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.

Reading Agency Winter Mini Challenge

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

Christmas Fair

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!


  • 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
* shared and created by the parent group at Kentish Town School Autism Resource Base.

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.

Early Birds

Infants: Reception Juniors: Year 6

Attendance Bears

Infants: Y2 Juniors: Year 5

Community Activities/Events

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

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