Message from the Headmistress
As could have been expected this has been a busy week in school, perhaps more so in Junior School where the preparations for the Summer Production are almost done!
In Senior School, this week we have held the last of our 2018-2019 designated ‘Most Able Days’; a programme we are continuing next academic year.
The Year 9 and 10 were impressed by their visit from an author on Tuesday – one boy said he was so inspiring he bought his book – so that is some accolade!
On Thursday, our new Year 7 came into school for their new parents / pupils meeting. The children were all thrilled that Mr Thompson will lead the Year 7 form tutor team. They are a wonderful group of children and we are very much looking forward to their enthusiasm and excitement when they join us in September.
On Friday, a team of pupils from Year 9 are off to Uppingham Community College with Dr McKitterick for the Super Physics event. We look forward to hearing about the challenges they face later!
A group of staff are taking part in the Pork Pie Pedal on Saturday, a 50 mile bike ride for Stroke Association. If you wish to sponsor us, please follow this link www.justgiving.com/HollygirtPorkPie/
On Sunday the USA trip set off on their week’s journey to New York and Washington. We hope all have a wonderful experience.
Next week is our last week of term.
All pupils are reminded to clear their desks and take all their belongings home with them – including PE kit and equipment.
School reports and end of term packs will be sent home on Tuesday (posted for those who are not in school).
On Wednesday a good number of seniors are having a well-deserved treat day at Alton Towers.
On Thursday 11th, school finishes at 12.30pm. This will be a non-uniform day, however, the Year 7 to 9 are still doing their Games lesson first thing and will need to be in PE kit for this.
I thank all readers for their loyalty and support this academic year. We wish all our leavers well as they move on.
Well done to all the staff and pupils who have got to the end of Summer Term with a smile on their face and joy in their hearts. Now is the time for some serious relaxation and recharging of the batteries before we see you all again on Wednesday 4th September.
Let’s hope the sun shines.
Message from the Head of Juniors
Firstly, a massive thank you to everyone who donated to and attended our Garden Party last Saturday. It was a hugely successful event, organised by Mrs Wand, with a lot of help from staff, children and parents. The sun does always seem to shine on Garden Party day and we were again, very lucky with the weather. Everyone seemed to have a great time with such a variety of stall and activities. I will let you know how much we raised once we have a total.
This afternoon, Year 6 will be attending a ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ with the opportunity to wear their amazing hats which they have been working on in Art with Miss Fry. Photos will follow!
On Wednesday, we had our Year 6 leavers’ assembly and the children took a trip down memory lane; we certainly enjoyed looking at all the photographs, some of the children when they were in Early Years. We will miss them but know they will have a great time as they move across to the Senior School. Following this, we held our elections for the new Head Girl or Boy. Votes were counted and I am pleased to announce that Lily is our new Head Girl and Matilda, Deputy. Well done to all those who participated and spoke so well to the rest of the school.
On Monday, our Junior School productions will be performed and all children in Years 1 to 6 need to be dropped off at St. Jude’s in the morning. We will be taking EYFS to watch these in the afternoon and children can be collected from here afterwards. Any children who are not collected will be walked back to school; After School Club will be running as usual.
End of year reports will come home next week. Please pop in to see us if there if anything you wish to discuss.
Next Wednesday, all of juniors are on out on trips. The younger children are off to Twycross Zoo whilst the older ones are going out for lunch and to the cinema, golf, or Planet Bounce.
Thursday is of course the last day of term and we finish at 12.30; there is no After School Club. Children are permitted to wear their own clothes and bring a donation (we suggest £1 minimum) for Sal’s Shoes. Thank you to all who have contributed to this by sending in unwanted shoes.
If I don’t see you before the end of term, have a fantastic summer and I look forward to hearing all about the children’s adventures when we return in September.
Good luck to all staff who are taking part in the Pork Pie Pedal tomorrow, a 50 mile bike ride for the Stroke Association. If you wish to sponsor them, please follow this link www.justgiving.com/HollygirtPorkPie/
Head of Juniors