What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.Agnes M. Pahro
There was lots of excitement in the hero buddy meetings this week. It was wonderful to see the Y5/Y6 group leaders show such care and enthusiasm with their younger group members.
The staff of Holy Trinity & S. Silas school wish you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas and a happy and peaceful new year!
We look forward to welcoming you back on Wednesday 4th January 2023 from 8:40am.
The Reading Agency’s Winter Mini Reading Challenge is running from 1 December through 20 February 2023. This is a great way to encourage reading at home over the winter break. Sign up using your chosen device, set your reading goal and add your chosen reads to your profile. It’s that simple!
Christmas Show Photos
Thank you to everyone that worked hard to ensure that we had a wonderful Christmas Fair.
Special thanks to Barretts Butchers for donating tasty sausages and to our very own Nasima Kabir for her delicious homemade food.
We are yet to confirm the grand total but it looks to be in excess of £2000!
CHRISTMAS MASSES AT HOLY TRINITY & S. SILAS CHURCH
- Sunday 18th December 4.00pm Advent Carol Service at Holy Trinity, followed by mulled wine etc.
- Saturday 24th December 4.00pm Carol Service for children and families at S. Silas
- CHRISTMAS EVE 6.00pm Mass of the Vigil at S. Silas
- Sunday 25th December 12 midnight SOLEMN MASS OF MIDNIGHT with the Blessing of the Crib at S. Silas
- CHRISTMAS DAY 9.30am Mass of the Dawn at Holy Trinity 11.00am SOLEMN MASS OF THE DAY AND BENEDICTION at S. Silas 6.00pm Mass at S. Silas
- Monday 26th December 11.00am SOLEMN MASS at S. Silas S. STEPHEN 6.00pm Mass at S. Silas
Christian Value of Service
This week our talented junior choir visited Maitland Park care home to sing carols and share readings for the residents there. It was a wonderful act of service and it was clear from the residents’ responses that the children had brightened up their day! The 21st December marks the winter solstice and at this darkest time of year we can begin to look forward to the days lengthening again as we leave the dark of midwinter behind us. It is no accident that we celebrate the birth of Jesus at this time of year. In fact in the Bible, there is quite a lot about light and stars when Jesus is born.
That light comes from the sky; that light is just a glimpse into heaven. The shepherds saw a light in the sky, but it was not coming from a star; it was from the angels. And when Jesus was born he reflected the light that came from God. Let us be a light to each other through care and acts of service in all that we do and say.
After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.Matthew 2:9-11
Attendance and Punctuality
This week’s attendance was hit by a significant increase in sickness along with the inclement weather. We hope that the new year will bring better health for all.
Infants: Reception Juniors: Year 6
Infants: Y2 Juniors: Year 5
Please see flyers below about support from Castlehaven. Click on links for further information.
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|