Entries by Kamla Tirvengadum

The Year of the Rabbit 2023

Although this holiday has commonly been called “Chinese New Year” in the West, China is not the only country to observe it. Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the most celebrated and longest of all Asian festivals, and is observed by millions of people around the world. The traditional Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar, which means that it […]

Damilola Taylor’s Day of Hope

Wednesday 7th December 2022 marked the third annual Day of Hope in the UK, commemorating what would have been Damilola Taylor’s 33rd birthday. Some members of Oliver Goldsmith Primary School, were honoured to be able to join this event to commemorate the kind of person Damilola was. We look forward to working closely with the Damilola Taylor […]

Cost of Living

The cost of living is the amount of money needed to cover basic expenses such as housing, food, taxes, and healthcare in a certain place and time period. Southwark Council has produced this booklet (click on link) to highlight the support services that you can access to help with the new changes to the cost of […]

Regulating Emotions

Many children often need help with calming down from strong emotions. When children need help to calm down, help them to notice the emotion, name it, and pause.  Once they have calmed down, you can address their behaviour or problem-solve.  Learning to calm down is an important part of learning to understand and manage emotions. These […]

Back to School!

  Welcome back to all of our families & friends! We hope you had a good summer and are ready for the new school year! Here are some useful tips for you and your child, to help with a smooth transition back into school life. Please do come and speak with us, if you have […]

ESOL Coffee Morning 21.07.2022

  As both children and adult students learn English, the benefit of ESL is that they can communicate with native-speaking friends and family within the community while reaching out to people who communicate only in English. This can bridge the gap between families and the rest of the world. Please speak to Kamla if you would […]


As half term approaches, you will be spending a lot more time sharing meals together as a family.  Family mealtime is when everyone at home sits down and enjoys a meal together. This can be at breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner. It has been shown that families who eat together are healthier and happier. Eating together helps […]