From the Headmaster:
In addition to it being the season to be jolly, it is also the time of year to reflect on the many successes and achievements of the term. This edition of the Deerstalker includes images from 'day to day' life at Park Hill from the term.
In many ways the last three months seem to have gone by extraordinarily quickly; it seems like just yesterday that I was opening the gate back in September welcoming you all to the start of the academic year.
Judging by the comments made in all of the end of term reports, our children have made excellent progress and are clearly flourishing under the care and attention of my colleagues. There is an absolute sense of purpose at Park Hill; staff room conversations are about the latest achievement or success they have just enjoyed with their children or about strategies to promote learning. I would like to thank them for their for energy, stamina and, dare I say it, resilience this term. Our children are in very good hands.
When it was a little warmer...
It is always a pleasure to walk around the school site. We do enjoy such a quiet part of London (except at 2pm when the Emirates flights thunders overhead); it is a pleasure to pause and enjoy seeing the woodpeckers or parakeets going about their business. I really shouldn't complain about the weather. As I type, the sky is blue and the sun is out; it seems implausible to think that it just wasn't too long ago that we were complaining about the heat!
In addition to themes regarding the values of resilience, kindness and perseverance, the other theme seems to have been the regular technological challenges that I have enjoyed with videos not streaming or projectors not following instructions.
I have enjoyed all of the assemblies but perhaps the happiness assembly was my favourite. The sight of so many shoulders swaying and smiles spreading was a real treat.
As you will be aware, our Nativity will be taking place on Thursday 15th December at 11am. The children and staff have been very busy behind the scenes preparing for the performance.
If you would like to order a video, the order form can be accessed here -
The playground is a fascinating environment. A chance for all children to 'let off steam' and have a break from the classroom. We have been lucky this term, I don't recall a single wet break.....
Walking seems very much part of Park Hill life; many people comment on just how well behaved our children are, particularly when holding hands crossing over the road. Drivers are always patient and allow themselves a smile at the sight of the children wearing their high visibility jackets carefully making their way to an assembly or music lesson.