Christmas Service 2021
Here is an audio version of our Christmas Service. The songs were recorded during our final rehearsal, with the speaking parts completed in classrooms afterwards. The message from Rev’d Jo is taken from the video message she contributed for the ‘live’ service in the hall on Thursday 9th December.
We’re sorry that we have been unable to open our Christmas Service to parents and friends this year. The children have been practising the songs, and their words, with their usual enthusiasm and are excited that you will be able to join with them in spirit by listening to the service at home.
We wish everyone in the Holy Trinity Halstead family, and beyond, a Very Merry Christmas!
Harvest Festival 2021
Here is a recording of the songs from our 2021 Harvest Festival, held on Thursday 7th October. There was also poetry, paintings, and prayer guided by Rev. Katie.
We hope you enjoy these snippets from our Harvest Festival. It was not professionally recorded, and so we apologise that the sound is not crystal clear. Hopefully, next year we will be back at St. Andrew’s Church and joined by parents and friends. Thank you also for all your kind donations to Braintree Food Bank.
As a Voluntary Controlled, Church of England, primary school we have close links with the main church in Halstead – St. Andrew’s.
We also try to visit our ‘own’ church, Holy Trinity, (which stopped being used regularly in the 1980s) as much as possible.
Mission Statement – (developed by staff, governors and children)
“As a Church school we want to live in the way Jesus showed us. To be kind, giving, generous and helpful. We want to be involved in our work and help build an interesting and happy school. We want to feel safe and comfortable and grow to do our best in our work and play.“
The school day starts with a daily assembly – assemblies have themes, dealing with everyday issues as well as spiritually and morally guiding our children in the Christian faith. Parents/Carers can, if they wish, withdrawal their children from the daily act of collective worship. However as a committed Church of England School we politely request that you discuss concerns you may have with Miss Hayley Todd, our Headteacher, before you make this decision.
A member of the Halstead Anglican Clergy visits the school every week to lead a worship assembly. On occasions this invitation is extended to other denominations and faith groups. Friday sees our weekly ‘Celebration Assembly’ (WOW) which is open to parents, friends and families.
Our children always come first