Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.

Dalai Lama

At Holy Trinity & S. Silas School strong communication is very important to us and we hope that families find emails and reminder messages helpful. We are also keen to be able to keep families updated on support or activities open to our children and parents beyond school. Please remember to check the lower section of this newsletter for community information or parental support that can be accessed in Camden, we are fortunate to live and work in a borough that prioritises the care and support of children and families.

Sporting News

Earlier this week, our school participated in the CSSA Basketball Competition at Talacre Sports Centre. We took two teams (six boys and six girls) to represent our school.

The boys’ team had a mixed performance in the group stage. They won their first game against Gospel Oak with a score of 16-6. However, they faced tough competition in their next two matches, losing 14-6 to Eleanor Palmer and 10-8 to Primrose Hill. As a result, they entered the Plate competition, which included teams that finished in 3rd and 4th position in their group. The boys showed great determination and went unbeaten in the Plate competition, emerging as the champions!

On the other hand, our girls’ team had a positive start in the group stage. They defeated Torriano with a score of 14-6 and then had a draw of 6-6 against Eleanor Palmer. However, they faced a challenging match against Primrose Hill, losing 10-4. Despite this loss, the girls’ team secured 2nd place in their group and advanced to the Cup competition. In the following fixtures, they won one game, drew two, and lost two, finishing in an admirable 3rd place.

We would like to give special recognition to Finley and Anna for their outstanding display of care, courage, and cooperation throughout the competition. We are also extremely proud of all the children who represented our school, as they played amazingly and gained valuable experience from this event.

In addition to the basketball competition, our Y5 and Y6 football teams also participated in the CSSA Football League this week. The girls’ team had a fantastic start, winning their first match against Emmanuel with a convincing score of 3-0. They carried this momentum forward and dominated their next match against Brecknock, securing a remarkable 6-0 victory.

Similarly, the boys’ team displayed exceptional skills and teamwork. They won their initial game against Emmanuel with a score of 4-0 and continued their success by defeating Brecknock 5-1.

We are eagerly looking forward to the next fixture, which will take place on Tuesday, 5th December at 4pm. We have high hopes for our teams and wish them the best of luck in their upcoming match.

Key Dates this term

  • Mon 4th & Tues 5th Dec – Ticket sales for shows – before and after school
  • Tues 12th Dec 10am & 2pm – Infant Nativity performance
  • Weds 13th Dec – 2pm & 6pm – Junior performance
  • Thurs14th December – 9.30am  – Junior performance
  • Fri 15th December – Christmas Fair, Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Lunch

Christian Vision

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

Hebrews 10:24-25

Today we enjoyed celebrating Mitzvah Day where children and staff filled the day with activities that made a difference to the community around us. We are used to the idea of giving financially to charities and worthy causes, but Mitzvah Day is all about encouraging each other to perform good deeds (mitzvot in Hebrew), rather than donating money. The day originates from the Jewish values of ‘tzedakah’ (charity) and brings together people of all faiths and backgrounds, to take part in projects that address real needs. Thank you to all parents and carers for supporting us today, either by donating items for the food bank, or accompanying some of the classes on trips to visit care homes.

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 9:6-8

Class Assemblies – Fridays at 2.55pm in the Church Hall

Friday 24th NovemberAwards Assembly
Friday 1st DecemberAwards Assembly
Friday 8th DecemberAwards Assembly
Friday 15th DecemberAwards Assembly

Attendance and Punctuality

Our attendance

Our attendance this week improved slightly to 96%.

Attendance Bears

Infants: Year 2 with 98% Juniors: Year 6 with 99%

Early Birds

Infants: Reception Juniors: Year 5

Coach Steve’s ‘Match Play Only’ football class.

Age: Year 2 to Year 6

Book a free taster via email –

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.

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.

Chess tournament at UCL Academy

Click here to sign up.

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 termFriday 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