St Nicholas School, Elstree

St Nicholas School, Elstree


Day 15- Blue

The color blue is often associated with Mary, the mother of Jesus. In medieval times blue dye and paint was more expensive than gold! So it would only be worn by Royal families and very rich people. Mary was often painted wearing blue to show she was very important.
Even our cat stayed at home a little bit more.
Lots of cyclists stopping to look at the lovely pictures key worker children made outside church 👍
Miss Wheater’s local swans have had their cygnets 🦢.
Our daily exercise .
From Edith and Elijah ❤️
Homework first
Kaceys rainbow ###
Another Rainbow of hope that when the storm is over there will be better times 🌈😊
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World Book Day

What are you reading?
Who is your favourite Author?


Wishing you all an enjoyable half term.
Monday 20th February is an INSET DAY so no school for pupils.
We look forward to seeing you back in school on Tuesday 21st.


Governor message:

On Monday 16th January 2023 an Inspector from the Church of England Education Department judged that our school remains good!

This is called a Schools Inspection for Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS), which is different to Ofsted, but no less important. The previous inspection was in 2015 when we were also Good.

This outcome is a credit to the work of Mrs Johnston-Grant and her dedicated team. We cannot emphasise too much the work of the staff at the school and how well the children responded and behaved.

I would like to share with you some of the very positive comments from the report:

• St Nicholas is an inclusive school, with strong Christian values, where pupils and adults are cared for and enabled to flourish.

•Pastoral care is where the school’s Christian vision shines through.

• The school is a calm and positive environment where pupil behaviour is good. This is because of the work carried out with a sense of Christian compassion to support the specific needs of all pupils.

• Relationships between pupils and with adults are respectful, both in lessons and around the school.

• School leaders at all levels are passionate about embedding a culture of aspiration for all pupils and adults to flourish. All are supported to be the best they can be; the person God created them to be. At this good school, they can do so in a secure environment founded on clear Christian values.


Happy New Year!
Welcome to our school's page.
Keep an eye out for our weekly newsletters and posts about life at St Nicholas!
Mrs Johnston-Grant


Applications must be submitted by Sunday 15th January 2023 for your child/rens place in Reception.

Photos from St Nicholas School, Elstree's post 06/01/2023

Today is Epiphany…
Epiphany - also known as Three Kings' Day - is a Christian holiday which falls on 6 January.
It is a special date for many Christians as it's when people celebrate how a star led the Magi - also known as the Three kings or the Wise Men - to visit the baby Jesus after he had been born.

'Epiphany' comes from the Greek word meaning 'to reveal', as it is when the baby Jesus was 'revealed' to the world. This is why you might hear people say they've had an epiphany, when they've just realised something.

Yesterday we learnt that Chalking the door is a way of recalling the journey of the wise men and asking God that our school (or home) and our hearts would be filled with that same light – the light that Jesus brings. Some of the children chalked our school doors.

None of us know what 2023 holds for us – only God knows that – but we can bring ourselves to him and ask that he will bless us and be with us.

Before the Christmas holidays, 2023 years ago, three wise men (also sometimes known as the Magi), whose names, traditionally, are Caspar, Melchior & Balthasar, followed a star to find Jesus, the light of the world. So these letters represent their names.

The letters might also relate to some ancient Latin words of blessing: ‘Christus Mansionem Benedicat’ – which means ‘Christ bless this home’.


Sermon Script 2022, “THE TRANSFIGURATION”

Communion by Extension, Holy Cross Borehamwood

9.30 am, Sunday 27 February 2022

Luke 9: 28-36

A prayer from Psalm 19:

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight,

O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Amen.

Friends, do please be seated.

The event known as “The Transfiguration”, which we heard about in this morning’s Gospel passage from Luke chapter 9, took place in the year 29 AD, just two years before Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. It took place just about a week after another very significant event in the Gospel, known as the “Caesarea Philippi Question”.

We can read about that question just a few verses further back in the same chapter, in Luke chapter 9 verses 18 to 20. Jesus had gone with his disciples to Caesarea Philippi, which is in the very north of Galilee, close to the border with Syria. While they were there, Jesus had asked the disciples that very important question, known ever since as the “Caesarea Philippi Question”. He asked them, in Luke 9 verse 20:

“But what about you? Who do you say I am?”

And in a divine flash of inspiration, Peter had answered, again in verse 20:

“You are the Christ of God” (which literally means,

“You are the Messiah of God”




Poppies made in forest school.

Photos from St Nicholas School, Elstree's post 14/11/2021

Harvest service. Pumpkin design by Forest School class.


Welcome back everyone!
This term's inset began with some outdoor learning which included building fires and reminded me of our school's vision statement
‘Learn, enjoy and succeed together, for life in all its fullness.’
JOHN 10:10
The opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, work together as a team and have fun is so important not just for us as adults in school but also our pupils, their families and the wider community.
What have you enjoyed doing with your family over the summer?

Photos from St Nicholas School, Elstree's post 21/07/2021

Rotary art competition and art week examples

Photos from St Nicholas School, Elstree's post 21/07/2021

Yesterday was a wonderful day for our outdoor leavers' service and what fantastic memories you all shared. You are all amazing individuals and we wish you all good luck for the future.


Dear God
Thank you for helping us to ‘Learn, enjoy and succeed together for life in all its fullness’.
We thank you for helping us grow as people and to help us get ready to leave for secondary school.
We will have God by our side through all our secondary schools to give us wisdom and joy.
Please forgive us O ’Lord our Heavenly Father.
we hope that you bless us through our days of living

Light Up The World in Prayer | Thy Kingdom Come 23/05/2021

Light Up The World in Prayer | Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

Light Up The World in Prayer | Thy Kingdom Come Pledges Events Past events LIGHT UP THE WORLD IN PRAYER Join with thousands of Christians around the globe and lets light up the world in prayer! Use the form below to add a star to the map to light up your area! First Name Last Name Email Address Address City Country Postcode Denomination I Pledge2...

The History of St. Patrick's Day 17/03/2021

The History of St. Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day - LENT CALENDAR

Alternative resource: St Patrick's Day Story - CBeebies - BBC

How does Patrick’s illustration and his life show what God is like?

Be inspired by St. Patrick’s actions in what you do today.

The History of St. Patrick's Day This video walks through the history of St. Paddy's Day and the life of St. Patrick. A short, fun, educational video to help you celebrate St. Paddy's Day in...


Today's LENT story comes from John 6:1-13

Jesus values a little boy’s lunch.

What ‘little’ could you offer to God, or to someone else, today?

God's Story: Jesus Heals A Man 03/03/2021

God's Story: Jesus Heals A Man

Today's story comes from Luke 5:17-26

What small thing amazed Jesus about these friends?

How did Jesus respond to their faith?

How could you be a good friend to others today like these friends were?

Check out the LENT calendar today

God's Story: Jesus Heals A Man Jesus healed a man who couldn’t walk. He did that right after he forgave the man for all the wrong things he’d done and called him a friend. This happened in...

The history behind St David's Day 01/03/2021

The history behind St David's Day

On the day he died, David spoke to his followers and told them to continue to 'do the small things'.

What do you think David meant by the ‘small things’?

What ‘small things’ will you do today?
Check out the LENT calendar today

The history behind St David's Day The Welsh culture is steeped in tradition, but do you know how many of them relate to Wales' patron saint St David?With St David's Day next week, we look at ...

The Temptation of Jesus 22/02/2021

The Temptation of Jesus

Click on day 1 of the calendar

Today's story comes from Matthew 4:1-11

Think about the times when you’ve been tempted to put your own needs first – think about what would have been better.

Put someone else first today.

The Temptation of Jesus Based on Luke 4: 1-13 and Matthew 4:1-11.Welcome to Saddleback Kids YouTube channel. Saddleback Kids, the children’s ministry at Saddleback Church has develo...

Calendar of kindness for Lent 2021 21/02/2021

Calendar of kindness for Lent 2021


Traditionally, calendars are only for Advent, but the Diocese of Guildford are introducing a Calendar of Kindness for use during the season of Lent

As Lent starts on the Wednesday during half term, this calendar starts from the first day back after half term with the story of Jesus in the desert.

The calendar covers some of the events of Jesus’ ministry & life over the 3 years between Jesus’ temptation and his Resurrection. The calendar runs to the last day of term, so you celebrate Easter a little early.

Below is information about the calendar which includes details about all the content for each day so that you know what to expect. Each day there is:

An image relating to the theme
A Bible passage if you prefer to read the story
A video of the Bible story
Some wondering questions
An act of kindness to do that day.

The calendar will go live at 00:01 on February 22nd and each door will only open on the correct day.

Calendar of kindness for Lent 2021 Rachel Boxer & Jane Whittington has created an advent calendar for you! Happy holidays! :)

Prayer for the nation | The Church of England 21/02/2021

Prayer for the nation | The Church of England

WEEK 6 This weeks’ worship at home focus is based on today the 21st February, which is the first Sunday of LENT.

The passage from Mark 1:9-15 reminds us of the time that Jesus spent in the wilderness preparing Himself for his
earthly ministry.

As we go through Lent, we keep our hearts and minds focused on Christ and we prepare for the celebration of His resurrection and His eventual Second Coming.

No 4 prayer from the Archbishop's invite to call on God in Prayer.

Lord Jesus Christ,
in these dark and difficult days, we turn our hearts to you.
In ages past, you have delivered our nation from disaster.
Do it again, we pray.
Give wisdom beyond human wisdom to our leaders,
Give strength beyond human strength to the NHS and all our frontline workers.
Give comfort beyond human comfort to the elderly and all who grieve.
Lord Jesus Christ,
in these dark and difficult days,
turn your face towards us,
have mercy upon us,
and heal our land, we pray.

Prayer for the nation | The Church of England We call upon the Church to pray for our nation.

Prayer for the nation | The Church of England 12/02/2021

Prayer for the nation | The Church of England

WEEK 5 This weeks’ worship at home focus is based on the value of kindness; one of the school's core values.

The bible shows many examples of Jesus showing kindness to all in society, and the impact that these acts of kindness had on others. St Paul also reminds the early church to ‘clothe themselves with kindness’. Both Jesus and Paul make me think of another quote on kindness I read recently: ‘when we release kindness into the world around us, it creates a ripple of goodness’. Let us all be kind to one other and share the ripples of goodness.

"Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." Colossians 3:12

Questions to think about....

How does it feel to be able to give an act of
kindness to someone you know?
How about someone you don’t?

When is it difficult to be kind to people?

Who do you need to be kind to right now and

What does it feel like when someone has shown
you an act of kindness?

How can we grow kindness in our community?

Kindness ripples Activity
Move your hands about in a bowl of water
and notice the effect you have on it. Think
about the quote ‘when we release kindness
in the world around us, it creates a ripple of
goodness’. How might this activity help us to
think about kind actions?

Week 3 prayer from the Archbishop's invite to call on God in Prayer.

Loving Father God,
be with us in our distress;
be with our families, friends, and neighbours,
our country and our world.
Give health to the sick,
hope to the fearful,
and comfort to mourners.
Give wisdom to our frontline and key workers,
insight to our Government,
and patience to us all.
Overcome disease with the power of your new life,
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Prayer for the nation | The Church of England We call upon the Church to pray for our nation.

Videos (show all)

The Sock balance challenge
This week's PE Challenge: The Twist a Ball Challenge
As I enjoy my morning walk with my dogs, I take time to notice the small things beneath my feet.Perhaps go on a scavenge...
Key worker children work.
Use masking tape to make a shape and then colour in the spaces with chalk - another idea from our key worker children.




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