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Weekly News – Friday 10th November

Message from the Headmistress

Dear Parents,

This week has been unusually quiet which always concerns me as after the peace, the storm usually comes.

Next week we have a variety of school trips going out as well as the Year 11 Parents Evening on Tuesday and the individual and sibling school photographs on Wednesday.

The Parents’ Forum meeting is on Friday (17th) at 4.00pm in my office. We always welcome new members, but please let Lucy Wilkins know if you are going to attend (lucywilkins@hollygirt.notts.sch.uk). Agenda items for discussion are now requested from any parent who wishes to submit points for our consideration.The minutes of the meeting will be posted on the website at the beginning of next week.

We are in full flight selling tickets for the Friends of Hollygirt Curry Night on Monday 20th November. There are still some available so book without delay. The venue is 4500 Miles from Delhi. Tickets are £16 each and available from reception.

Can I remind all parents new to the school that any donations of Christmas items for the Friends of Hollygirt hamper raffle are required to start coming into school now. The first panettone has arrived; it needs lots of friends…

We occasionally use this newsletter to let you know about how the school is progressing on bigger issues. This year, following the Grenfell Tower fire disaster, we commissioned a professional full fire risk assessment of all our buildings as part of our on-going health and safety planning. Whilst we have no cladding so there is no fear here, a few potential hazards were identified and work is being scheduled in priority order to ensure that our environment is as safe as it can possibly be for all.

Miss Ifould, who has taught PE at Hollygirt School for 24 years, will be taking early retirement at the end of this term. I know she is looking forward to Christmas with extra vigour this term! We wish her well for the future.

Don’t forget that pupils in Junior and Senior School can wear a spotty outfit on Friday (17th) for our ‘spotacular’ day to raise funds for Children in Need.

Have a fantastic weekend.

Mrs Hutley
Headmistress

Message from the Head of Juniors

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Dear Parents,

Yesterday, many children in Years 4, 5 and 6 took part in an athletics event and thoroughly enjoyed it; many thanks to the PE department for organising this.

Year 6 have started to sell Children in Need merchandise this week and will continue with it until it has sold out! Next week, there will be a cake sale on Wednesday, again hosted by Year 6. Thank you in advance to parents for helping the children to bake such delicious cakes. Don’t forget to wear something spotty on Friday 17th.

On Wednesday 15th November, individual school photographs will be taken. You can choose whether children in KS2 wear formal uniform. There will also be sibling photographs taken if you want the children to match.

Well done to Holly in Year 6 for winning the’ Name the Guinea Pigs Competition’. They will now be known as Hobnob and Gingernut. Thank you to all children who took part in this.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Wright
Head of Juniors

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