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Weekly News – Friday 7th June

Message from the Headmistress

Dear Parents,

I am looking forward to a quiet day with the Year 11 on exams (all going smoothly and calmly) and the Year 7 and 8 out at Hardwick Hall on a visit.

This week, we welcomed Jack to Year 5. We hope he will settle quickly and be very happy at Hollygirt School.

On Monday we started the half term with the hustings and election in Senior School of our Head Girl/Boy team and all four candidates put up a good fight in the hustings. What was impressive for staff and pupil to see was the power of rhetoric and the ability speaking has of affecting mood of the audience and popularity at the voting booth. So much like politics… In the end the voting for the leading candidates was tight and at one point neck and neck. The decision of the Hollygirt senior electorate was as follows:

HEAD GIRL: LILY

DEPUTY HEAD GIRL: ZARA

Sorry lads… democracy is indiscriminatory…

I congratulate all the candidates and especially Lily and Zara. I look forward to working with them enormously.

Tonight is the Friends of Hollygirt meeting in my room at 4pm. We are on a serious recruitment drive for new members – have you good ideas?  Could you run the second hand uniform shop? Please let me know if you would like to find out more.

This week has been very busy with parent tours with lots of interest currently in the Senior School for September. Please let people know that we still have some spaces to fill and it is never too late to benefit from the opportunities offered by Hollygirt.

On Wednesday, pupils in Year 5 and 6 go off on their residential adventure to The Mill and the Year 7 and Year 8 have the storyteller coming in. The latter kindly funded by the Friends of Hollygirt.

As the term runs to its end, there is lots going on with trips and visits and shows and concerts… keep your eyes on letters, website and social media for news and updates.

Have a lovely (wet?) weekend.

Mrs Hutley
Headmistress

Message from the Head of Juniors

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Dear Parents,

I hope you all had a relaxing half term break. This last half term is fairly short and inevitably one of our busier ones with lots to look forward to.

On Wednesday, our Year 3 and 4 tennis team competed at the Nottingham Mini Tennis Championship final and won! Meanwhile, some children swam in a local gala. Jack and Caiden were awarded bronze medals and Oliver, gold! Fantastic efforts by all involved in both events and we are very proud of you.

On Monday, we are taking Year 1 to 6 to the Nottingham Tennis Centre. As in previous years, they will participate in some coaching sessions and then have a chance to watch some of the matches. We will be leaving school mid-morning and will return for the end of the day.

On Wednesday, we are holding our EYFS Teddy Bears’ Afternoon Tea. If you know of anyone still looking for a place for Nursery or Reception for September, please let them know! To book a place, please contact Mrs Wilkins.

Years 5 and 6 are very exciting to be going to The Mill from Wednesday to Friday. I am sure, as always, they will have an amazing time. Fingers crossed for the sun to come out.

On Thursday, Years 1 and 2 are on a trip to Southwell Minster for a TIme Travelling Pilgrimage Day; I am sure they will also have a great day.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Wright
Head of Juniors

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