Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.

Nido Qubein

We see the return of PiP movie night – next Friday 20th January – end of school until 5:15pm. Parents will not need to come to pick up at 3:30pm unless they are helping with the event. You can purchase tickets via Parentpay or they will be on sale in the mornings outside school.

A reminder to parents about the ’10 Minutes’ Peace workshop on Tuesday 17th January at 9am. Please use this link to book for a place.

We wanted to give good notice about Parents Evenings which will be the week beginning 27th February. We will be organising the sign up for this before half term.

Wellbeing Tip of the Week – Keep Learning

It is always a good time to learn something new! Setting goals, being open to new ideas and continuing to learn throughout life helps boost wellbeing and build resilience. Learning improves our self-esteem, keeps us connected and involved, and helps us adapt to change and find meaning in our lives. Train your brain with new challenges and keep it guessing!

Christian Value of Endurance

On Monday we thought about how the Holy Family, of Jesus, Mary and Joseph had to escape to Egypt to stop the child being killed; how they spent five years in a foreign country before being able to return home. It was God who gave them the endurance not only to survive but to flourish.

As for us, we have this large crowd of witnesses round us. So then, let us rid ourselves of everything that gets in the way, and of the sin which holds on to us so tightly, and let us run with determination the race that lies before us.

Hebrews 12:1

Sporting News

Earlier this week, a group of our Y5 children took part in an after school dodgeball competition. They all had to mix up into teams with children from various other Camden primary schools and compete in a series of games. The children had a fantastic time and really enjoyed getting to know new people. A huge well done to the whole team! We would like to give a few special mentions to: Ilyas, Freya, Rilind and Elias for their excellent display of care, courage and cooperation throughout the entire event.

Attendance and Punctuality

The second week back has brought a huge improvement in attendance and thankfully a reduction in sickness. Whole school attendance: 98%

Early Birds

Infants: Reception Juniors: Year 4

Attendance Bears

Infants: Year 2 with 100% Juniors: Year 5 with 99%

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health – Free Webinars

Nutrition and Mood – Assess impact of diet, understand which supplements are helpful, practical ideas to influence diet for the better.
Mindful Emotion Coaching – Neurodiversity inclusive, trauma-informed approach to wellness. FREE
Depression: Identifying and Supporting Children and Young People – Understand how depression presents, the role physical exercise may play, and tech and online interventions. FREE
Identifying and responding effectively to Traumatic BereavementDavid Trickey delivers a comprehensive session packed with tips and advice. FREE
FREE webinars from education professionals on Substance Use, Bereavement, Social Media

Community Activities/Events

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.

CAMHS Open Minded Webinars

The school also recommends the “Open Minded” webinars. Find our more by clicking here.

“Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities” Courses

Sign up to the course by clicking here. More information can be found here.

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.

Term dates for 2022 – 2023

First day of autumn term Monday 5th September
Half termMonday 24th – Friday 28th October
Last day of autumn term Friday 16th December
First day of spring termWednesday 4th January 2022
Half termMonday 13th – Friday 17th February
Last day of spring termFriday 31st March
First day of summer termMonday 17th April
Half termMonday 29th May – Friday 2nd June
Last day of summer termFriday 21st July