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Weekly News – Friday 19th October

Message from the Headmistress

Dear Parents,

Well here we are at half term and we’ve had the first frosty windows! That is seasonally correct as the grounds harden and the leaves drop.

This week has clearly been dominated by Prize Giving, which I hope you all enjoyed. As usual I am happy to take feedback from parents, positive and negative, to help us with preparations next year. We do listen and make tweaks to make the experience better. For example, last year a parent suggested refreshments so we had complimentary tea and coffee available for you before and after the event this year. I hope you all join me in congratulating all our speakers and performers for their contributions to the evening. I will have an open discussion about Prize Giving as well as other aspects of school strategy at our first Parents’ Forum meeting which is scheduled for Friday 30th November.

Mrs Howlett would like to invite any senior parents to our remembrance assembly on Friday 9th November to school at 8.50am. It will last for around 20 minutes. If you would like to attend, please let us know so we can put out sufficient chairs. We wouldn’t want you to sit cross legged on the floor!

Advance notice: On Friday 16th November the senior children may dress up as TEDDY BEARS for Children in Need. We are looking forward to welcoming Pudsey to school that day, too!

Finally, don’t forget to get your tickets for the FRIENDS OF HOLLYGIRT CURRY and QUIZ NIGHT which will be held at The Cumin restaurant on MONDAY 19th NOVEMBER. Tickets are £16 per head and can be bought from reception.

Have a fantastic break!

Mrs Hutley

Message from the Head of Juniors

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Dear Parents,

What a busy week to end this half term with. The highlight was of course Prize Giving on Wednesday night. As always, this was a wonderful occasion where we all felt incredibly proud to be part of the Hollygirt family. Throughout the evening, through speeches, music and drama, we were also to demonstrate just some of what we do. Pupils involved in the entertainment all spoke and performed so confidently. Congratulations to all of the children, those who won prizes but also everyone else; it was an evening to celebrate all the achievements over the past year and we look forward to the day off in December in recognition of this. Some tired children yesterday morning but a two week holiday to look forward to!

Yesterday, Year 2 had a teddy bears’ picnic. They have been working on this theme over the course of the week and amongst other things, prepared teddy birth certificates, invitations and beautiful paintings of their bears. Yesterday, they made fruit kebabs and iced biscuits. Bears and children all had a super time!

Today, Years 1 and 2 are at Bolsover Castle and I am sure they are enjoying themselves.  I look forward to hearing all about it on their return.

Thank you so much for your support in sponsoring the children for their NSPCC workouts.  In total, the children raised almost £1300 which is amazing and they should be incredibly proud.

I hope you all have a relaxing break and I look forward to seeing you on Monday 5th November.

Mrs Wright
Head of Juniors

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