I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

Mother Teresa

Staffing for September 2024

We are very sorry to be saying goodbye to Miss Powley at the end of this academic year. She has been a valued member of the support team at Holy Trinity for almost 19 years, so will be a huge loss to us. We appreciate the hard work and commitment that she has given over those years, both to the children and to the school community. She will be sadly missed, but we wish her all the very best in her future endeavours and are comforted in the knowledge that she will keep in touch.

As Y4 parents will have noticed, Mrs Evans is expecting a baby. She will be with us for a short time in September before her maternity leave. We welcome a new teacher to our team for the year, Miss Joeng, who will be in Y1. We also welcome a new teaching assistant to our staff team, Mrs Martin.

The children will meet most of their teachers and support staff next Wednesday 3rd July, as part of our transition morning. 

Reception Ms See, Mrs McQueen & Ms Ricketts
Y1Mrs Bern (2 days); Miss Jeong (3 days), Mrs Kabir & Ms Hunter
Y2Ms Wainer, Mrs Hough, Ms Ghalem
Y3Mr Martisius, Ms Hall, Ms Clayton & another TA to be confirmed
Y4Ms Doades, Ms Bergin & Mrs Gashi
Y5Ms Hall & Mrs Martin
Y6Ms Sun & another TA to be confirmed

Daily Supported Reading video goes live!

Watch our new Daily Supported Reading (DSR) video, starring some of our very own Year 1 readers and staff team. DSR is a key stage one reading programme that we have been successfully running for the past few years in school. It runs alongside our phonics programme, supporting our children to become independent, motivated readers and exposing them to at least 70 real books over the course of the programme! The video was created as part of our role as a DSR Hub school in London and was shown at this summer’s national DSR forum to share our practice with other schools.

Central Saint Martins invites you to the Camden Schools Arts Biennale

This summer, a new Camden Schools Art Biennale hosted by Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, in partnership with Camden Council and Camden Learning, is coming to Granary Square, King’s Cross.

Running from 11th to 17th July at the Lethaby Gallery in Central Saint Martins, visitors can explore hundreds of artworks by Camden school children in an exhibition which showcases art developed by every school. The free event is set to become a highlight of the borough’s cultural calendar as an ongoing sister-event to the much-loved Camden Schools Music Festival, which sees every music class in Camden perform at the Royal Albert Hall every two years.

Alongside the exhibition, a free events programme will be on offer, with a range of activities developed with families, young people, and art teachers in mind. Here is a taste of some of our children’s super art work:

Key dates for your diaries:

  • Julius Caesar performances: Infants: Monday 15th July 2.30pm and Tuesday 16th July 10.00am Y3 & Y4: Tuesday 16th at 2:30pm and Thursday 18th July 10.00am Y5 & Y6: Thursday 18th July 2.30pm and 6.00pm. Ticket sales will be from Monday 8th July.
  • Sports Day: Friday 19th July at Parliament Hill Sports Field

Christian Vision

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

We are all very familiar with the heroic actions of St George, who put himself on the line by fighting the dragon and expected nothing in return. We learn of his courage in standing up to something that was bigger than he was; his strong sense of justice in wanting to free people from the misery they were experiencing and his selflessness in prepared to fight to save the precious princess.

While we may not be physically courageous like St George, we can show courage by not following the crowd, when we know that something is wrong or by ensuring that our actions are focussed on wanting to make the world a better place. Even if our deeds are not seen, we can know in our hearts that it was the right thing to do.

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

1 Corinthians 16:13

Induction of Our New Parish Priest

The Churchwardens and Parochial Church Council of St Silas and Holy Trinity Kentish Town invite you to:

A Solemn Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit with the Institution by the Bishop of Fulham and Induction by the Archdeacon of Hampstead of THE REVEREND PHILIP PETER CORBETT as Vicar on: Monday 8th July at 7pm at St Silas Church, St Silas Place, London NW5 3QP RSVP to: l.stenmark@holytrinitynw1.camden.sch.uk

Sporting News

Earlier this week, our school sent 8 girls and 8 boys from Year 5 and 6 to participate in the Camden schools cricket competition. It was an exciting day of competition as both teams showcased their skills and determination.

In the group stages, both the girls’ and boys’ teams performed exceptionally well, defeating all three schools – Torriano, Gospel Oak, and Edith Neville. Their outstanding performances secured them a spot in the semi-finals.

The boys’ team faced St Mary’s in the semi-final and emerged victorious with a remarkable 18-run lead. Similarly, the girls’ team triumphed in their semi-final match against Christchurch, winning by 13 runs.

In the finals, both teams faced a tough challenge from Gospel Oak, whom they had defeated earlier in the day. Although the girls’ team put up a strong fight, they were narrowly defeated by a margin of 9 runs. The boys’ team also displayed great sportsmanship but fell short by 12 runs. It was a tight competition, and we commend both teams for their impressive efforts.

We would like to extend a huge congratulations to all the players for their outstanding performance throughout the tournament. Their hard work and dedication led them to the finals, and they can be proud of their achievement as runners-up. We would also like to give special recognition to Luke and Angel-Rose for their exceptional contributions.

Well done to all the participants, and thank you for representing our school with such passion and skill!

Our LabTech Sponsors

Please click here for a link to the Camden Market Events.

We are delighted to have a new partner onboard this year: LabTech. Through their Community Grants Programme, LabTech support a wide range of local initiatives to improve our neighbourhood and enhance Camden residents’ quality of life. LabTech’s funding is helping to financially support the 2024 Shakespeare Project, Julius Caesar. LabTech is a local organisation in the heart of Camden Market; find out more about LabTech by clicking the link below. 

Attendance and Punctuality

We achieved 96% attendance this week. A particular well done to Year 4 for achieving 100% attendance!

Attendance Bears

Infants: Y1 with 99.7% Juniors: Y4 with 100%

Early Birds

Infants: Y1 Juniors: Y5

Free Counselling Service for Parents

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with many years of experience working with UK schools to improve children’s wellbeing and behaviour. The charity also supports parents and families and has a wealth of practical tips and advice on many areas of parenting, all of which can be accessed online, including: dealing with changes and endings; building resilience; separation anxiety; de-escalation techniques; positive body image; friendship issues; perfectionism; sleep; gaming habits; and many more. Click on the link here to access and explore the support

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 rtown@tavi-port.nhs.uk

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