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 Chorus 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
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 October||Y2|
|Friday 13th October||Y3|
|Friday 20th October||Black History Celebration|
|Friday 3rd November||Y5|
|Friday 10th November||Y6 – Remembrance Day|
|Friday 17th November||Reception|
|Friday 24th November||Awards Assembly|
|Friday 1st December||Awards Assembly|
|Friday 8th December||Awards Assembly|
|Friday 15th December||Awards 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.
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.
Infants: Year 1 with 99.7% Juniors: Year 3 with 100%!
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 term||Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October|
|INSET DAY||Monday 30th October|
|Last day of autumn term||Friday 22nd December|
|First day of spring term||Monday 8th January 2024|
|Half term||Monday 12th – Friday 16th February|
|Last day of spring term||Friday 28th March|
|First day of summer term||Monday 15th April|
|Half term||Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June|
|INSET DAY||Monday 3rd June|
|Last day of summer term||Wednesday 24th July|