I am delighted to inform you that earlier this week Mrs Hallam (finally!) gave birth to the beautiful Jessica Philipa Hallam! Jessica weighed in at 8lb 7ozs. Mother and Baby are both doing really well! On behalf of everyone at Holy Trinity I’d like to congratulate Mr and Mrs Hallam on the arrival of their beautiful little girl – we look forward to meeting her in the future… I am sure that Jessica will have a fabulous first Christmas with her Mum and Dad!
The Nativity has been amazing, and it is fabulous for us to read so many positive comments on the school Facebook page and know that Parents and Families have enjoyed it too! I would like to thank everyone in Early Years and Key Stage One for the dedication and hard work that has gone into this years Nativity. The thing I really love about the production we have just seen is that every child has a chance to shine and I have been amazed with the calm and sensible approach all our children have displayed; especially the youngest children for whom performing in front of an audience of 100 adults could be really daunting!
I would like to take this opportunity to remind parents that if you ever have any concerns, even if it is outside school or around the school locality, please come into school and share them with us, because we do take them seriously. This week, on the basis of a report from a parent regarding traffic issues, I have been able to secure better policing for our locality; this will now mean that the area surrounding the school will be prioritised in terms of Police visits; therefore making the area safer for you and your children. Whilst I cannot always resolve every issue, I am always happy to listen.
After a one term trial period we have decided to continue with our ‘Early Risers’ Club. Parents who have used it seem very pleased so as a result our Governors have agreed to fund its continuation. The doors open at 7.30am every day, then children are delivered directly to their classrooms. The Early Risers Club is staffed by Mrs Ridgwell, Mrs Hackett and Miss Simmons, so your children are always guaranteed a friendly and familiar face to greet them! If you would like to register and book a place in the Early Risers Club please ask at the Main School Office for the appropriate forms.
At this time of year I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to all our staff. As a team, from the Office to the Classrooms, everyone works very hard to try and ensure that the school runs smoothly and that our children have the best possible primary education they can provide. I hope that we get most things right, but if we ever get them wrong, it’s not for a lack of effort or commitment.
On Thursday Holy Trinity bid farewell to Father John Blore who will soon be retiring after many years service, both to our School as a Governor and the Community as a whole. Father John has been a great supporter of our school and it’s drive to improve the lives of children in Halstead. In Father John’s mind the welfare and care of children has always come first; he will be sorely missed.
The year has gone so quickly and I cannot believe that we are officially one third of the way through the school year. All that’s left for me to do is wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you again in 2015!
Jon Smith (Headteacher)