-fired pizza etc. It’s in a fortnight: https://oae.co.uk/event/live-at-the-hex-4/

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