A Brief Review Of 2011


It’s been a busy, busy year and with this, the 300th post of the ‘new’ school website, I attempt to list just some of the many things that have gone on at Holy Trinity C of E Primary School this year.

It’s quite a long list, so in no particular beyond month-by-month, here goes…

January

First News children’s newspapers arrived.
Hundreds of new books were purchased for class libraries.
Paddington Bear Class went on a Winter Walk in the Public Gardens.
The choir sang at The O2 as part of Young Voices.
The first of the year’s PTFA Discos took place.
The school kitchen opened providing meals cooked on the premises.
PTFA Fun Quiz.

February

PTFA Second Hand Uniform Sale.
Safer Internet Day.
KS1 visit to Hollytrees Museum.
KS2 visit to the British Museum.

March

Non-Uniform day for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
By doing something funny for money the children raised over £550 on Red Nose Day.
Maths Premier League was started by a Year 6 pupil.
Podcasts returned.
We all came back to school in our pyjamas for bedtime stories on World Book Day.

April

The school changed its name to South Halstead Primary – just for the day…
Royal Wedding Street Party
PTFA Ice Creams sales started
The PTFA organised the Easter Bunny to visit and hand out Easter eggs.
Tabecat arrived in school, following a pupil competition, to promote e-safety.
Easter Eggstravaganza by the Choir in aid of Cancer Research UK.
Another PTFA Disco.

May

PTFA Inflatable Fun Day.
Prize winners at Chelsea Flower Show.
Theme Lunches started.
‘Have Your Say’ added to the school website.
Oak tree and bench installed in the school grounds to commemorate the Royal Wedding.
SATS for Year 6.
School Journey to Norfolk.

June

PTFA Summer Fete raised over £2000.
KS1 Sports Day.
Maths/Science Week.
Foundation & KS1 visit to Brightlingsea.

July

KS2 Sports Day
PTFA Disco
Wizard Of Oz – KS2 Summer Performance.
OFSTED.
The ICT Suite is closed down.
Farewell to Year 6.

August

Two new classrooms created.
Managed wireless system and dedicated server room added.

September

PTFA AGM.
DB Primary, the school’s new Virtual Learning Platfrom, launched.
All pupils receive @tabecat.com e-mail addresses.
Schools Fantasy League launched.
Bikeability I.
Promoting independence – a whole school focus.
Laptops, SMART Table & iPads arrive in school.
School website enjoys a redesign.

October

Dentists visit Foundation Stage classes.
Harvest Festival raises funds for Send-A-Cow.
PTFA Disco.
Harvest Festival packs the hall.
KS1 visit to Colchester Zoo.

November

KS2 visit to Greenwich Observatory & National Maritime Museum.
Children In Need fundraising events organised by the School Council.
Deli Days introduced to the school lunch menu.
Operation Christmas Child – loads of shoe boxes donated.
School Shop revamped.
Donate-A-Coat organised by staff.
Around The World Week.
RE Inspection.

December

PTFA Christmas Bazaar.
2012 PTFA Calendar launched.
Christmas Dinner.
Carol Concert.
Foundation Stage classes visiting the cinema.
Hall AV solution, funded by the PTFA, installed.

And that’s just what I can remember from looking back through the archives on the website – I’m sure you can all remember other highlights (and I’m sorry if I’ve missed them out!). There have also been loads of things going on behind the scenes too which all go towards making Holy Trinity better and better each day, week, month and year.

We hope you have enjoyed 2011 at Holy Trinity and we promise much more again into 2012…

Wishing  you a Peace-Filled Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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