All the world’s a stage,William Shakespeare, As You Like It
And all the men and women merely players.
It has been a busy week of rehearsals as classes refine and perfect their performances! Tickets will be on sale from Monday 3rd July in the playground before and after school. A donation of £4 is requested per ticket with a maximum of two tickets per family. A reminder that babies and young children are not able to attend. The performance dates and times are:
- Infants: Tuesday 11th July – 10am & 2pm
- Y3/Y4: Friday 14th July – 10am & 2:30pm
- Y5/Y6: Tuesday 18th July at 6pm; Wednesday 19th July at 10am
A reminder that there are two days of teacher strikes next week – Weds 5th and Fri 7th July. Thank you for your continued support of our great teachers.
Y4 & Y5 are performing with Fleet School at Parliament Hill Bandstand on Thursday 6th July from 10:15am – all are welcome!
HTSS Summer Fair – Thursday 6th July at 3:30-5:30pm. Children in clubs can join
Raffle- Class with most sales win a non-uniform day. We encourage parents to look in their children’s bags for the raffle tickets. Kindly return stubs along with correct change to the school.
Thinking about summer activities?
Don’t forget to sign up to Coach Steve’s Summer Camps before places run out!
More information and registration go to: www.prorevo.co.uk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Value of Wisdom
In collective worship this week, we have been learning about martyrs. The stories of saints such as St Lawrence and St George give us powerful examples of individuals whose courage was so strong that they were willing to lay down their lives for their faith.
Courage and wisdom do not always go together. In Norse mythology, the bravest and strongest of all the gods is Thor, but his brawn is not matched with brains. In many of the stories in the Prose Edda and Poetic Edda, Thor acts with enormous courage and self-sacrifice but no thought whatsoever, and he is frequently outwitted by giants, gods and monsters.
The courage and self-sacrifice of martyrs is very different. It is a thoughtful, considered and wise form of bravery. One of the key features of martyrs is that they know very well the deadly risk they face at the hands of their persecutors, and yet they continue undaunted. They don’t carry on their course through ignorance, nor is it blind anger or a will to hurt others that drives them. Their eyes are open to the danger they are in, but they remain committed to their cause. St Lawrence and St George were perfectly clear about the consequences of refusing to worship the Roman emperor and the Roman gods, but for them, the wisdom of staying true to their faith was more important than their lives.
Of course, they and other Christian martyrs were following the example of the ultimate martyr and perfect sacrifice, Jesus Christ. It is very clear from the prophecies given by Jesus himself throughout his ministry that he always knew that crucifixion awaited him. Incredible courage, God’s help and the deep wisdom of the sheer power of his sacrifice helped him to stay the course.
While we hope and pray that we and our loved ones never experience the danger faced by individuals such as St Lawrence, St George and Jesus, we can still draw inspiration from their example and learn a truly wise lesson: that some principles are more important even than life itself.
Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. He will be delivered over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him and spit on him; they will flog him and kill him. On the third day he will rise again.” The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said.Luke 18:31-34
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Camden Mental Health Support Team (MHST) free webinar and in-person workshop for June & July:
* Secondary transition webinar for parents of Y6 children
* Emotion Coaching in-person workshop for primary age children (Emotion Coaching is a strategy we use in school to support children with identifying emotions, validating feelings and setting boundaries and limits around children’s behaviour).
- For parents and carers of Year 6 children moving to secondary school in September 2023
The Mental Health Support Team (MHST) are running a parent and carer webinar around supporting young people currently in Year 6 with the move from primary to secondary school. The webinar will be held online via Zoom and lasts for 60 minutes, with an optional follow-up slot of 30 minutes for questions and comments:
Friday 23rd June, 12:00-13:30
To sign up, please use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/supporting-transition-from-year-6-to-secondary-school-universal-tickets-602552449597
2. For parents and carers of primary school age children: Emotion Coaching
On Monday 10th July and Monday 17th July from 12:15 to 14:15, the MHST are holding a two-part, in person workshop at the Tavistock Centre on Emotion Coaching. This is a parenting approach that explores steps to support identifying a child’s emotions, validating their feelings and setting boundaries and limits around children’s behaviour. It is hoped that this workshop will provide a space where parents and carers can come together to hear about Emotion Coaching but also to learn from one another and to share their experiences.
To sign up, please use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/147523519819
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.
CAMHS Open Minded Webinars
The school also recommends the “Open Minded” webinars. Find our more by clicking here.
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.
Term dates for 2022 – 2023
|First day of autumn term||Monday 5th September|
|Half term||Monday 24th – Friday 28th October|
|Last day of autumn term||Friday 16th December|
|First day of spring term||Wednesday 4th January 2023|
|Half term||Monday 13th – Friday 17th February|
|Last day of spring term||Friday 31st March|
|First day of summer term||Monday 17th April|
|Half term||Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June|
|Last day of summer term||Friday 21st July|