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.
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!
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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.
Winter Reading Challenge
RA YOUNG ARTISTS SUMMER SHOW
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: https://youngartists.royalacademy.org.uk/
Attendance and Punctuality
This week our attendance was an excellent 98%. Well done everybody! Let’s keep it high next week!
Infants: Y2 with 99% Juniors: Y6 with 100%!
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 – email@example.com
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.
If you have any feedback on the website, you can do this on the relevant pages of the site, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
|Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October
|Monday 30th October
|Last day of autumn term
|Friday 22nd December
|Monday 8th January 2024
|First day of spring term
|Tuesday 9th January
|Monday 12th – Friday 16th February
|Last day of spring term
|Thursday 28th March
|First day of summer term
|Monday 15th April
|Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June
|Monday 3rd June
|Last day of summer term
|Wednesday 24th July