Thought for the week:
Event: Ada Lovelace Day (14th)
Quote: ‘I never am really satisfied that I understand anything.’
Source: Ada Lovelace

Staff Moving On

All at Holgate wish to celebrate the fantastic contribution to the school of Paul Day (Humanities), who has taught at the school for 34 years and served students with distinction.  His work with teaching colleagues to assist them in developing their skills has been hugely appreciated, too.  
Similarly, the departure of Matt Hindmarch (Humanities) after 14 years at the school is a moving on of particular note.  His tremendous and tireless commitment to youngsters and to the school have been the hallmark of his time here.
In addition, Aoife Coyle (Music – was McMullan) leaves us after 5 years.  Many of you will associate her with the spectacular musical shows and excellent concerts she had led in her time here.
They will all be greatly missed.  We wish them the very best for the future.

Christmas Card Competition

Students in all four houses have been busy over the last couple of weeks creating Christmas cards under the title ‘What Christmas mean to me.’ Each of the four House teams nominated a house winner which were then entered into the whole school competition, judges by our Head Boy and Girl Ed Turner and Claire Hadley. 
The overall winner was judged to be Jess Richards of Thoresby house (T/CLY), with Meagan Wallis (R/SMA), Hannah Brown (C/JCN) and Ellan Hickling (S/DGN) very close runners up. 
Other excellent entries included Emily Lovett (T/LGY), Ryan Lowe (T/CJS), Aaron Reilly (T/DCN), Zinedine Wilson (T/CJS), Jake Lidgett (S/OWT), Bethany Simpson (C/JCN), Erin Parker (C/RES), Elis Eddas (S/ILD) and Abigail Wheeldon (S/DGI)
Well done to all involved and Merry Christmas!