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Newsletter 17
11th January 2019
A welcome back message from your new Head – Mrs Kilkenny

Dear Parents/Carers,
                                     Welcome back and a belated happy New Year to you all! Thank you for the warm welcome and kindness you have shown me in my first week at Hazelwood Schools; I am delighted to be here and to have been appointed head teacher of such great schools. I have really enjoyed meeting your children this week and going on daily walks to see how hard all the staff are working to ensure that your children get the best education.
It has been great to meet so many of you at the school gates and in the playground before and after school. I have arranged some “Meet the new head teacher” meetings for the week beginning 21.1.2019 so that you can get to know a little bit more about me. I know that I have inherited a great school; Ofsted verified that last year and, as an experienced head, I can “feel” that too. At the meet the Head meetings, I look forward to hearing your positive feedback and your ideas of how we can drive the school forward to make it even better.
The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and I have already put some new ideas into action, which we will inform you about over the next few weeks; I know that you would want to join me in thanking them for all the great work they did in the autumn term whilst acting up in my absence. A special thank you and well done to Mrs Gannon for doing such an excellent job as Head teacher.
Meet the Head meetings will be held on the following days; there is no obligation to attend but it would be lovely to meet you if you can come along:
Tues 22.1.19 9:00am in Rowan hall
Thurs 24.1.19 2:45pm in Oak Hall
Weds 30.1.9 6:00pm in Rowan Hall

A great start – some helpful New Year reminders

Uniform expectations
The children are looking smart in their school uniform; please ensure that our uniform policy is followed and that all footwear is black. Thank you.

A friendly reminder that children should be at school on time every day so that they are settled and ready for learning; as you know we do monitor latecomers and SLT will take the names of families/pupils who are persistently late.
If you are worried or concerned……
Sometimes in schools issues arise! By working together with supportive parents these issues can often quickly be addressed; that’s what we all want.  Just to reiterate that if you are ever worried or concerned about your child you should always adhere to the following procedure:
  1. Speak to your child’s class teacher who knows your child really well and is, therefore, often best placed to advise, investigate to alleviate your worries or concerns.
  2. If your concern persists, speak to your child’s year group leader
  Year group leader
Nursery year leader Mrs Field
Year 1 Mr Thomas
Year 2 Miss Kyprianou
Year 3 Miss Hennessy
Year 4 Mrs Quebrada
Year 5 Miss Richards
Year 6 Mr Roberts
  1. Sometimes, you may need to escalate your concerns to one of our Assistant Head teachers – Miss Powell, Miss Gardiner or Mrs Quebrada – who will be happy to arrange a mutually convenient appointment to meet.
  2. Finally, if your worries and concerns continue you may need to speak to Mrs Gannon (Deputy Head) or Mrs Kilkenny (Head) after you have followed the procedure detailed above.
Spring 2019 diary dates and curriculum information for this term

It’s still dark at this time of year but soon the mornings will be lighter; I am really looking forward to my first Spring term here as Hazelwood Head and am especially excited about the Easter Egg competition and the Daffodil breakfast! We have included a list of spring diary dates in this letter for your information.
As you will already know, you can keep up to date in regard to what your child is learning this term by accessing the curriculum webs on the year group page (see links at the bottom of this newsletter.) Our fabulous teachers also provide weekly updates about your child’s learning to keep you fully informed. We know that you share our passion for education and hope you will enjoy supporting your child’s learning journey this term. Some of the children have been sharing their learning with me already;
  • Do year 4 know whether London was a Roman city?
  • Will year 2 discover whether the great Fire of London reach Palmers Green…..and why did Year 3 use vinegar in their science workshop on Tuesday 8th January …?!
Let's have another great week next week.

Mrs Kilkenny
Here's the attendance for this week!
Rock Star TimeTables winners this week:
Most players – 3O – 100% of children!!!!!!!!
Most time played – 3M
Most accurate – 4M
Most improved person – Salih Ceto 3O

Applying for a Nursery or Reception place for September 2019

Have you applied for a place in our Nursery or Reception year for September 2019?
You should be applying for a Nursery place if your child was born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016.
You should be applying for a Reception place if your child was born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015.

The closing date for applications for :
A Nursery place is 15th February 2019.
A Reception place is 15th January 2019.
Information on applying for a Nursery or Reception place is available to view at

Music Notices
Choir has started this week. We rehearse on Wednesdays and Fridays at lunchtime in  the Music Room. If your child is in the Choir and is coming on the Young Voices trip on Tuesday 5 February please could you remind them to come to all the rehearsals at school and to practise at home, if possible, by logging into the Young Voices website at home using the password Popmedley2019. There are song sheets available to collect from the music room.
Wind Band and String Group will be starting next week:
Wind Band  - Tuesdays – 12.15 – Music Room
String Group – Wednesdays – 3.30 - 4.15 – Rowan Hall

Year 2 Choir
We are starting a Choir for Year 2. This will be taking place every Tuesday after school in the music room - from 3.30-4.15pm . Letters have gone out to the children in Year 2. If you would like your child to join, please complete and return the form as soon as possible. The first rehearsal will be Tuesday 22 January
Spring Concert – Thursday 4 April
We will be having a Spring Concert this term during the evening of Thursday 4 April, starting at 7pm. If your child is in the Junior Choir, String Group, Wind Band or Haze Samba please keep the date free.

Ms Halpern
These are the after school clubs starting in the first two weeks of January 2019:
Art Club                                                7th January
Football First
(Years 1 & 2)                                       8th January
Football First
(Years 3,4, & 5)                                   9th January
Handball                                             11th January
PAAW Club                                         11th January
Boys Netball                                       14th January
Lego Club                                           14th January
(Years 1 & 2)                                       16th January
Girls Netball                                         16th January
(Year 6)                                                17th January
(Intermediate)                                      17th January
Boys and Girls Football                       17th January
(Beginners & Advanced)                     18th January
Early Morning Exercise
Club (formerly Circuit
Training)                                              24th January

Academic Year 2018/19

Spring Term 2019

Monday 7th January                    Children start back at 8.55am                                
Friday 15th February                   Staff Training - Schools Closed

Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February          Half – term
Monday 25th February              Children start back to school at  8.55am        Friday 5th April                            Last day of term (school ends at 2.30pm)


Summer Term 2019
Tuesday 23rd April                 Staff Training - Schools Closed
Wednesday 24th April            Children start back to school at 8.55am        
Monday 6th May                         Bank Holiday - Schools Closed

Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May   Half – term

Monday 3rd June                    Children start back to school at 8.55am 
Friday 5th July                            Staff Training - Schools Closed
Tuesday 23rd July                  Last day of Summer term  (school ends at 2.30pm) 

Dates for your Diary                                   
  • Mon 14th Jan - Year 5 Swimming starts again
  • Tues 15th Jan - Year 4 trip to British Museum
  • Thurs 17th Jan - Year 5 BIG BANG
  • Tues 22nd Jan - Meet the Head -  9:00am in Rowan hall
  • Thurs 24th Jan - Meet the Head - 2:45pm in Oak Hall
  • Thurs 24th Jan - Online Safety talk for parents - 5.30pm and 6.45pm - Rowan Hall
  • Thurs 24th Jan - School Discos - Years 1, 2 and 3 - 5.15pm ; Years 4, 5 and 6 - 6.30pm - Oak Hall
  • Weds 30th Jan - Meet the Head - 6:00pm in Rowan Hall
  • Thurs 31st Jan - Red Class visit to Palmers Green Library
  • Fri 1st Feb - NSPCC Maths Day (more information to follow)
  • Thurs 7th Feb - Yellow Class visit to Palmers Green Library
  • Thurs 14th Feb - Red Class visit to Palmers Green Library
  • Mon 18th - Fri 22nd Feb - SCHOOLS CLOSED - HALF TERM BREAK
  • Mon 25th Feb - Children return to school at 8.55am
  • Wed 27th Feb - Classes 6A and 6M - trip to Natural History Museum
  • Wed 27th Feb - Year 4 -  History off the page workshop
  • Thurs 28th Feb - Year 5 - trip to Kew Gardens
  • Mon 4th March - HPSA - BAGS 2 SCHOOLS
  • Thurs 7th March - WORLD BOOK DAY
  • Thurs 14th March - Class Photos for Junior classes
  • Fri 15th March - Class Photos for Nursery Infant classes
  • Fri 15th March - HPSA - Comedy Night
  • Mon 18th - Fri 22nd March - SCIENCE WEEK
  • Tues 26th March - Parent Consultation
  • Thurs 28th March - Parent Consultation
  • Fri 29th March - Reception and Year 1 - My Special Person Day
  • Wed 3rd April - Year 3 - trip to Natural History Museum
  • Thurs 4th April - DAFFODIL BREAKFAST
  • Thurs 4th April - Spring Music Concert 7pm - 9pm
  • Fri 5th April - Last day of Spring term - SCHOOLS CLOSE AT 2.30pm
  • Mon 8th April - Mon 22nd April - SCHOOLS CLOSED - EASTER BREAK
  • Wed 24th April - CHILDREN RETURN TO SCHOOL AT 8.55am
Please use the links below to access your child's Year group page on our website.
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