The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord; and he delighteth in his way.

Psalms 37:23

Thank you to the great many people who helped us celebrate Father Graeme and all he has done for our community.

Friday’s assembly and garden party were very enjoyable for all present, including (we hope) the man himself! It was lovely to see so many members of the HTSS family, both past and present. We are now consulting with Father Graeme on the details of his trip, funded by your generous donations.

The children’s portraits, writing and poetry recitals were absolutely delightful, and the staff enjoyed their time in the limelight, even if they felt a little nervous! Several of you have asked for the lyrics to the song re-written by Mr McIntyre, which Ms Stenmark sang so beautifully; they are given below.

He made the sinner welcome and the lost feel found
And every hymn he sang was our favourite sound
He’d be the last one off if a ship went down
The kind of priest they needed in Kentish Town
The kind of man it feels good to be around

He taught our souls to sing and our hearts to feel
And he could spin you a story like a wagon wheel
Through the storm he kept us on an even keel
Yeah we’ll miss you Father, we always will
Yeah we’ll miss you Father, we always will

He gave all his time and then he gave some more
He taught us how to pray and how to love the Lord
He shared our delight and our pains he bore
No they just don’t make them like that no more
No they just don’t make them like that no more

He filled this church with worship every chance he could
And now he leaves it stronger as we knew he would
And if you’re wondering why this place feels so good
It’s cos he made it more than stone and wood
Yeah he made it more than stone and wood

School Website

Teachers have updated their class blogs with an update on what the children have been learning. More photos of work, activities and trips will follow in due course.

Class Assemblies – Fridays at 3pm in the Church Hall

Friday 29th September Y4
Friday 6th OctoberY2
Friday 13th OctoberY3
Friday 20th OctoberBlack History Celebration
Friday 3rd NovemberY5
Friday 10th NovemberY6 – Remembrance Day
Friday 17th NovemberReception
Friday 24th NovemberAwards Assembly
Friday 1st DecemberAwards Assembly
Friday 8th DecemberAwards Assembly
Friday 15th DecemberAwards Assembly

Secondary School Information

Meet the Parents’ event on Wednesday 27th September 6pm – 7pm at Holy Trinity & S. Silas School

Hear from parents and pupils about their experiences of a range of Camden Secondary Schools. While Y5 & Y6 parents may be most interested in this event, it would be equally beneficial to parents in Y3 & Y4.

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

The word ‘love’ has a great many different meanings, and love comes in many forms. Year 2 loved their first trip of the year when they went for their canal walk this week, the parents and carers of Year 1 loved watching their children perform in their excellent assembly on Friday, and our talented netball players loved representing the school in their matches at La Sainte Union: these three examples involve three subtly different types of love.

In Christian ethics these distinctions are clearer, as the different forms of love have different Greek names. ‘Storge’, for instance, refers to familial love, and ‘Philia’ to brotherly love or affection towards friends. Our celebration of Father Graeme, however, is perhaps best described as an example of ‘Agape’ – the sacred love that God has for humankind, a love that we reciprocate towards God and towards others. For more than three decades, Father Graeme, through his devotion to others, his good deeds, his support for those in need and his selfless acts of service, has reflected God’s love. We love Father Graeme in return, and are grateful for the example he continues to set.

And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love.

Corinthians 13:13

Attendance and Punctuality

Our attendance this week increased to 98.3%. Well done!

Let’s keep up this positive start to the year. We want to remind parents that it is not permissible to take children out of school for a holiday during term time. We appreciate that there are special occasions when families need to request time of school but these must be for exceptional reasons only and a form must be completed and given to the school office well in advance of the absence. Camden are stepping up their drive to improve attendance in the borough as the negative impact of missing school is significant for a child’s future prospects – please click this link for more information.

Attendance Bears

Infants: Year 1 with 99.7% Juniors: Year 3 with 100%!

Early Birds

Infants: Year 2 Juniors: Year 4

Coach Steve’s brand new ‘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

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
First day of spring termMonday 8th January 2024
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