Message from the Headmistress
Gosh this has been a busy week in school and today is the busiest. Senior School abounds with the colour of international flags and other dressing up. I am French for the day (missing the onions and the bicycle but otherwise perfect).
Today we have held our Senior Harvest Festival focusing on our TOILET TWINNING fundraiser. Thank you to our fantastic readers, to Colin who introduced the scheme to us and to Mrs Griffiths for her organisation of this lovely service. What a lot of bottom humour and poo facts in one short hour! We take our fundraising commitment very seriously and never was there a better project to support. If you would like to donate to the school’s collection, monies can still be received. Should you wish to consider twinning one of your home toilets, there are information leaflets for the pupils to take outside my office.
Later on this afternoon, we will be selling cakes for the Macmillan Cancer Support at 3.30pm on Elm Avenue – bring a box to buy your treats at the school gate later.
Tomorrow, Saturday, Hollygirt will have a trade stand at the Southwell Ploughing Match (at Thorseby this year.) If you are there, pop by to say hello.
Earlier this week, Alex from Alex Wilkinson Media took lots of lovely pictures of the children in their lessons which will be used for our new website and prospectus: both coming soon!
Mr Deacon took the Year 8 and 9 girls’ football team out for their second round. Unfortunately the Year 10 and 11 netball tournament got cancelled due to the bad weather. A huge well done to Tanaka in Year 9 who trialled for Notts County’s ladies team over the summer holidays and got accepted! She now trains with Notts County on Mondays and Wednesdays. Amazing.
On Wednesday, we said goodbye to Mrs Swift who has worked in a variety of capacities in the Senior and Junior School over her many years of service to the school. We wish her happy times in her early retirement and feel sure she will be popping back to see us.
We also had the disturbance of our termly fire practice mid-week to check we all know the evacuation routes and expectations. All went smoothly!
Next Monday I will be advertising two positions available at Hollygirt: one two days a week, term time only to provide pupil support in PE and Games (seniors and juniors) and in some senior lessons. The other, a full time position to provide 1:1 support to an individual pupil. These are both term time only positions. If you know anyone who may be interested in either of these please ask them to keep a look out – details will become available on our website and social media.
Can I remind parents that Goose Fair parking restrictions will be in force on some of our local streets next week. Please obey the warnings and restrictions as these are rigorously enforced.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend.
Message from the Head of Juniors
Firstly, thank you for all of the wonderful harvest boxes we have received; they are greatly appreciated. I look forward to seeing many of you this afternoon at our harvest celebration which begins at 2.00pm. Following this, there will be cakes for sale as part of our Macmillan coffee morning.
On Monday, Mr Goodhead and Mr Ockelford are taking a football team to compete in an ISA tournament at Dixie Grammar School. Good luck to all involved.
Next week it is, of course, Goose Fair! We are planning to take all children in Years 1 to 6 for the day on Thursday; fingers crossed for sunshine! Please be aware of additional parking restrictions put in place for the surrounding roads during the Goose Fair period.
I would like to remind children that Junior School is now open from 7.45am. Should you wish to use this facility, there is a small charge of £2 for the 7.45am – 8.00am slot.
Have a lovely weekend and I will perhaps see some of you at the Southwell Ploughing Match tomorrow where we will have a stand; pop over to see us!
Head of Juniors