There is little success where there is little laughter.Andrew Carnegie
As we come to the end of a busy term, we reflect on how well the wonderful children at our school have demonstrated care, courage and cooperation in both their academic and personal growth. We hope that families will further support children in developing these key character traits beyond the school gates.
Teachers have updated class web pages with work from this term so please do look at these and ask your children to tell you more about their learning.
A reminder to look out for leaflets that were emailed from school about Easter activities.
We hope that families have a lovely Easter break – we look forward to welcoming you all back on Monday 17th April from 8:40am. We also look forward to the wonderful Phil the Storyteller introducing our Shakespeare project to the children on Tuesday 18th April.
Christian Value of Forgiveness
For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.John 3:16
This week the children have experienced the various rituals and services that take place during Holy Week in order to deepen their understanding of the importance of Easter. It is at this time that we remember and celebrate our belief in Jesus’ death, resurrection and the salvation this offered: the forgiveness and love of God, the deliverance from sin and its consequences, and the restoration of the relationship between God and people on earth.
Easter is an important period in which to reflect on the mistakes we have made. Leading up to this time we have reflected on the parables Jesus told which in turn were intended to help us to understand why and how to forgive both ourselves and others.
This Easter let us remember that forgiveness is not just an act of self-love but also love for the person you are forgiving. It can be a gift and blessing for those who need it and offer it.
Easter Services at Holy Trinity Church & S. Silas Church
Friday 31st March – whole school Passion service at 11am in Holy Trinity Church – all are welcome to attend
Sunday 2nd April: Palm Sunday
9.30 a.m. PARISH MASS and Blessing of Palms at Holy Trinity (with Children’s Homily) 11.00 a.m. PARISH MASS and Blessing of Palms at S. Silas 6.00 p.m. Said Mass and Benediction at S. Silas Monday – Wednesday in Holy Week 11th– 13th April Masses: Monday and Wednesday at 11.00 a.m. & 7.00 p.m., Tuesday 9.30 a.m. & 7.00 p.m. (All at S. Silas)
Thursday 6th April: Maundy Thursday 7.30 p.m. SOLEMN MASS of the Lord’s Supper at S. Silas with Procession to the Altar of Repose (Watch continues until midnight)
Friday 7th April: Good Friday 10.00 a.m. The Watch resumes at S. Silas 3.00 p.m. SOLEMN LITURGY of the Passion at S. Silas 5.00 p.m. Stations of the Cross, Veneration of the Relic of the True Cross and Maria Desolata at S. Silas
Saturday 8th April: Holy Saturday 10.00 p.m. THE PASCHAL VIGIL AND FIRST MASS OF EASTER at S. Silas
Sunday 9th April: Easter Day 9.30 a.m. PARISH MASS at Holy Trinity (with Children’s Homily) 11.00 a.m. PARISH MASS at S. Silas (with Sunday School) 6.00 p.m. Said Mass and Benediction at S. Silas
Confessions: Mon & Tues at 6.15 pm; Wed 11.40am; Thurs 12 noon; Fri 2.00 pm or by appointment
Attendance and Punctuality
Unfortunately our term has ended with a lower than usual attendance at 94.7%. There have been bouts of sickness and covid too but there have also been some holiday absences. Please can we remind parents that children are not permitted to go on holidays during term time. Camden have a very strict policy on this, and we are expected to adhere to it. In addition there is plentiful evidence on the extremely detrimental impact of school absence on children’s academic progress. We appreciate our parents support in ensuring that their child has strong school attendance.
Infants: Reception Juniors: Year 4
Infants: Y2 with 96.3% Juniors: Year 3 with 98.3%
Thank you to PiP and to parents for your support for our arts fundraising project – it was a wonderful to see such a mass display of our talented young artists. We will let you know how much was raised in due course.
Jumble Sale on 15th April 12.30 – 2.00pm in S. Silas Church Hall
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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|