HOLMER GREEN SENIOR SCHOOL - NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2020
Dear Parents and Carers
This is a brief newsletter to wish you well for the October half-term. I very much hope you are able to have some downtime as a family and that you are able to tune out current events and just have some time together.
Our students have done extremely well this half-term by working hard to get back up to standard with their academic work, by being kind to each other, accumulating a mass of positive achievement points and taking part in a slimmed down version of our usual extra-curricular activities (https://www.hgss.co.uk/attachments/download.asp?file=417&type=pdf)
https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ which has a section for different age groups on how to keep safe online. Most importantly an open, supportive relationship is the key to supporting children as they navigate sites online.
I would like to thank all our students and parents for making the return to school this half-term so much easier and for just getting on with things. It is great to have a job where you can see the development of the next generation and to know that all will therefore be all right. We have a dedicated and committed Pastoral Team at school should your child need support this academic year. Form Tutors are the first person to contact and they can always access other staff members if needed. If in doubt, please do contact them.
Can I thank parents for encouraging their child(ren) to walk/cycle to school, as the route along Parish Piece is much safer now for our students. If needs be, please pick up and put down away from the junctions on Browns Road, not in the Closes off Parish Piece and if your child is cycling please insist they wear a helmet and have lights.
In Oct 2019, Year 12 students took part in the National skills challenge event for the day, which allowed students the opportunity to develop employability skills. The winning team would then go on to represent HGSS at the final, competing against 150 other sixth form and college teams across the co...
On Thursday 15 October, our Year 12 and 13 students had the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session via a Teams video call with Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall, Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords through the Learn with the Lords Parliament UK Education Outreach programme. Th...
I have always enjoyed reading the books of J.R.R. Tolkien and my interest was further piqued when I received a book of John Howe’s impressive drawings, for Christmas. Together these inspired me to delve deeper into Middle Earth and I began to wonder how I could create my own model of it...
If your child will be absent from school please get a message to the Medical Room on each day of absence by 9.00am. If your child has a medical appointment please ensure there is a note in the planner so a teacher can release a student from a lesson. Thank you.
Please note the School Nursing Team have provided the following dates for vaccinations this year:
Flu vaccination for Year 7 students - Monday 16 November
Year 9 (Td/IPV & MenACWY) - Friday 5 February 2021
A massive WELL DONE to all students who completed their Bronze or Silver award this half-term. A fantastic effort and display of perseverance from all students during the most recent adapted expeditions.
A new school year has started and despite all the current restrictions regarding sport and fixtures the PE Department would still like to recognise the students who continually work to their full potential in our subject.
Don't panic, there are things you can do, read this useful information offered from CEOP and Think U Know website.
Ms Fiona Kiss
Head of BITE & CEOP Ambassador
Website link : https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/My-child-has-shared-too-much-online/
If you are looking for something for your children to do this half term holiday, The Chiltern Bookshop has some literacy events on offer. Please be aware that there are costs involved for these events.