This weekend sees the beginning of Black History Month. The theme this year is ‘Saluting our Sisters’ which will explore the vital role black women have played in shaping history, inspiring change and building communities.

In the two weeks leading up to half term, the children will learn about different aspects of black history and important individuals. There will also be workshops, art lessons and visitors throughout this time. We will then conclude with a whole school celebration on Friday 20th October where we hope families will share food, music and activities – more details to follow.

Sporting News – Cross Country at Parliament Hill

A huge well done to our cross-country team on finishing 4th place, out of 21 Camden primary schools. The children achieved the ‘Best Small School Team’ award and some of them were asked to go up and receive a trophy from the Mayor of Camden. We would like to congratulate our amazing Year 5 girls team (Cali, Ariana, Charlotte and Kimberly) on being the fastest overall team in the Year 5 race. We would also like to give a special mention to all of our Year 3 pupils that participated, as it was their first ever time to compete in a cross-country race, and they all did themselves very proud.

Christmas Production

We are very excited about a new project that we are working on with the junior children this year for the Christmas production. The project will be more in the style of a musical rather than an opera and will enable the children to have even more of an input into the writing than previously, working with specialists to create a wonderful original production! As is tradition, our infants’ production will be based on the Nativity.

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

Last week we reflected on the many meanings of love and the different forms that it can take, from absolute enjoyment of life, to love for humankind, as Fr Graeme has modelled to us for so long. But how do we spur one another on or motivate one another towards love?

To spur one another toward love and good deeds, or to encourage someone, can have a big impact in their life. We don’t realize what a huge difference some small bit of encouragement can make in someone’s life. Today some of our junior children competed in a cross country event involving many schools in Camden. While the nature of competition naturally leads to individual successes, which it is right for us to celebrate, we must remember that the strength of coming together and encouraging each other is more impactful and profound than material awards like medals and trophies.

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Thessalonians 5:11

Class Assemblies – Fridays at 3pm in the Church Hall

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

Attendance and Punctuality

Our attendance this week is a respectable 96.6% but we do want to keep it above this to ensure that all children are maximising their learning and therefore progressing well at school.

Attendance Bears

Infants: Year 1 with 99.7% Juniors: Year 5 with 97%

Early Birds

Infants: Year 1 Juniors: Year 6

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

Click this link for the Camden Online Safety Leaflet

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