Weekly News - Friday 11th January 2019

Posted on: 11/01/2019

Our Year 6 pupils are currently very busy attending interviews and sitting independent school exams for senior school entry. We wish them well with their offers, which should come in over the next few weeks. 

Mrs. Drummond is currently busy meeting with the Year 5 parents individually to discuss the senior school transition process. There will also be evening meetings for both Year 4 and Year 5 parents during the summer term regarding the senior school application process.


Many families will remember our very first STEAM Day, where Nick and his STEAMCo truck visited us and we launched rockets in the playground. STEAMCo are now involved in the ArtsConnect Festival, which celebrates the power of creativity, technology and people. This may be a super opportunity to further engage your children and families in workshops, performances, talks, films and more which will inspire their interest in science, technology and the arts. Do take a look at the link below.

If your child is interested in drama, you might like to take a look at the upcoming auditions for Rare Productions shows, which will be held in Watford, Rickmansworth and Chesham. Details can be found by following the link below.

First Class Music Achievements!

Chamber Choir Qualifies for Final of National Barnado's Competition

We are delighted that the Chamber Choir have, once again, qualified for the finals of the National Barnado's Choir Competition. This competition sees hundreds of choirs from all across the nation compete, via a submitted recording, for the chance to perform in the finals at the Royal Festival Hall in March. St. Helen's College is one of only 18 schools who have qualified for the final! This is an amazing testament to the strength of vocal and choral teaching and practice at the school. Many congratulations to our Chamber Choir, led by Mrs. Garnes and Mrs. Allery, and to all of the staff at the school who have, over the years, prepared the pupils so well musically through class/individual teaching and co-curricular activities.

ABRSM Music Examination Results - Autumn Term 2018

An enormous well done to these pupils, who received an excellent set of results in their ABRSM exams last term:

6W Xaviella F Grade 8 Distinction
6W Ionie M Grade 1 Distinction
6M Nidhi U Grade 2 Distinction
5G Dhiya K Grade 1 Distinction
3M Chrissy S Prep Pass
3B Natalia C Prep Pass
6M Thomas G Grade 1 Distinction
6W Luke J Grade 1 Merit
5A Rhea A-V Grade 1 Merit 
6M Nicholas S Grade 4 Pass 
5G Jasmine B Grade 3 Merit 
6M Amar C Grade 2 Pass 
6W Agastya S Grade 1 Pass


It has been wonderful to see our pupils from Year 1 upwards so actively engaged in their Heartstart programme this week, learning the critical and crucial skills of emergency first aid. During their time at the school, our pupils all learn how to react in an emergency situation, call for help, put patients into the recovery position and administer life saving first aid, including resuscitation. We are very proud of our PSHCE curriculum, which prepares children so well to be responsible citizens in the future.

Charity News

Many thanks to those parents who attended our carol service at the end of last term and made donations. The collection raised a total of £130.46, which will be split evenly between Noah’s Ark and the Blood Fund. An additional £100+ was raised for Noah's Ark through the sale of Christmas cards and contributions to Mrs. Cheema's JustGiving page.