Head’s Together – 13 March 2017
A fantastic evening was arranged when Heads of our feeder schools came and spoke to our parents about their own school and expectations of a child at entry level. The Heads spoke about changes to the curriculum that had taken place in their own school and moving forward how they are keeping up with the changes in society, for example traditional jobs that people worked towards previously are not of the same value as maybe some of the newer and innovative roles that exist today.
There was much discussion as to if the Heads could tell when a child had been tutored to gain entry to a school, and how that child struggles at the start of the Autumn term, when they are no longer tutored. There was a unanimous opinion that if a child comes from Golders Hill School, they should not be tutored, as the schooling should be enough.
We had three ex-pupils speak about their school journey, from starting at Golders Hill to where they are now. A special thank you to them.
Didier Levenfiche (Aged 11) – University College School
Mia Lane (Aged 14) – North London Collegiate
Joel Carlowe (Aged 17) – Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School
Schools in Attendance:-
Belmont Mill Hill Prep School
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School
Hendon Prep School
North London Collegiate
South Hampstead School
St Paul’s Junior School
University College School
North London Singing Festival
The annual North London Singing Festival was held at Belmont School. Our boys performed amazingly well. A huge thank you to Mr Leach for his musical prowess. Well done to all the Year 2 boys and also to our special Year 1 boys. Other schools that attended were Aldenham, Grimsdell, Highgate, UCS, St Vincent and Lyonsdown. It was a great experience for all of the children.
Ex-Pupil Visits Golders Hill School
We were visited by Joshua Browder who is an ex-pupil of GHS. Joshua is now at Stamford University in America and has developed a very successful parking app, to help people to not pay their fines. Joshua is a fine example of how a Golders Hill child achieves their true potential.
1 NOVEMBER 2016
We had a wonderful Diwali Assembly today, when our parents and children celebrating this Festival of Light, told the story of Diwali, the children danced "Bollywood Style" and one of the parents also danced for everyone. It was a wonderful treat.
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING
THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2016
We held our annual MacMillan Coffee Morning in the hall at 666 Finchley Road. This year our parents baked "show-stoppers" and then we auctioned them off. We raised a total of £740.91. Thank you everyone.
QUEEN'S PORTRAIT GALLERY EVENING
Every child in the school from 18 months to 7 years old painted a portrait of The Queen on a canvas. These portraits were beautifully displayed in the hall for an evening cocktail party attended by over 60 people. The Gallery was opened by Samantha Davies, Sky News Presenter and Journalist (she even gave up interviewing David Beckham for the event). There was Pimms and Meze food donated by Danoosh Catering. Thank you to our FROGHS parents for organising this lovely event, which raised over £2,000 for our chosen charities.
QUEEN'S 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
21 APRIL 2016
The whole school celebrated the Queen's 90th Birthday with a party organised by our FROGHS. What a fabulous day was had by everyone. The children all sang the National Anthem in the playground, whilst they were having a traditional picnic. The Deputy Mayor of Barnet came along to see our Fancy Dress Parade. The parents provided a party entertainer, DJ, face painter, tattoos, bouncy castle, slide and a ball pond for our Pre-Nursery children. Lady Eglash was promoted to royal status and became Queen for the day. The children all left with balloons and Union Jack Flags.
The school has been raising funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care and The Chicken Shed Theatre Group, and two of our children presented cheques to the representatives from both charities who came to a special assembly and spoke to the children about what they do, how they care for others and how the money will be helpful. It was a very special assembly and we would like to thank Mrs Agoston and Mrs Silverman (FROGHS Co-Chairs) for organising the fund-raising and for all their hardwork.
Remembrance Day Assembly - 2015
On Wednesday 11 November, Sergeant Major Noah Austin a member of the CCF @ Haberdasher’s and an ex-pupil of Golders Hill School came to talk to the boys and girls in assembly about why we wear a poppy. Sergeant Major Austin also taught the children various soldier style disciplines.
The children asked lots of questions about Remembrance Day and one child even asked which war Noah fought in.
The Longest Reigning Monarch
On 9 September 2015 The Queen became our longest reigning Monarch. To celebrate every class from Pre-Nursery through to Year Two made a special card to give to Her Majesty. Mrs Eglash and our Head Boy and Head Girl went to Buckingham Palace on the day to present the cards to her. Unfortunately, she was not receiving visitors at that time. Below is a picture of the children visiting Buckingham Palace and the cards that the children made.
MacMillan Coffee Morning (October 2015) - this year we raised over £300 for this worthwhile cause.
Rosh Hashanah Assembly
I was very pleased to be invited to speak to the children about the Jewish New Year. I brought in apples and honey for all the children to explain how we dip the apples in honey during our celebration. I also brought bitter pomegranate for the children to try. It is our custom to eat honey cake at Rosh Hashanah. I blew a shofar in the school assembly and asked the children questions about their own understanding of the Jewish New Year traditions. Mrs Roukin