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This week’s newsletter:

The Holly Park Governing Body – Who is who?

After a recent restructure of the governing body I would like to introduce you to our team and what their various roles and responsibilities are. These can also be found here.with a bit more information about each governor.
We are in the fortunate position to have: a full governing body, invigorated by committed members both new and old(er) with a stable senior leadership team. The governing body is in a good position to take the next steps forward as critical friends, optimally representing the whole school community.

Home Grown Food From Our Allotment

Caroline Giles, gardening club and After School Club have grown radish on our school allotment. There were so many that they were able to give them to the school kitchen who were able to use them in a radish salad which the children really enjoyed. We look forward to more allotment delights!


I hope that you have planted your sunflower seeds at home and are going to enter the competition to see who can grow the tallest sunflower. Good luck and happy growing!
In addition, each class has a sunflower in our story garden and we are having a school competition to see which class can grow the tallest sunflower. The children from each
class have to take care of them and water them. Do watch as they grow up the fence.

Value of the Month for June – Trust

Trust is a really important value. It must be earned. If we do not trust someone it is very hard to build a good friendship with them. Talk to your children about:
• people who you know that are trustworthy
• practical ways that we can show others that we are trustworthy
• why it is important to be able to trust others when working together as a team
Trust is a particularly good value for our Y6 children to work on as they move on to secondary school and mature into teenagers.

Diary Dates

  • Tuesday 18th June Barnet Schools’ Music Festival KS2
  • Tuesday 18th June Class Photos
  • Thursday 20th June Holly Park Reading Club at 9am
  • Thursday 20th June Year 1 church visit 1
  • Friday 21st June Year 1 church visit 2
  • Friday 21st June Year 3 Activity Day
  • Friday 21st June Year 1 Cake sale
  • Please be aware – early May Bank holiday 2020 has moved from Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May due to VE day

Music News

Instrumental Tuition and Ensembles as normal. Chamber
Choir will be performing on Tuesday evening at the Barnet
Schools Music Festival.

Summer Term House Challenge

We held our summer term House Challenge a couple of weeks ago. All year groups from Y1 to Y6 took part. The theme was tennis. The children had to bounce a ball on a tennis racket whilst running around a post and back to their line. The runs were counted and the winning house was Hydra with 107 runs.

Holly Park Words of the Week

  • Hasty – done with excessive speed or urgency; hurried.
  • Hoax – a humorous or malicious deception.
  • Inedible – not fit or suitable for eating.
  • Invalid – a person made weak or disabled by illness or injury.

Be a part of the new PTA Lottery

There is not long left to join the Holly Park PTA lottery. Sign up before the 6th July. Help the PTA to raise money for the school at only £1 a week. Many parents have asked how they can support the school by giving money – this is one way you can help.

You can find out about here.

We hope to raise funds that can support and enrich the education of our children – we aim to provide extra resources for the children in the very near future such as – a new improved Early Years outdoor area, new surface for the story telling chair area, a writing shed for the Junior playground and a table to go with it and a reading shed for the KS1 playground. Your support is greatly appreciated and we wish you good luck! Tickets cost just £1 per ticket, per week and 40% of all ticket sales are donated to our school. There is a guaranteed cash prize to someone on our Holly Park supporter list every week. There is a further chance of winning £25,000 in a separate draw EVERY WEEK! Draws are every Saturday at 8pm and results are posted online. The first draw is on Saturday 6th July. Don’t miss out on a chance of the winnings!

Please Show Considerate Parking

A small number of parents are bringing the school into disrepute with our neighbours because of their inconsiderate parking and lack of respect for other people. We have had three complaints from local residents because of Holly Park parents parking over drives. One man needed to get to a hospital appointment but was blocked in. Another neighbour who wanted to get out of her drive to take her child to school asked a Holly Park parent to move her car and the parent replied that she would just finish her conversation first! As parents we are role models for our children and should show them how to have a greater sense of community spirit and have empathy and respect for those around us.

Holly Park Online Community Noticeboard

 We now have a Community Noticeboard on our school website under the ‘Contact’ heading. This is for parents and friends of the school to advertise their businesses/events.  For example if you make birthday cakes, do nails, are a decorator etc. The following rules will apply:  Items will be listed alphabetically to avoid any favouritism eg C for cake making, P for Piano lessons.  There is a disclaimer at the top of the page saying that inclusion on the page does not mean the service is endorsed by the school in any way.  The cost to advertise will be £10 per term paid to Mrs Hassan. We no longer distribute leaflets for companies advertising holiday clubs, tennis lessons etc as this is not very eco friendly. However the company can email the school office a leaflet and for £10 can advertise on this page. 

Here is this week’s newsletter:Newsletter 14.6.19

Newsletter 7.6.19

Newsletter 24.5.19

Newsletter 17.5.19

Newsletter 10.5.19

Newsletter 3.5.19

Newsletter 26.4.19

Newsletter 29.3.19

Newsletter 22.3.19

Newsletter 15.3.19

Newsletter 8.3.19

Newsletter 1.3.19

Newsletter 15.2.19

Newsletter 8.2.19

Newsletter 1.2.19

Newsletter 25.1.19

Newsletter 18.1.19

Newsletter 11.1.19

Newsletter 14.12.18

Newsletter 7.12.18

Newsletter 30.11.18

Newsletter 22.11.18

Newsletter 16.11.18

Newsletter 9.11.18

Newsletter 2.11.18

Newsletter 19.10.18

Newsletter 12.10.18

Newsletter 5.10.18

Newsletter 28.9.18

Newsletter 21.9.18

Newsletter 13.9.18

In the first week of the new year Mrs Pelham wrote a letter to families instead of a newsletter: Introduction letter – September 2018


Here are last year’s newsletters:

Newsletter 13.7.18

Newsletter 6.7.18

Newsletter 29.6.18

Newsletter 22.6.18

Newsletter 15.6.18

Newsletter 8.6.18

Newsletter 25.5.18

Newsletter 18.5.18

Newsletter 11.5.18

Newsletter 4.5.18

Newsletter 27.4.18

Newsletter 20.4.18

Newsletter 23.3.18

Newsletter 16.3.18

Newsletter 9.3.18

Newsletter 2.3.18

Newsletter 23.2.18

Newsletter 9.2.18

Newsletter 2.2.18

Newsletter 26.1.18

Newsletter 19.1.18

Newsletter 12.1.18

Newsletter 15.12.17

Newsletter 8.12.17

Newsletter 1.12.17

Newsletter 23.11.17

Newsletter 17.11.17

Newsletter 10.11.17

Newsletter 3.11.17

Newsletter 20.10.17

Newsletter 13.10.17

Newsletter 6.10.17

Newsletter 29.9.17

Newsletter 22.9.17

Newsletter 15.9.17