The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Lao Tzu

Parent Governor Election

Thank you to those that have nominated themselves to be a parent governor. One slight amendment is that a letter will go out to all families on Monday with statements from the nominees along with a ballot paper. The voting will begin at 8:40am on Tuesday 30th January and will close at 4pm on Tuesday 6th February. A reminder that it is strictly one vote per family/household.

Sporting News

What a week of sport we have had!

Huge congratulations to our Year 5/6 athletics team for their outstanding performance in the recent competition. Out of 12 schools, our team claimed the runners-up position. The team showcased their skills in various throwing, jumping, and running events, earning an impressive 468 points collectively. We are proud to announce that we had several children who won gold in individual events. A special shoutout to Aaron for his exceptional performance in the long jump and triple jump, Jack for his victory in the chest push event, and Max for winning gold in the speed bounce. Well done to the entire team for their superb performance!

We would like to extend our congratulations to both our boys’ and girls’ football teams on their final two fixtures of the season. The girls secured a thrilling 3-2 victory against Rosary Primary School, with Kimberly scoring a late winner. They continued their winning streak with a remarkable 5-0 win against Holy Trinity NW3. The girls finished the season with five wins and four losses, placing them in 5th position. Although they won’t proceed to the playoffs, we are confident that they will return stronger next year and aim for the championship. Well done to all the girls for their outstanding efforts!

The boys faced a tough match against Rosary, resulting in a 4-0 loss. However, they bounced back with an impressive 5-0 victory against Holy Trinity NW3. With six wins, one draw, and two losses, the boys finished the season in 4th position. We are thrilled to announce that they have secured a spot in the playoffs. Let’s support them as they give their best to reach the Finals. Congratulations to the boys on an excellent season so far!

Finally, we are proud of the 10 children who participated in the Year 3 Dodgeball Festival earlier this week. The children teamed up with peers from seven other Camden primary schools, providing them with a fantastic opportunity to meet and socialise with new friends. We are proud to recognise Charlie for his outstanding display of care, courage, and cooperation throughout the festival, earning himself a well-deserved medal. Well done to all the participants for representing our school with enthusiasm and sportsmanship!


Friday 2nd February Year 3
Friday 9th FebruaryYear 5
Friday 23rd FebruaryYear 6
Friday 1st MarchYear 4
Friday 8th MarchYear 2
Friday 15th MarchReception
Friday 22nd MarchAwards assembly

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

At the beginning of every collective worship in school we light a candle. The children enthusiastically remind us that it is because Jesus is the light of our world. Light is so often a sign that God is there, as we see in the Bible when we read of Moses and the burning bush, the fire in the vision of Ezekiel, the light from the sky which was the angels appearing to the shepherds, and the star for the wise men. This week we reflected the story of Simeon, a very old man, who was promised by the Holy Spirit that before he died, he would see the Messiah. One day when Simeon was at the temple in Jerusalem, Joseph, Mary and Jesus visited. Mary and Joseph were presenting Jesus in the temple like many people do at church today. As soon as Simeon saw the young child he know that Jesus was God’s promised son. Simeon responded with joy and worship knowing that light had come into the world in the person of Jesus.

The story of Simeon also teaches us that sometimes we need to wait and trust in God. It is at these times that we might need to spur each other on in being patient if something does not happen as quickly as we might want.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Philippians 4:6

Winter Reading Challenge

Arts Projects


Ms Periton has registered our school to take part in the Royal Academy Young Artists Summer Show! The standard for this annual competition is VERY high, but pupils from HTSS have been selected before. If your child has made an artwork they are proud of, we can submit it on their behalf. ONE artwork per child only. The submission period runs from JAN – MARCH 2024, so we have plenty of time. Perhaps you can get creative over the holidays? From January, please bring the NAMED ARTWORK to school for Ms Periton to photograph, along with A SHORT PIECE OF WRITING explaining what you have made and why. To find out more and see examples of work from previous years:

Attendance and Punctuality

This week our attendance was an excellent 98%. Well done everybody! Let’s keep it high next week!

Attendance Bears

Infants: Y2 with 99% Juniors: Y6 with 100%!

Early Birds

Infants: Year 1 Juniors: Year 5

Age: Year 2 to Year 6

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

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.

New Emotional Wellbeing Website for Young People and Families

A new NHS website, packed with emotional wellbeing and mental health information and resources, has been launched to help young people and families, as well as professionals working with them, to navigate support options.

NCL Waiting Room was produced with the help and input of young people, families and professionals. It aims to be a ‘one-stop shop’ for information on specialist mental health services, community groups, emotional wellbeing and self-care resources.

It allows young people and their parents or carers to search for, filter and share resources based on their needs and preferences.

NCL Waiting Room will continue to grow and develop, so watch this space for more details. You can visit the website here and try out the Support Hub resource navigation feature here.

If you have any feedback on the website, you can do this on the relevant pages of the site, or email

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.

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 termThursday 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