Dayna (Year 6) is raising funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital and will be selling raffle tickets in the Lower and Upper School playgrounds from 8.00 to 8.30 a.m. every day from Monday 29th September to Thursday 2nd October. Tickets are 50p each or £2 per strip of 5 and there will be winners drawn for Lower, Middle and Upper School. We do hope that you will support this worthy cause. Raffle draws will take place and winners will be announced in all three assemblies on Friday 3rd October. Please see Dayna's poster advertising the raffle here.
The first parents' evenings for all classes from Nursery to Year 6 will take place on Thursday 9th and Tuesday 14th October. As usual, we will be operating a simple online booking system. Bookings will open at 3 p.m. today and bookings for Thursday 9th will close on Monday 6th October at 11 p.m. Bookings for Tuesday 14th will close on Sunday 12th October at 11 p.m. You can access the online booking system here. Please follow the instructions to book appointments with your child's teachers. Appointments are allocated on a first come, first served basis so please do book early.
We would be grateful if you would arrange not to bring your children to these evenings. There will be nobody to supervise them while you are having your consultations with staff and therefore, for reasons of safety, they will not be allowed to play in the playground.
All parents are warmly invited to our Harvest Festival celebrations in October. Arrangements are as follows.
The Nursery will have their Harvest Assembly on Monday 13th October at 8.45 a.m. Coffee will be served in the Lower School Hall from 8.15 a.m. on this day.
Reception and Year 1 will perform their Harvest Assemblies on Tuesday 14th October at 8.45 a.m. (Reception), and 9.15 a.m. (Y1). The Infant Choir will perform on this occasion between the Reception and Year 1 assemblies, at approximately 9.10 a.m. Coffee will be served in the Methodist Church Hall from 8.30 until 9.15 a.m. on this day.
The Upper School (Years 2-6) Harvest Festival will take place at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday 7th October, at All Saints Church.
All children should bring a donation of food on the day of their Harvest celebration. Food donations will be given to the organisation ‘Hillingdon Foodbank’, which cares for underprivileged and homeless people in Hillingdon.
More Examination Results
In addition to all of the music examination results reported last week, we have now received confirmation of the woodwind and singing results from another examination board. These are as follows:
Bela - Pass Grade 4
Rachel - Pass Grade 4
Bela - Distinction Grade 3
Maegan - Merit Grade 3
Cayden - Merit Grade 3
Tanya - Merit Grade 3
Rachel - Merit Grade 3
Dayna - Merit Grade 3
Aria - Pass Grade 3
Victoria - Pass Grade 3
Millie - Pass Grade 2
Very well done to all of these pupils.
Tue 30 Sep
all day - Y2 trip to Chiltern Open Air Museum
20:00 PA meeting in refectory
Wed 01 Oct
15:50 Y4/5/6 girls' football team trials
16:00 Football v. Laurel Lane (H)
Thu 2 Oct
08:15 N2 coffee for parents and staff
16:00 Netball v. Hermitage (H)
Tue 07 Oct
09:15 Upper School Harvest Festival at All Saints' Church
Wed 08 Oct
15:50 Y4/5/6 girls' football team trials
16:00 Football v. St. Andrew's (A)
Thu 09 Oct
08:15 N1 coffee for parents and staff
16:00 Netball v. Heathrow (A)
18:00-21:00 Parents' evening Nursery - Year 6
Fri 10 Oct
08:15 6L coffee for parents and staff followed by class assembly
Out of 1000 children who entered the regional heats for the Eurotalk language challenge this year, 30 were invited to today's regional semi-final. Of those 30, 9 were St. Helen's College children. Well done to Sharvari J, James L, Genevieve, Suraj, Sam F, Dhiren W, Sreeya S, Ashay K and Ibrahim K who all went today to Hampton School for the semi-final. All of the children did very well indeed and it was clear that they have worked hard to progress this far. Special congratulations to Sharvari, who won overall today and will go through to the national finals! Sharvari will now have three weeks to learn Somali before she competes in the final for the chance to win the national competition! Best of luck Sharvari, and well done to everyone who took part.
What a wonderful week of art the children have had!
At Upper School, pupils were inspired by visiting architects from The Mobile Studio who gave a presentation about the many varied projects with which architects get involved, and then worked with children on practical projects.
On Wednesday, children worked with their families to design and construct bridges, and there were some amazing models created in the garden of the Art Studio.
At Lower School, children enjoyed a variety of large scale architectural projects during the week. Each child created their own brick to build a large wall which was most impressive!
We hope that many parents will visit school this afternoon and enjoy seeing the pupils' artwork. Here are lots of photographs of the week for you to enjoy too!
Limited Woodwind Places Still Available
We have some places remaining for individual woodwind lessons (flute or clarinet) in Years 4, 5 and 6. Please contact email@example.com if your child would like to begin learning one of these lovely instruments.
Aryaan and Dayna, on guitar and piano respectively, gave the first performances of the new academic year in our regular weekly music assemblies. Children are encouraged to use these assemblies in preparation for forthcoming examinations, or for the sheer enjoyment of playing. Parents are always welcome to come along to watch their child's performance.
Music Examination Results
Many congratulations to the 33 children who took, and passed, music exams last term. We are delighted that so many children are achieving formal qualifications on their chosen instruments!
Yasmin – Grade 4 Pass
Joseph – Grade 2 Pass
Amishi – Grade 1 Pass
Thomas – Grade 1 Pass
Grace, Tristan, Amy, Anisha, Yuvraj, Neeharika and Lola all passed their Prep tests.
Yasmin – Grade 3 Merit
Suraj – Grade 3 Merit
Tito – Grade 3 Pass
Ava – Grade 2 Pass
Shreya – Grade 2 Pass
Luxmie – Grade 2 Pass
Seun – Grade 2 Pass
Helina – Grade 1 Pass
Tise - Grade 2 Merit
Libby – Grade 2 Pass
Aman – Grade 2 Pass
Samuel – Grade 1 Merit
Sahar – Grade 1 Pass
Seun – Grade 1 Pass
Miles – Grade 1 Pass
Sreeya – Grade 1 Pass
Leo – Grade 1 Pass
Ibrahim – Grade 1 Merit
Joshua – Grade 1 Merit
Leo – Grade 1 Pass
Ayobami – Grade 1 Pass
Ayomide – Grade 1 Pass
Akash – Grade 1 Pass
Many thanks to all of the parents who took the time to complete and return the parent questionnaires at the end of last term. We were delighted with the response which was overwhelmingly positive, showing how much pupils are enjoying school and how much parents appreciate the work of the school and our staff. Please click here to see the response data in detail.
The school raised £698.14 last friday for Relay for life and we are now able to report that St. Helen's College have raised a total of £4260.58 for Cancer Research UK. In addition to this total, the St. Helen's College team raised over £1000 on the day of the event by selling Candles of Hope. We would like to thank all parents for their very generous support of this most worthy of charities; it has been a real team effort to raise this money and many parents have donated several times for different initiatives such as tog day, Soak the Teacher, cake sales, marvellous moneyboxes and more. Thank you too to all of the parents, staff and pupils who attended the Relay itself. Unfortunately we were unable to take photographs of many members of the team on the day since they were so busy selling candles, but we do have a few photographs from the day of the event to share with you. Once again, our thanks go to all of you for your very generous donations.