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
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%
Infants: Reception Juniors: Year 4
Infants: Year 2 with 100% Juniors: Year 5 with 99%
The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health – Free Webinars
JANUARY AND FEBRUARY ONLINE EVENTS
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 Bereavement – David Trickey delivers a comprehensive session packed with tips and advice. FREE
FREE webinars from education professionals on Substance Use, Bereavement, Social Media
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
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 term||Monday 24th – Friday 28th October|
|Last day of autumn term||Friday 16th December|
|First day of spring term||Wednesday 4th January 2022|
|Half term||Monday 13th – Friday 17th February|
|Last day of spring term||Friday 31st March|
|First day of summer term||Monday 17th April|
|Half term||Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June|
|Last day of summer term||Friday 21st July|